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Veganising Nigella: The Spruced Up Vanilla Cake

Veganising Nigella: The Spruced Up Vanilla Cake

…also known as Drop Dead Gorgeous Yogurt Cake in this house! This beautiful Christmassy-looking cake is inspired by Nigella Lawson’s original recipe, which is available on Nigella.com or found in her book, the magical Nigella Christmas. It’s the ideal cake for those of you who […]

Yes They’re Vegan: Best Ever Chocolate Cupcakes With Fudge Frosting

Yes They’re Vegan: Best Ever Chocolate Cupcakes With Fudge Frosting

These are only a slightly altered version of my Very Vanilla Cupcakes, but they are so yummy I really thought they deserved their own post. I’ve mentioned my daughter’s love of chocolate many times before – these cupcakes are almost always the first thing she […]

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Waffles + Quick Chocolate Sauce

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Waffles + Quick Chocolate Sauce

Probably the last of the pumpkin recipes for this year, I give you a sweet-toothed vegan’s champion breakfast – pumpkin spice waffles and a bonus chocolate sauce! Waffles are still a novelty in this house; I make pancakes a lot for special family breakfasts (that […]

Sweet + Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Sweet + Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I’m always gobsmacked when people throw away the seeds from pumpkins (or any squash). So this is just a quick post and not really a recipe; just a suggestion for all those seeds you may be left with after carving your pumpkins! All you have to […]

Pumpkin Pie With A Pecan Crust

Pumpkin Pie With A Pecan Crust

It’s that silly time of the year again when I start going a bit nuts for all things pumpkin, which we all know tastes of virtually nothing until we add those lovely spices and a pint of syrup – and we’ll overlook the fact that […]

Fast’n’Fresh Supergreens Soup

Fast’n’Fresh Supergreens Soup

This post feels entirely appropriate as Honey woke up with a raging bout of tonsillitis this morning. She’s not the most gracious patient at any time, but as her birthday is tomorrow she’s frankly outraged. Fortunately for me, her go-to ‘poorly lunch’ is soup, and […]

Blueberry Crunch Slice

Blueberry Crunch Slice

My little girl started back at school this week and I’m full of mixed emotions about this. On the one hand I appreciate having time to myself to ‘get things done’ but I also miss having my cute little jumping bean at my side! She […]

Grasshopper Ice-Cream Pie (Vegan)

Grasshopper Ice-Cream Pie (Vegan)

How’s your summer going? Has it been hot enough for you? I wasn’t around for The Famous Summer Of 1976 so I can’t recall a summer quite like this year’s other than 1995, which I remember reasonably well as my poor mother was very pregnant […]

Bajan Coconut Sweet Bread

Bajan Coconut Sweet Bread

The summer holidays are almost here and we couldn’t be more excited! We had such an enjoyable break last year and we are looking forward to lots more family fun times this year, too – the highlight being a holiday in beautiful west Wales, in […]

Eat-All-Week Caribbean Rice & Peas

Eat-All-Week Caribbean Rice & Peas

I can eat this by the bucketload. Rice and Peas is a traditional dish in countless regions, but most people tend to think of the gorgeous Caribbean islands where it is a staple food and routinely served up as a side dish to pretty much […]

Cheat’s Portuguese-Inspired Custard Swirls

Cheat’s Portuguese-Inspired Custard Swirls

I’m almost embarrassed to share this, as it isn’t really a recipe at all. Created in the spirit of Eurovision – this year held in Lisbon and on the tellybox tonight – this is a thrifty three-ingredient, no-effort and strictly tongue-in-cheek homage to the famous […]

Cardamom & Vanilla Scones With Lemon Curd

Cardamom & Vanilla Scones With Lemon Curd

What pops into your head when you think about traditional English baked goods? I immediately think of Victoria sponge, closely followed by sticky toffee pudding, shortbread and scones! Scones oozing with jam and cream is the version we all know but I’ve really enjoyed playing […]