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Vegan thali as an early Mother’s Day treat at ERIKI

I have missed my Indian takeaways since becoming a vegan so I jumped at the chance of not just a curry but a fine dining experience!   ERIKI is situated within the Crowne Plaza Hotel near Heathrow, a place I have driven past many times as it is close to where my grandparents lived and […]

Vegan chocolate pancakes

With Pancake Day in mind, I fancied trying to make something vegan. I used my basic scotch pancake recipe and adjusted it! Matthew described these vegan chocolate pancakes as delicious then paused and said ‘delicious is not a strong enough word!’ High praise indeed! Ingredients 100g plain flour (mine is gluten free) 60g caster sugar 1 […]

Tomato and mushroom risotto (vegan!)

Sometimes I majorly impress myself! Cooking with wine always makes me feel very grown up and randomly I have gone off drinking red wine and needed to use it up! I decided to experiment with a risotto which I usually avoid making as Chris doesn’t eat rice and I often think it is too difficult. […]

Cheese frittata bites

This is a really quick and simple veggie treat which can be enjoyed hot or cold (perfect for picnics or party food!) Ingredients 4 eggs 6oz cheddar cheese 1-2 oz tomatoes, jalopenos, veggie sausage or ham, other vegetables (whatever you want!) Method OK chaps, this is tricky… Mix together the eggs and cheese and whatever […]

Matthew’s homework star biscuits

As promised in My Sunday Photo post this week, here is Matt’s biscuit recipe. I am so impressed by them: they are crisp and crunchy with a subtle flavour from the almonds. Ingredients 4oz SR flour 3oz butter or margarine 3oz caster sugar 3oz ground almonds splash of water extra flour for rolling out Method […]