• Vegan Cheesecake
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    Vegan Tia Maria & Vanilla Cheesecake

    I’ve been wanting to make a Bailey’s cheesecake for quite a long time now, I’ve even bought the ingredients a few times but still not managed to put them together before drinking the baileys… so I decided that this year I would finally do it. Only this year I’m in a relationship with a lovely man, and he’s vegan. Well, I can’t very well make a cheesecake he can’t eat now can I? So I did some research and modified my recipe to make it vegan – who knew you could make a vegan cheesecake? I must admit I’ve been wonderfully surprised at all the foods you can make vegan…

  • Perfectly Festive Vegan Gingerbread
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    Perfectly Festive Vegan Gingerbread

    I love a bit of festive baking, and one of my all time favourites has got to be this vegan gingerbread. It’s the perfect mix of cake, biscuit, spice, and comfort. Although in our house the gingerbread recipe only really comes out at this time of year, it could easily be utilised all year round, and could be a great one for birthdays or other parties. One of the reasons I love this recipe, apart from the fact that it tastes great, is that it’s so quick and easy to do. There’s not faffing with hard to find ingredients, and it only takes around 30 minutes in total from start…

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    Pickles… an experiment

    This has been a fun one. Pickles are pretty yummy right, and I’ve never pickled anything before, so I thought I’d give it a go this year seeing as we had some surplus veg, and jalapenos! So I tried out a couple of different pickling ‘recipes’, and I think I’ve discovered two that I like… and one that I’m not so sure on. Pickling is a great way to make your food go a bit further, especially if you’ve got surplus veg hanging around that you think might go bad before you can get to it. It’s also a great way of mixing up flavours and adding a little variety…

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    Spicy Veg Chinese Fried Rice

    We all love rice from the Chinese take-away, even though we know it’s full of MSG, has almost zero nutritional value, and comes in those awful plastic or tin containers. It’s a guilty pleasure of mine, and a staple with almost any order, and I’ve failed many times to make a decent homemade version… until today. Today I have created a beautiful, homemade, Chinese style fried rice that’s both healthy and delicious. This breakthrough came after a recipe search done because I couldn’t think of anything to make for dinner. I stumbled upon a whole host of fried rice recipes, and after reading through a few of them, had both…

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    Monster Cookies

    I, like most of the rest of the world, love a sweet treat. And cookies are right up there as one of my all time favourites. Seeing as it’s nearly Christmas, and I had a day off work, I decided to make some Monster Cookies, which for those of you that don’t know, are super amazing soft cookies with choc chips and M&M’s in! Sound good? That’s cause they are!  And so you can enjoy them too I thought I’d share the recipe here. They’re pretty quick and easy to make. Fifteen minutes to make the cookie dough, then somewhere between 7 – 10 mins in the oven to cook…

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    How To Make The Perfect Homemade Sloe Gin

    Last year I wanted to make some sloe gin, but I couldn’t seem to find any sloes anywhere and no one I asked knew where I could find any… which was pretty silly because I live in the countryside. Anyway, I found some in the end, but they were pretty small and inaccessible and I didn’t get very many. I still ginned them, and came out with two bottles of sloe gin, plus a bottle of damson gin because I accidentally picked some damsons thinking they were sloes. Surprisingly the damson is actually really nice! So if you’re anywhere near any damsons next year, definitely make sure you get some. …

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    Veggie Chilli

    One of my favourite yummy foods is a good veggie chilli. It’s fairly simple to make, super tasty, and great for both a night in on your own or a dinner party with some friends.  I absolutely pack my chilli with vegetables, which in my humble opinion makes it far, far nicer than one simply made with meat, as all the flavours from the different veg seep into each other during the cooking. It also makes it super healthy, and far more sustainable and environmentally friendly…  Ingredients: – Coconut Oil – 1 Brown Onion – 3 Cloves Garlic – 2 Carrots – 1 Aubergine – 2 Bell Peppers (I used…

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    Thai Green Curry

    One of my favourite foods of all time is Thai Green Curry, there’s something about the combination of flavours, plus that bit of heat, that I just find absolutely lovely.  But I am constantly disappointed by the quality of the pre-prepared green curry pastes that you can buy, they are so hit and miss! So after trying one or two and finding myself less than impressed I gave up, in favour of one day making my own paste – something that is often shied away from due to it being rather a difficult thing to do! Last week I decided to finally try this challenge and make a Thai Green…

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    Very Veggie Medley

    Today I made one of my favourite meals, something I’ve been making different variations of for years, and which doesn’t really have a name; hence ‘Very Veggie Medley’. It’s one of those wonderful recipes where you can chop and change the ingredients and herbs/spices to suit your mood, or whats in your fridge. It’s quick and easy, probably taking about 45 minutes to prepare and cook, it’s super healthy, and it tastes really really good!  Ingredients: – 1 Aubergine – 1 Leek – 1 Courgette – 1 Onion – 1 Bell Pepper  – A couple of cloves of Garlic – Salt – Pepper – Bouillon – Paprika – Water To…