Vegan Valentine – Beetroot Soup with Coconut Hearts

This Beetroot Soup with Coconut Hearts and Seeded Soda Bread is too good not to share with your vegan valentine! I don't really 'do' Valentine's Day - there is no card swapping or gift giving - but I do like an excuse to pretty up food and remind Mr TS just how much I...

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The Best Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake

With Valentine's Day tiptoeing towards us, and my daughter's 18th birthday falling two days before it, it is time to share this - this, my friends, is The Best Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake in the world. This fudge cake has already converted several people to veganism...

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Vegan Chocolate Orange Muffins

Vegan Chocolate Orange Muffins, light and fluffy, sumptuous and pillowy, rich and indulgent - everything we are told vegan food is not! These gorgeous double chocolate cupcakes make me gasp every time I take a batch out of the oven, I'm still amazed that vegan cakes...

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Easy Vegan Falafels – Simple Vegan Comfort Food

You can make these easy vegan falafels and bake them in the oven if you want the healthy option but I am writing this post in deepest, darkest, coldest January and I want comfort food! My falafel were shallow fried in sunflower oil and drained on a clean tea towel to...

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Vegan Bratwurst with Beer Caramelised Onions

I did it! I made the most delicious Vegan Bratwurst with Caramelised Beer Onions and Mustard... "Vegan Bratwurst?" I hear you cry, "What inspired that one?!" Well, this time last year our eldest was living in the heart of Berlin - recently crowned vegan capital of the...

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Vegan Sausage Rolls – Mini Chestnut Sausage Rolls

Right, after my last post where I cleared my head a bit (and so many of you were very lovely indeed, thank you!), it's time to roll my sleeves up and dive back in. Those of you who have been reading for a while will know that I have a bit of an addiction to all things...

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Marinated Mushrooms with Cumin Croutons and Watercress

Watercress season is in full swing here in the UK and I can't get enough of it! I love its peppery taste and its crispy crunch, it's a brilliant ingredient and a wonderful backdrop for so many dishes - it works particularly well with these marinated mushrooms topped...

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Grilled Plums with Mint Couscous and Almonds

My plum tree looks like it is actually going to produce more than one little plum this year and I'm very excited about it - I will be able to make these Grilled Plums with Mint Couscous with my own, home produced fruit! We planted a mini orchard two years ago - a...

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Avocado and Asparagus Salad with A Lemony Caper Dressing

Quick, QUICK! Grab the last of the English asparagus and make this avocado and asparagus salad! Doesn't it look pretty in these Portmeirion Crazy Daisy Tea Cups? With the crazy hot weather we've been having here in the UK this week I've been desperate to avoid too...

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30 Recipes for The Ultimate Vegetarian Barbecue

All this hot weather brings my neighbours out of hibernation and, before you know it, there is a waft of burning meat drifting over the garden wall. I like to respond by sending the delicious aromas of a vegetarian barbecue to assail their nostrils and get them...

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Rustic Somerset Cider and Apple Tart

My home is perched atop a hill in Frome, one of Somerset's finest market towns, while my boat is moored in Dorset which, as a foodie, means that I am living in one of the best parts of the world! My home base of Somerset is probably best known for cheddar cheese and...

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Wild Rice and Asparagus Salad with Lemon Thyme and Sumac

I'm whispering this in case I jinx it - but we appear to be heading into the UK late spring bank holiday weekend with the sun shining here in Somerset! This calls for salad and, as it's May, it calls for asparagus because everything needs asparagus during its short,...

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Beetroot and Millet Burgers with Dill Yoghurt

I do like a good vegan burger with a bit of substance and lots of flavour - something which will hold together in a bun rather than crumbling or squishing out all over the place - and these Beetroot and Millet Burgers do the job very well indeed! Millet is one of...

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Barley Risotto with a Spring Zing!

I'm writing this really quickly as I'm desperate to get outside into the spring sunshine which is blazing through my attic windows! It's been four long weeks since I managed to sit here long enough to share a recipe with you, mainly due to work away from my blog, and...

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Three Grain Salad with a Roasted Pepper Dressing

All this sunshine has my head spinning with summery food ideas - et voila, Three Grain Salad with a Roasted Pepper Dressing!   I love grain salads, they are filling without being bloating, tick lots of nutritional boxes and (this is the  important bit) they taste...

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