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.
Chocolate bliss balls made with hazelnuts are delicious in their own right. But toast or roast those hazelnuts first and you get something totally irresistible. Roasted hazelnut bliss balls are the perfect healthy treat for Veganuary or banishing those winter blues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An unusual apple cake with a layer of cinnamon flavoured apples baked in the centre of a fairly plain cake. This Irish apple cake is just perfect served warm as pudding with custard or cream. But it’s also good at room temperature for afternoon tea.
Bored of sandwiches for lunch? Try these grab-and-go savoury cheese muffins to change things up a bit. They’re not only delicious but quick to make and healthy too. Flecks of tart apple marry well with salty cheese and there’s also a few spices to liven things up.