A delightfully decadent vegan cake
V // Vegan // DF
Okay, so I have been on a bit of a baking holiday for a little while now. I have been working on a new side to my photography with another of my passions which is horses. Equine photography is always something I wanted to try since becoming a photographer and I decided to take a little time to give it a go. Please do check out my website Through A Looking Glass here.
To kick off my first recipe back, I wanted to do a delicious, rich and decadent chocolate cake… but this one has a little twist. It’s totally vegan and it uses avocado, so you could argue its actually pretty healthy!
A little filo parcel filled with summer fruits and flavours
V / Vegan / DF
Persimmon or Sharon fruit as I know them are unique little fruits. The flavour is somewhere around a peach, and for me the texture is between a pear and melon. They are delicious! Simply take the woody leaves off, peel and enjoy. In this recipe I’ve used filo pastry. It keeps these parcels light and totally vegan too.
A wonderful piece of vintage kitchenalia
My Dolly mixer is a firm feature of my kitchen. She has stood the test of time in engineering, design and performance. Dolly was also the first gift my husband bought me (I’m sure the feminist in me should have been outraged – at least it wasn’t a hoover) but as a professional cook and baker it was the perfect present.
Not only did she come with the original kenlyte cream bowl, she also had a host of other accessories, one particularly rare and a few that are still in their original packaging.
Orange & Tomato Salad
Vegan // V // GF //DF // Syn Free // Raw
This light salad is pure sunshine on a plate. Bursting with colour and fresh flavours. It combines sweet citrus oranges and savoury lightly picked onions and juicy tomatoes.
They’re hotdogs, but not as you know them!
Vegan // V // DF
Summers coming and that means its nearly BBQ time! This recipe is vegan and uses the humble carrot as the star of the show. First by poaching them in delicious spiced liqueur, then by finishing them directly onto the BBQ to give that authentic smokey charcoal flavour. Then topped with your favourite sauces and pickles for a true hotdog experience.
A super simple vegan chocolate treat
Vegan // V // DF
This bark is so easy! A great way to make a little treat at home or to give away as a gift.
You could use any good quality chocolate for this of any colour. You can also do any number of toppings. Let your imagination go wild! A great recipe to do with children, as its easy and fun!
A Small Place to Call Home and Grow Your Own
Vegan // V // GF // DF // Organic
I have always loved the idea of growing my own. I’m not sure if it was watching the Good Life as a teenager, or that my parents had a penchant for growing fruit and vegetables or a combinations of both but I have decided to give it a go.
Crisp and light, yet full of flavour!
V // Vegan // GF // DF
Use rice papers, and any flavours you enjoy for these lightly baked bundles of joy.
A Super Simple Breakfast
V // Vegan // DF // GF
This is such a simple dish! Its zingy and bright and will liven up your day in the best possible way!
Grapefruit is a nutrient powerhouse. It is full of immune strengthening and metabolism boosting goodies, plus this recipe takes grapefruit to the next level with a mix of spices, natural sugars and grilling.
Butternut Squash Hummus
Vegan / V / GF/ DF/ Syn Free
Liven up a dreary day with this sunny dip
This is a lovely alternative to plain hummus. I love adding to a classics and this one is great for a light snack. Butternut is just going out of season, so it’s the perfect way to use up any that are left. In the absence of butternut, sweet potato would also work well for this too.
The addition of the butternut adds a lift in colour, nutrients and flavour. This is a great quick, healthy dip. It is also vegan, vegetarian (V), gluten free (GF), dairy free (DF) and is syn free on Slimming World extra easy… so enjoy!