Recipe Review: Deliciously Ella Granola

 

Deliciously Ella granola recipe review

If you’ve seen my Instagram, Youtube vlogs, or my other granola recipe then you know that well… I have to make granola pretty often! Usually,  I just make it up. Sometimes though, I do follow other peoples recipes! I recently made Deliciously Ella’s granola and thought I’d share my experience with making and eating it, since I figure if you’re making vegan granola it’s a good place to start and I, personally, love reading what other people thought of just about everything (my mum would probably say “That’s because you’re nosy” about now. Hi mum!)

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Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake Oatmeal (vegan, gluten free)

Strawberry Cheesecake Oatmeal - Vegan, Healthy

Do you ever have those mornings where you wake up craving a really specific flavour? Not a food, necessarily, but a taste. I had one of those mornings a few weeks ago. I was dreaming about strawberries – probably because I picked up the most delicious, sweet, strawberries the day before and we have strawberry cheesecake Oreos in our snack box – and I woke up craving strawberry cheesecake.

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Zingy Lemon Cupcakes (vegan)

Vegan Lemon Cupcakes

Triple lemon threat cupcakes are a thing of beauty. A light, citrus lemon cake, hidden homemade lemon curd filling, and sweet, thick, creamy lemon frosting. I think, personally, lemon cupcakes are perfect for the summer months, when you want a flavour that doesn’t ‘feel’ as dense as something like a red velvet, or a chocolate cake. You know what I mean?

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Caffe Nero Vegan Drinks

How to be vegan at Caffe Nero

While I was a student at the University of Lincoln I had two favourite coffee haunts: one was a local, independent place and the other? Caffè Nero! My favourite order then was a Skinny Mocha, to which I was known to add a sachet or two of brown sugar. To really confuse the baristas, sometimes I would still have the whipped cream. Yes, you read that right: a skinny mocha, with whipped cream! 

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Leftover Chocolate Cake Cookies

Leftover Chocolate Cake Cookies

Don’t bake whilst under the influence of alcohol. I learned this the hard way: when I had to start baking a second birthday cake (for my mum), starting at 10 pm at night, after the first turned out too dry. Still, I found the silver lining to my baking debacle. Leftover chocolate cake cookies!

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Healthy Grapefruit & Avocado Salad

Grapefruit & Avocado Salad

My only memory of grapefruit as a child, is that my mum would eat it when she was on a diet. She’d eat half of a grapefruit for breakfast, every day. I had no idea what it was, other than sour and apparently what was required to loose weight. Not that inspiring, right?

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My Go-To Green Smoothie Bowl

My Go-To Green Smoothie Bowl (vegan, gluten free)

I love my morning oats, but sometimes I love other things too. A recent addition to my occasional home breakfasts (I eat most of them at work) is a green smoothie bowl. It took me a few tries before I settled on what has become my go-to green smoothie. The secret? Simple complexity. Simple with just a few (frozen) ingredients, complex with added superfood boosters. Ready? Let’s go.

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On the blog this month – May

So… May. It was long, it was sunny (!) and it was unbearably sad at times here in Manchester. While all that was happening, things kept to their usual flow over here at Made by Luci: I even made a video of me making Granola and shared my favourite chocolate and Oreo creation yet.

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Vegan Oreo Brownies

Vegan Oreo Brownies

Nothing seems to prompt cries of “Oh, I really shouldn’t…” like the offer of a brownie. The thing is, that phrase is nearly always followed (like, 75% of the time?) by a self-deprecating smile, and a hand reaching for the brownie. The chances seem in to increase to a near certainty when homemade chocolate Oreo brownies are the offer.

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