Florentines

I do love The Great British Bake Off but rarely is there anything vegan for me to bake… And then Florentines were mentioned. Other than a bit of butter (easily substituted) we have a deliciously vegan treat. This recipe started as one from the Guardian’s wonderful “How to make the perfect…” Series but I have…

Baby Marrow in Tomato and Tamarind Curry

We are very lucky living so close to Brighton. It is truly the vegan capital of the UK and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to vegan and vegetarian restaurants to chose from when eating out. Even the meat-serving restaurants often have an unusually high number of vegan offerings and we found one…

Joys of Juicing

I bought a juicer at the start of the summer and a high powered blender to go with it. To go with these two lovely pieces of kit I ordered a stack of books on juice recipes from Amazon. I love my two toys but here is a little tip I wish I knew before…

Traditional Yorkshire Parkin

I hate fireworks. There I said it. At this time of year in Britain you may as well admit to hating puppies or a nice cup of tea. Fireworks are loud, they upset my dogs and firework displays largely involve standing in a drizzle saying ‘woooo’ with a few other bored souls. So perhaps we…

Autumn Fruit Crumble

I have heard distressing rumours that Americans don’t really eat fruit crumbles. Pies yes, cobblers yes but not the wonderful warming treat that is the crumble. I hope that someone in the comments below will tell me that this is just vile slander and that they are, at this moment in time, tucking into one.…

Vegan Secret Supper by MĂ©rida Anderson

I was sent this book to review for the Vegan Society. I am one lucky blogger 🙂 If you are not yet a member of the Vegan Society can I urge you to join. They do great work on supporting vegans and on representing us to the outside world. As soon as I opened the…

No “meat”balls and pasta sauce

This hits the spot. A rich tomato sauce and the world’s quickest, easiest and cheatiest (it’s a word) meat-free meat balls. I don’t usually use processed foods but this seems to work really well and sometimes you need to be able to throw together something delicious and nutritious in a hurry. serves 2-3 4 veggie…

Tomato Tart with Beetroot Salad

Masterchef doesn’t usually offer much for a vegan but for once it came up trumps. Although I tweaked it to my liking it did at least provide the inspiration for this tomato tart. You need to find read to roll puff pastry that is vegan (easy in the UK at least) but after that it…