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Vegan Christmas Pudding

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A little while ago I was asked to take part in the John Lewis “Stir-up Sunday” Christmas pudding making event at Waitrose Cookery School, and boy was it ACE. Ok so basically I’d never heard of Stir-up Sunday before, but apparently it’s a thing.  A real thing where people gather together and make delicious Chrimbo puddings – whoop!  Read all about it here if you wanna, because the more you know… etc. The aim of […]

Chocolate tofu cheesecake

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How do you make a “healthy” dessert that doesn’t look or taste healthy?  Make this vegan chocolate cheesecake with silken tofu.  EASY. Ok ok, there’s plenty of chocolate in here but when you hold that up against the silken tofu (all that protein!), the dates (so fibrous!), the almonds (hello vitamin E!) and the hemp milk (oh heyyyyyy calcium!) you’d be hard pressed to find a healthier cheesecake in a non-vegan recipe.  But we don’t […]

Easy vegan rocky road

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In my quest to veganise every single type of chocolate treat I have ever had in my life, the time has come to give the rocky road a once over.  I like a basic rocky road – nothing fancy, not too many ingredients, and easy to make.  If that sounds like you then you need to make this rocky road.  NOW. After creating this batch I realised that I had made a grave mistake with […]

Matcha-lime cheesecake (vegan/raw)

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Probably the sexiest thing I have ever made to date… I recently bought a (very expensive) small packet of matcha on a whim and wasn’t sure what kind of recipe to incorporate it into.  There are so many options for adding matcha to sweet treats, so making a raw cheesecake seemed like a good option.  I’m a big fan of citrus fruits, and matcha kinda goes with lime (they’re both green, right?!) – and adding pineapple […]

Apricot danish

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Pastry is life.  Every time I buy a roll of Jus Rol pastry it goes within the day.  Not raw mind you (I’m not that silly… although it does taste nice raw too), but made into anything and everything – savoury, sweet, big, small, as long as it’s tasty. I used to buy danish pastries a LOT when I first started working.  It didn’t help that I worked in a cafe that had an abundant […]

Vegan cherry ripe

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Is there such a thing as Cherry Ripe chocolate bars in the UK?  If there is, I haven’t found one yet.  And who cares anyway, because you can make them yourself! I used to demolish Cherry Ripe bars when I was living in Australia, and along with Bounty bars they were top of the pile as far as naughty chocolate snacks go.  The fact that these home made ones aren’t so naughty makes them even […]

Raw chocolate orange bliss balls

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I have now officially moved into the big time of small time cooking (!) – I bought a proper food processor.  Can you believe I’ve gone this long without one?  Crazy. Making foods like these raw chocolate orange balls had been difficult previously – ever tried to make falafel by hand?  Or cheesecake crust in a – shudder – blender?!  This could be why my blender currently decided to give up the ghost and I […]

Aquafaba chocolate mousse (vegan)

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I’ve been eyeing off aquafaba (chickpea brine) mousse recipes on the internet for months now so decided to pull my finger out on the weekend and give it a try. Chickpea brine smells SO gross, so I was hugely skeptical at first as to whether you could make something out of the stuff that would taste any good.  So now you know, don’t throw away the aquafaba, it’s liquid GOLD. The key to this recipe […]

Peanut butter cups (vegan)

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You want easy and tasty?  You got it.  Not sure if I know of a recipe easier than this – two ingredients and easy assembly peanut butter cups. TWO ingredients guys.  Two. If you’re a fan of peanut butter and dark chocolate like I am, then you’ll love this.  Tastes like the real thing… if you were ever into the real thing!  I used crunchy peanut butter for this recipe, but feel free to use […]

Fig & kiwifruit slice

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Well HELLO there pretty. Slowly getting into this vegan baking thing – so far things are looking great.  Never been a huge baker before (gimme savoury food all day please) but since becoming vegan it’s kind of a challenge to make tasty creations without your typical egg/cheese/dairy heavy ingredients.  Oh yes, it can be done. Today’s little number is a cheesecake that’s actually quite good for you.  I know, right?!  And it’s raw.  RAW.  You […]