Roasted sweet potato, lentil and rocket salad – this hearty salad is filled with Ras el Hanout spiced roasted sweet potato and carrot, puy lentils, rocket and toasted pecans. Post sponsored by Appletiser.
The UK has been having the hottest Summer I have ever experienced in my life. It has been too warm out most days to eat heavy dishes and I have been craving lots of salads and barbecue foods to help beat the heat. Also, with all this hot weather, nothing beats an ice-cold glass of Appletiser to help you relax and cool down! (more…)
Mushroom lentil burgers – savoury, umami flavoured vegan veggie burgers made with mushrooms, puy lentils and walnuts. Packed with veggies and protein these burgers make a delicious healthier option that will satisfy even the meat eaters. Post sponsored by Stokes Sauces.
One of my pet hates is going out to eat and the only vegetarian/vegan burger option on the menu being a portobello mushroom “burger”; as in, a grilled mushroom in some bread. That my friends, is NOT a burger; that is a disappointing sandwich. More and more restaurants seem to be partaking in this annoying trend, and quite frankly, it needs to die. (more…)
Orange and almond cake with chocolate buttercream – three layers of moist, flavourful vegan orange and almond cake with vegan chocolate orange buttercream, chocolate drip and candied orange slices. Easy to make and perfect for celebrations!
It was my birthday at the weekend (32 in case you were wondering) and while I am not really fussed about having a large celebration; cake is absolutely a must of course. I would happily eat pretty much any and all cake flavours which makes narrowing it down to one choice of cake pretty difficult! (more…)
Mocha hazelnut milk – the best way to drink your coffee is in this from scratch hazelnut milk with chocolate and coffee! (Vegan/refined sugar free).
Have you ever tried making your own nut milk? It is easy to do, and while it does require some preparation as the nuts need to soak overnight, it results in a much creamier, more flavourful milk than those that you can buy at the store. You can also flavour it as you like, as I did here with this delicious mocha hazelnut milk. (more…)
Vegan fruit and nut flapjacks – easy vegan oaty flapjacks (oat cookie bars) filled with dried fruits, nuts and seeds. Perfect for snacking, lunchboxes and hiking!
Flapjacks have to be the ultimate in simple yet satisfying treats. If you are feeling low on energy then a sweet, chewy, buttery flapjack with a cup of tea is just the thing to perk you back up again. Here I have veganised them and added a tasty mix of dried fruits, nuts and seeds (mostly because I wanted to clear some odds and ends out of the cupboard but the result is delicious!) (more…)
Hazelnut praline ice cream – rich and creamy vanilla ice cream filled with pieces of delectable hazelnut praline. Delicious all year round!
I actually made this hazelnut praline ice cream before Christmas and was so busy at the time that I didn’t get round to posting the recipe. I came across the photos while I was having a laptop clean-up and figured that I really should get round to sharing the recipe for it! (more…)
Vegan peanut butter chocolate chip pecan bars – incredibly moreish vegan peanut butter snack bars loaded with chocolate chips and pecans.
These vegan peanut butter chocolate chip pecan bars are crazy good; I could not stop eating them. They are somewhere between a cake and a blondie in texture; with a mild peanut butter flavour, a hint of cinnamon and loads of chocolate chips and crunchy pecans. (more…)
Carrot, pineapple and pistachio cake – a delicious tropical twist on carrot cake topped with a luscious cloud of cream cheese frosting.
I baked this cake a while back but thought that I would wait until nearer Easter to share it. I love carrot cake all year round but Easter does feel like the most appropriate time for it and this cake would be perfect for feeding a crowd at a Spring gathering. (more…)
Vegan lemon almond cake with coconut whipped cream and macerated strawberries – a light, moist vegan lemon and almond cake topped with a cloud of coconut whipped cream and sweet macerated strawberries. The perfect cake for Spring!
This vegan lemon almond cake is really quick and simple to make, but it looks very pretty topped with it’s cloud of whipped coconut cream and mound of juicy strawberries; no decorating skills required! It would be a lovely cake to make for occasions such as Easter or Mother’s Day, not that it needs a special occasion to be baked at all. (more…)
Pecan pie cheesecake – two amazing desserts rolled into one to give the best of both worlds!
It is currently freezing cold and snowy here so all I can think about eating is hearty comfort foods and puddings. I actually made this pecan pie cheesecake before Christmas and didn’t get round to sharing the recipe, but I thought that this cold snap was the perfect excuse to finally get round to posting it. (more…)