• Vegan Chickpea, Leek and Mushroom Pie

    I think Spring weather is trying to break through, but just not very hard. Today, it’s quite lovely outside – blue skies, no bitter wind etc. But snow is forecast later in the week?! What. I don’t remember a March ever being so cold, and I don’t appreciate it this year either because my winter coat stopped doing up sometime around the end of February. My solution? Cook warm, comforting foods like this vegan chickpea, leek & mushroom pie and hope that summer will magically appear. Early.

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  • Foolproof Vegan Lentil Lasagne

    If you ask my OH what his ideal dinner is, there’s a 50/50 chance that he’ll say lasagne (the other option, by the way, is ‘pie’). There was a time when I didn’t really agree – shock horror – and while it’s still not my go-to dinner request, it’s definitely moved up the rankings. And it’s all thanks to sussing this easy vegan lentil lasagne recipe.

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  • 15-minute Hummus Pasta (vegan, gluten free)

    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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  • Turmeric, Carrot & Lentil Soup

    Well, I don’t know about where you live but up in Manchester, autumn has arrived with force! It came as a bit of a shock this past week, especially since I ended up in Prague on my birthday where it was 20°C and sunny, then returned to catch the edge of a hurricane. The sudden onset of wind and rain means I’m wanting hot lunches again, after a summer of salads and a few sneaky peanut butter and Marmite sandwiches. And what’s better than a delicious, flavourful turmeric, carrot and lentil soup?

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  • Curried Kale and Tofu Scramble

    Hands up if you like a savoury breakfasts? Well – this one is for you. Although, if you’re like me and prefer something sweet for breakfast then don’t panic either – just do what I do, and eat this curried kale and tofu scramble at lunch instead. 

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  • Gluten Free, Low Carb Fajitas

    Do you ever have those days where you start with something rich at breakfast, end up with something very luscious as a snack, and continue that theme on through lunch? By dinner time you’re kind of hungry, but also kind of aware that really, you don’t need a lot. That happens to me pretty often, especially at the weekend! What to do those days? Well, how about some gluten free, low carb fajitas?

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  • Healthy 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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  • Hoisin Duck and Pineapple Rice (Vegan)

    I never meant to make this dinner. I originally intended to use my mock duck to make vegan duck pancakes, but had a bit of a supermarket failure. What is a supermarket failure? It’s when you go to the supermarket and fail to get what you went there for. I went in with Chinese pancakes on my list, and left without them. Simple as that. Except, things got more complicated because I had all the ingredients for the aforementioned pancakes, and nothing else… But don’t worry, this isn’t a tale of woe and despair, it’s a tale of how I ended up with hoisin mock duck and pineapple rice and a delicious dinner instead.

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  • Homemade Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

    Yes, I know. Meatless shepherd’s pie isn’t shepherds pie BUT if I tell my mum or grandma I am making ‘shepherdess pie’ I can just picture the odd look they’ll give me. And, really, this is the pie my mum used to regularly serve for a weeknight tea. It’s got the baked beans and everything! Baked beans in shepherd’s pie seems to be relatively common among mums in England, and yet every recipe I found online neglected to add them. Perhaps I’m making some massive faux pas but… there’s beans in my vegan shepherds pie and there’s no going back now.

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