Tag Archives : dairy free

Keep Warm & Happy with Spiced Chocolate Porridge


Start your day right with a delicious warming bowl of porridge! Now the colder weather has arrived it is great to have a hot breakfast to get you ready for the day ahead. 🙂 Now, I know many people say they are short of time in the morning, but this only takes 5 minutes to prepare and it will a)…

Read More »

Season’s Eatings!


🙂 It’s the time of year where everywhere you look there are delicious displays of everything seasonal! In the UK it’s traditional to have Turkey with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, loads of vegetables including Brussels Sprouts, all served with gravy, cranberry sauce and bread sauce. Of course, if you are vegetarian or vegan then the traditional turkey is foregone in…

Read More »

Meatballs…vegan style!


Meatballs are the perfect food for the colder weather! Serve them with pasta and a tomato-based sauce, pop them in some bread with some salad and mayo or just pop them in your mouth when nobody is looking (or is that just me?) The meatballs do take a bit of effort in the preparation (lots of fine dicing) but they…

Read More »

Homemade Mincemeat for Mince Pies


Mincemeat is always a word which appears to get people confused! Yes, mincemeat is a term used for shredded meat (usually beef or lamb), but it should probably be minced-meat as technically, that is what it is! Simple solution, adopt someone else’s word for it – we go with ‘Kiyma’ which is what hubby calls it at home! Sorted! Oh,…

Read More »

Mini Quiches


These mini quiches are the perfect savoury food for snacks, parties, picnics or even for lunch! You can use any pastry you like – homemade or shop bought, If you’re making a bigger family sized quiche, just make sure to bake the pastry a bit first so you don’t get a soggy bottom! 😛 The filling for these can be…

Read More »

Lentil & Mushroom Bolognese


Warming, filling, nutritious lentil bolognese! 🙂 If your weather has suddenly turned mighty chilly this week, this is the perfect food to keep you all happy and warm! 😀 You can make a large batch and keep it in the fridge, then reheat it whenever you need in the next couple of days! It’s great on its own, with pasta,…

Read More »

Vegetable Curry with Marrow


Marrow! Not something I have ever relished eating! But then… I have never made it into curry before! 😛 Recently we bought a secondhand greenhouse and would you believe it, it came with a massive marrow (and a couple of courgettes and cucumbers!) 🙂 Now, last year we had a marrow plant on the allotment, but of the one vegetable…

Read More »

Spiced Apple Pots


So simple but so delicious! Have them for breakfast, snack or dessert. You can add as many layers as you like (or that fit in your pot)! The spice I have used is cinnamon as this pairs so well with apple, but you could also used mixed spice, nutmeg or even ginger to suit your own tastes. It is important…

Read More »

Summer Bean Salad


Is it salad weather where you are? There’s not much cooking going on here as the weather is so lovely it’s a bit too warm to eat anything much! Of course, we still need to eat, so salads are the way to go! I recall Jhuls @thenotsocreativecook previously saying she doesn’t eat salads! Well, this is definitely not a limp…

Read More »