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,…

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…

Something a bit different: vegan birthday cards!

Hey gang, You may remember that I had a stall at a vegan market  a while ago, and in addition to many a delicous fudge, I also made some cute cards for vegans/vegetarians/animal lovers/plant eaters. To my delight, people thought they were really cute, so I decided to set up shop on Etsy, and open…

Wholesome squash and kale pasta bake

I got the idea of making a squash-y white sauce from Jamie O’s squash mac’n’cheese in his Superfood book, but for plant-eating amigos have taken a silky squash sauce and pimped it with a addictive crispy kale topping. Squash an kale are beautifully in season right now, and eating such a green and orange plate…

The most addictive Werther’s Original popcorn

It was a gloomy Friday night after a 55 hour working week, and I needed to kick off my weekend with a bang- or more accurately a pop. Sorry, that was corny… Waheyyy I’m on a pun roll, and that’s probably because I discovered a recipe for the best popcorn of my life and am…

Snazzy chocolate-berry ganache tart

Hey amigos. This weekend I felt like my family didn’t like me because I’m vegan, so I decided to make a yummy dessert to win them over after our Sunday roast (fig and walnut nut roast for me). This is a tart with a beautiful. slightly sweet, crumbly pastry, and filled with a lovely smooth…