Where have I been?

Where have I been?

Well, things have certainly been quiet around here, haven’t they? Practically tumbleweed since December! I thought it was time I came clean as to my whereabouts for the past few months and share all the big, exciting news that I promised.
I wish I could say I’d been working on a cookbook deal or a TV segment… but I can’t. That would be so amazing but alas, no. My big news is far more… domestic.

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Travelling Foodie Review: Vegan food at Pizza Hut (Manchester)

Vegan Food at Pizza Hut - Reviewed!

Who loves pizza? Luci loves pizza. If you saw ‘Kenan and Kel’ way back when on Nickelodeon just replace ‘pizza’ with ‘orange soda’ and you’ve got the tone I said that with. Pizza is so… satisfying to eat, don’t you think? A freshly baked bread base, lashing of vegetables on top… yum.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Vegans (2017)

Vegan Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas

Stumped about what to buy your vegan friend for Christmas? Or just wanting to get something a little different for a family member? Whatever the reason, looking for gifts at this time of year is usually overwhelming – for me at least. I end up trawling through countless websites, getting decision paralysis, and not buying anything. Sound familiar? I’ve rounded up some vegan-friendly gifts to make finding something, hopefully, that little bit easier.

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Vegan Baileys Brownies

Vegan Baileys Brownies

Chocolate and alcohol – two words that seem to be synonymous with Christmas, these days. A bit of extra chocolate, an extra drink after dinner or a hot mulled wine on the weekend… it’s a wonderful time of year for indulgences. And that’s where these vegan Baileys brownies come in: an indulgent, perfect combination of chocolate and alcohol in one delectable snack.

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On the blog this month – November

It feels like an absolute age since I’ve done one of these roundups, but I think I’ve actually only missed one… maybe two? Anyway, I remembered this month, hurrah! Now you can see everything that happened here on the blog in one easy spot.

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread (vegan)

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread (vegan)

Peanut butter banana bread: possibly four of my favourite words. How to level up those four words? Chocolate chip peanut butter banana bread. Oh yes. This stuff? It’s addictive as an after dinner treat, as an elevensies pick-me-up, as a cheeky not-very-healthy breakfast to eat on your way out the door.

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15-minute Hummus Pasta (vegan, gluten free)

Hummus Pasta (vegan)

I was looking back over the recent recipes I’ve shared with you guys, and I realised that aside from one soup, I’ve been on a baking marathon. I don’t only eat sweet treats and oatmeal, I swear. Although granted, oatmeal is a big part of my diet and almost a daily occurrence, so is a lot of other, more savoury, food. One of my recent weekend lunchtime treats? A quick bowl of hummus pasta.

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Healthy Mango Muffins (vegan)

Vegan Mango Muffins (low fat)

Mango, in November? I know what you’re thinking – I’ve gone crazy. Or clearly moved to some hot, exotic country and not mentioned it. Nope – neither. I have, however, discovered canned mango pulp from my supermarket. Enter: mango curry (thank you Vegan Richa), mango oatmeal, mango pancakes, and healthy mango muffins. All. Year. Round.

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Easy, One Bowl Vegan Protein Pancakes

One Bowl Vegan Protein Pancakes

Sunday day,  pancake day. Or: do as I do and make a big batch of these pancakes, and then every day is pancake day! When I’m not experimenting with making dessert-flavoured pancakes (like these carrot cake ones) I actually just like to make plain protein pancakes. Why protein pancakes? Because if I add some extra nutrients I feel I can use that as an excuse to have them with for five days straight.

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