Archive of ‘vegan’ category

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake

Vegan chocolate fudge cake – an easy to make, moist, fudgy vegan chocolate cake topped with coconut milk ganache. No one will be able to guess that it’s vegan!

Vegan chocolate fudge cake - an easy to make, moist, fudgy vegan chocolate cake topped with coconut milk ganache. No one will be able to guess that it's vegan!

Vegan chocolate fudge cake - an easy to make, moist, fudgy vegan chocolate cake topped with coconut milk ganache. No one will be able to guess that it's vegan! #vegan #baking #chocolatecake

This cake is a vegan version of my favourite chocolate cake – a rich, moist chocolate cake slathered with dark chocolate ganache. I’ve been sitting on the recipe for a while now but I figured that seeing as it is Veganuary I really should get round to sharing it. (more…)

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chilli (Vegan)

Sweet potato black bean chilli – a hearty, warming, yet healthy and delicious vegan meal. Quick and easy to make too!

Sweet potato black bean chilli - a hearty, warming, healthy and delicious vegan meal.

Sweet potato black bean chilli - a hearty, warming, healthy and delicious vegan meal.

I suppose that my first recipe of 2018 should probably be a healthy one; start the year off as you mean to go on and all that. Well I certainly hope that my year doesn’t continue as it’s started – with a horrible cold! Here’s hoping that some healthy, nourishing meals like this sweet potato black bean chilli have me feeling better quickly. (more…)

Lighter Mince Pies (Vegan)

Lighter mince pies – you can enjoy a festive mince pie even if you are trying to cut down on the sweet stuff as these ones have no added sugar, are lower in calories and vegan too! Post sponsored by Splenda.

Lighter mince pies - you can enjoy a festive mince pie even if you are trying to cut down on the sweet stuff as these ones have no added sugar, are lower in calories and vegan too!

Lighter mince pies - you can enjoy a festive mince pie even if you are trying to cut down on the sweet stuff as these ones have no added sugar, are lower in calories and vegan too!

Mince pies are one of my absolute favourite festive foods; I dread to think how many of them I get through over the festive period! (I actually had my first mince pie of the year in July, at a Christmas in July event!). For me it wouldn’t be Christmas without them, but they are quite high in sugar and fat, and therefore calories; so I’ve come up with this lighter version that cuts down on the sugar and fat whilst still being delicious! (more…)

Vegan Wholemeal Maple Cinnamon Rolls

Vegan wholemeal maple cinnamon rolls – incredibly good sticky cinnamon buns flavoured with maple syrup that just so happen to be vegan too!

Vegan wholemeal maple cinnamon rolls - incredibly good cinnamon buns flavoured with maple syrup that just so happen to be vegan too!

vegan wholemeal maple cinnamon rolls - incredibly good cinnamon buns flavoured with maple syrup that just so happen to be vegan too! #vegan #baking #cinnamonrolls

These soft, gooey, sticky vegan wholemeal maple cinnamon rolls are some of the best cinnamon buns that I have ever made, ever. Damian was completely stunned that they were vegan and said that they were utterly indistinguishable from non-vegan ones, and that they were some of the best, most amazing cinnamon buns he had ever had. Which just goes to show that vegan food can be just as indulgent and delicious! (more…)

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…)

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 Mushroom Meatballs (With Vegan Option)

Vegetarian mushroom meatballs – these moist, herby, delicious meatless ‘meatballs’ taste amazing with tomato sauce and pasta and are the perfect healthy comfort food.

Vegetarian mushroom meatballs - these moist, herby, delicious meatless 'meatballs' taste amazing with tomato sauce and pasta and are the perfect healthy comfort food.

Vegetarian mushroom meatballs - these moist, herby, delicious meatless 'meatballs' taste amazing with tomato sauce and pasta - perfect healthy comfort food!

The weather the last couple of days has been utterly foul. Non-stop rain all day and the darkest, gloomiest skies. Comfort food is definitely in order and these vegetarian mushroom meatballs are just the thing. Spaghetti with tomato sauce, meatballs and plenty of cheese has to be one of the ultimate comfort foods and it is really easy to make an amazing tasting vegetarian (or even vegan) version of the classic. (more…)

Vegan Lemon Curd

Vegan lemon curd -a sweet, creamy, intensely lemony spread that is totally vegan and ready in under ten minutes!

Easy vegan lemon curd recipe - egg and dairy free lemon curd that is sweet, creamy, intensely lemony, totally addictive and ready in under ten minutes!

Easy vegan lemon curd recipe - egg and dairy free lemon curd that is sweet, creamy, intensely lemony, totally addictive and ready in under ten minutes!

I first made this lemon curd some time ago now to fill my vegan lemon curd layer cake, but I felt like it deserved it’s own recipe post. Recently Damian has been trying to cut down on dairy as it isn’t very good for his stomach (a problem that a lot of people have I think), so I have been trying to join him. Seeing as I am already vegetarian (occasionally pescatarian), this has meant that I have been making a lot more vegan recipes so expect to see more of them on here! (more…)

Chocolate Berry Smoothie

Chocolate berry smoothie - a rich, chocolatey smoothie that feels like you are drinking dessert but is totally healthy!

Chocolate berry smoothie - a rich, chocolatey smoothie that feels like you are drinking dessert but is totally healthy!

I always feel like a bit of a cheat when I post a smoothie recipe because they are so simple that it almost feels wrong to even call it a recipe; I mean, the instructions are only one line long for goodness sake! Nevertheless, I having been making this chocolate berry smoothie a lot recently so thought that I would go ahead and share it as I like it so much. (more…)

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