The Fresh Vegan Kitchen: Review & Recipe (Raw Chocolate Brownies!)

“Irresistible dishes from award-winning vegan street food pioneers and founders of Wholefood Heaven, David and Charlotte Bailey have taken the street market (they are at Whitecross Street Market and Ally Pally, London) by storm with their vibrant, healthy vegetarian and vegan cuisine with an emphasis on maximising flavour. Their new cookbook features over 100 recipes … Continue reading

Baked Nutella Doughnuts

I’ve just realised I haven’t posted anything for almost three weeks! You’ll have to forgive me–it’s been a very busy month! The postgraduate conference I was organising happened at the end of May, I had my thesis panel last week, and next week I’m presenting two papers which both still need a bit of polishing. I … Continue reading

Adventures in Baking Vegan Doughnuts, Part 2

In my last post on baking vegan doughnuts, I tried out three different recipes, and decided that I wanted to make something somewhere between Zainab’s mini vegan caramel doughnuts (recipe at La Gallette) and Lisa’s vegan lemon doughnuts (recipe at je suis alimentageuse). The key change I wanted to make was using a mixture of both … Continue reading

Adventures in Baking Vegan Doughnuts, Part 1: Recipe Testing

I’m ashamed to say it’s been well over a month since I last posted: oops! In my defense, I’ve got a few things in the pipeworks, but they all require lots of testing and general time-consuming messing about. For my first post in March–in lieu of any recipes of my own–here’s a post of other … Continue reading

Simple Chocolate Flapjacks

This is a quick, simple and satisfying recipe based roughly on my recipe for goji berry flapjacks from last spring. It’s a perfect quick bake for weekday evenings, and doesn’t require anything fancy–just the basic ingredients for flapjacks, and a small amount of dark chocolate to make them ever-so-slightly more yummy. This recipe would make … Continue reading

Vegan Gingerbread (House)

    Last year at christmas we made a lovely gingerbread house using Holly Bell’s recipe which you can find here on her blog Recipes from a Normal Mum, and we had so much fun we thought we’d do it again this year! Of course, now that I’m vegan I had to try and find a … Continue reading

Lemon Cake & Curd

This weekend was my housemate Sophie’s birthday, and I wanted to make her a cake in the shape of a fried egg (she loves eggs), but, it was an egg-shaped-cake that didn’t actually contain any egg. The base was a lemon cake, topped with white icing, with a yellow yolk-shaped topping full of lemon curd, … Continue reading

Coconut & Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice-Cream

We’re in the middle of a heatwave at the moment in the UK–it’s in the high twenties most days, and way too hot for a good nights sleep (those of you across the pond or in Aus will think that’s pathetic, but we’re not used to it!). As a direct result of this I’ve been … Continue reading

Avocado Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries and Mint

It’s nice to trick surprise people into enjoying something they never thought they would, and I think avocado chocolate mousse definitely fits that description! These are very rich, so the strawberry and mint (both in season at the moment) are a great touch to lighten the dish. As mousse is served cold it’s perfect for dinner parties, … Continue reading

Chocolate and Nut Cake with Avocado Chocolate Frosting

My housemate Joel had a birthday this week, and I decided to make him a cake. I’ve never made a vegan cake before so I was a bit nervous and wanted to go with something simple to avoid mistakes as far as possible! In the end I went for this simple chocolate cake by post … Continue reading