plant-based recipes and mindful living

Christmas

Chocolate Brownies {vegan and gluten-free}

Chocolate Brownies {vegan and gluten-free}

Tis the season of indulgence and all that. I’m trying not to give in too much to my sugar cravings but I’ve succumbed to temptation and it is mainly in chocolate form. These brownies are so good. I like my brownies to be the perfect amount […]

Cranberry Maple Pecan Pancakes [vegan and gluten free]

Cranberry Maple Pecan Pancakes [vegan and gluten free]

Pancakes have become one of my favourite things about weekends. As I’ve been making more I think I’ve perfected their density and fluffiness, and this flavour combo is definitely a winner. These are pretty thick american styleee and the batter makes about four but you […]

Christmas Cranberry and Orange Loaf [vegan]

Christmas Cranberry and Orange Loaf [vegan]

Is it me or is Christmas getting earlier each year? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas, but just not in November. I’m about to contradict myself majorly because this loaf cake is PERFECT for Christmas, and technically we’re not quite in December territory yet…my bad! […]

Vegan Christmas Cake

Vegan Christmas Cake

Christmas is coming and the goose won’t be getting fat in our house (well Turkey, we always used to have Turkey). This will be our third vegan Christmas and we’re slowly starting to plan what we’ll be serving up on the big day, Amy’s Brussels […]

Cheese, pâté and crackers

Cheese, pâté and crackers

The one thing that people say to me time and time again when they find out I’m vegan is; “I just couldn’t live without cheese!” Well I probably would have said something along those lines not that long ago. But when I turned vegan I […]

Wrapped in Newspaper’s 12 days of Christmas: Vegan Mince Pies

Christmas is nearly here. Despite looking organised with our 12 days of Christmas series I’m far from it – I still have presents to buy! I’ve had a bit of mental block this year coming up with ideas of what to get people and have […]

Wrapped in Newspaper’s 12 days of Christmas: Spiced Christmas Biscuits

I’ve been making these spiced biscuits for as long as I can remember. In recent years they’ve become synonymous with Christmas, with their subtle taste of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice they make perfect Christmas presents. Year after year they go down a treat and I […]

Wrapped in Newspaper’s 12 days of Christmas: Vegan Yule Log

Christmas day in our house is a day full of food and drink.  We get on the booze about 11am, get cracking with dinner, eat about 2pm, clean up, have a cup of tea and then give our gifts to each other. Then we have a […]

Vegan Sage and Onion Stuffing

Vegan Sage and Onion Stuffing

My favourite part of christmas dinner has always been the pigs in blankets (sausage meat wrapped in bacon), obviously this was before I was vegan. Now that this is no longer a contender in what will be our delicious christmas dinner, I thought I have […]

Wrapped in Newspaper’s 12 days of Christmas: Wrapping gifts

This time last year I was wrapping up my Christmas presents with newspaper and the idea of this blog slowly began forming in my mind. One year later, a leap into veganism and the death of all our four rescue hens (who we are very […]