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

Ribollita – A Delicious, Hearty and Satisfying Vegan Tuscan Soup

Ribollita - Vegan Tuscan Soup

Yes, spring has most definitely sprung. It’s been a long time coming. Soups may not be on the top of everyone’s list of things to eat as they bathe in the sunshine today, but the night’s are still chilly and a good bowl of soup is satisfying at almost any time of the year. Ribollita is a hearty vegan Tuscan soup made from cannellini beans, stale bread and kale. It may not sound that appetising, but it’s delicious.

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Green Split Pea Curry Recipe & The £2 Challenge

Green Split Pea Curry - a frugal but delicious meal, suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those on a gluten-free or nut-free diet.

When I was challenged recently to meal plan for £2 a day per person to include breakfast, lunch & dinner, my mind immediately sprang to pulses. They are not only delicious, but are also relatively cheap, especially if you use dried ones rather than tinned. Find out about the challenge below along with my recipe for green split pea curry – a British take on an Indian classic.

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24 Thrifty Homemade Chocolate Cakes for £1

24 Thrifty Homemade Chocolate Recipes for £1 - Title plus 6 of the cake photos

Gosh, I have so enjoyed this month’s challenge, even though it was a particularly tough one. Who would have thought you could make a delicious chocolate cake for £1 or under? I wasn’t at all sure it was possible. Well, as you will see from the following 24 thrifty homemade chocolate cakes in this month’s We Should Cocoa, not only is it possible, but there is more than one way to make a frugal but delicious chocolate cake.

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Malted Hot Chocolate Cake for £1

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This quick and easy malted hot chocolate cake is not only a frugal one, but it’s delicious too. It’s made with drinking chocolate and Horlicks for flavour and includes both free range eggs and organic sunflower oil. The ingredients cost less than £1 and it produces a decent sized 8″ (20cm) round cake.

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£1 Banana Chocolate Vegan Honey Cake

£1 Banana Hot Chocolate Vegan Honey Cake

Did you ever think it was possible to make a decent sized chocolate cake for a £1? I certainly didn’t. Not, that is, until I set myself the challenge of doing so. This £1 banana chocolate vegan honey cake is not only delicious, but it can be cut into eight generous slices.

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Leftover Easter Egg Chocolate Ice Cream

Leftover Easter Egg Chocolate Ice Cream

The concept of a leftover Easter egg is something I find hard to get to grips with. In our house, uneaten Easter eggs must have something seriously wrong with them, or have fallen down the back of the sofa. The whole point of self-denial during Lent is to celebrate your resolve with a massive blow-out at the end, which is where the Easter eggs fit in. Fit into your stomach, I mean.

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