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

Vegan Blueberry Muffins: An Easy Whole Wheat Bake

Vegan Blueberry Muffins made with wholemeal spelt flour.

A super easy one bowl recipe for vegan blueberry muffins flavoured with lemon. They’re quick to make too and can be ready in under thirty minutes. Made with wholemeal spelt flour, they’re not only light and delicious, but healthier too.

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Spelt Strawberry Shortcakes with Lemon & Thyme

Wholemeal Spelt Strawberry Shortcakes with lemon & thyme.

Scones, Summer | 6th August 2019 | By

If you like a bit of alliteration, how about “spelt strawberry shortcakes scream summer”? It’s not a lie. And furthermore they’re totally delicious. Knock up a batch, invite your neighbours around and enjoy them in or out of the garden. Serve them warm with whipped cream and macerated strawberries.

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Matcha Madeleines – Green Tea & Lemon Sponges

Matcha Madeleines laid out on a blue plate.

Are you a matcha fan? Do you know what it is? It’s a wonderful ingredient to use in baking. These green matcha madeleines are little cakes with attitude. They’re flavoured with Japanese green tea powder (matcha) for complexity and lemon for freshness.

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Simple Griddled Asparagus with Zingy Lemon

Turquoise serving plate with griddled asparagus, lemon halves with napkins and forks at the ready.

Sometimes simple is best. This recipe for griddled asparagus has only three ingredients and it’s absolutely delicious. Salt is an optional fourth. It’s also very quick to make and serves as an elegant spring side dish, starter or supper.

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Lemon Caraway Seed Cake – An Old-Fashioned Bake with a Modern Twist

Lemon Caraway Seed Cake

British, Bundt | 5th February 2019 | By

This lemon caraway seed cake recipe is a riff from a Rachel Roddy recipe I spotted in the Guardian. I thought a version of it would be perfect for an upcoming visit from two of my aunts last summer. 

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Spinach Cake with Lemon – My Super Simple Version of Le Gâteau Vert

Spinach Cake with Lemon aka Green Cake aka Le Gâteau Vert

This spinach cake flavoured with lemon is a super simple version of le gâteau vert or green cake and it tastes delicious. The batter is made with spinach puree and the icing is coloured with spinach too. It’s filled with lemon ricotta and topped with pistachios. Perfect for afternoon tea or a summer garden party.

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Lemon & Ginger Mincemeat – a Spicy Festive Treat

Lemon & Ginger Mincemeat

Christmas, Gifts | 21st December 2017 | By

Warming and refreshing, this homemade lemon & ginger mincemeat is easy to make and can be used in many different ways. Pot it into pretty jars to make a nice festive gift.

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Barley Lentil Dinner with Walnut Gremolata and Roasted Tomatoes

Barley Lentil Dinner

Dinner, Vegan | 5th November 2017 | By

This barley lentil dinner is a simple recipe made somewhat sophisticated by the addition of walnut gremolata and roasted tomatoes on the vine. It’s also very garlicky. If you love garlic as much as we do, this is a very fine thing.

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Poached Peaches and Apricots in a Spiced Lemon & Thyme Syrup

Poached Peaches & Apricots

Summer is here at last and not only does it bring light and warmth, it also brings us a wealth of juicy fruit. When you’ve had your fill of fresh berries and stone fruit, you’ll probably be looking for other ways to eat them. This recipe for poached peaches and apricots in a spiced lemon & thyme syrup is simple to make and utterly delectable.

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Lavender Honey Cake with a Scent of Lemon & Honey Cream Cheese Icing

Lavender Honey Cake

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I can’t help but think of cake. I feel something light and spring like is needed. I know, how about a lavender honey cake scented with lemon and smothered in honey cream cheese icing? Sorted.

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