Recipes

VEGAN SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE

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Pasta, pasta, PASTA. I think everyone will agree that pasta acts as one of the most delicious meals for vegans and non-vegans alike. There are a lot of vegan spaghetti bolognese recipes out there, however – I find that they all contain whole lentils. While I am a fan of lentils in curry’s and dhal’s, I have never liked them whole when served with various pasta’s.

That is why I have come up with this recipe! READ MORE..

VEGAN BANANA BREAD (GLUTEN, OIL & REFINED SUGAR FREE)

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The simplest banana bread ever! I am such a big fan of anything banana flavoured, and this bread hits the spot for me. Its sweetness isn’t too over-powering like other banana breads that I have tried, and the addition of peanut butter provides a nutty undertone. This banana bread is healthy enough to be enjoyed for breakfast or lunch, but I personally pair it with some homemade Nutella and a cup of hazelnut milk tea after dinner. READ MORE..

 

VEGAN NUTELLA (REFINED SUGAR & OIL FREE)

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I am so happy with this recipe! This chocolate spread contains no added oil or refined sugar. This is hard to believe when you taste it because it tastes so sweet. There is no chocolate or even cocoa powder used in this recipe either. For me, the more natural the food; the better. This is why I have decided to use cacao powder alongside the beautifully sweet agave syrup.

This chocolatey spread is the perfect healthy sweet fix to have on hand. I put it on oats, pancakes, toast, and even nice cream! It is so fulfilling while remaining light and easily digestible. The hazelnut taste is very distinct, and this spread highlights its flavour delightfully. READ MORE..

VEGAN PESTO (OIL FREE)

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Pesto! A crowd favourite. I remember eating pesto quite often as a child. It was a very easy dinner for my mother between all of her usual drops and collects among the four of us. All you have to do is buy your tub of pesto from the shop, and dollop it into your pasta. Sounds good, right? Wrong! Most store-bought pesto sauces contain milk or cheese powder and are laden with oils. Olive oil is in fact one of the top ingredients in most store-bought pesto sauces. READ MORE..

VEGAN PANCAKES (OIL FREE)

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Pancakes! I loved having pancakes as a child. They were always restricted however, to ‘special circumstance’ type days such as; ‘Pancake Tuesday’ or my birthday. More than likely because my Mother didn’t want us to be consuming so much sugar in one sitting. I would lather mine with a thick layer of Nutella, maple syrup, and perhaps a few strawberries on the side. I would often eat so much of them, that I felt like throwing up after. Pancake Tuesday flashbacks coming back to any of you? READ MORE..

VEGAN PEANUT-BUTTER-OAT COOKIES (REFINED OIL AND SUGAR FREE)

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Are healthier cookies even a thing? They are now! These golden beauties are highly fibrous and utterly delicious. They lack refined oils and sugars and are even gluten free – guilt free snacking at its best! READ MORE..

CHICKPEA AND BLACK BEAN BURGERS (VEGAN/ OIL AND GLUTEN FREE)

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Everyone’s summer favourite; Burgers. I find myself craving burgers for dinner once the weather is any-bit warm. Bean-burgers are the perfect alternative to barbecue’d beef burgers – with even more flavour! The thing I love about bean burgers is that you can completely adapt the taste to suit your own preference. If you love a spice that isn’t listed in the recipe; add it in OR substitute it for one that is listed. I am all for adjusting spices to suit your own desire! If you want a spicy burger – add some chilli flakes to the mix, it’s so easily adaptable! READ MORE..

HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE

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Guac! Who doesn’t love it!? With the ever-growing popularity of avocado’s in recent years – the demand for guacamole seems to have enlarged dramatically. I personally didn’t even know what an avocado was until I was about 12/13. Now, my 7 month old nephew eats it almost every day. Strange isn’t it? With the worlds evolving interest in health and well-being, the demand for this superfood has risen considerably. READ MORE..

VEGAN QUESADILLAS WITH A SMOKEY CHEEZE SAUCE (OIL FREE)

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Quesadillas! These Mexican delights are so tummy loving and delicious. The tortilla wraps are filled with the perfect vegan staple of rice and beans, plus there is homemade smokey cheeze sauce folded in too – what’s not to love? The sauce is a great alternative to carcinogenic cows-milk cheese found in the typical queso quesadilla. However, one thing that is definitely not omitted in this recipe is; the flavour! READ MORE…

RAW VEGAN ORANGE CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT SQUARES (REFINED OIL, SUGAR & GLUTEN FREE)

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Hazelnuts and Chocolate are a match made in Heaven, for sure! These bite-sized squares are perfect proof of their symbiotic relationship. Throw some freshly squeezed orange juice in to the mixture and you’ve got the most sensational dessert ever. I’ve always been a sucker for orange chocolate. I used to be obsessed with Terrys Chocolate Orange as a child. I remember eating a whole one to myself on more than one occasion! I think that the fruity flavouring masks the usually heavy texture of chocolate. For that reason, I’m a big fan of these chocolate orange squares. READ MORE..

