• Lemon Drizzle Energy Balls (Nakd Copycat!)

    Hi my name’s Luci and I like to snack. There, I said it. If I can’t get my hands on an apple (it’s a real addiction at this point..) then I quite like Nakd bars – especially the “Crunch” ones but recently, also their new Lemon Drizzle bar. It’s like an actual lemon drizzle cake but in a bar. Made of nuts! But, they’re really hard to find (and also.. not cheap)! Ergo, I made my own lemon drizzle energy balls instead. You could easily shape them into bars if you prefer too.

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  • Love it or Hate it, it’s Marmite Porridge

    You know what they say about Marmite… you’re either going to love it, or hate it. I’m a “love it” kind of girl. I dip veggies in it. I spread it on toast, on it’s own. I spread it on toast with peanut butter. I put it into oats.

    Wait, what?

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  • The Best Jam & Peanut Butter Cupcakes

    PBJ cupcakes have arrived! I’ve been making these for nearly a year and they never fail to impress my colleagues. For some reason, I’ve not shared them with you… perhaps because chocolate seems to be so much more loved, I didn’t want to upset any one! But.. the time has come for my jam and peanut butter cupcakes to shine!

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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 andĀ 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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  • Chocolate Lava Cakes

    Hands up who likes chocolate? Come on, just a little bit! I’m always a bit of a flip-flopper on whether I love chocolate or I just like it. I sort of trained myself out of being unable to resist it a few years ago but I’m pretty glad about that. Nobody should be able to eat an entire Terry’s Chocolate Orange in one go and still be up for more. That said… I do love these chocolate lava cakes – I’ve made them a few times and they’re my ultimate quick, indulgent dessert – especially when drizzled with vegan cream!

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  • Mini Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies (gluten free , vegan)

    Last week, I really wanted some cookies. I know what started it – it wasn’t a random craving. At work there is a tin full of biscuits (similar to cookies, for the Americans among you but smaller, and usually with more of a crisp bite). The problem, as I’m sure you can imagine, was that I couldn’t have any! So there I was, 3pm, hankering for a biscuit with my decaf coffee and denied. Utter dismay! That evening I set about making my first batch of mini delights: these mini peanut butter shortbread cookies!

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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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  • Homemade Vegan Scones

    The scone: something I always think of as quintessentially British. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like a scone and jam – but I know several (myself included) who don’t like tea. However, so far all of the supermarket scones I check the ingredients of aren’t suitable for vegans. Gah! It mean that in the last couple of years, I’ve had scones about… twice. Enter: making my own vegan scones!

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  • Warming, Healthy Chestnut and Mushroom Soup

    Winter, Autumn, Spring… even Summer, it doesn’t matter what the season is in England there’s one thing you can guarantee: rain! And when there’s been nothing but rain for days, there’s something deliciously comforting about soup. This chestnut and mushroom soup is a warming and healthy alternative to other, more hearty food comforts.

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