Vegetarian food blog featuring nourishing home cooked recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Milkshake – A Superfood Hit in a Glass

Salted Caramel Chocolate Milkshake

Before ever I made vegan salted caramel sauce, I made this salted caramel chocolate milkshake. It’s delicious and completely satisfies any sweet cravings I have. Yet it’s made with raw ingredients, is refined sugar-free and is loaded with various superfoods. It puts a real spring in my step along with a self-satisfied milky smirk.

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Organic September – It’s All Go With Yeo – and the Soil Association

Yeo Valley Garden

There’s nothing like a good day out to revitalise the spirits. And when a day out includes a trip to an organic farm with lunch thrown in for good measure, who am I to resist? On Tuesday I boarded a train and crossed the Tamar once again. I was heading to Yeo Valley to find out from the Soil Association what this year’s Organic September is all about. I had a brilliant day which included a tour of the farm, a cookery demonstration and a reminder of just why I’m so passionate about organic.

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Coffee Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Cake – Irresistible!

Coffee Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Cake

Our local cafe, Olive & Co, does a mean coffee cardamom chocolate cake. It’s more of a torte really as it contains no flour. I’ve been wanting to try making something similar for ages and with the arrival of the new Divine chocolate baking bars, the time seemed right to give it a go. I give you my coffee cardamom chocolate mousse cake.

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Emmer Scones for International Scone Week and Afternoon Tea Week

Emmer Scones

Bread & Buns | 12th August 2016 | By

It’s Afternoon Tea Week and you can’t have afternoon tea without scones, preferably with jam and cream, in that order. It also happens to be International Scone Week, which was started by Celia from Fig Jam & Lime Cordial in Australia a few years ago. It’s now ably hosted by Tandy from Lavender and Lime in South Africa. I don’t always manage to participate, but this double whammy was too important an occasion to miss. These emmer scones are the result.

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Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce with Optional Smoky Notes

Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce

Last week, I made some smoked salted caramel sauce. It was just amazing and I will be bringing you the recipe sometime soon. Sugar and cream, however, are not the healthiest of ingredients, so when I was sent some maca powder recently, I thought I’d try a healthier alternative. This vegan salted caramel sauce is both dairy-free and sugar-free and it’s positively good for you.

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Rose Plum Yoghurt Ice Lollies made with just 3 ingredients

Rose Plum Yoghurt Ice Lollies

Ice Cream, Optimum 9200A | 6th August 2016 | By

We may not be having the best summer ever here in Cornwall, but we have had a few warm and sunny days. We even had a whole week where it was actually way too hot. When it’s that hot, all I want to eat is cool foods and ices. I headed for the freezer, but when I got there, the freezer was bare –  of ice cream anyway. To avoid another Mother Hubbard moment, I converted a large bag of cheap seasonal plums into these rose plum yoghurt ice lollies.

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A Fairtrade Bonanza and Christmas in July

Fairtrade Christmas in July

Christmas in July? What a strange concept. But it’s a real thing for brands, who need to showcase their Christmas products to the media. Every year London is alive with Christmas in July events and this year I got to go to a couple of them. The main event for me was the Fairtrade Foundation’s press day which not only highlighted some of the Fairtrade products available, but had a cookery demonstration too.

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17 Gorgeous Chocolate Recipes You Need to Make – We Should Cocoa

17 Glorious Chocolate Recipes

We Should Cocoa | 31st July 2016 | By

Just because it’s summer here in the northern hemisphere, it doesn’t mean we don’t want chocolate. It was Anything Goes for this month’s We Should Cocoa and we have 17 gorgeous chocolate recipes for you as a result. Have a scroll through and if you don’t find something you immediately want to make, I’ll eat my hat (a chocolate one, of course). 

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