Vegetarian and Vegan Family Life

Recipes and Tales from my Kitchen in Somerset and my Galley off the Jurassic Coast

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Easy Vegan Roast Potato Curry

Curry in all its guises is my favourite fall back recipe when I'm hungry and tired but I want something filling and tasty. When people tell me how hard being vegan is and ask me what on earth we eat and isn't it all just really expensive and time consuming? I answer...

Vegan Lemon Cupcakes

My vegan lemon cupcakes are topped with a zesty lemon glace icing and sprinkled with pretty pastel sugar confetti. They can be rustled up in no time for that last minute bake sale at school, children's parties or for afternoon tea in the garden - Earl Grey with a...

Chocolate Tiffin – Easy No Bake Vegan Fridge Cake

Chocolate Tiffin has been my go to recipe for after school treats for more years than I care to remember. As long as I have chocolate, biscuits, butter and syrup in my store cupboard I know I can make it in no time and that it will bring smiles to the faces of my...

Peanut Butter Tofu with Sweet Chilli and Soy

Ahhh...peanut butter tofu...this is one of my weekly go to recipes. It packs a real flavour punch without the need for hours of marinating, it only uses 4 ingredients and it's perfect on top of a quick stir fry. If you are looking for easy tofu recipes this is one of...

No Bake Chocolate Tart Recipe – An Easy Vegan Dessert

This easy no bake chocolate tart is totally vegan, super simple and doesn't contain anything which can't be bought in a supermarket. It's also scrumptious, utterly beautiful and will melt the heart of your special person this Valentine's Day!  Will you just look...

Vegan Alfredo Sauce with Tagliatelle

This simple vegan Alfredo sauce is super creamy and wraps thick ribbons of tagliatelle in a delicious savoury coat. Vegan Alfredo sauce is usually made with cashew cream but I've had a few requests via my Facebook page for more economical vegan food so, today, I am...

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Simple Fabric Wreath for Spring

We're in that mad space twixt winter and spring when the weather can change in a blink and I am forever going out in The Wrong Clothes. Sailing is currently a very blustery experience indeed and I am longing for long, lazy days in the sunshine just drifting along and...

How to Make a Garden Notebook

One Sunday afternoon, just before Easter, I spent a very happy couple of hours crafting in Cardiff's lovely Chapter Arts Centre with Hillary's Blinds and The Crafty Hen. Using fabric supplied by Hillary's I made a lovely little spool bird and a fabulous reusable...

How To Make Paper Roses

Easy Paper Roses for your love or for you! Today is my daughter's fifteenth birthday, I brought her home on 14th February 2000 so it seems very appropriate that most of us are going to see her perform in Romeo and Juliet this evening - my Valentine's baby! In her...

Driftwood Craft – Noughts and Crosses

We spend a lot of time on Chesil Beach and it is a brilliant place for driftwood and pebble collectors like us. The driftwood we find is bleached and smooth and comes in all shapes and sizes. We wonder where it came from and how far it has travelled to reach us and we...

A Small Selection of Travels and Trips. Read More Adventure Stories Here.

Compton Acres Gardens, Poole

It's English Tourism Week here in the UK so I thought it would be a nice idea to have a go at being a tourist in my own neck of the woods. I have two 'homes', one in the fabulous market town of Frome in Somerset and the other floating in Poole Harbour. Our love of...

Sailing Life – Studland, Swimming and My Kitchen on Board!

Today I'm sharing a bit of our sailing life, which I haven't done here for AGES and, oooh, exciting things are afoot! We were chitter chattering over a glass or two of chilled white a few weeks ago and the upshot was that we have decided the time has come to sell our...

Food Lovers Visit Dorset

Living where Somerset meets both Dorset and Wiltshire means that I am spoilt for choice with local food producers, farmer's markets and - of course - Frome's own utterly fabulous monthly Independent Market. I love knowing exactly where my food comes from, and try to...

Cruising on Island Princess – Sea Days and Surprises

When I told people that Mr TS and I were going on a cruise they raised their eyebrows while looking me up and down and doing that thing people do with their mouths which says ‘You?! Are you sure?!’ without any words actually coming out. So – did we enjoy it? Yes, we did and this is why!

About Me

Hello! I'm Chris, vegan lover of life, wordsmith, storyteller, picture taker, mum to four. Welcome to Thinly Spread where I share recipes, kitchen stories, travels, adventures and family warmth from our home in deepest Somerset and our boat in Poole.

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