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…

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…

Hearty sausage and kale fusilli

Whilst I rarely eat ‘pre-made’ foods (mainly because I’m a cheapskate), I really am a sucker for a few Linda McCartney products. The rosemary and onion sausages allowed me to recreate one of my favourite dishes of the past, and this is definitely a good one to try if you are trying Veganuary and need…

5 hacks for slaying Veganuary

If you are trying our Veganuary, then well done! I hope that this will be a month  of delicious and healthy food for you. However, I know myself that it’s not that easy to cut out so many of the foods you’re used to eating in one fell swoop. So, here are some tips that…

Raw vanilla coconut crumble fudge

You may have tried my to-die-for vegan fudge a few months ago, which was a recipe of intense chocolatey goodness. I recently had a stall at a vegan market, and made lots of different decadent  vegan fudges for the occasion, so I though I’d share this in  time for you to make lovely fudgey gifts for…

Crazy good raw millionaire bites

I’m sure you’ve seen the raw millionaire’s shortbreads around, but I wanted to make something equally-  well, probably more– delicious, without spending  all my money on medjools and ground almonds. These little bites are perfect: a chewy oat and raisin base, splodged with a generous layer of vanilla peanut butter, and topped with a slick…

Festive fig and walnut nut roasts

This weekend I had my mini Christmas with my fella, before we go to our homes for actual Christmas. I took the opportunity to recipe test these sublime nut roasts in advance of the big day, and they came out so well. They are simple to make but are really hearty, and the occasional sweet,…