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Chilli Butternut Squash Soup

Chilli Butternut Squash Soup Up until recently I've never been a huge soup fan. I just didn't grow up eating much soup, apart from lentil soup (my fave), so it never appealed much to me. However over the past few weeks I found myself actually craving soups, so I started to buy ready made soups when doing my weekly food shop.  I'm usually a cold meal kind of person and I'm not usually fussed whether a meal is hot, room temperature or cold, but recently my body has been craving warm food. Comfort foods mainly. Stews, curries, porridge...and soup! I decided to try making my own instead of relying on ready made soups. They're fairly easy to make, cost a lot less and [...]

Raw Mince Pies Recipe – Vegan & Gluten-free

Raw Mince Pies Recipe - Vegan & Gluten-free This is my first Christmas recipe on the blog this year...yay!  Delicious raw/no-bake mince pies that are so easy to make and taste amazing without any added sugar, dairy or wheat!  When I first moved to the UK around 11 years ago (my goodness how time flies!) and during my first ever proper Christmas day celebration with my uncles, granddad and cousins, I tried a mince pie for the first time. Did I like it? NO! I actually hated it! First of all I found the name so confusing. You would assume a mince pie would contain minced meat, but instead I had a mouth full of raisins, which I wasn't too keen on. I [...]

California Walnut Tomato & Tofu Quiche

California Walnut Tomato & Tofu Quiche A delicious and filling California walnut tomato & tofu quiche in a crumbly oat & walnut crust topped with beautiful orange, yellow and red baby tomatoes. If you're looking to impress vegans and meat-eaters alike with a scrumptious dish that's completely plant base, you NEED to make this!  Now that the weather is getting cooler and the days are becoming shorter, I'm turning to baking for a source of comfort. I've also been inspired to bake more because of the Great British Bake Off. If you're a fan of baking you will most likely be following along and would have seen that last week was the first ever vegan week on the show. It was [...]

Vegan Avocado Pesto Grilled Cheese

Vegan Avocado Pesto Grilled Cheese A grilled cheese sandwich with a twist. The twist being this vegan avocado pesto grilled cheese toastie is SO MUCH BETTER than a plain cheese toastie. Add avocado to any sandwich and instantly it's ten times better! Especially when paired with pesto and cheese.  Since reducing my dairy intake, I haven't really missed cheese all that much. The one thing I hear most from people who cut out dairy from their diet or go vegan is how much they miss cheese. I've never experienced that; however, I do crave a bit of cheese every now and then and this vegan avocado pesto grilled cheese is the ultimate way to satisfy such a craving. As I mentioned in my previous [...]

Easy Coconut Chickpea Curry

Easy Coconut Chickpea Curry For me, meals like this easy coconut chickpea curry are such a huge time saver on a busy day. Come evening time I don't usually have the energy to cook, especially if I've been recipe creating or filming earlier that day followed by cleaning and tidying. It can really take it out of me. So I always fall back on quick and easy recipes like this one that doesn't require much time to prepare and uses ingredients I always have available in my pantry. Ingredients like canned chickpeas, canned coconut milk, spices and rice. I use light coconut milk to make it slightly healthier and lighter. The great thing about this curry is that you can adapt it to [...]

Healthy Baked Waffles (Vegan & Gluten-free)

Healthy Baked Waffles (Vegan & Gluten-free) Healthy waffles made with oat flour instead of plain flour, almond butter instead of oil and sweetened with stevia. they're also egg-free and suitable for vegans and those with a gluten allergy/intolerance.  Do you own a waffle maker? I used to, but I rarely used it. I found it so difficult to create a healthy vegan, egg-free waffle without the batter sticking to the waffle iron. It almost always ended up in a huge mess, and trying to get the stuck batter off was a nightmare! That really put me off using my waffle maker.  I must admit it was a cheap waffle maker and I haven't owned one since, so my waffle maker [...]

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

 Peanut Butter Protein Bars I love having protein bars at home to snack on, but the shop bought ones tend to be really expensive (especially the plant-based ones) and not very easy to find! I haven't actually made any in a while and recently I've felt like I really need a good protein snack at home now that I'm finding less and less time to meal prep. Since starting college again I feel like my life is so out of control! Some of you may know that I started a three year nutrition course back in 2014, mid way through I found that my business was suffering because I was spending a lot of time studying an preparing for exams and writing [...]

Chai Hot Chocolate (Vegan & With No Added Sugar)

Chai Hot Chocolate (Vegan & With No Added Sugar) A delicious and warming chai hot chocolate with no dairy and no added sugar!  Have you made any New Year's resolutions? If so were you able to stick to them? I haven't made any as such, but I've been making a conscious effort to cut down on the amount of sugar I consume. A big part of my job consists of creating and experimenting with new recipes, most of which happen to be sweet because they're the kind of recipes you (my lovely blog readers and social media followers) seem to love most! And I'm usually not 100% happy with a recipe unless I've tried it 3-4 times. Sometimes even more! So you can imagine [...]

Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes (Vegan & Gluten-free)

Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes (Vegan & Gluten-free) Chocolate banana cupcakes topped with a lush two-ingredient chocolate ganache. All vegan, gluten-free and with no added sugar!  Since Valentine's day is just around the corner, these chocolate ganache cupcakes would make the perfect post dinner treat to impress that special someone on Valentine's day. Nothing says I love more than a sweet, rich chocolate sponge topped with a silky smooth chocolate ganache. Am I right or am I right? :D I topped mine with berries, because I love the contrast in colour between the red raspberries, deep purple blackberries and deep red cherries. It just adds so much more character and makes these cupcakes that much more inviting.  They're super simple to make using oat flour [...]

Blueberry Protein Buckwheat Pudding

Blueberry Protein Buckwheat Pudding I keep going through phases when it comes to what breakfast I crave in the morning. Sometimes I'll have smoothies every single day for two weeks straight, other times you'll find me warming myself up with cosy bowls of porridge, but right now it's all about the buckwheat pudding!  I have shared a buckwheat 'porridge' recipe a couple of years ago (find recipe here), but then all of a sudden I stopped making it. I haven't added buckwheat groats to my shopping list in like forever and I think that's why I fell out of making them, but now buckwheat puddings are back baby and they're here to stay!  If you like thick smoothies, you'll love buckwheat puddings! It's [...]

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