Apple crisp/crumble

Preparation Time 20 MinutesCook Time 35-40 MinutesServes 4-6 Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free Autumn time brings forth an abundance of beautiful produce, perfect to make some hearty comfort food and desserts. The one I love to cook with is a gorgeous crisp apple. They are so versatile and can be used in sweet or savoury dishes.... Continue Reading →

Vegan Ultimate Chilli

Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 35 Minutes Serves 6 Come October, when the rain is beating against the windows and the temperatures drop, my thoughts turn to comfort food. The type of food that feels like a hug in a bowl and warms you from the inside out. Chilli con Carne is a perfect... Continue Reading →

Hot & smokey macaroni bake

Serves 4  Preparation Time 15 Minutes      Cooking Time 15 Minutes Macaroni cheese has always been one of my most favoured comfort foods. My earliest but not the most pleasant memory of this wonderful dish was from a tin of Heinz macaroni cheese. I can still remember the cloying texture and artificial flavour. Now, mac n... Continue Reading →

Russian potato salad

Preparation Time 15 Minutes   Cook Time 15 Minutes   Serves 4-6 One of my favouite food product in the summer months are new potatoes.  I especially love the waxy ones such as Anya or particularly Jersey Royals. To me, these make the best potato salad. Think of this Russian potato salad as a boosted normal one.... Continue Reading →

Chocolate & hazelnut flapjacks

Makes   Preparation Time 10 Minutes    Cooking Time 15 Minutes Chocolate and hazelnut is a classic combination whether in cookies or cakes. I wondered if these flavours would also work when used in a flapjack recipe. I was so pleased with the result, they are incredibly Chewy Moist Delicious Moreish They certainly went down well in... Continue Reading →

Hot & Spicy Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Serves 2-4    Preparation Time 20 Minutes   Cooking Time 45 Minutes This recipe is a sure-fire winner and a great way to ramp up the flavour profile of the rather bland and humble cauliflower. Forget the overcooked version of this vegetable we have probably all been served at one point. We have all heard of buffalo... Continue Reading →

Ras el Hanout

Makes 4 Tbsp This heady North African spice conjures up the flavour of food hailing from places such as Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. When we think Moroccon we think tagines but this spice mix is much more versatile than this. Ras el hanout means the top of the shop in Arabic, so it includes some... Continue Reading →

Carrot cake traybake

Makes 9   Preparation Time 15 Minutes    Cooking Time 35-40 Minutes Carrot cake is the only cake that I really resist making, the reason being is that it is my absolute favourite cake to eat. Although this version is both vegan and gluten free it certainly did not disappoint. I tested it on friends who are... Continue Reading →

Lemon scones

Makes 6 medium scones Preparation Time 10 Minutes Baking Time 10-12 Minutes No high tea or summer is fully complete without that very British delicacy the scone. A cream tea is a delight to behold and consumed with relish by the thousands of holidaymakers who flock to Devon and Cornwall each year. It has only... Continue Reading →

Gluten free plain flour blends

For around eight years, I have been baking with shop-bought gluten-free flours. Never really getting the result I wanted, and it was never on par with my pre-coeliac baking days. I just assumed that this was as good as it got. I was also thankful that at least it was better than say twenty-five years... Continue Reading →

Spicy vegan pasta bake

Serves 4 Preparation Time 35 Minutes Cooking Time 35 Minutes Ingredients 2 small red onions finely chopped1 tbsp olive oil or spray oil1 red and 1 orange pepper finely chopped2 cloves of garlic crushed2 carrots diced1 small courgette diced300g meat-free substitute as in mince, fake beef or chicken strips2 tbsp chilli tomato pureeDash of chipotle... Continue Reading →

Banana & walnut loaf

Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 45 Minutes We all have those times when there are a few bananas lurking in the fruit bowl, black and spotty and slightly less appealing. I love these forlorn pieces of fruit and the potential they have to produce gorgeous tasting cakes and muffins. When I buy bananas I... Continue Reading →

Pear and ginger streusal bars

Makes 12  Preparation Time 25 Minutes      Total Cooking  Time 50 Minutes Safe to freeze for 3 months I make no apologies, I love the top of fruit crumble, ever since I was a young girl the top to an apple crumble held more appeal. That crunchy sweet part was so delicious it started... Continue Reading →

Vegetable cassoulet (stew)

Serves 6 Preparation Time 20 Minutes Cooking Time 1 hr 45 Minutes Cassoulet is a slow-cooked casserole originating from south of France which usually contains meat such as sausage and pork. Obviously, this is not the traditional version but a great vegan one. Hearty, warming and full of flavour, a comforting dish on a cold... Continue Reading →

Quick Mushroom risotto

Serves 2 as a lunch dish Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 18-20 Minutes I love this simple risotto dish, it does not require me to stand by the stove protecting it as I lovingly ladle the stock a little at a time while constantly stirring. The stock goes in all in one go and... Continue Reading →

Green Lentil Bolongese

Serves 4 Preparation 10 Minutes Cooking Time 45 Minutes I love a homemade ragu sauce for a bolognese and this is one of my favourite ones. The green lentils replace the meat part wonderfully. It is a real stick to your ribs hearty sauce which is what is needed for these cold months. It is... Continue Reading →

Low Fat Garlic Potatoes

Serves 4 Preparation Time 20 Minutes Cooking Time 1 Hour Roast potatoes are a stalwart of many a Sunday dinner. To me, they should be golden and crispy where they caramelize in the tin. This is normally achieved by using oil or some type of fat. These days or especially this time of the year... Continue Reading →

Vegetable Biryani

Serves 4 Preparation Time 20 Minutes Cooking Time 30 Minutes The weather is still decidedly chilly and will be for a few months yet. We need food to warm our bellies. Also after the splurge of the festive season, it is good to have a meal that is low in calories but also loaded with... Continue Reading →

Sundried Tomato Quinoa Burgers

Makes 5  Preparation     Time 15 Minutes     Cooking Time 8-10 Minutes I really struggle to buy a burger that is both vegan, gluten-free and a reasonable price. There are so many vegan burgers on the market now as there are gluten-free. This difficulty has sort of forced my hand a bit into making my own burgers.... Continue Reading →

Cranberry & Orange Sauce

This is one sauce I eat all year around as I love it. To me it adds such a wondeful flavour to vegan gravies or compliments lots of vegan meals, especially a nut roast. Although really it is both gluten-free and vegan, being Christmas I feel that it had to be included. It really is... Continue Reading →

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