Ferrero Rocher but not really

It's chocolate sweet potato mochi with hazelnuts and more chocolate. It sounds weird, but you can't tell it's sweet potato, so it's pretty good. Makes: 28 Preparation time: 45 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1 sweet potato, peeled (about 250g) 2 tbsp cacao power 2 tbsp maple syrup 4 tbsp water 125g glutinous rice... Continue Reading →

Dumplings recipe

I've wanted to make dumplings for so long, but I've been too lazy to make a stew. So I decided to just make them anyway, and even eating them by themselves fixed my craving! Makes: 12-14 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 4 minutes Ingredients 200g self raising flour 100g vegan butter 2 tsp dried... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin carving! 🎃

It's been years since we last carved pumpkins, but maybe it will become a tradition now we're in our own place. We've carved them a bit too early for them to last until Halloween, but as my partner rightly says, they'll look a lot spookier if we keep them on display when they're decaying! I've... Continue Reading →

Chunky veg and tofu soup recipe

It becomes a very lazy and easy meal if you put minimal effort into cutting up veg, and that's what this is: chunky veg = lazy and easy! Serves: 4-6Preparation time: 20 minutesCooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 tsp oil 1 onion, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 10 baby potatoes, halved 1l vegetable stock... Continue Reading →

Black bean burgers recipe | 2 ways

I do like a good burger. This did leave quite a few bowls and pans for washing up (but lucky for me, it's my partner's job to wash up!). Makes: 4 of eachPreparation time: 30 minutesCooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes Ingredients 200g black beans, rinsed 50g quinoa, rinsed 1 sweet potato, peeled and roughly... Continue Reading →

Vegan meringue kisses recipe

It's quite common to use aquafaba to make meringue so I wanted to give it a go. I've been putting it off due to the long cooking time. But, it's so worth it! Makes: 1 tray full (sorry, I didn't count!) Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour (plus 1 hour 30mins cooling time)... Continue Reading →

Meet my front garden 🌼

We'd just cleared leaves from the front after the windy weather we've been having led to quite a collection to pile there, and I wanted to take some photos to share the plants we've started growing. We planted these planters a little bit after moving in and they've certainly flourished. The back planters have 3... Continue Reading →

Courgette pesto recipe

We've had lots of courgettes in the garden, and so I wanted to try adding them to pesto for something different. Serves: 2 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 12 minutes Ingredients 450g courgette, roughly chopped 1 tbsp oil 150g pasta 50g broad beans 75g green beans, roughly chopped 10g basil 100g cashew nuts 2... Continue Reading →

Chickpea cakes recipe | 2 ways

These were something easy to make with the plentiful supply of chickpeas we have. We just had these as a snack but they could go nicely as a side too. Makes: 8 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients 400g can chickpeas, rinsed 50g breadcrumbs 50g tomatoes, finely chopped 1 tsp miso paste... Continue Reading →

Sun-dried tomato panini

Making use of my 3-way toastie, waffle and panini maker, I decided to have a classic sun-dried tomato panini. Serves: 1 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 4 minutes Ingredients oil 1 ciabatta bun 4 tbsp cashew cheese sauce 3-4 sun-dried tomatoes a handful of lettuce a few coriander leaves Instructions Lightly oil a panini... Continue Reading →

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