So I recently discovered that Pret A Manger sells these amazing praline cookies. They're soft and chewy, and when you bite into them there's a chocolate/hazelnut filling. Unfortunately they're not vegan, so after buying a few I decided the only way to get my fix of filled cookies is to make my own. This is… Continue reading Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
I'm finally getting round to doing this recipe because many, many people have asked me for it over the years. It debuted at a church potluck years ago and since then everyone has wanted me to make it for them, or share the recipe. I used to make this with cashew cheese, but found that… Continue reading Vegan Lasagna with Sweet Potato “Cheese” Sauce
I'm back! Wednesday 26th July was my final day of massage college. After six theory exams and three practicals, loss of sleep and time (and a very poor eating pattern), I'm finally a qualified massage therapist. I can do Swedish massage, hot stones, aromatherapy, Indian head, spa treatments and Hopi ear candling, so I guess… Continue reading Saag Aloo Recipes: Saag made with sweet potato!
Since my first mango lassi recipe I've discovered mango pulp to amend it, and this discovery has done so much for my general baking. Mango pulp is addictive, and is (in my experience) the best way to use mango in a recipe that requires it. After making a mango cheesecake, I had loads of the… Continue reading Vegan Mango Pulp Cookies
Every year my husband and I watch Great British Bake Off. It's fantastic entertainment and a great way to get new recipe ideas. I also watch Masterchef (with the occasional glance towards the US version, even if it is a little too dramatic) for the same reason. Rarely do the contestants make vegan or vegetarian… Continue reading Vegan Chai Tea Cake Recipe
I've mentioned here previously that I make vegan cheesecakes, but I don't upload them as often as I should. I'd like to make my Instagram more representative of the various vegan desserts I make, my problem is eating the creations before taking pictures of them! Anyway, here's a flavour of the cheesecakes I've done. They… Continue reading Cheesecake Gallery
I've expressed my love for Las Iguanas on here previously, and how it opened me up to a host of Latin-American inspired food, so much that I've re-created my own coconut curry based on their menu. Las Iguanas isn't the only restaurant like this that I've been to: Chiquitos is always good fun, albeit not… Continue reading Friday Basket Restaurant Review: Cabana
I've been expanding my dessert menu to offer more than vegan cheesecakes simply because cheesecakes aren't always practical. Especially now with the hot weather, they defrost very easily and have to be chilled. On Thursday I made some orange and mango melt-in-the-middle muffins, which are still in the testing stage. However out of this trial… Continue reading Friday Basket: Quick and Easy Vanilla Muffins (Vegan)
Hi again, It's been about two weeks since I've uploaded on here which is dreadful! So many recipes, so little time. I began a 12-week intensive massage therapy course with Champneys Beauty College and my schedule overlaps on my blog-uploading days. So for now, so that I can manage, I'm changing the old schedule (Sunday,… Continue reading Mango Passionfruit Cheesecake Day!/Life Update/Some Advice
During Autumn/Winter, I make a lot of vegetable pies. Cottage pies are my favourite, and I have loads of savoury pie recipes that I look forward to sharing with you when it's more seasonal, however, the UK weather has taken an erratic turn, and what was once a steady assent to warmth and humidity has… Continue reading Friday Basket: Vegetable Pies!