Quorn “Shepherds” Pie

Note to self, I really need to up my game with food photography! Everywhere always says to use natural light when taking photos… the thing is I mainly do my cooking at night so that is not always possible. Oh well! So this week is British Pie Week, did you know that? Apparently “British Pie…

Banana Bread (vegan and gluten free)

What do you do when you have overripe bananas? Bake banana bread of course. It is such a great smell when you bake banana bread… the mixture of banana and cinnamon is wonderful. Normally this would not take too long, but I was baking in between us trying to fix a burst water pipe and…

Sweet Potato Bean Chilli with Cornbread

I have really enjoyed this morning. Got the kids to nursery/ school in the snow, made it back home and then decided what I was making and had a morning of cooking… all in the warmth of my kitchen while it lightly snowed outside. This morning I felt I wanted something warming so looked at…

Vegan Trinidadian Sunday lunch… but its not Sunday!

Today is definitely a day for staying indoors and writing… the only thing is that I want to eat this meal all over again!!! Now the question is, does a Sunday lunch have to be cooked and eaten ONLY on a Sunday?!?! I was looking online for something to make and came across a picture…

Leek, Mushroom and Potato pie

Oh my where has the time gone. Last week was half term holiday so I got nothing done, and now it is already Thursday and it seems I have also done nothing this week… but I really have! I have been doing lots of cooking, and trialing new recipes, so I’ve got a few dishes…

Valentine’s Day Heart cookies…. vegan and gluten free!

Happy Valentines Day everyone! Might be a little late in the day to send this, but its Valentines still 🙂 Charlie had his school Valentines cake sale last week, and I wanted to do something appropriately themed and also vegan and gluten free, and without any nuts as school policy… tall order!!! I started looking…

Blueberry and Banana Vegan and Gluten Free Pancakes

I always remember as a child when my mom made pancakes, they were always prefect… how?!?! She would always make a big batch and then freeze some which were so easy to defrost and have at any time… maybe that is where I get my tendency to always cook more than needed for any meal…

Reflections on My Year Being Dairy, Meat and Gluten Free

Re sharing an article I wrote for CelebritySlimBlog, which is on their website. If you have any questions please add them into below comments. I found it was much easier than I had initially thought, and I felt really great… Where has the last year gone? On 9th January 2017, I began my journey to be…

Apple and Blackberry crumble

This recipe write up will be short and sweet, but still delicious and so easy to have in the fridge for a few evenings to give yourself a nice pudding and remove the temptation for anything naughtier! Traditionally the crumble topping is baked in the oven over its fruit filling, but I have simplified things…

Vegan Basil Pesto with Edamame Spaghetti

Pesto and pasta is one of the quickest dinners to knock together, and is always an enjoyable meal. However it is not always an available option to use a store bought bottle of pesto if you are vegan or nut free. However saying nut free is something I questioned before writing it. Hubby has a…