What's been happening? Well, a lot personally. Since 2017 I embarked on a new career in IT at the Houses of Parliament, moved house twice, welcomed three more babies to the family, started a personal writing blog, and wrote two novels. The first ended up being a "burner novel", as in, the book you write that… Continue reading Recipe: Sticky Udon Noodles!
A quick and easy vegan recipe, perfect for the October/fall season. Butternut squash and sweet potato soup! An autumn favourite.
Howdy! It's been ages. I've moved house, got a job, finished writing a novel that I've been working on for three years and have started to submit it to literary agents. My husband finished his plumbing course and is finishing up his apprenticeship. A lot's been happening! My eating has got much better since the… Continue reading Cashew Mac & Cheese
This isn't the first jackfruit recipe I've shared here, but I recently realised that I'm yet to share this very popular vegan dish with you. I think everyone has their own take on BBQ jackfruit, which is supposed to simulate pulled pork. I've never had actual pulled pork, even before giving up meat, but from… Continue reading BBQ Jackfruit
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!
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!
Las Iguanas is one of my favourite restaurants. They were the first mainstream eatery I went to that had a separate vegan/vegetarian menu. For those who don't know, Las Iguanas is a South American-inspired restaurant chain; they sell everything from quesadillas to fajitas, and they're roughly the same price as Nando's. The first time I… Continue reading Coconut Curry
Hi! I wasn't able to upload yesterday as I went to out to eat at Sagar Veg, an Indian vegetarian/vegan restaurant in central London. It was a great meal, but I found myself struggling in temptation when the waiter asked what drink I would like. Mango lassi has always been my weakness. It's a milkshake… Continue reading Vegan Mango Lassi
For this week's Friday Basket I'm sharing this amazing chewy cookie recipe. It's actually a modified version of this recipe from Daily Rebecca. Interestingly, I'd been searching for cookie recipes over several years, and each one either linked to, or was in some way modified from Daily Rebecca, so I guess her recipe is pretty influential… Continue reading Chewy Orange and Date Cookies! Vegan!