Did you know you can eat magnolia petals? Magnolia syrup is an interesting floral syrup with strong ginger tones. It’s a great way to capture the essence of these fleeting spring flowers.
It’s not always easy to get hold of eggs. This is especially true if you want to ensure your eggs come from chickens that enjoy a good quality of life. So when you’re in the mood to bake, but you don’t have any eggs to hand, here are some of the best egg-free cake recipes out there.
Butter biscuits are delicious of course. But brown that butter and you’ll ramp the flavour up several notches. These brown butter biscuits are crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. If you’re not fond of cardamom, swap it for another spice or just leave it out altogether.
If you’re after a quick-to-prepare, delicious and nutritious vegan meal, do try this marinated tempeh with roasted black grapes and fennel. Stuff it into wraps with some salad or serve it with green vegetables and a baked potato.
Spanakopita is a delicious Greek filo pastry parcel or pie stuffed with wild greens and feta cheese. These ones are formed into individual triangles with crisp crackly pastry on the outside and a chewy, salty, fresh tasting inside. The greens in this filling are mostly nettles and three cornered leeks.
Just in time for Pancake Day, I have you covered. This blood orange caramel sauce is the most delightful and decadent thing outside of salted caramel. It’s not only the perfect accompaniment to your pancakes, but it’s just what your ice cream needs too.
Traditional British pancakes are different to American style ones. They’re similar to French crêpes in that they’re large and thin with crispy edges. Add your topping of choice and then fold or roll them up. Wholemeal pancakes taste just as good if not better than those made with plain flour.
If you’re always in a hurry when it comes to food, but want to stay fit and trim, you might like the idea of meal replacement bars. Here’s a review of new nutritious vegan bars from French company Feed. There’s also a chance to win a box of ten, plus some crunchy chocolate snacks worth nearly £50.
Who fancies freshly baked breakfast banana bread to start your morning? It’s just fabulous toasted and spread with peanut butter. This recipe is more of a bread than a cake and isn’t too sweet, though it does have a wee bit of honey in it.
Filling, delicious and nutritious, this chunky vegetable soup is perfect for kick starting the new healthy you. It’s vegan, fat free, low in calories and quick to make too. Perfect for the 5:2 diet and Veganuary.