Tag Archives : plant based

Hello! STOP!


Hello! STOP! Well, I guess you didn’t expect that! πŸ˜› So, how are your new years resolutions going? Given up already or still going strong? How many things have you already checked off your to-do list? Any? Some? None? How’s the weather where you are? Cold? Snowy? Dull? Rainy? Breezy? Bright and sunny? Too hot? Maybe you’re feeling on top…

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Apple Crumble Slice (vegan & free-from)


Apple Crumble Slice (vegan & free-from) Back to school day πŸ™ It always saddens me when the holidays end, more so this time as we had some great plans but then coughs and colds took over and we were stuck indoors. It’s not that we don’t have fun at home – we watched LOADS of films, played some board games,…

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Spiced Tofu… try it you might be surprised!


Spiced Tofu Love it or hate it? πŸ˜› I haven’t posted a tofu recipe for a while! It’s one of those foods you either love, and try all different ways,Β or hate and avoid at all costs! I used to fall into the latter. I could never see the point of eating a bland lump of disintegrating mush. Boy was I…

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Chickpeas & Chard


Chickpeas & Chard Who knew! Apparently chard grows all year round! Every time we visit the allotment there’s delightful greens, deep reds and yellows to greet us popping up through the bare soil. Not much else is growing now especially since we’ve had frosts this week but the chard… the chard is still there, steadily growing. We use it like…

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Happy Pancake Day & Fairtrade Fortnight!


Happy Pancake Day & Fairtrade Fortnight It’s pancake day! Well, actually in our house it’s nearly always pancake day but today is ‘officially’ pancake day! πŸ˜› That said I don’t usually get a request for pancakes before 7am! “Get up Mum, we need to make pancakes!” BEFORE school? Oh my! Usually I can get away with just making my own…

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Pumpkin Loaf! Gluten-Free & Vegan!


Pumpkin Loaf! Gluten-Free & Vegan! Well, this wasn’t a planned recipe at all! I was making pumpkin pie and couldn’t decide on savoury or sweet, so divided my mix to make one of each! Hubby askedΒ if my cake (I guess the batter all alone in a dish looked like cake mix) was ready to go in the oven and suddenly…

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Put on Purple… served with ice-cream!


Put on Purple… served with ice-cream! I wasn’t intending to post today as I should really have ‘one’ rest day in my – “I’m having a rest week”! Never mind – maybe at the weekend I can get some rest! πŸ˜€ So, why am I posting and what’s all this about purple? Well, the month of May is Lupus month…

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Vegan Chilli – it’s hot hot hot!!!


Vegan Chilli – it’s hot hot hot!!! It’s quick! πŸ™‚ It’s tasty! πŸ™‚ It’s spicy! πŸ™‚ This started out as a ‘what can I use the last black beans in’ and turned into something SO delicious that BOTH boys ate it without question! πŸ˜› Yes… the meat munchers gobbled this down and I didn’t even hear a ‘what no meat?’…

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Baked Butter Beans. Vegan and gluten friendly!


Baked Butter Beans. Vegan and gluten friendly! Yum! Can I just leave it at that! πŸ˜› πŸ™‚ These are flavourful, warming and moreish! DEGF as usual (Dairy. Egg. Gluten. Free.) and perfect for these chilly nights which have suddenly jumped up on us! Oh and before anyone notices… these baked beans aren’t cooked in the oven but on the stovetop!…

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