• Cinnamon & Carob Energy Bites

    Carob powder has frightened me for quite some time. Is it silly to be frightened of an ingredient? Probably. But I bought a carob bar that said it was like chocolate. It lied! It wasn’t! So, here’s the straight-up truth: these cinnamon & carob energy bites taste nothing like chocolate. They’re lightly spiced with cinnamon, sweetened with dates, and totally rocking that combo.

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  • Vegan, Sugar Free, Apple Muffins

    “Grab and give” is my new version of “grab and go” and these sugar-free apple muffins are perfect for just that. Why have I moved on from ‘grab and go’? Seriously, have you tried ‘just’ going anywhere with two babies?  It’s impossible! Everything is a military operation. Going out for a whole day? Practically Marine level! So that means easy, grab and give foods for me, and for the babies.

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  • Spicy Peanut Butter Vegan Stir Fry

    If a fresh meal can be cooked in about 15 hands-on minutes (or less, preferably less), it’s a winner in my book. As much as I love cooking, I love having time with my husband more. Or just sit quietly with no noise.
    Or, more realistically, having time to fold laundry and sort out the latest cloth nappy wash. That’s why I like making this spicy peanut butter sauce for an easy vegan stir fry dinner.

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  • Vegan Sugar Free Pancakes

    I’ve written before about how we enjoy “Pancake Sunday” at my house. Since the twins were born, we’ve kind of let it slide – but now that they are experimenting with food I really want it to pick it up again. Usually, my pancakes have protein powder, or at the very least some sugar – but to share breakfast with the kids, I needed to strip the pancakes back to far simpler ingredients. For the past few weeks, we’ve all sat down together and enjoyed these vegan, sugar free pancakes instead.

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  • Easy Garlicky Mashed Potato Cakes

    I’m now weaning my twins in a largely baby-led manor, but to be honest I’m not against the odd bit of purée. My daughter squeals with delight at spoonfuls of food coming in her direction and I find it very hard to deny myself those squeals. However, most of their food is baby-led and an early favourite has been these easy garlicky mashed potato cakes – perfect for when you have leftover vegetables or mashed potatoes (or both!).

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  • Homemade Peanut & Banana Healthy Muesli (vegan)

    As a quickly pour homemade muesli into a bowl these days, I have a memory, almost a distant one now, of getting up in the morning, mooching downstairs and dallying over what to have for breakfast. Labouring over vegan pancakes, drizzling over warm, runny, peanut butter or tahini. Artfully placing berries on the plate and serving it up with fresh coffee and juice for my husband and me.

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  • Layered Mango Oatmeal & Chia Pudding (gluten free, vegan)

    Hello from baby-land! It’s a busy place, but I so want to get back to sharing with you all again. This mango chia oatmeal is one that I came up with at the tail end of last summer, and I just remembered about it this week. Since it’s been so beautifully hot here in England lately, I thought it was fate, and definitely, time to share this fruity, summery vegan breakfast dish of mango chia oatmeal.

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  • 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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