Banana Porridge With Blueberry Compote

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.

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! #oatmeal #breakfast #porridge #healthy

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…)

Mocha Hazelnut Milk & Froothie Optimum Vac2 Vacuum Blender Review

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).

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). #vegan #nutmilk #coffee #chocolate

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

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.

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). #vegan #potatosalad

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 and Butternut Squash (Vegan)

Red lentil dhal with roasted cauliflower & butternut squash – an easy, healthy, delicious vegan meal that is good all year round! Post sponsored by Appletiser.

Red lentil dhal with roasted cauliflower & butternut squash – an easy, healthy, delicious vegan meal that is good all year round! #vegan #healthy #plantbased

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

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!

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

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!

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! #vegan #plantbased #breakfast #brunch #scones

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 (Vegan)

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.

Blueberry pie with coconut oil crust - an incredible vegan, egg and dairy free lattice topped blueberry pie made with coconut oil pastry.

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

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 - beans and greens is a super quick, simple and healthy vegan meal that tastes great and is perfect for #MeatFreeMondays! #vegan #plantbased #healthy #Jamaican

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 & The Lowdown On Fibre

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.

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.

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

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.

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…)

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