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.
We all know breakfast is the bomb, but this one literally is the bomb!
V // DF
Now i’m usually more of a ‘drop scones, not bombs’ girl (blog to follow) however on occasion sometimes as in this case it really is the bomb!
This dish was inspired by a bacon wrapped number I had seen on YouTube by a West Hollywood Eatery called Estrella. You can watch the video here. I made it for my husbands birthday breakfast and he loved it. I having recently given up most meats I wanted a vegetarian alternative that still packed that ‘what’s inside here?’ excitement and obviously was a delight to eat.
I’d like to introduce you to the Breakfast Bomb. Here were removing the bacon and replacing it with a lovely soft tortilla wrap and an addition of sautéed spinach. To finish the dish the little bombs sits on a pepper ring filled with guacamole and a final flourish of garlic aioli. I’m really pleased with how this turned out. I hope you love it too!
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.
Parmesan Breadcrumbed Avocado Chips
This recipe merges the boundaries of naughty and nice. Avocado is great for you, chips taste amazing… put those things together… avocado chips! Hell yes!!! This could easily be made vegan by omitting the egg, cheese and using a plant based mayonnaise. A totally delicious treat, but much better for you then popping down the chippy tonight.
Potato Rosti Poached Egg Stacks
V // DF // GF // Syn Free
I love potatoes! sweet, mashed, crushed, baked, boiled, grated- yep grated… A potato rosti is a real delight! This one is enhanced with basil, chilli, tomatoes and crowned with soft poached eggs. Great for breakfast or brunch, actually they’d be great for dinner too, or a snack… I’ll just have them all the time thanks!
A pulse and been filled savoury scotch egg delight
V // DF // Free Range
Delicious with any form of chutney These make a great vegetarian lunch or snack and are perfect to take on picnics.
Packed full of herb flavour, plus a little kick of chilli this is one of my favourite new recipes I’ve cooked up. Plus you can make them even healthier by baking instead of frying.
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!