Accidental Fudge

Sometimes recipes go wrong; occasionally good things come of it. Below is my recipe for vegan fudge that I discovered trying to adapt a recipe for marshmallow! I failed miserably but ended up with something (arguably) even better. Please note this is clearly not a health recipe, but we all deserve a treat now and…

Savoury Oat Cookie

  This recipe couldn’t really be any simpler – the below quantities are for a batch of 10 cookies, 102kcal per cookie with %energy split 71%C/16%F/18%P.   Ingredients • 240g rolled oats • 1 vegetable stock cube mixed with 150ml hot water • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast • Black pepper (to taste – I like lots!)…

Stuffed Peppers with Tofu & Bulgar Wheat

Another great one for meal preppers – make a batch of these at the beginning of the week and you’ll have an easy dinner each night! This recipe works well with tofu or chickpeas (tofu isn’t for everyone as my boyfriend keeps reminding me) or just about any other bean or pulse that takes your…

Banana & Almond Bread

A slight tweak on a previous recipe of mine, I wanted to challenge myself to make a banana bread recipe without adding any sugar and reducing the oil. All sweetness in this recipe is naturally from the bananas, cinnamon and vanilla. I also substituted some of the flour for ground almonds, and topped with whole…

‘Fakeaway’ Sweet Potato & Spinach Curry

Lovers of curry, takeaways, simple recipes and veganism, this one’s for you. You’re welcome. For those tracking macros, this recipe is 198kcal/portion with % energy split: 48C/25F/20P (rice, naan etc not included). Recipe is 4 servings.   Ingredients: • 1 tbsp olive oil • 1 large onion • 2 small sweet potatoes • Curry paste of…

Coconutty Balls

An adaptation on my vegan-friendly seeded protein slice, but with the addition of toasted coconut. Yummmmmm.   Ingredients: • 1 cup of oats • 3 scoops (~75g) vegan protein powder • Hazelnut/other dairy free milk (also works with chocolate soya (mmmm) but this will increase the sugar content slightly) • Desiccated coconut   Method: 1)…

My definitive list of vegan-friendly milk alternatives

….scored by the attributes most important to me: price, nutrients, taste in tea, taste in porridge. Simple.   Please note: I always opt for unsweetened variants where possible (excluding my weakness for chocolate variants) – always check the label for pesky added sugar!   1. Alpro Soya Chocolate Price: £1.40 / on offer for £1 Nutrients:…

Seeded Protein Slice

Hallelujah! Super simple, quick, easy, tasty, inexpensive protein-packed vegan treat anyone!? I thought as much. For those tracking macros, this recipe is 99kcal/portion with % energy split: 46C/15F/36P. Recipe is 8 servings.   Ingredients: • 1 cup of oats • 3 scoops (~75g) vegan protein powder • Hazelnut/other dairy free milk (also works with chocolate…

Possibly, probably the most delicious overnight oats ever

This recipe works as a breakfast or a dessert and is utterly delicious. A great example of only a simple switch needed to make a tasty vegan-friendly treat! For those tracking macros, this recipe is 357kcal with % energy split: 77C/14F/8P.   Ingredients: • 1/2 cup of porridge oats (~40g) • 1 cup of chocolate oat or…

6 things I learnt from Veganuary

My approach to an increasingly vegan diet was initially inspired by veganuary – “Veganuary’s vision is a world where veganism is a mainstream lifestyle choice, with positive action at all levels of society and government to promote the benefits of plant-based eating.” I felt really motivated to give it a go when I began reading up…

What is a ‘flex vegan’?

Veganism is great. There is a multitude of compelling reasons to go vegan – animal rights, environment, health…just to name a few. However, for many, the concept of going full-vegan seems ‘extreme’ or unachievable. Many give up on the idea before even trying it. I have considered myself a ‘flexitarian’ for almost 3 years now…