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Simple celery soup

I’m still in soup mode (did you try my potato and leek one?). Chris and I had both bought some celery which got me thinking of celery soup from a can that I’d enjoyed years ago. Time to get creative… Serves 2-3 depending on appetite! 500g celery 1 onion 1 large potato 1 stock cube […]

Vegan sponge cake using aquafaba

Aquafaba is the liquid from a can of chickpeas. It doesn’t look attractive (a bit like wee if I’m honest!) but I have successfully used it as a replacement for egg to make vegan meringue and mousse. This time I used it to make this spectacular cake! Ingredients 120ml approx aquafaba (the liquid from 1 […]

Vegan potato and leek soup

For some reason this month (in spite of the heatwave!) I have been obsessed with soup! I had a few different ones on holiday, and back home I really fancied potato and leek but all of the ones in the supermarkets had milk in to make them creamy. I wondered if if was possible to […]

Surviving my first holiday as a vegan

I was a little bit worried about how I would get on when we went away on holiday. Now I know Scotland is part of the UK, but I was concerned that I would struggle to find wheat free vegan food easily. We had purposely chosen to have a holiday cottage so that we could […]

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 […]