Blueberry Muffins

1 cup wholewheat flour, 1 cup white flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 tbs baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen), 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup sunflower oil, 1/2 tsp almond essence, 1/2 cup soya milk Sit the wholewheat flour to seperate the coarse bran flakes. Set these flakes to the side … Continue reading

Tangy Blackberry Sorbet

1 cup water, 1 1/4 cup white sugar, 450g frozen blackberries, 2 tbsp lemon juice Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar until completely dissolved. Pout into a container and refrigerate until chilled, to make a sugar syrup. Thaw the blackberries and drain excess … Continue reading

Jerusalem Artichoke Chips with Homemade Garlic Mayonnaise

Jerusalem Artichoke Chips: 4 jerusalem artichoke tubers, salt and pepper, dried sage, sunflower oil for frying Garlic Mayonnaise: click for link to recipe! Jerusalem artichoke is not actually connected to the artichoke family, and is better treated like a potato. It also has quite a nutty taste. Roasting or frying are great ways to cook … Continue reading

Spicy Bean Burger

This recipe is dedicated to my friend Rachel, who recently decided to try out being a vegan 🙂 It is really quick and easy to make and perfect for trying out new protein sources. It tastes great too! Bean burger: 200g kidney beans; 150g black beans; 1 small shallot; jalepenos to taste; 1 carrot (grated); … Continue reading

Classic Cream of Tomato Soup

This classic soup was inspired by the Heinz version, which I enjoyed as a child. Sadly it contains milk. 2 tins chopped tomatoe, 1 garlic clove (chopped), 1 onion (chopped), 1 tbsp sugar, 1 vegetable stock cube, 100ml boiling water, 200ml soya milk, 100ml soya cream Saute the onions and garlic in oil. Add the … Continue reading

puffed pasty with a ham, cheese and onion filling

2 small sheets of puff pastry or 2 10cm squares cut from a larger sheet, olive or rocket tapenade, 1 slice vegan ham, vegan cheese (grated), 1/2 small onion (sliced) Follow the defrost instructions on the back of your puff pastry packet. Spread each sheet with a thin layer of olive or rocket tapenade, which … Continue reading

delicately scented ginger flapjack to share

225g vegan margerine, 2 tbsp golden syrup, 450g rolled oats, 225g light brown sugar, 1 tbsp ginger, 1/2 tsp baking powder, pinch of nutmeg Melt the margerine over a low heat and add the syrup. Mix the remaining ingredients in a seperate bowl and add to the syrup/margerine mixture. Stir until oats are covered. Grease … Continue reading

Thai Red Curry Paste

This is my boyfriend Thomas’ dish. I thought I would share it with you because fish sauce is usually used in thai and chinese cooking. The one place I can relax with the certainty that I won’t be getting fish sauce in my thai curry paste is my kitchen! You can also double or triple … Continue reading

Pancakes with banana and maple syrup drizzles

Makes approx 8 – 10 These pancakes are simply delicious. The batter makes enough for a satifying breakfast or dessert for two. We usually have them for a lazy weekend breakfast with a cold glass of orange juice, or just generally whenever I get cravings…I’ve even made them at midnight! My recipe is for banana … Continue reading