OIL FREE HUMMUS (3 DIFFERENT FLAVOURS)

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Hummus. I am so in love with Hummus. Its smooth texture and satiating composition makes this chickpea concoction the perfect addition to any meal. Hummus can be terribly expensive to buy from supermarkets – especially good quality brands! Making your own will save you a fortune. READ MORE..

BAKED FALAFELS (OIL & GLUTEN FREE)

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Easy falafels! These traditional, middle-Eastern balls tend to be the most readily-available vegan option in most supermarkets, restaurants, cafés etc. They are usually deep-fat fried, or shallow fried (on a pan). I find that this method of cooking destroys the beautiful flavours which are encased in the falafels. Baking ensures that no oil over-powers the herby flavours within. READ MORE..

PERFECT PORRIDGE (& MIXED BERRY COMPOTE)

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It’s somewhat of a mystery how I haven’t turned into a bowl of porridge yet. I am utterly obsessed with its texture, taste, appearance and topping possibilities. I think that porridge has a negative association for some people because if it’s made wrong… it can be so incredibly wrong. As a child, I remember asking myself how anybody could think that the same gloopy porridge I had experienced, could actually taste good! READ MORE..

VEGAN TRUFFLES (OIL, SUGAR & GLUTEN FREE)

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Dreamy! Truffles have always been the most decadent dessert in my opinion. My Mom’s cousin used to make us the creamiest, most luxurious chocolate truffles on occasion – and I have been in love with them ever since. Theres something about a truffle that hits every spot! They’re soft, yet chewy – but not too chewy! They melt in your mouth, leaving behind a creamy and satisfying aftertaste. They are the definition of a perfect after-dinner treat, small and sweet! READ MORE..

SWEET POTATO BROWNIES (REFINED OIL, SUGAR & GLUTEN FREE)

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Ooooh Baby – The moment you have all been waiting for; SWEET POTATO BROWNIES. Completely free from oil, refined sugar and gluten! It is hard to believe that something with such minimal whole-food ingredients can be so healthy and delicious. I have come across a couple of different variations of sweet potato brownie recipes, but none of them have been refined sugar free AND oil free. READ MORE…

TAHINI ROASTED AUBERGINE

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This has quickly become one of my go-to meals. I am a sucker for anything aubergine-related. It is such a versatile vegetable and its taste can be easily modified and enhanced through the use of various dressings and marinades etc. READ MORE..

PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE

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Welcome back! I have been taking a break from recipe developing as I have been on holidays, and have been super busy with a new job – but I’m finally back. There is nothing I enjoy more than creating delicious food to share with all of you, so you can imagine my excitement as I was developing this dish. READ MORE..

REFINED SUGAR & OIL FREE FLAPJACKS

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You guys, I have created the perfect snack for you all! These babies are the perfect energy boost at lunch time, or you could take them on the go for a speedy breakfast. I personally think that they’re a delicious post-dinner snack with a cuppa. I have even crumbled one over my daily serving of oats (I couldn’t resist – what could be better than oats on oats?!). READ MORE…

CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CREAMY, BUTTER-FREE OREO ICING

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Hello lovelies! Well have I got a treat for you! Ive always been a hesitant baker – baking is very ‘measure-conscious’ to me, and I avoided it almost entirely until I went vegan. As I became more adventurous with my food creativity, I decided to try my hand at some more baking. It’s nerve wracking because cakes can easily fail and turn out the complete opposite to what you wanted, but how do you deal with these food fails? You literally just have to accept them! Trial and error is key to finding out what works. READ MORE…

PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

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Reese’s who? Avoid all the nasty additives in the originals and opt for these low sugar peanut butter cups. With just four simple ingredients, you can’t go wrong. They are the perfect power treats with a dollop of peanut butter in the middle. The chocolate casing amplifies the taste beyond measure. Peanut butter and chocolate is simply a match made in heaven! READ MORE…

VEGAN S’MORE COOKIES

fullsizeoutput_3b6dS’mores! Who doesn’t love them? Well actually, I went through a period in my life where I absolutely hated anything marshmallow related. It’s texture freaked me out.. but I soon regained my love for them. My family and I went on holiday to California in the summer of 2017, and one evening in our hotel in Anaheim, we made s’mores using a rooftop fire-pit! What a night that was. Graham crackers, marshmallows and Hershey’s chocolate to top it all off. READ MORE…

BLUEBERRY BAKED OATMEAL

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 What could be better than dessert for breakfast? If you have got a super sweet tooth like me, then this one is for you! It tastes like a blueberry muffin, mixed with a blueberry pie. Of course you can add in whatever fruit you would like, but I think that blueberries and raspberries work the best in this recipe. READ MORE…

GINGER & TOFU NOODLE STIR-FRY

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Yum! This is one of my favourite dishes that I have ever created. I just love this Japanese inspired dish. I had a curried noodle dish while I was in France, and I have just craved something similar since I returned home so I decided to get creative in the kitchen. Fresh ginger is my favourite addition to any of my recipes as I think that it just adds such a zesty and fiery flavour to whatever dish I add it to. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory, so I also think that it’s an important addition as it boosts the immune system by natural means. READ MORE…