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

Magnolia Syrup – A Gingery Floral Sweet Treat

Bottle of Magnolia Syrup with magnolia blossoms.

Drinks, Spring | 31st March 2020 | By

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.

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Spanakopita – Wild Greens and Feta Filo Parcels

Spanakopita with nettles and three cornered leek.

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.

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Blood Orange Caramel Sauce

Blood Orange Caramel Sauce.

Sauces, Winter | 25th February 2020 | By

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.

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Chunky Vegetable Soup with Beans

Two bowls of Simple Chunky Vegetable Soup.

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.

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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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