It’s week 2! As I explained in my post on why everyone should watch Bake Off’s vegan episode , it’s a common misconception that cake has to have butter and eggs to make it work. This is not true! So I’ve scoured the internet to find recipes that get as close as possible to each of the remaining contestants’ cake creations, to help you make cruelty-free versions of whatever you fancy from this week’s episode.… Read more
As you saw from my recent post, I am very excited that Bake Off will feature a vegan episode this year! However, I’m a strong believer that pretty much everything has a vegan equivalent out there. So I’m using this year’s Great British Bake Off as a challenge. I’m going to try to source or suggest vegan alternatives to most of the recipes the bakers make each week.… Read more
Why The Great British Bake Off’s vegan episode is great news for everyone, even non-vegans.
I’m not the only one who was happy to hear that Channel 4 and Love Productions’ series The Great British Bake Off will feature a completely plant-based week in its upcoming series. Vegans everywhere are feeling a little bit more included in a world where, frankly, you can be looked on as a bit extreme or weird.… Read more
A good few years ago some friends invited us over for lunch and made this incredible “squashed” sandwich, filled with layers of meat and vegetables, and I’ve been thinking for a while that I should try to veganise it. It’s traditionally called a Hunter’s Sandwich because it was taken out by people on hunts but that’s about as un-vegan as you can get so I’m naming mine a “Rambler’s Sandwich”.… Read more
Since having children, I’ve found that in order to stop everything spiralling into disarray, I have to be really disciplined with planning ahead, particularly when it comes to mealtimes. If I just bought a load of stuff from the supermarket willy-nilly I’d probably be stuck for ideas most days, and would also create a hell of a lot more waste than we currently do (although baby-led weaning does mean that a LOT of food ends up in the food bin or on the floor…perhaps time to invest in a composter, although placing a toddler underneath the high chair helps too).… Read more
Ah, the pinwheel. A relatively new phenomenon in my life, but they seem to be a bit of a trend at the moment. Essentially they’re just sheets of puff pastry, topped with whatever filling you fancy, rolled up and cut into slices – so the possibilities are endless!
I’ve been making a lot of savoury ones recently, mainly inspired by the lovely Amy Chin (aka Postnatal Plant Power) – she seems to have a knack of creating pinwheels with flavours I LOVE and I even managed to get The Little Food Critic eating mushrooms so let’s all take a moment to thank Amy for that little miracle.… Read more
I seem to be posting a lot of recipes at the moment that can double as breakfast and dessert, because who doesn’t love something that goes as well with custard or ice cream as it does with your morning cereal? The great thing about a lot of my vegan recipes is that they’re also refined sugar-free, which means they can also be guilt-free at any time of day and enjoyed by the whole family.… Read more
We’re big fans of pancakes in this house. My husband prefers them savoury but the rest of us like a fruity breakfast pancake (or my yummy chocolate pancakes for a proper treat).
The best thing about pancakes is it’s really easy to adapt them to make them different flavours, and, generally speaking, they’re pretty healthy too.… Read more
I’ve been meaning to try chickpea tuna (or “chuna” as I’m told it’s called) for ages now and have been deliberating over which recipe to try. There are so many online and lots of them are actually fairly complicated and need lots of ingredients. So I decided to make my own simplified version, and it was delicious!… Read more
It’s fairly rare in our house that bananas go uneaten long enough to be really really ripe, but if you can keep your family’s hands off them, using up ripe bananas in this delicious gooey banana bread is the way to go. It also makes the house smell amazing AND it’s healthy to boot!… Read more