Red lentil dhal with roasted cauliflower & butternut squash – an easy, healthy, delicious vegan meal that is good all year round! Post sponsored by Appletiser.
Dhal (or dahl or dal) is one of my go-to meals; it is easy to make, satisfying and very healthy. It is just as delicious eaten outside in the sunshine as it is when eaten wrapped up in a blanket on a cold day. Which is perfect for this awkward time of year, when the weather could go either way. (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…)
Vegan chocolate raspberry scones – tender vegan scones made with coconut oil and filled with chocolate chunks and raspberries, topped with a raspberry glaze. Easy to make and amazing for breakfast, brunch or a snack!
While I do love a plain scone, split and spread thickly with jam and cream; sometimes a flavoured one is what I want. One that has enough taste and sweetness of it’s own that it needs nothing more than a smear of butter to really make it shine. (more…)
Blueberry pie with coconut oil crust – an incredible vegan, egg and dairy free lattice topped blueberry pie made with coconut oil pastry. Includes step by step instructions for making coconut oil pastry and lattice.
It has been an absolute age since I last made a pie, so when I found blueberries on sale last week I couldn’t help but make a blueberry pie with them. I’ve been meaning to experiment with coconut oil pastry for a while now so this also seemed like the perfect occasion to try that out too and I am happy to report that it turned out fabulously! (more…)
Spiced black beans and callaloo with coconut rice and plantain – beans and greens is a super quick, simple and healthy vegan meal that tastes great and is perfect for #MeatFreeMondays! Post sponsored by Appletiser.
Spiced black beans and callaloo with coconut rice and plantain is one of my absolute favourite quick and easy meals that I like to make whenever I am a bit short on time but still want a healthy meal that is tasty, satisfying and big on flavour. (more…)
Raspberry almond overnight oats – get prepared with this super simple recipe for a tasty make-ahead breakfast of creamy almond flavoured oats with raspberry compote. Also learn more about fibre and how much of it you should be eating! Post sponsored by Arla.
Last week I took a trip to London courtesy of Arla to have a lovely lunch and learn a bit more about fibre and the newly launched Arla Fibre yogurts. Despite government recommendations that we should each be consuming 30g of fibre a day, the average UK adult only eats around 18g – nowhere near enough! (more…)
Vegan ginger cake – a moist, sticky, spicy sheet cake that is full of flavour, easy to make and perfect for snacking on. Egg and dairy free.
I know it isn’t really the right time of year for ginger cake, it is much more of an Autumn/Winter kind of thing; but we have been having a lot of dreary weather recently and I have just been in the mood for comforting bakes and warm flavours. (more…)
Vegan chocolate chip cookies – crispy round the edges, chewy in the middle, loaded with chocolate chips and really easy to make; these cookies will become your new favourite recipe!
I had one of those days at the weekend where you just don’t know what you are doing with yourself. I didn’t want to do any of the things that needed to be done round the house so instead I was just faffing about doing nothing at all. To pull myself out of the mood I decided to bake some cookies; and that ended up turning into a testing session to perfect my vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe. (more…)
Vegan chocolate chip banana bread – a vegan version of everyone’s favourite bake. Easy to make using storecupboard ingredients, packed with chocolate chips and topped with a blueberry glaze; this banana bread is seriously good!
Banana bread has to be my all-time favourite bake. My mum used to make it regularly when I was growing up and now I make it whenever there are blackened bananas in the fruit bowl (either that or they go into a smoothie). I have been trying to eat plant based most of the time recently so I wanted to make a vegan version of banana bread. The good news is that it is really easy to do and it is indistinguishable from the regular kind! (more…)
Chickpea and lentil stuffed aubergines – a tasty, healthy vegetarian meal that looks impressive but is really easy to make! Post sponsored by Appletiser.
Aubergines are one of my favourite vegetables, as long as they are properly cooked of course; a spongy, undercooked aubergine is a sad thing indeed. These chickpea and lentil stuffed aubergines make great use of the vegetable for a meal that is not only delicious and easy to make but is healthy and looks very impressive too. (more…)