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Mexican inspired pasta salad

I don’t usually put Mexican and pasta in the same recipe, they just seem to be completely different and I think rice is a natural Mexican ingredient. So I was surprised when one of my culinary creations combining them was superb! I had a go last weekend for our vegan barbecue (which you may have […]

May vegan favourites

Another month done and dusted! Let’s have a look back over the vegan highlights of May starting with Blog On: I feel guilty every time about being awkward but Laura and her team are always so helpful. The vegan gluten free cupcakes were fab-u-lous. Plus I rather enjoyed a couple of gin cocktails and a […]

April vegan favourites

  It’s been another busy month and I have enjoyed discovering new vegan products. April has been dominated by two main events: Zach’s birthday and Easter, yay! As Zach’s mum, I wanted a treat for myself to celebrate my amazing child producing ability so we went to Bella Italia in Windsor: yum! Moving on to […]

Vegan chocolate mousse (using aquafaba)

Have you heard of aquafaba? It is the water from a can of chickpeas or other white bean. Not the first thing that springs to mind when thinking of making a dessert! However, it really does work well as an egg replacer in a mousse, making a light and aerated pudding. Here is my first […]

Free From Festival, Oxford

Last weekend I attended the Free From Festival, held in the magnificent Oxford Town Hall. I wish I had discovered this festival years ago! My wheat allergy began in 2001 and it was tough. I was a student and on the day of my diagnosis I’d eaten toast, pasta and pizza. My cupboards were full […]