Let it be said that I am not a fan of Valentine’s day as a general rule but I am a fan of any excuse to eat decadent chocolate based treats! Not one to miss an opportunity I got busy in the kitchen today and the results are heavenly. These little delights are squidgy, rich, slightly addictive and 100% plant based. So if you fancy making sweets for your sweet this valentines day it couldn’t be easier.
The first post of 2016 better be good right? Well it is, it’s downright excellent. Let me introduce you to a superb muffin, the texture is light and moist the flavour is subtle and not too sweet. They rise well and develop a delicious crisp crumb, oh and they are 100% vegan.
This delicious veggie packed version of minestrone soup is just what you need to ward off the inevitable seasonal colds. Its 100% vegan, packed with flavour and a breeze to make.
These delicious Nutella and Banana Pinwheels will disappear in a flash so its lucky they are quick and easy to make! ‘Mmmlicious…
Practicing the ‘art of moderation’ means enjoying a wide range of foods; if you find yourself stuck in a bit of a food rut shake things up with some new flavours, textures or even foods you have never tried before. Need inspiration? check out this recipe for ‘Chipotle Pearl Barley Salad’, it is packed with flavour and a whole lot of veggies too. It can be eaten warm or cold and makes a great lunchbox filler so there really is no excuse not to give it a try!
This delicious homemade granola is packed with tasty tropical fruits alongside some hearty oats, nuts and seeds. It makes a great breakfast served with yoghurt and berries or simply with milk. If you are trying to reduce your sugar intake look for unsweetened dried fruits, this recipe will work with pretty much any fruits so you can make it to your taste.
I am constantly in search of tasty wholesome snacks to eat on the go and in a world of pre packaged convenience food I am too often disappointed. I almost always end up buying a cereal bar to curb my sugar cravings and with the hope it will fill me up more than chocolate. The problem here is the processed cereal bar is likely to be made with additives, preservatives and a little bit more sugar than I had bargained for so I somehow feel a bit cheated. The answer to my snacking dilemma? Make some!
Cookies are the king of the biscuits but don’t get stuck in the ‘chocolate chip rut’ these little delights include less chocolate than average but don’t skimp on flavour. Cranberries and dark chocolate are a match made in cookie heaven; this recipe is quick, easy and yields about 20.
My love of sweet carbohydrates is boundless and scones can be the perfect marriage of sweet and satisfying but they often come loaded with more energy than you might need in a snack. Well not anymore!
This recipe is super quick, yields about 12 small scones and uses far less sugar and butter than many conventional recipes. I will admit that it won’t replace the traditional oven baked scone in an afternoon tea but it is certainly a delightful little snack which will give you a quick carb boost and satisfy sweet cravings quickly, so why not give them a go?
Oats are an excellent source of slow burning energy. They keep you feeling full for longer and satisfy your hunger if you are craving carbohydrates. So why not try these delicious oaty pancakes for a lazy weekend breakfast or to set yourself up for a busy day? They go perfectly with deliciously ripe avocado or just as well with crispy bacon!