Tag: <span>vegan</span>

10 Things You Need To Know If You Are New To Being Vegan

10 Things You Need To Know If You Are New To Being Vegan

Being vegan (and gluten-free) can be a challenge!!! I’ve been there. At first it’s just trying to get your head around what vegan means and then it’s working out what you can eat and how you live!!! Here are 10 Things You Need To Know […]

Cauliflower, Almond and Nutmeg Soup

Cauliflower, Almond and Nutmeg Soup

Cauliflower, Almond and Nutmeg Soup brings together three wonderful flavours that work so well together. I adore this gluten-free, vegan winter soup. It just makes sense! Rich, warming, smooth and full of winter goodness. Perfect for lunch, dinner and even fancy enough for a dinner […]

January Seasonal Produce Roundup

January Seasonal Produce Roundup

Happy New Year!!! Winter, new year and the cold is really setting in. Enjoy the seasonal produce and the rewards of the stored and preserved produce. January Seasonal Produce is perhaps at its lowest ebb in winter. But, do not despair! There are still some […]

New Year Cocktail Ideas

New Year Cocktail Ideas

It is almost 2020 and we’re hosting friends this year. Obvs it’s the New Year party of the year! One of the things that I know will go with a BIG BANG are cocktails! So, I bring you New Year Cocktail Ideas that are quick, […]

Chilli Sin Carne

Chilli Sin Carne

Gluten free, vegan Chilli Sin Carne can be as ‘hot’ as you dare. When I was at university we were regularly served ‘Vegetable Con Carne’ which was vegetarian – there was a misunderstanding of the Spanish language there – but we knew what it meant. […]

Cranberry Mojito

Cranberry Mojito

Cranberry Mojito is pretty damned Christmassy (even though cranberries don’t grow in the UK and it is a really recently thing that cranberries are eaten here… No different to oranges I guess!) It is probably the jewel like red colour of cranberries and their juice […]

My Favourite Recuperative Drinks

My Favourite Recuperative Drinks

My Favourite Recuperative Drinks are for you whether you have over-indulged, are under the weather or just need a reassuring pick-me-up. Not a drop of alcohol or caffeine in sight. What Are Recuperative Drinks? So, I don’t count coffee as a Recuperative Drink (it makes […]

Gluten-Free, Vegan Haggis Wellington

Gluten-Free, Vegan Haggis Wellington

Gluten-Free, Vegan Haggis Wellington is one of my favourite meals. Great for a special Sunday roast, a celebration meal or any special occasion. It does take a little bit of preparation but it is well worth it! You can also eat this cold. It is […]

Carrot, Parsley and Butter Bean Soup

Carrot, Parsley and Butter Bean Soup

Carrots and parsley and butter beans are the perfect match in this soup. Carrot, Parsley and Butter Bean Soup is light, full of flavour and makes seasonal produce sing from the rooftops. I have to confess I was (and still am sometimes) not a fan […]

Your Essential Guide To Gluten-Free, Vegan Alcoholic Drinks

Your Essential Guide To Gluten-Free, Vegan Alcoholic Drinks

The labelling of alcoholic drinks in the UK and Europe is not subject to the same rules, regulations and guidance as food and (non-alcoholic) drink. The labelling of alcohol is inconsistent and the labelling required by law does not enable the vegan consumer to make […]

Chocolate, Hazelnut and Raspberry Torte

Chocolate, Hazelnut and Raspberry Torte

This Chocolate, Hazelnut and Raspberry Torte is amazing. Simple, effective and… no need to put the oven on. It is no bake! Of course, it is… gluten-free and vegan too. It is super decadent and super rich but sometimes you need a treat or maybe […]

Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider is perfect for cold winter evenings when you want something to get you in the spirit of a party or celebration. Less alcoholic than mulled wine this is the perfect option when you have lots of guests. If you are serving Mulled Cider […]

