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

Spicy Brioche French Toast – Share for Breakfast or Brunch

Brioche Pasquier Breakfast

Breakfast, Sponsored Post | 27th November 2016 | By

Hooray it’s Sunday and a good excuse for a lazy weekend breakfast. It’s also a good time to share a moment with friends and family. Why not combine the two? Yesterday, we did exactly that. I made some scrumptious spicy brioche French toast and this proved to be the star of the show.

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Giant Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies with a Luscious Filling

Giant Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Sponsored Post, Tart | 20th November 2016 | By

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you my answer to the Big Mac, a recipe for some dangerously moreish giant chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Strewth!

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Ginger Green Goddess Smoothie

Green Goddess Smoothie

Since acquiring a decent blender, we’ve become complete smoothie converts. We have them for breakfast more often than not. It’s a great way to use our kefir and other healthful ingredients. However, it wasn’t until BRITA asked me if I’d like to make one of their recipes and try out their new water filter jug, that I made a kefir-free smoothie. This dairy free ginger green goddess smoothie turned out to be an utter delight.

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How to Make Kombucha – a Healthy Sparkling Beverage

Kombucha

When I first met CT, I was intrigued by the bowls of bubbling brown liquid lying around his flat. They had a pleasant fruity tangy aroma emanating from them and were covered with what looked to be some kind of large flat mushroom. This was my introduction to kombucha.

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Authentic Vegetable Spring Rolls – A Great Winter Warmer

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Sponsored Post | 22nd October 2016 | By

Spring rolls are one of the most popular Chinese side dishes in the world. Our liking for deep fried delicacies in this country has resulted in the spring roll becoming a staple on any takeaway menu here in the UK.

This is a collaborative post

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Cranking up the Ideas for Autumnal Slow Food and Giveaway #82

Cranks Slow Food

Giveaway, Sponsored Post | 19th October 2016 | By

October is such an exciting month. It does includes National Chocolate Week and National Curry Week, after all. The leaves are turning, it’s a time for walks and slow food comes into its own. And most excitingly of all I’ve staged a takeover of the Cranks website. I already have a giveaway running for a Hotel Chocolat box of autumnal chocolates and now I have five copies of the Cranks Bible up for grabs.

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Best Beetroot Chutney and the Benefits of Using Glass

Beetroot Chutney

Preserves, Sponsored Post | 4th October 2016 | By

In this season of abundance and mellow fruitfulness, my mind very quickly turns to thoughts of preserving. I was just thinking it was about time I made some apple chutney, when a bunch of beautiful beetroot turned up in my veg box. My plans did an about turn and I ended up making the best beetroot chutney ever. As I spooned my finished chutney into jars, I couldn’t help but give thanks for glass.

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Cut Caffeine, Bring on the Barleycup – Barleycup Hamper Giveaway #80

Barleycup Hamper

Giveaway, Sponsored Post | 7th September 2016 | By

Barleycup and I go back a long way. I grew up in a health conscious household and this, rather than coffee, was the drink of choice. When I moved away from home, Barleycup moved with me. If I want an uplifting invigorating drink that isn’t tea, it’s this roasted barley and chicory root beverage I turn to. It has similar bitter notes and aromas to those associated with coffee but with an underlying nuttiness which I really enjoy. Barleycup are currently running a #CutCaffeine campaign and as part of this are offering up a hamper prize to one lucky Tin and Thyme reader. Here’s what they have to say.

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Award Winning Gourmet Chocolate: Iain Burnett’s Highland Chocolatier

The Highland Chocolatier

For those of you that love fine chocolate, I have the pleasure of presenting a guest post from the award winning Highland Chocolatier. Founder and director Iain Burnett is on the board of the Academy of Chocolate and so only uses ethical and fairly traded chocolate in his creations. As you’d expect from the name, the Highland Chocolatier is based in Scotland at Grandtully, Perthshire. You can visit in person of course, but for those of us who can’t quite make it, the chocolates are also available online.  I am very much looking forward to trying some of them.

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Simple Orange Ginger Carrot Salad for a Higgidy Picnic

Orange Ginger Carrot Salad

Sides, Sponsored Post | 16th July 2016 | By

It’s always useful to have some simple but delicious and portable food up one’s sleeve for this time of year. Our British summers can be quite changeable and embarking on a  picnic or al fresco dining is often a last minute affair. Higgidy quiches are ideal for these occasions, as is this orange ginger carrot salad, which fits the bill perfectly. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the recipe.

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