Raw chocolate orange bliss balls

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 inContinue reading “Raw chocolate orange bliss balls”

Unicorn (beetroot) hummus

This one is for all my unicorn friends. The main ingredient in hummus, chickpeas, should be a staple in everyone’s diet, not only because they’re so versatile (as are their juices – see my aquafaba chocolate mousse recipe!), they’re healthy AF.  One of the best vegan sources of protein (19 grams of protein per 100 gramsContinue reading “Unicorn (beetroot) hummus”

Beetroot burger patties

Time time has come for me to stop relying on pre-made burgers and start making them myself… when I have time.  Seeing as I was recently off work for two weeks (one spent in Dubrovnik though) it was time to start. First up – beetroot burger patties.  So pink, so “raw beef”-like (ew ew ew), but soContinue reading “Beetroot burger patties”

Balsamic tofu skewers

I love a good skewer, and I love Mediterranean veggies and tofu, so here we are. I used to make skewers by cutting up the ingredients, popping them on skewers, drizzling and grill.  Grilling however is a right royal pain.  Ain’t nobody got time to check and turn, check and turn, check and turn every five minutes. The solution?Continue reading “Balsamic tofu skewers”

Hash brown cakes

Hands up who loves hash browns! *Raises both arms* I’m a sucker for anything potato based, so last weekend it was time to attempt some home made hash browns.  I think I did ok. This recipe was adapted from Minimalist Baker’s Crispy Hash Brown Haystacks (I’m always on their site – if you don’t already know ofContinue reading “Hash brown cakes”

Aquafaba chocolate mousse (vegan)

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 wouldContinue reading “Aquafaba chocolate mousse (vegan)”

Potato salad (vegan)

Who doesn’t love potato salad?!  Actually, I never really liked it that much when I was younger, it always tasted really fatty and made me feel a bit bilious.  Non-vegan potato salad (with bacon) IS really fatty and gross, so it’s no surprise I felt that way. So here comes a less-fatty and gross potatoContinue reading “Potato salad (vegan)”

Roasted Courgette Orzotto

  Orzotto is a thing!  I didn’t know it was a thing until I spent a week in Dubrovnik recently and tried some myself.  Oh boy, it was GOOD. Orzotto is basically a risotto made with pearl barley instead of rice.  The food in Dubrovnik has quite a heavy Italian influence (think pizza, pasta, grilledContinue reading “Roasted Courgette Orzotto”

Vegan bacon

Vegan bacon Vegan bacon Vegan bacon VEGAN. BACON. Why it took me so long to try this recipe I have no idea.  I’ve tried it now, it works, and it’s delicious. Can’t say that it tastes exactly like bacon (that might be a bit strange) but the flavour does taste like a cross between crispy bacon andContinue reading “Vegan bacon”