Tag: Make it Vegan!

Cioccolata Densa (Super-thick Italian Hot Chocolate)

Cioccolata Densa (Super-thick Italian Hot Chocolate)

I’ve been on something of an obsessive mission to make good, proper hot chocolate ever since I unwittingly ordered the BEST hot chocolate I have ever had in my life while on holiday in Paris. This mind-bogglingly good stuff came in a silver pot and […]

Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Every August, I start monitoring the blackberry bushes on the south London common near our home. They surround – conveniently – the paths to the park and duck pond, standard places my daughter likes to frequent. As soon as the blackberries look plump and juicy […]

South Beach Shortbread

South Beach Shortbread

There’s a little story behind these biscuits. When I was an energetic 19-year old, a group of friends and I frequently followed our favourite band around for weeks on end, mostly up and down the UK, from Aberdeen to St Austell and everywhere in between. […]

Vegan Cawl (Welsh stew) with herby dumplings

Vegan Cawl (Welsh stew) with herby dumplings

Cawl is technically Welsh for soup, but it has evolved to become the catch-all term for any casserole, stew or broth. (If you’re unsure how to pronounce it, try saying Cowell – as in Simon Cowell – but without the ‘e’ sound. That’ll do.) I […]

Zesty Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookies

Zesty Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are lovely. They are crunchy, but also have a melt-in-the-mouth, ultra light – almost powdery – texture. The flavours and orangey aroma are distinctly Christmassy, but as I am such a great fan of cranberry and white chocolate – a pairing made in […]

Mexican Pie (“Tamale Pie”)

Mexican Pie (“Tamale Pie”)

I adore Mexican food. Its sheer, happy simplicity and choice of vegetarian options including chillies, cheese dishes and salsas simply fill my heart with joy! Whether you like your food mind-blowingly hot or comfortingly mild, the colours of the rainbow shine through the dishes, from […]