Energy balls – the ultimate high protein, energy boosting healthy snack. These easy to make vegan energy bites are loaded with seeds, nut butter and dried fruit for a convenient snack that is good for you too.
Energy balls; also known as energy bites, power balls, snack bites, bliss balls and protein balls; are the perfect snack. They are full of healthy ingredients like nuts, seeds and dried fruit; they provide you with a boost of energy and protein, they are so quick and easy to make, and they keep well in the fridge ready to grab whenever you need one. (more…)
No-bake chocolate tart with stem ginger – an easy vegan chocolate tart with Oreo crust, chocolate ganache and stem ginger. This tart is super quick and easy to make but looks impressive and tastes incredible! Post sponsored by Opies.
What do you make when it is a bazillion degrees out and you can’t bear the thought of switching on the oven but you still want a delicious dessert that isn’t yet another ice cream? Make this vegan no-bake chocolate tart with stem ginger of course! (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…)
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 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…)
Banana porridge with blueberry compote – creamy banana flavoured oat porridge topped with a tangy blueberry compote; get two of your five a day in with this healthy, delicious and easy to make breakfast! Post sponsored by Arla.
Milk is one of the main staples of grocery baskets across the country and it is easy to see why; it is such a useful product that is consumed for so many different reasons throughout the day. You might pour it over your cereal at breakfast, have it in your tea and coffee, add it to smoothies, cook with it at dinner, or even bake bread with it. Because it is used so frequently, I think that it is important to make sure that the milk that you buy is of the highest quality. (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…)