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

Froothie Evolve Power Blender – A Review

Froothie Evolve - Red Base.

Froothie Evolve is a first in next generation power blenders. It has not one, but two GLASS jugs. Yes that’s right no more plastic jugs. It cooks, blends, steams and has a vacuum function. And you can talk to it if you want to. It might even respond.

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Spelt Waffles with Rose Raspberry Sauce

Spelt Waffles with Rose Raspberry Sauce

Classic Belgian waffles are a real treat, but they’re hard to make at home without a dedicated waffle maker. The Volcano Waffle Maker, available exclusively from Andrew James, is an innovative British design, engineered to cook perfect Belgian style waffles with no fuss and no mess. Here’s a recipe for delectable spelt waffles with rose raspberry sauce.

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Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender Review – Suck it and See

Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender

As a Froothie ambassador I’ve been lucky enough to try out a range of blenders. The first one to live in my kitchen was the Optimum 9200A. It’s a powerful beast and until now, has been unrivalled for pure muscle. The Optimum Vac2 is not only strong, it’s also a vacuum blender and I have a handsome red one sitting pretty in my kitchen.

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Granny’s Apple Pie with Wholemeal Spelt Pastry

Granny's Apple Pie

A simple but super tasty apple pie made with delicious flakey, buttery wholemeal spelt pastry. Granny’s apple pie doesn’t have to be made with a food processor, but as a bonus, there’s a review of one in this post.

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Beetroot Leaf Green Smoothie and the Nutri Force Extractor

Beetroot Leaf Green Smoothie in the Optimum Nutri Force Extractor

If you’re lucky enough to have leaves with your beetroot, don’t throw them away. This beetroot leaf green smoothie is an easy and nutritious way to use them. But if you can’t get hold of beetroot leaves, it works equally well with chard or spinach.

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10 Juicer Recipes with Fruits, Roots & Leaves + JUlaVIE

10 Juicer Recipes

Much as I love my smoothies, sometimes I could really do with a shot of pure juice. Not something from a bottle that is more sugar than fruit, but freshly squeezed juice full of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. To get us all in the mood, I’m highlighting 10 juicer recipes from juice loving food bloggers.

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Cucumber Roll-Ups with a Garlicky Feta & Mint Filling

Cucumber Roll-UP with a Garlic Feta Mint Filling

If you’ve never rolled a cucumber, I urge you to do so. These cucumber roll-ups with garlicky feta & mint filling make for a delicious refreshing summer starter,  light lunch or barbecue accompaniment. They’re really easy to make, especially if you have the OXO Good Grips Chef’s Mandoline Slicer 2.0 at your disposal.

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Carrot Smoothie with Ginger & Orange

Carrot Smoothie with Ginger & Orange

Smoothies are a great way to start the day. If you have a power blender, they’re a breeze to make. This recipe for a carrot smoothie with ginger & orange is a vibrant nutritious morning drink, full of colour and flavour. You can also find out about the latest juicing machine on the market.

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Fry in the Sky with the Optimum HealthyFry – Air Fryer Review

Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer Chips

It’s a new year and I have a new piece of equipment in my kitchen. As a Froothie Ambassador, I get to try out innovative pieces of kit from time to time and this air fryer, the Optimum HealthyFry, is the latest. What a great way to Jumpstart January.

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The Tin and Thyme Christmas Gift Guide 2016 for Food Lovers

Tin and Thyme Christmas Gift Guide 2016

It’s that time of year again and lots of us are starting to wonder what we can get Granny, Uncle Fred, the girl next door, an unexpected guest or Little Harry for Christmas. I may not be able to help much with Little Harry other than a stocking filler, but these are some of the items I’ve received and appreciated recently. You should find something of interest in this Tin and Thyme Christmas Gift Guide 2016 to suit most adults.

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