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.
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!
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!
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