plant-based recipes and mindful living

Recipes

Creamy Mushroom Carbonara – Compassionate Kitchen Crew – cooking class review

Creamy Mushroom Carbonara – Compassionate Kitchen Crew – cooking class review

Apologies for my long time absence on here. I am still alive, but I’ve not been too well and as a result I’m probably not going to be as regular updating this little space as I’d like to be.  A couple of week’s ago, I […]

Raspberry and Thyme Shrub

Raspberry and Thyme Shrub

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the launch of the summer issue of the Chilterns Food Magazine at the beautiful Wild Strawberry Cafe at Peterley Manor Farm (well worth a visit if you’re out these ways), celebrating food from the local area. The […]

Raspberry Vegan Victoria Sponge

Raspberry Vegan Victoria Sponge

I turned vegan nearly four years ago. Around that time I made my sister a vegan victoria sponge not to dissimilar to the one below. I was determined to not miss out on the food I was used to. To be honest, when I made […]

Roasted herby vegan potato salad

Roasted herby vegan potato salad

Last Sunday we celebrated my Dad’s 70th birthday with a day trip on the canal, it’s a firm family favourite – spending the day drifting down the canal and tackling a lock or two! We moored our boat up and enjoyed a mega feast, my […]

Pasta alla Trapanese [vegan]

Pasta alla Trapanese [vegan]

A couple of years ago my boyfriend and I went on holiday travelling around Italy for a couple of weeks – it was pretty awesome. We went to Rome, Naples, Sorrento and then took a night ferry over to Sicily. I ate A LOT of […]

Vegan Pad Thai with Asparagus

Vegan Pad Thai with Asparagus

This Vegan Pad Thai is so quick and easy, you’ll definitely want to add this one to your weekday evening meal repertoire – trust me! In fact, I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe, this was just my Saturday night dinner creation. I took a few […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins [vegan & gluten-free]

Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins [vegan & gluten-free]

These Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins are not only are vegan but they are gluten-free too, so you’ll be able to cover all your food label bases with these bad boys! I know Easter has come and gone, but I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to chocolate […]

Lemon Artichoke Hearts and Asparagus

Lemon Artichoke Hearts and Asparagus

I love artichokes. Artichoke Globes that is, not those pesky Jerusalem ones, they’re gross and they make you pass a serious amount of gas…true story! I’ve never actually cooked the Globe ones from scratch before, I have just bought them covered in oil in a […]

Cashew and Sesame Purple Sprouting Broccoli [vegan]

Cashew and Sesame Purple Sprouting Broccoli [vegan]

There is more to vegetables than simply boiling them! Don’t get me wrong, boiled veg has it’s place on a plate sometimes, but this Cashew and Sesame Purple Sprouting Broccoli is one of those dishes that showcases just how an ordinary vegetable can become the […]

Aubergine Pomegranate and Kale Salad [vegan]

Aubergine Pomegranate and Kale Salad [vegan]

Aubergine and Pomegranate are up there with my favourite ingredient combinations, and this salad pairs the two particularly well, even if I do say so myself!  When aubergine is roasted to perfection, it melts in your mouth, not cooked enough and we all know the […]