Two delicious recipes for easy entertaining or snacking this Summer – hummus bowl with crispy north African chickpeas, and tomato, chilli and caraway jam. Post sponsored by Arden’s.
I am a snackaholic, I like to graze throughout the day; and while I do have a sweet tooth, I try to keep my snacks on the savoury side so I don’t overload on sugar. Recently, Arden’s sent me some of their delectable savoury snacks to try, and provided me with a couple of tantalising recipes to make to serve with them. (more…)
Vegan Mexican Bean Burgers – spicy black and kidney bean burgers with sweetcorn and chipotle. One of your five a day per burger! Post sponsored by Appletiser.
These vegan Mexican bean burgers are my ultimate bean burger recipe – spicy, flavourful black and kidney bean patties, that aren’t mushy in the middle and hold their shape perfectly when cooked. They are vegan/egg/dairy free, high protein, contain one of your five a day and are cheap to make too! (more…)
Vegan chocolate sheet cake – a soft, moist, delicious chocolate traybake cake topped with rich, smooth vegan chocolate coconut milk ganache. Perfect for feeding a crowd!
If I had to pick a favourite cake flavour, I don’t think I could. But the cake that I crave most often is definitely chocolate. Specifically a dark, intensely chocolatey chocolate cake with a not-too-sweet ganache topping. (more…)
Vegan lemon blueberry rolls – soft, sticky vegan sweet rolls filled with juicy blueberries and topped with a tangy lemon glaze. With step by step photos!
When recipe brainstorming recently, I realised that it had been quite some time since I last baked any bread (Easter to be precise with my chocolate orange hot cross buns). Obviously that had to be remedied and I have been really loving blueberries recently and thus these lemon blueberry rolls were born. (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…)
Potato salad with tahini herb dressing – warm Jersey Royal new potatoes tossed with a delicious tahini, herb and lemon dressing. The perfect side dish for Spring! (Vegan). Post sponsored by Tesco.
I am not the biggest fan of mayonnaise based potato salads, but ones with more of a pesto style of dressing are another matter. This potato salad with tahini herb dressing is fresh tasting and flavourful and I would quite happily just eat a bowlful of it on it’s own for dinner (or even just the dressing by the spoonful!). (more…)
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…)