Vegan Shortbread
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Vegan Shortbread

Look at these lemon shortbread biscuits, aren’t they cute?  These cookies are really easy to make but they also have the wow factor because they’re so pretty. They make a really nice present, especially for Valentines.  Any edible flower can be used but for best results go for something where the head of the flower…

Staffordshire Oatcakes
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Staffordshire Oatcakes

Today is Chandeleur or pancake day here in France which is always celebrated 40 days after Christmas. I decided that I wanted to go a little off piste this year and avoid making the usual gallettes and crepes, but instead draw on the amazing diversity of pancakes around the world. Inspired though I am by…

Onion Bhajis
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Onion Bhajis

For me onion Bhajis remind me of being back in the UK. We came from Birmingham (UK) where there was a Balti House on every corner and we always ordered Bhajis.  Living in rural France we don’t get the chance to eat Indian food unless we make it ourselves. We now have a tradition in…

Vegan Mayonnaise
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Vegan Mayonnaise

This recipe is ridiculously easy but also really impressive and delicious. There are two things that always amazes people about this recipe; the first being how it tastes just like non vegan mayonnaise. The second thing is how easy it is to make. Normally mayonnaise recipes involve having to gradually pour in oil whilst praying…

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse
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Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Aquafaba has taken the vegan world by storm, it’s the name of the juice found in a tin or jar of beans and is used as an egg substitute for meringues and mousses.  Many people actually prefer using aquafaba rather than egg white, it’s much more forgiving (you cannot overwhip it) and I think it…

Let’s Talk About Umami
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Let’s Talk About Umami

Let’s talk flavor. Well more specifically let’s talk about umami. If you’ve been following me on social media or have cooked one of my recipes you’re probably thinking… ‘not umami again’. The reason I talk about it so much is because this flavor can be the difference between a dish being amazing or just mediocre. …

Cider Poached Pears
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Cider Poached Pears

Poached pear is one of those desserts that looks elegant and sophisticated but is incredibly easy to make. The key is to select the correct pear – I prefer Conference. Texture is important too; it needs to be firm but with slight give when you squeeze it. If the pear is too soft it will…

Coconut Lime Balls
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Coconut Lime Balls

I’ve struggled in naming these little bite sized treats. I didn’t want to call them energy balls, because I don’t consume them to give myself a lift; although my husband eats them after a long bike ride for a post ride boost. Also for me ‘Energy ball’ implies that the sole purpose to just give…

Pulled Jackfruit: A Vegan Essential
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Pulled Jackfruit: A Vegan Essential

Pulled Jackfruit has become very on trend in the vegan world…and with good reason. Jackfruit are the biggest fruit in the world and they look like a cross between a lychee and a rugby ball.  They are incredibly good for you. I remember when I lived in Birmingham (UK) the streets would be lined with these strange looking…