Banana (and Almond) Pancakes

I’ve been wanting to make banana pancakes for the last week or so, as I’ve bought a lot of reduced bananas recently and they keep turning up tucked behind books and very brown. I’m actually not much of a pancake person–I much prefer the idea of pancakes to the reality. That is, until now! I’d … Continue reading

Avocado Pesto

Pesto is one of my all-time top foods–pine nuts, basil and garlic all come pretty high on my list of favourite flavours. Since it’s traditionally made with parmesan, I needed to find a good vegan alternative. Using avocado in pesto makes it really nice and creamy which completely makes up for the lack of cheese! … Continue reading

Goji Berry Flapjacks

Today I wanted to make a sweet vegan dessert offering for a birthday get-together I’m going to tonight, but I wanted to make something a bit less time-consuming and healthier than a huge cake. I’ve never made flapjack before but I’ve always been a big fan, so I thought now would be a good first … Continue reading

Sweet Onion & Cider Soup

It seems like winter is going on forever in the UK–we’ve had snow in April, and only a few days of sunshine dotted about. Consequently, cravings for stodgy broths and soups that demand time spent warming up over the stove haven’t died down at all! Here’s a recipe for one my favourite cheap and simple … Continue reading

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Sweet Potato Cakes

you can now follow my blog with Bloglovin! This is one of my all-time favourite recipes; it makes great use of sweet potato, spicy chili and cooling spring onion. You can find the recipe itself here at the guardian website, bookmark it! Yotam says it feeds four but you’ll think they’re so tasty that it only … Continue reading

Butternut Squash & Rosemary Risotto

 This recipe is based on this BBC good food recipe, with a few small improvements (I think!). This serves 4 as small portions, or 2 greedy people with a bit left over. You will need: half a butternut squash, peeled and chopped into small chunks (I find butternut squash almost impossible to peel with the usual … Continue reading

Constructing Fruit & Nut Dark Chocolate

I’ve been craving fruit and nut chocolate over the last few days but I couldn’t find any that didn’t use milk chocolate, which doesn’t conform to my current ‘vegan for lent’ diet. As I went a little mad yesterday and bought some huge bags of mixed nuts and goji berries, I thought I’d construct my … Continue reading

Parsnip & Rosemary Soup

I snapped up some super cheap parsnips in my beloved reduced section recently, and I realised I have absolutely no idea what to do with parsnips that isn’t just a pile of roast veg with couscous. A quick search found me this James Martin recipe for roast parsnip and rosemary soup, which I thought I’d try … Continue reading