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Vegan mocha cake

Mocha cakes are always a favourite in our house, despite the kids not liking coffee! Here is the recipe that I have made vegan and gluten free: Ingredients 125 ml approx aquafaba (liquid from a 400g tin of chickpeas) 160g caster sugar 160g vegan spread, melted 160g SR flour 1 tablespoon of coffee granules mixed […]

Matthew’s meals: cottage pie

I confess that this is a bit of a cheat meal. I make this with bolognese leftovers so the only preparation is the mashed potato on top. Of course, when you are 9 and it is the first time you’ve peeled a potato, it’s a big deal! Chris always complains that this isn’t proper cottage […]

Finding flavour with The Spice Pioneer Power Pods

Anyone else have a cupboard full of out of date spices that you bought for a recipe and then never used again? Yep, me. I do. I have no real knowledge of what flavours work together… time to bring in the experts! The Spice Pioneer has developed a range of power pods, carefully crafted flavours […]

Vegan sweet treats for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with Swizzels

Love is in the air, Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and vegans don’t need to be left out! Did you know that Swizzels offer vegetarian and vegan hampers to show some sweetness to your loved one this Valentine’s Day? I was kindly sent a vegan hamper and personalised Love Hearts Tube. I was presented with […]

Chickpea and spinach curry with crispy tofu slices

Once again I’d shopped without a weekly meal plan so had no idea what to make with spinach abnd also had tofu that was going out of date soon! I fancied making something with aquafaba again so created this yummy curry to use a tin of chickpeas too. This recipes serves 2 with a big […]