Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Vegan Mayonnaise – So Quick, So Easy, So Useful

Easy Vegan Mayonnaise in a glass dish.

Dips & Spreads, Vegan | 21st January 2020 | By

Marvellous miracle mayo. Yes really. This recipe for simple vegan mayonnaise uses standard store cupboard ingredients and is really easy to prepare. It’s also exceptionally quick to make. We’re talking seconds, not minutes.

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Raspberry Cashew Smoothie – Plant Milk Power

Raspberry cashew nut milk smoothie in bottles with straws.

New year, new me, new you, perhaps. Veganuary is a good time to explore plant milks. And what a coincidence, there’s a splendid new book out which will help you do just that. Read on for a review of Plant Milk Power by Dr Aparna Prinja & Shital Shah. Plus there’s a chance to win a copy for yourself. You’ll also find a recipe for a delicious raspberry cashew nut milk smoothie.

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Vegetable Fritters from Leftover Cooked Vegetables

Fritters Made with Christmas Leftovers.

Dinner, Leftovers | 29th December 2019 | By

If you end up with a load of leftover cooked vegetables after a big festive feast, vegetable fritters are a great way to use them up. They’re quick and easy to make and very tasty too. In fact they’re a great way to pep up jaded palates after all the Christmas festivities.

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Carrot and Swede Mash – A Simple Yet Delicious Side

Carrot and Swede Mash

Quick Recipes, Sides, Winter | 17th December 2019 | By

A simple but tasty and colourful winter side dish. No need for fancy equipment and no need to roast or fry. Just chop, boil and smash. Carrot and swede mash is delicious just as it is.

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Mincemeat Brownies – A Festive Crowd Pleaser

Festive Mincemeat Brownies

Festive brownies spiced up with mincemeat. Bite into a rich chocolate fudgy slice and be delighted with booze soaked fruit and slivers of crunchy nuts. These mincemeat brownies are a real crowd pleaser and perfect for using up any leftover mincemeat. They’re gluten-free too.

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Squash and Red Pepper Soup – Thick, Velvety & Warming

Silky Smooth Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Soup

A silky smooth, vibrant, lightly spiced soup with no need to fry or roast anything beforehand. This squash and red pepper soup is filling, vegan, easy to make and above all delicious.

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Maamoul – Date and Walnut Stuffed Cookies

Maamoul in a basket with two fillings: 1) date and orange blossom water 2) toasted walnut & medlar.

Short buttery pastries stuffed with two types of filling. You’ll find a spicy date filling and a walnut and honey one. Both are delicious, but you can choose just one if you prefer. Maamoul come from the Levant and they make great festive cookies.

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Sourdough Banana Bread with Walnuts

Sourdough Banana Bread with Walnuts & Cinnamon

Bread & Buns, Leftovers, Vegan | 22nd October 2019 | By

How about a loaf of real banana bread? One that’s made with sourdough, wholemeal flour and no added sugar? This sourdough banana bread does all of this and more. And it’s not only healthy, it’s really delicious.

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How to Sterilise Glass Jars, Bottles & Associated Lids

An array of glass jars, both full and empty, to illustrate how to sterilise glass jars.

Preserves | 8th October 2019 | By

If you’re interested in making jams, chutneys and pickles, you will need to sterilise your glass jars to avoid spoilage. This comprehensive guide on how to sterilise glass jars, bottles and associated lids should tell you all you need to know.

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Quince Jelly with Optional Apple and Chilli

Quince Jelly with Apples and Chilli.

Autumn, Gifts, Preserves | 1st October 2019 | By

Fragrant quince jelly with an optional chilli kick. It’s a sweet, tart and easy to make flavoursome jelly which is also very versatile. Make it purely with quinces, if you’re lucky enough to have a sufficient quantity, or add apples to bulk them up if needed.

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