This year’s Great British Bake Off saw the first ever Vegan Week, and whilst I was disappointed by the constant refrain, “It actually tastes alright,” the delectable treats baked throughout the series have inspired me to flex my baking muscles once more. Also, in an attempt to reduce the amount of plastic I throw away, … More Cheese & sun-dried tomato scones
I don’t want to toot my own trumpet, but this banana bread has been called, “The best banana bread I’ve ever eaten.” I’m not going to tell you who said it (they definitely weren’t blood related), but it was said and can’t be taken back. You won’t know if it’s true unless you make it … More Banana Bread
Three ingredient chocolate truffles … More Chocolate truffles
I would like to say the reason I haven’t posted in so long is because I’ve been working non-stop on my happy snacking series, but I’ve mainly been spending my free time re-watching Breaking Bad and Suits. That said, I’ve spent enough time in the kitchen to have come up with the perfect snack to … More Salt & vinegar chickpeas
There’s almost nothing better than flapjacks. That buttery, sugary, syrupy deliciousness is melt-in-the-mouth perfection. Thankfully, I recently discovered giving up butter and sugar doesn’t mean you have to give up flapjacks. My version keeps the porridge oats but replaces the butter and sugar whilst adding a nutty dimension with ground almonds, coconut oil and seeds. … More Flapjacks
If you ask my hips, they’ll tell you truthfully that since I cut out sugar and dairy, ready salted crisps with hummus are my new go-to snack.
I’m sorry, but where is Spring? During days when I’m having to fight against icy gale-forced winds to get into work, I fantasise about – and desperately need – a little comfort when I get home. On those kinds of days, I eat pie. And, it just so happens it’s National Pie Week! So, thank … More Vegetable pie
Scrolling through my posts recently, I realised how gross my photos made my food look. My Samsung Galaxy A3, terrible eye and woeful photography knowledge all played a part but, whatever the cause, I convinced myself that if I really want to take this blog to the next level (wherever that is), I needed to … More Food photography: it’s harder than it looks
As is the want of any new vegan or veggie, you tend to find yourself looking for alternatives of all your meaty faves. In this Shepherd’s Pie, I’ve replaced the mince meat with lentils, which (like meat) are high in protein. Protein-rich foods are great because they keep you feeling fuller for longer. Plus, both … More Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
Yes, you’ve guessed it, these “millionaire’s shortbread” are completely dairy and refined sugar-free. But don’t worry, I handed them out to a few people in the office and all of them said they couldn’t tell they were healthy, so there’s that.