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
Somehow, 2017 has left us. Both personally and globally, it was a whirlwind of a year. Sometimes New Years can be a depressing time as we look back at what we wanted to achieve in the January before and realise that many of those dreams remained unrealised, but actually, a new year is a great… Continue reading Happy New Year!
I did a bit of shopping this week, some of it online, and was able to find a few vegan snack bargains. I suppose being able to indulge is a luxury that a lot of people miss when they go vegan, because snacks and sweets either don't taste very good, or are too hard to… Continue reading Friday Basket: Vegan Chocolate
So this is where things took a bad turn in my diet, and I began snacking more extensively during the day. I only took one photo of the type of things I ate, because at the time I knew that I wanted to overcome the habit, and I wanted photo evidence to look back on in… Continue reading What have I been eating? September-October 2017
July-August was a pretty good time for me diet-wise. This was during massage college days, so I had to travel to central London three days a week during rush hour. Our classroom/parlour was hot, so at one point I was drinking 3 litres of water a day. For breakfast, I either had a sandwich from… Continue reading What have I been eating? July-August 2017
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
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!
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