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Mint Julep tarts (vegan)

Jump to recipe Week 5’s bake off theme is roaring 20’s. I’ve been loving how outside the box the show has been with the episodes this year. Bake off gives me so much inspiration and new ideas to get in…

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Vegan cream cheese (nut free)

Jump to recipe The internet is saturated with vegan cream cheese recipes and most of the recipes I come across are either very high fat/ contain nuts or soya. I’ve also tried an array of supermarket vegan cream cheese products…

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Vegan fig rolls

Jump to recipe My favourite show, the Great British Bake Off is back on TV!!! Supplying me with 90 minutes of pastel bunting, gingham table cloths, dodgy innuendos and sugary spectacles. I’m safe in the knowledge that the scariest thing…

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Beetroot risotto (vegan)

Jump to recipe Beetroot risotto is my all time favourite type or risotto, I could honestly eat truck loads of the stuff and never feel sick or heavy. Usually, most other flavours of risotto I’ve tried, leave me feeling like…

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Vegan “egg” fried rice

Jump to recipe Egg fried rice is such a quick, well balanced meal to knock up midweek. Egg gives moisture and texture to the rice, changing a potentially plain and dry grain into a richly flavoured bowl of yum! After…

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Vegan banana & jam crumble muffins

Jump to recipe Muffin recipes are great because there is no faff involved, the method is uncomplicated, it requires one bowl and demands a lazy, apathetic stir in order to create a muffin’s famous light, fluffiness. This recipe will become…

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Bonfire bliss balls

Jump to recipe Simple? Yes, Delicious? OMFG, absolutely, ridiculously, delicious; despite being raw, refined sugar free and stupidly easy to make. These little bliss balls hide an explosion of fiery, autumn flavour. You’ll be warmed by ginger, cinnamon and turmeric…

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Ploughman’s (vegan) pate

Jump to recipe A Ploughman’s lunch is a traditional English picnic style platter consisting of homemade British fare; bread, cheeses, & onion chutneys. Some are also accompanied by pickles, salad,  fresh apple and if you’re greedy, a scotch egg or…

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Vegan spiced thumbprint cookies

Jump to recipe It’s week 5 on bake off and I reckon by now we’ve all got our favourites. I’m still backing Briony & Manon but, I also have a soft spot for Rahul. He has an adorable little face…

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Vegan Chelsea buns

Jump to recipe This weeks signature challenge required the bakers to make Paul Hollywood’s favourite, the Chelsea bun. A renowned English classic favoured for it’s light, fluffy dough and spiral of delicately spiced dried fruits. The bun is usually made…

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Smoked tofu, sunbeam stew (tomato, pepper & cannellini beans)

Jump to recipe September is late summer in England. Daylight begins to silently seeps away sooner than the day before. Each golden evening, and alfresco dining is now accompanied by jumpers and blankets to ward off the autumn chill. But,…

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Vegan apple & Blackberry crumble cake

Jump to recipe My favourite tv programme, The Great British Bake off is back on our screens! After episode 1 aired last week I’ve taken a liking to Manon and Briony in particular. My bets are on either of these…

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Green Goddess Houmous

Jump to recipe This smooth, creamy houmous bursts with fresh, fragrant herbs, encapsulating summertime in every spoon. This is a quick, one bowl recipe to knock together. Serenely blitz all the ingredients together and you’ll have a dreamy bowl a…

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Mini vegan blueberry muffins

Jump to recipe Everything seems so much cuter when miniaturized but, I must warn you, their tiny size makes it dangerously easy to gobble up a handful in one go, as each cake can be consumed in a mere, single…

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5 delicious berry recipes

It’s berry season here in the UK. Fields are bursting with and abundance of glistening, juicy jewels from blueberries, strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, redcurrants. Nothing beats family trips to fruit farms to pick your own ripe berries on sun kissed, summers…

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Homemade vegan sandwich thins

Jump to recipe I’m sure many of you have come across sandwich thins in the bread aisles of your local supermarket, they’re a staple in my shopping basket. But, you may think of them as a dieters bread, for those…

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3 ingredient peanut & date cake bars

Jump to recipe When I was younger I never understood the saying ‘less is more’. How could a picture be nicer with only a few colours and not the entire rainbow? How is a digestive better than a chocolate, salted…

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Spiced butternut squash cookies

Jump to recipe I love the run up to Christmas, the atmosphere is truly jolly and fizzing with anticipation, wishing, prepping, planning, stressing! I love that more or less everyone comes together and experiences and shares the run up all…

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Greens & lentil coconut curry

Jump to recipe This is by far the best curry I have made to date! Each mouthful has the perfect balance between warming peppery spices and tart, zesty notes from the tomatoes, fresh mint & citrus. The addition of coconut milk…

