Tag Archives : vegan

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)…

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Chana Saag Dal


I used to think that I could only have Indian style food from a take-away! I thought it was much too difficult and time consuming to make my own dals! Okay, so you do need a bit of time, but you can easily make a dal without too much effort – once you know how! If you’re not au fait…

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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…

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Chocolate Snowballs


Are you getting all festive? Snowballs have to be made at this time of year don’t you think? Whether or not you have snow, these delicious chocolate coconutty bites just need to be made… and devoured! 😀 These also make great gifts and can be boxed or bagged, with pretty ribbons or raffia, a homemade gift-tag or even a tree…

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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,…

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Back to Basics: Roasted Chickpeas


Chickpeas! What a fantastic food! We love chickpeas and often just throw them in a pan, or in a soup, or in the oven! 🙂 These pulses are a great source of protein and also contain a healthy dose of iron! They also contain magnesium, potassium, folic acid, Vitamin B6 and calcium! What’s not to like! 😛 If you’ve never…

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You will love this easy quick chocolate dessert!


Chocolate? Check! ✔️Dessert? Check! ✔️Easy? Check! ✔️Quick? Hooray! ✔️ Oh yes! you are really going to love this dessert! 💖 It is chocolatey, chocolatey and chocolatey! You could probably make it right now actually as the ingredients are simple and unless you’ve banished everything chocolate from the house? Seriously? Who does that?! then you could be sitting down enjoying this…

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Pumpkin Spice Latte


November is here! Wow, where did the last ten months go?! I could say, that now is the time to check how your yearly goals are going, but instead I’m going to ask what you’re doing with your pumpkins!? So, whether or not you carved pumpkins and filled them with candles, have a selection of colourful mini squashes and pumpkins…

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Three amazing Pumpkin Gnocchi you need now!


Pumpkin season is most definitely here! 🙂 What do you think of when you think of pumpkin though? Do you think of plump bright orange pumpkins carved into jack-o-lanterns? Do you think of pumpkin pie? Do your think of roasted pumpkin with loads of herbs and garlic? Or, do your thoughts turn to all the delicious foods you can make…

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