Kiddie Friendly Sweetcorn Fingers…

Or quenelles…. stars…. any shape really that means your kids will be interested in trying them… because that is often the hardest part! These were really easy to make, maybe because I had company in the kitchen helping me out, and tasted great. We ate ours on a day out with lots of bits and…

Veggie Pad Thai (Nut free, Vegan and Gluten Free)

Now I know this is not the traditional Pad Thai recipe, but what I liked most about making this recipe was that it was easy to make, it tasted great and I just loved how beautiful all the colours were in my bowl. I don’t normally make Thai foods as they generally include peanuts which…

Fully-loaded Mexican Burrito Bowl (vegan and gluten-free)

Not sure about you, but I have always found there is something wonderful about seeing a perfectly laid out bowl of food, and that’s what I tried to do with this “naked” burrito dish. Don’t get me wrong, I love the traditional burrito wrapped up in paper/foil that you unwrap as you bite down into…

Orange Polenta Cake (Gluten free and Vegan)

I am always looking to find new cake recipes that are both gluten free and vegan. I have tried this recipe a few times and it keeps getting better with each bake. I love its bright yellow colour and really enjoy eating it with some dairy free yogurt, to add a little extra to each…

Mushroom & Bean Chilli

Hello!!!!! Welcome back to my blog… sorry I have been away for so long, it feels like forever since I have posted anything! We’ve just moved home… well when I say “just” it has been four weeks already. In between all the packing and preparing to move, and then the actual move, and unpacking… there…

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…

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…