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Pea pod soup

Jump to recipe When summer finally takes off in the UK the ground suddenly bursts with a glut of vibrant fruits and vegetables. From the myriads of ruby berries hanging delicately from their sturdy canes, to courgettes and cucumbers, fiery peppers,…

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Rhubarb, raspberry & rose cake (vegan)

Jump to recipe I LOVE RHUBARB! We have always grown rhubarb in the garden and every year I look forward to late spring when I can pick the strong, blushing pink stems to most often bundle into a crumble, or stew…

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Vegan chamomile hot cross buns

Jump to recipe I’m a sucker for a hot cross bun toasted to within an inch of their life, that’s been lathered in salty spread as soon as it pops from the toaster. Nothing beats that quintissential combination of buttery…

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Pear & Rosemary crisps

Jump to recipe I’ve been making these fruit crisps all winter that you would think I’d be sick of them by now but, I just can’t get enough! They’re such a handy snack to have around, there’s always been a…

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Spiced Banana cake (vegan)

Jump to recipe My recipes are always influenced by what is going on in my life at that point in time. Right now I’m all bunged up with a cold and pestered by a cough. However, I’ve told myself at least  I lasted until after…

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Vegan panforte

Jump to recipe These bars are a celebration of some of Britain’s best autumn produce. The three star ingredients are all in season during autumn and the early winter months in the UK. I try and use fresh, local produce,…

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Mauritian (curried tomato & “cheese”) Pasta

Jump to recipe My mother’s family originate from Mauritius, so naturally we grew up loving spice and the island’s cuisine. My mum is British but would often incorporate a Mauritian twist into our staple weekday meals, from when we were…

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Bakewell porridge bars (vegan)

Jump to recipe This concoction was created due to my subconscious refusal (after many a childhood trauma) to accept that you can’t have cake for breakfast! Combined with my addiction of starting the day with a creamy bowl of plain porridge, sometimes I add a…

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Apricot & Gingernut flapjacks (vegan)

Jump to recipe For me Flapjacks are very nostalgic. they remind me of Friday morning break time at primary school when Mrs Long the school’s cook would have a tuckshop set up at the back of the kitchen. She would sell lots of…

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Kidney bean falafel

Jump to recipe I can see you doubting whether kidney beans would really work as the base of falafel but just trust me, give these a go and I guarantee you will be joining me in falafel heaven!!! Falafel are a…

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Vegan peanut butter & banana brownies

Jump to recipe Ever since I have been in primary and secondary education my mum has baked up healthy treats for my brother and I’s packed lunches. Whilst I have moved on from this chapter of my life my brother…

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Middle eastern energy balls

Jump to recipe HAPPY 2016! Whilst most people are in full swing with the latest fad diet I stand by what my mother has always said to me… “Everything in moderation”. Just because the christmas and new year celebration season…

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Butternut squash risotto

Jump to recipe I created this recipe the other day as my Aunty was coming down from London to see the New Year in with us here in the countryside. I wanted to make something special, dinner party esque. cosy but light!…

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Festive Napolitaines (vegan sandwich biscuits)

Jump to recipe Napolitaines are a brilliant bake to make over the festive period because everyone likes them and they suit any occasion. I already made earlier this month to give away as gifts to friends and I’m going to be baking a batch…

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Roasted garlic, honey & a trio of herbs foccacia

Jump to recipe In the past whenever I had made bread I’m always very apprehensive about proving because, it’s always a gamble whether my dough will actually rise. However, this was not the case with this focaccia. Instead, I ended up…

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Vegan sumac & Berry chocolates

Jump to recipe It’s at this time in the year I find that the chocolate stash in the pantry begins to multiply and multiply as autumn and winter festivities seem to result in the trading of chocolate treats. From deliciously gory halloween…

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Apricot & tarragon energy balls

Jump to recipe Energy balls are the new cupcake! I love that because I’m all about healthy eating but, not just eating healthily because you know it’s good for you but because it’s just so damn good you can’t resist…

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Chia pasta & red pesto

Jump to recipe Aaaah pesto… probably one of my favourite things. I love it so much you will sometimes catch me simply eating teaspoons on it’s own! There’s just something so reassuring knowing there’s a pot of pesto in the fridge so…

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Courgette, pea & mint risotto

Jump to recipe Risotto, is it a pasta or rice based dish? That’s for you and your eating companions to debate over as feast on this scrumptious, classic Italian dish. For me, risotto is wrongly stereotyped as a complicated, precise and time-consuming meal…

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Spicy tomato pasta sauce with quorn sausages & mushrooms