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Almonds and Olives

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Almonds and Olives

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Almonds and Olives are a welcome change the usual ‘roasted vegetables’ you often get offered. The addition of the olives and almonds adds flavour, texture, freshness and depth to a normally pretty dull gluten-free, vegan dish. Flaked almonds have a crunch […]

December Seasonal Produce Roundup

December Seasonal Produce Roundup

December brings winter, Christmas and new year feasts. Enjoy the seasonal produce and the rewards of the stored and preserved produce. December Seasonal Produce is starting to decline as we enter winter. Seasonal fruit and vegetables are less abundant now and we should carry on, […]

Mini Christmas Mince Pies

Mini Christmas Mince Pies

These gluten free, vegan Mini Christmas Mince Pies are perfect for munching on over the festive season or as canapes if you have guests round. They are very easy but look fabulously sophisticated. The use of ready made mincemeat and ready to roll icing makes […]

Gluten-Free, Vegan Parkin

Gluten-Free, Vegan Parkin

Gluten-Free, Vegan Parkin is a delicious pudding. Rich, oaty and gingery. It’s the perfect autumnal, stick-to-your-lungs dessert. Gluten-Free, Vegan Parkin is similar to gingerbread but more substantial, from the addition of oats. If you like gingerbread you’ll love parkin. Parkin hales from northern England; Lancashire […]

Gut Health: Pre-Biotics, Pro-Biotics and You

Gut Health: Pre-Biotics, Pro-Biotics and You

Gut health is very important and with more research, more links are found between gut health and our wider health. I’ve had gut problems for many years and have tried all sorts of medically monitored diets and treatments. My gut health has improved dramatically but it’s far from ‘normal’. Here in Gut Health: Pre-Biotics, Pro-Biotics and You I help you navigate your own gut health.

Pumpkin Salad with Crispy Sage

Pumpkin Salad with Crispy Sage

Pumpkin Salad with Crispy Sage is a wonderful gluten-free, vegan, warm salad that makes the onset of autumn joyous. Full of deep, earthy and floral flavours the salad jumps off the plate. I adore it drizzled gluten-free, vegan aioli and served with toasted gluten-free, vegan […]

Christmas Root Vegetable Salad

Christmas Root Vegetable Salad

Although I have called this Christmas Root Vegetable Salad, you can eat this anytime you like. I love the idea of salad at Christmas because a) it is quick and easy b) it is nutritious c) it is tasty d) the colour is so bright […]

Gluten-Free Vegan Spicy Singapore Noodles

Gluten-Free Vegan Spicy Singapore Noodles

These Gluten-Free Vegan Spicy Singapore Noodles are also oil-free and low FODMAP. They’re the perfect Friday night meal. They’re incredibly quick to prepare, warming from the chilli, packed with protein and very satisfying.

Mushroom and Winter Vegetable Bourguignon

Mushroom and Winter Vegetable Bourguignon

Mushroom and Winter Vegetable Bourguignon is a wonderful warming and hearty winter supper. Perfect for cold nights and short days. Bourguignon traditionally is a stew prepared with beef braised in red wine (usually red Burgundy) and beef broth, generally flavoured with garlic, onions and a […]

Warm Pear Salad

Warm Pear Salad

This gluten-free, vegan Warm Pear Salad is great as a starter at a dinner party or as a light lunch. The use of walnut oil in the vinaigrette adds a lovely depth of flavour that marries the walnuts and pears together. It is a filling […]

Rich Mushroom and Lentil Stew Over Creamy Mash

Rich Mushroom and Lentil Stew Over Creamy Mash

Rich Mushroom And Lentil Stew Over Creamy Mash is a wonderful, warming, hearty supper. Perfect for cold nights and shorter days. I love this dish served in a bowl with me wrapped in a blanket, sat in front of a roaring fire. The use of […]

Gluten Free, Vegan Christmas Cake

Gluten Free, Vegan Christmas Cake

This Gluten Free, Vegan Christmas Cake is a rich, dense fruit cake full of deep, warming flavours and not only great as a traditional Christmas cake but is great for any celebration including birthday cake, Christening cake, wedding cake… The list is endless. I have […]