Vegetable Tagine With Almond And Chickpea Couscous

Vegetable tagine with almond and chickpea couscous – an easy, healthy vegetarian/vegan meal with tonnes of flavour. Post sponsored by Appletiser.

Vegetable tagine wit almond and chickpea couscous - an easy, healthy vegetarian/vegan meal with tonnes of flavour!

Various types of vegetable soups and stews feature heavily in my kitchen during the winter. This tagine is one of my favourites as it feels more rich and special than a regular stew and has a really wonderful sweet/spicy flavour. (more…)

Ratatouille Risotto

Ratatouille risotto – a creamy, flavourful vegetarian risotto loaded with ratatouille vegetables. Post sponsored by Essential Cuisine.

Ratatouille risotto - a creamy, flavourful vegetarian risotto filled with ratatouille vegetables, herbs, sundried tomatoes and veggie parmesan.

Ratatouille risotto - a creamy, flavourful vegetarian risotto filled with ratatouille vegetables, herbs, sundried tomatoes and veggie parmesan.

It seems strange that this is the first risotto recipe that I have shared on here as I make it a lot and it is one of my favourite meals. As a vegetarian, risotto used to be ‘the’ (as in, the only) vegetarian option on most menus. Thankfully, the majority of restaurants have become a lot more accommodating towards vegetarians and vegans and the options are much more plentiful nowadays. The years of having risotto as pretty much my only choice when eating out haven’t put me off it however and I still eat it a lot at home, if not quite as often when eating out anymore. (more…)

Mulled Wine Chocolate Cake With Orange Mascarpone Cream

Mulled wine chocolate cake with orange mascarpone cream – a perfectly showstopping festive layer cake that tastes like Christmas.

Mulled wine chocolate cake with orange mascarpone cream - a festive showstopper that tastes like Christmas!

Mulled wine chocolate cake with orange mascarpone cream - a festive showstopper that tastes like Christmas!

Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? It still feels too early to me but we food bloggers have to start planning things way in advance so my kitchen has been a full-on festive bombsite for the past couple of weeks. I couldn’t wait long to post this mulled wine chocolate cake with orange mascarpone cream; it is too delicious not to share! (more…)

Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies

Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies – easy chewy peanut butter blondies filled with tasty pieces of peanut butter flavour Oreos; utterly heavenly! Post sponsored by Oreo.

Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies – easy chewy peanut butter blondies filled with tasty pieces of peanut butter flavour Oreos; utterly heavenly!

Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies – easy chewy peanut butter blondies filled with tasty pieces of peanut butter flavour Oreos; utterly heavenly! #peanutbutter #Oreo #blondies #baking

I am a huge fan of Oreos (I mean, who isn’t really?!), so when I found out that they had brought out a new range of Oreo flavours I just had to try them all! They did not disappoint and I can confirm that all of the new flavours are totally yummy. (more…)

Pumpkin Layer Cake With Mascarpone Cream And Sugared Pecans

Pumpkin layer cake with mascarpone cream and sugared pecans – this stunning cake is truly irresistible and perfect for any Autumn celebration.

Pumpkin layer cake with mascarpone cream and sugared pecans - utterly irresistible!

Pumpkin layer cake with mascarpone cream and sugared pecans - utterly irresistible! #pumpkin #cake #pumpkinspice #baking

I’ve been dying to share this cake recipe with you as it is just SO GOOD. Seriously, it is one of the best cakes I have ever made/eaten. I know that I probably say that a lot, and maybe I do just love most cakes (in fact I definitely do!), but this pumpkin layer cake with mascarpone cream and sugared pecans might just be my ideal cake. (more…)

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies – easy, soft, chewy cookies that are full of pumpkin spice flavour and totally vegan too.

Vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies - easy, chewy cookies that are full of pumpkin spice flavour and totally vegan too!

This weekend I did something that I almost never do – I had the weekend off. No work, no social media, no thinking about the blog (well, that last one is a bit of a lie, it is pretty much impossible to stop thinking about it altogether). Instead we went out for dinner, went to a gig (Eluveitie, an awesome folk metal band, in case you were interested) and did some shopping. I even had time to get stuck in to Book Of Dust by Philip Pullman which I had been eagerly awaiting and am thoroughly enjoying thus far. (more…)

Vegetarian Breakfast Pizza

Vegetarian breakfast pizza – enjoy pizza (or breakfast) at any time of day!

Vegetarian breakfast pizza recipe - enjoy pizza (or breakfast!) at any time of day!

Vegetarian breakfast pizza recipe - enjoy pizza (or breakfast!) at any time of day!

If I had to pick one favourite food I think it would have to be pizza (with ice cream for dessert!). I think that I could probably eat pizza every day and not get bored of it; and now I’ve come up with a pizza recipe that means that I can have it for breakfast as well as lunch or dinner! And no, I’m not talking about cold leftover pizza! (more…)

Witches’ Finger Cookies And Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Witches’ finger cookies served with red velvet hot chocolate ‘blood’ make a spooktacular treat for Halloween!

Witches' finger cookies - a gory but delicious treat for Halloween!

Witches' finger cookies - a gory but delicious treat for Halloween!

This is my last Halloween post (for this year), I promise! These witches’ finger cookies are fun to make and very creepy looking, especially if you serve them with red velvet hot chocolate ‘blood’ for dipping them in! (more…)

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pies

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin pies – put your pumpkin carving skills to good use with these tasty, creepy (or cute – your choice!) pumpkin pies for Halloween.

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin pies - creepy (or cute - your choice!) pumpkin pies for Halloween.

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin pies - fun, tasty individual pumpkin pies for Halloween.

It is very nearly Halloween so I should probably get a move on and share the couple of Halloween recipes that I have left before it is too late! these Halloween Jack-O-lantern pumpkin pies take a little bit of time and effort to make but they look really effective and would make a great addition to a Halloween party spread. (more…)

Monochrome Cake

Monochrome cake – a stylish black and white stripy chocolate and vanilla cake which is perfect for a classy Halloween party.

Monochrome cake - a stylish black and white stripy chocolate and vanilla cake. Perfect for a classy Halloween party.

Monochrome cake (aka Beetlejuice cake) - a stylish black and white stripy chocolate and vanilla cake. Perfect for a classy Halloween party.

I’ve had the idea for this cake in mind since last year and have been collecting black and white sweets for it for months so I figured i should probably get round to turning my ideas into reality. The reality did not disappoint, the cake turned out exactly as I had imagined and I’m sure you’ll agree that it is quite the looker! (more…)

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