Surprising carrot cake muesli

Carrots for breakfast?? It’s good, I swear. I make these real nice healthy carrot cake cookies sometimes (recipe soon), and woke up today wanting to capture that sweet-spicy goodness in a cereal bowl. The absolute game-changer is the earl grey raisins: they are so juicy and fragrant! The recipe has the fresh part (carrots, banana,…

Cracking vegan, apple ‘n’ blackberry cobbler with custard

Hey team! Excuse my absence- I have been away on holiday, eating coconut rice and little else. Malaysia is amazing but not that vegan friendly. Upon my return to the UK, I have been delighted to see the generous and jubilant arrival of blackberries, in their glistening thousands. Inspired and in need of calories, I…

‘Carbs carbs carbs carbs carbs’ Koshari

I’m singing ‘carbs’ to Rihanna’s ‘Work’ if you didn’t get that. Koshari is apparently the national dish of Egypt, and it’s right up my street: pasta and rice, and lentils, and chickpeas, all hanging out together beneath a canopy of spiced tomato sauce, studded with sweet raisins and fresh lemon zest. It’s traditionally topped with…

Saucy, giant, vegan ‘meat balls’

This is an interesting recipe. I read an article about some restaurant using fermented and umami flavours to bring ‘meatiness’ to veggie dishes, and in wake of a recent experiment at making sourdough (let’s just say I won’t be posting a recipe any time soon), had lots laying around to play with. These meatballs are…

Mango and sweetcorn biryani

Hola gang! I had some biryani at a market the other week and have had spicy rice on my mind ever since. Moreover, I go absolutely crazy for sweetcorn, and now that it is in season (and thereby frequently on offer), it seemed only natural to invite it to the party along with some of…

Asian sweet potato noodle salad

Summerrrrrrrr!!  It’s been 28 degrees this weekend, and probably the first time this year that I had to insist on eating not-hot food. Since inventing this salad on Saturday, I have eaten it every day. It’s a pretty simple combo of sweet potato noodles and crunchy veg, but the kingmaker is this insanely delicious dressing:…

Super fast summer veg bake

You’ll have to trust me on the concept of this one. It’s kind of a half veggie tray bake, pseudo-hot-panzanella (an italian bread and tomato salad) hybrid, but hey, why do we need to put labels on things? What matters more is that this is a minimal effort mid-week dinner, beautifully balanced with crispy slivers…

Creamy sun-dried tomato pasta

Happy summer time everyone! I’ve got a nice creamy and light summery pasta for y’all this week (although full disclosure, I would be more than willing to eat this in other seasons). I’ve been having  a real moment with sun-dried tomatoes for the last few weeks, and here they are blended into a garlicky, silky,…

The best fresh pasta for vegans

Playing on a pasta machine has long been a favourite past-time of mine (cool kid, huh?), and as fresh pasta is normally made with egg, I thought that as a vegan I would have to give up this joyful pursuit. But that didn’t last long. With a bit of trial and error, I’ve come up…

Vegan cookie dough lava cakes- oh my!

Many a year ago,  I  once had this dessert which was effectively a big slab of cookie filled with melted chocolate, topped with a blob of ice-cream. It was pretty great, I ain’t gonna lie. Visiting home this weekend I was delighted to find that my mum had purchased vegan vanilla frozen co-yo, and boy…

Lazy girl’s fast veggie stir fry

Ok, ok- I don’t claim to be an expert in  asian cuisine, and this may be totally inauthentic, Yes, I know tahini is middle eastern. But none of this will matter when  you’ve had a hard day at work, and need something fast, crunchy, and super satisfying. Plus, the dressing is to die for: creamy,…

Chocolate orange hot cross buns

Happy Easter my little chicks and bunnies!! I have always loved hot cross buns, and was sent into a frenzy of desire when I saw an advert on TV for choc orange ones- another of my fave flavour combos. And so, I set to work on making a vegan version, in a bid to make…

Virtuous lemon cheesecakes

We’re on the beans again guys! Now that the sun is out, I’m dabbling in some fresher, lighter desserts, and something lemony is a perfect spring treat. Most vegan cheesecakes are made with soaked cashews, which not only is real expensive, but are also pretty full of fat- not that that’s a big issue with a…