Veganuary Back to Work: Day 4

Hello! Hope you have been enjoying the menus so far! Today’s menu looks like this: Coconut rice is a recent obsession of mine. It’s so ridiculously creamy and because of the savoury addition of lightly fried onions it is well-balanced and not too sweet. It really doesn’t need anything other than your favourite stir-fried vegetables with…

Veganuary Back to Work: Day 3

So breakfast today is fresh fruit which always tastes so nice in the morning! I’ve got a massive sweet tooth so I love this as an alternative to toast or cereal. I have very naughtily added Alpro chocolate soya milk because it is just f***ing delicious and that’s all there is to it. Tonight’s dinner…

Veganuary Back to Work: Day 2

Hello! I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s menu! Here is a reminder of today’s: Avocado toast has got to be my all-time favourite go-to breakfast. Just peel, chop and put the slices of avocado on warm (vegan)buttered toast, mash gently with a fork and season with a little salt and pepper. It’s magic! I have been…

Veganuary: Back to Work Day 1!

So if you read yesterday’s post you will have hopefully prepped and enjoyed a good vegan breakfast and lunch! Now to dinner – Yasai Chilli Men. I’m a massive fan of Wagamama’s so this is totally pinched from their old menu! It’s spicy but you can adjust to your own tastes! The photo below is…

Veganuary: Kick Off!

Happy New Year! If you are trying Veganuary this year, or just wanting to eat a more plant-based diet, you might be dreading the back-to-work-what-the-hell-do-I-eat-now dilemma! You’ve come to the right place! There was a little story circulating recently that on average vegans spend, like, hundreds of pounds more on their food each month. That,…

Vegan Ferrero Rocher Chocolates

Uh yeah. Ok they aren’t round cos ain’t nobody got time for that. But tell me you care when you have a crisp chocolate outer encrusted with hazelnuts filled with a Nutella-style creamy inside. Recipe INGREDIENTS: 150g dark chocolate 1 cup blanched hazelnuts (+ 2 tbsp extra, finely chopped or roughly processed) 2 tbsp cocoa…

Super Quick Vegan Curried Chickpeas

If you’ve been as obsessed as I have with the wonderment that is aquafaba (the water from canned beans) then it is entirely possible that you have been stockpiling chickpeas. Not just me is it? Regardless, if you want a very quick and nutritious spicy dinner, this is for you! I served this with some plain…

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

These are super-ridiculously easy to make! It’s worth investing in those mini silicone cupcake cases which, incidentally, would be rubbish for cupcakes but GREAT for chocolate!  Mine are about 5cm across at the widest point and were just perfect for this recipe. One great thing about this recipe is that it’s so cheap to make…

Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake

I’ve got a real thing for all things lemony and it’s just so good in cake! This recipe really reminds me of the ‘Mr Kipling’ individually wrapped lemon slices that I used to love as a kid. But better. And no nasties of course! Recipe: INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup sunflower oil 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp…

Vegan French Strawberry Tart

Vegan creme patissiere – nailed it! A fairly innocent-looking strawberry tart lining the shelves of many a French patisserie is annoyingly filled with an egg yolk-based creme patissiere and I had never given much thought to veganising this but when my dad requested a fruit tart for a dessert at his birthday party at the…

Vegan PINK Beetroot Burgers!

Hey! Happy New Year! Today I was thinking of a way to use up some beetroot I had in the fridge so I thought I would make burgers – thinking that the beet would give them an interesting colour (and I vaguely remember a vegan burger recipe using beetroot). Oh my goodness they came out…

Which Cruelty-Free Vegan Shampoo?

I’m often noticing this question recurring on the vegan Facebook groups I’m part of: which is the best cruelty-free/vegan shampoo available? There are a lot out there and I’ve tried a lot of them over the years because, as someone with quite dry long hair, it is difficult to find a shampoo that is ‘perfect’….