Jump to recipe When you’re overloaded with work and stresses and that endless list of chores just isn’t getting smaller, this is a perfect mid-week dinner for when you’re ravenous yet super busy with little time to faff in the kitchen. This…

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English garden quiche

Jump to recipe I thoroughly enjoyed preparing this quiche. I spent a calm, cool and sunny Saturday afternoon leisurely creating this mouthwatering centrepiece! It is a whopper of a tart however, you can cut this into eight generous slices so it’s perfect…

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Springtime salad (salmon, new potato & peas)

Jump to recipe This spring salad is super simple and quick to make so it’s perfect as a midweek dinner or, you could make it ahead and take it to work or school as a packed lunch. As spring starts…

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Falafel, houmous & apple mezze platter

Jump to recipe Now the title of this post may sound a bit odd but you have to trust me with this combination because it’s ABSOLUTELY SCRUMPTIOUS!!! The soft, spice enriched falafel, creamy houmous and the crunchy sweet green apple are a perfect trio on there…

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Chocolate & Orange cupcakes

Jump to recipe I created this recipe  for a friend’s birthday. She loved the flavour pairing of chocolate and orange, so I put these flavours into cute cupcake form and I’m glad to announce she was very pleased with the…

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Lemon & Berry marbled loaf cake

Jump to recipe There are several reasons why I conjured up this cake. Firstly, IT’S HALF TERM!!! and for once I don’t have exams straight after the holidays so I don’t have to work and revise quite as religiously as normal. So…

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Cracked black pepper & fig bagels

Jump to recipe As far as bagels go these fig and black pepper bagels may seem rather fancy but, they’re super special and delicious. They’re made with organic spelt flour which brilliantly compliments the soft chunks of sweet, sticky figs and…

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Salmon Ravioli

Jump to recipe This is my first savoury post and first post of 2015! Lame, I know to be excited about a post but it’s made my day in doing so! I do realise that we are now over half way…

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Christmas Cake: Part 2

Jump to recipe Only four sleeps to go until Christmas Day! I’m like a small child, I’m soooo excited. I absolutely love this day as I think the crisp winter chill brings people even closer together, huddled by the fire…

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Christmas Cake: Part 1

Jump to recipe Christmas cake. It’s the one thing mum has refused to let me bake. She doesn’t mind if I make a deep, stodgy fruitcake any other time of the year but not christmas. Since she was 15 years old she has…

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Autumn’s layer cake

Jump to recipe It’s the weekend before school starts again and the last time I will see my Dad for a month as, he’s off to India for work. So, I thought it is only best to mark the weekend…

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Lemon & Ginger brulee tart

Jump to recipe You may think it’s odd to combine citrusy, sharp lemon with the penetrating warmth that comes from ginger. But, it’s actually this reason that makes them the perfect match. The burnt sugar topping compliments the mellow ginger…

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Banoffee Eclairs

Jump to recipe It’s been ages since I last posted… almost 6 weeks!!!! Since I have started A Levels  I have been drowning in work. But at the weekend I made these. I promised myself  that I would spend one day…

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Peach & Blackberry traybake

Jump to recipe I made these scrummy little squares last weekend for my brother’s lunchbox… AGAIN. But believe me I do not mind, it was a really good excuse to get away from learning chemistry… oh the thought of orbitals and ionisation…

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Summer Muffins (cherry, coconut & lime)

Jump to recipe I made these muffins a couple of weeks ago for my brother’s return to school. I wanted them to be full of goodness but also have a bit of pezazz, so they would appeal as something slightly out…

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Raspberry, Basil & White chocolate brownies

Jump to recipe Although it’s now September I’m still clinging onto summer… as you can probably tell by the ingredients in this recipe. As the school season begins and autumn creeps in I can literally see summer fading away. It’s…

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Choc ‘n’ Nut Energy bars

Jump to recipe I made these bars for my family the other weekend because they were about to embark on a walking holiday across Pembrokeshire coast. My Dad, Brother and I have been on a lot of trekking holidays over the years, but unfortunately…

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Pistachio & Orange Macarons

Jump to recipe A couple of weeks ago when I made these macarons, there was blistering sunshine beaming through the kitchen windows but, now as I write this post in a thick wooly jumper, it’s grey, drizzling and I’m half tempted…

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Mocha Macarons

Jump to recipe Even if I do say so myself, these look adorable. I mean, I believed macarons to be a nightmare to make but, I can assure you that once you’re in on a few of the key tips for macaron…

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Homemade Granola

Jump to recipe  Not only is this granola delicious because it’s like eating crushed up biscuits for breakfast (childhood dreams…) the honey and maple syrup are natural sugars making the granola exceptionally healthy.  I also found they deepened the flavour…

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