plant based carbonara

You will really love this midweek super quick Spaghetti Carbonara


Super quick vegan Carbonara Dinnertime! How often do you say that? or hear that? Well, after a shopping trip at the weekend, where some fresh pasta was bought, that is what I heard! However, the fresh pasta of course, contained egg, so it was not for me! I needed something I could make quickly so we could eat together and…

brownie cookies with peanut butter sandwiched between

Boost your daily energy with Chocolate Brownie Protein Cookies


Boost your daily energy with Chocolate Brownie Protein Cookies There are many times when people ask me where I get my protein from! Where do I start – there are so many many vegan sources of protein! You could have any nuts, seeds, pulses, grains, substitute meats, tofu and even vegetables! Did you know the garden pea has about 5g…

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Plate of two different shaped date cookies on a white plate

Happy Eid if you are celebrating


A very late in the day blog post! I will post a new recipe soon but I’ve been very busy! Have a look at these delicious traditional Eid Kulicha… These are all delicious pastries filled with a soft lightly spiced date paste. You can find the recipe here. Please drop me a comment below and let me know if my…

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side view ofcooked diced mushrooms and aubergine on a plate

A new way to love your veg – try Miso Veg


Miso Veg Sometimes, you just need to try something different to make you realise that actually you do like a certain vegetable! I have heard many people say they do not like aubergine and that astounds me! Sure, if you chop it up and boil it then I am totally in agreement with you! That is not how you cook…

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Love these four fantastic ways with seasonal rhubarb


Love these four fantastic ways with seasonal rhubarb Rhubarb is one of those fruits which I think is often overlooked. We have always grown rhubarb. We had it at home growing up, I have it in the garden and of course, I have a plentiful supply on the allotment! If you are looking for rhubarb recipe ideas, then keep reading!…

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earth day poster on a tree

Happy Earth Day… what are you doing?


Happy Earth Day… What are you doing? Each year, 22nd April is classed as ‘Earth Day‘! 🌍 What? I hear you ask is Earth Day? Why do we need an Earth Day? What is it for? What can I do? Basically, Earth Day is to encourage everyone to take action on the environment and climate change. This affects everyone and…

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4 different ways with the flavour of hot cross buns


4 different ways with the flavour of hot cross buns Hot Cross Bun choices these days have gone crazy! I have seen salted caramel, toffee fudge, earl grey & lemon, chocolate chip, triple berry, Bramley apple, blueberry, orange & cranberry and many more variations! You can also get savoury hot cross buns (please explain this to me!) in the form…

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The best cake ever! St. Clements Cake here we come


The best cake ever! St. Clements Cake here we come Citrusy, zingy, melt-in-the-mouth soft delicious sponge! I am hooked! Seriously, I take it all back! I DO like citrusy cakes or to be specific, this St Clements cake! It’s only taken me 40-something years to realise it! Oh My Gosh! Okay, so strictly speaking this cake is lemon & orange,…

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