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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Reducing Food Waste at Home

You may remember that I have partnered up with FoodSaver Fresh to test out their system over a prolonged period of time rather than an "I tried it once and it's Fab' review which is no use to anyone quite frankly. I've written two posts already a 'First Impressions'...

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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 Christmas Hamper – A Box of Delights!

"Ohhh..." they say, shaking their heads and looking sympathetic "I couldn't be vegan at Christmas, you'll be missing out on so much!" and I admit I did have a little worry at the back of my mind. How would I cope without all my traditional Christmas baking (I've done...

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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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