Just V Show

We went to the Just V Show and Allergy and Free From Show at Olympia today after having found a sign-up for free tickets on one of those annoying little Facebook ads that pop up in the middle of the feed. I had originally signed-up for the Just V Show as I saw that Rubys…

RECIPE: Lemon mousse

I’ve made a lot of hot puddings recently, but since we’re in ‘summer’ (or what passes for it in England) I thought I’d do something cold for a change. I thought of lemon mousse as we both like lemon and it’s a bit more refreshing than chocolate – but strangely enough when I had a…

RECIPE: Lemon tofu ‘cheesecake’

I’ve spent the past couple of days helping to run a conference – conferences are a good reminder that when you rely on other people to feed you, it can be a bit a disaster when you have dietary requirements. Other than myself, we had several vegans, gluten-freers and dairy-freers – while veggies are now…

RECIPE: Polenta stack

I’d never eaten polenta before I made this recipe, but now I know what I’ve been missing all this time, it’s amazing! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, it’s far more interesting than rice or potato. Don’t be put off by the relatively long list of ingredients, it may look like a lot…

RECIPE: Strawberry filled buckwheat pancakes

A lot of my recipes seem to come about because I make one thing and then have leftover ingredients, so then I have to think of something to use them up. I bought a 600g punnet of strawberries to make the little pies, so had plenty leftover. Pancakes (crepe style rather than American or Scotch)…

RECIPE: Mini strawberry pies

I’ve made ‘proper’ pies before with pastry and the rest of it, but that takes time and a bit of forward planning. The pies that I like at Cookies and Scream bakery in Camden don’t have pastry crusts, so I thought I’d try a cookie style crust which seems like what theirs is. This is…

RECIPE: Curried cauliflower steaks with lentils

I haven’t been too sure about posting dinner recipes, because I have a tendency to just randomly shake spices in and just use whatever is in the fridge. I do have a go-to curry spice base though and I’m a big fan of cauliflower ‘steaks’, so I thought I’d actually post this meal. I’ve made…

RECIPE: Tofu yogurt brownies

I’ve been thinking about brownie recipes recently – brownies aren’t something we ate a lot when I lived at home, but I used to make salted caramel brownies to take to parties. I haven’t made brownies gluten-free vegan before because the ingredients are relatively easy to make free from, but it seems lazy somehow just…

Guest post: Brammibals Doughnuts, Berlin

One of my closest friends (of Morrisons chocolate chip fame) moved to Berlin at the start of the year and as she’s vegan, I asked her to look out for something that was worth a review for me. Apparently Berlin is full of vegan and gluten-free bakeries and restaurants, so I’m definitely missing out –…

RECIPE: Anniversary & lemon doughnuts

We watched a film, About Time a few months back (it’s not new, we’re just a bit slow on the uptake) and in the film the main character goes to a pitch black restaurant and ends up meeting a girl (you can probably imagine the rest). The restaurant in the film was Dans Le Noir…

Doughnuts

I’ve eaten vegan gluten-free yeast-free doughnuts at places like Cookies and Scream and Ruby’s of London, but I’d never tried making them. I finally decided to buy a doughnut pan last Friday as I’d looked at recipes all over the internet but hadn’t found a recipe that only used ingredients I commonly have around the…

RECIPE: Strawberry and rhubarb cobbler

I’ve had to explain cobbler to pretty much every single person I’ve mentioned it to, apparently it really is that rare in England; well, apart from one Northern lady who mentioned they eat cobbler, but usually on beef stew. Cobbler is a bit of a cross between scone and sponge and I consider it just…