Recent recipes & seasonal treats

Simple Summer Suppers & #CookBlogShare 31

Simple Summer Suppers & #CookBlogShare 31

Here’s a lovely collection of Simple Summer Suppers perfect for those scorching, sunny days from the #CookBlogShare bloggers!  From beautiful grilled marinaded chicken & fish, a rainbow veggie Paneer dish to a stunning use for courgettes in the form of zucchini sushi!     Well 

Easy Vegan Scones (Dairy Free, Egg Free)

Easy Vegan Scones (Dairy Free, Egg Free)

Easy Vegan Scones are an essential part of any afternoon tea and these lovely light and fluffy scones mean noone need miss out!  This basic recipe can be flavoured in anyway you like by just adding a few simple ingredients or keep them plain for a traditional cream tea!  The only question is jam first or cream?

Sourdough Flatbreads (Dairy Free & Vegan)

Sourdough Flatbreads (Dairy Free & Vegan)

Sourdough flatbreads are a quick and easy recipe to use sourdough starter discard when you just don’t have the time to make a full loaf.  Just add flour & water for a stack of soft, fluffy flatbreads.  Dairy free, vegan and no soya flour! Perfect stuffed with grilled veggies, BBQ or as a side dish to chillies, curries and stews! 

Easy VE Day Street Party Treats & #CookBlogShare 2020 wk18

Easy VE Day Street Party Treats & #CookBlogShare 2020 wk18

Easy VE Day Street Party Treats & #CookBlogShare 2020 wk18.  Host your own Lockdown VE Day Street Party, with this great collection of delicious Afternoon Tea bakes. 

Love Your Leftovers: #CookBlogShare 2020 Wk 1

Love Your Leftovers: #CookBlogShare 2020 Wk 1

Love Your Leftovers & #CookBlogShare 2020 week 1.  Four great ways to use up those bendy veg, neglected store cupboard staples and Sunday Roast leftovers.  That will save your overstretched January budget and a you little time during the week too! 

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread (Dairy Free, Gluten Free & Vegan)

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread (Dairy Free, Gluten Free & Vegan)

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread, a delicious, nutritious lunchbox staple in this house. Full of crunchy seeds, soft dried fruits and chunks of dark chocolate. This quick & easy one bowl recipe keeps well in an airtight tin and can be frozen in slices.  Dairy Free, Nut Free and can be made Gluten Free by using a suitable flour. 

Beetroot Vegan Sausage Rolls with Mint (Gluten Free)

Beetroot Vegan Sausage Rolls with Mint (Gluten Free)

Beetroot Vegan Sausage Rolls, perfect for picnics and lunchboxes alike! Crispy gluten free pastry stuffed with a tasty beetroot quinoa vegan ‘sausage’ mix.  This pretty pink filling is flavoured with beets, vegan feta cheese and fresh mint but can be altered however you like.  These pretty vegan beetroot parcels are completely Top14 free and thanks to ready made pastry, a speedy option for any occasion! 

Vegan Apple & Date Muffins (Egg Free & Gluten Free)

Vegan Apple & Date Muffins (Egg Free & Gluten Free)

Dairy Free, Vegan Apple & Date Muffins great for picnics or mid afternoon pick me ups alike!  Soft, spicy muffins full of juicy apple chunks and chewy date pieces all topped off with pretty apple slices.   Lovely with added hazelnuts for crunch or your favourite seed mix to keep them nut free.  The recipe also works perfectly with Gluten free Flours so no-one need miss out!

Easy Dairy Free Flapjacks (Vegan)

Easy Dairy Free Flapjacks (Vegan)

Easy Dairy Free Flapjacks.  Soft, chewy flapjacks, full of oats and golden syrup.  Just 4 ingredients, simple to make and perfect for lunchboxes or with your afternoon coffee. Soy Free, Nut Free and suitable for vegans too.

Vegan Leek & Potato Pie

Vegan Leek & Potato Pie

Vegan Leek & Potato Pie, the perfect winter warmer for the whole family.  A comforting, hearty vegan pie filled with a rich, creamy dairy free white sauce, chunks of potatoes and beautiful British Leeks.  Top with a layer of puff pastry – use ready made or make your own!

Easy Vegan Yorkshire Puddings (Dairy free, Egg free)

Easy Vegan Yorkshire Puddings (Dairy free, Egg free)

Easy Vegan Yorkshire Puddings, crispy on the outside and beautifully fluffy inside.  The perfect accompaniment to a Sunday Lunch, sturdy enough to hold a bucket full of gravy and just as good stuffed with bubble and squeak the day after! Vegan comfort food at its best!

Easy Gluten-free Vegan Fudge Brownies (Dairy-free Egg-free)

Easy Gluten-free Vegan Fudge Brownies (Dairy-free Egg-free)

Craving a dark, sticky chocolate Brownie but without the dairy, eggs or gluten? Then whip up a batch of these Easy Gluten-free Vegan Fudge Brownies. Noone will ever know they are Top14free, so unless you want to share, best find a quiet corner to enjoy them! Proof that catering for mulitple allergies and/or coeliacs is not only doable but can be just as tasty, if not better, than the allergen-laden original!  These need no complicated ingredients and are literally thrown together in a bowl before baking.  I use Free From Fairy Self-Raising wholegrain flour which gives them an extra flavour dimension and a beautifully smooth texture – no grainy glutenfree bakes here! 

Dairy Free Apple Flapjacks with Sultanas (Vegan)

Dairy Free Apple Flapjacks with Sultanas (Vegan)

Dairy Free Apple Flapjacks are packed full of fruit but not as sweet as traditional flapjacks. Add a handful of seeds or dried fruit for an extra nutritious snack. And whether you class them as a cake or a biscuit – everyone agrees flapjacks are delicious! These vegan flapjacks are easy to make and have few ingredients.  Brilliant for lunchboxes, quick breakfasts and perfect for picnics or afternoon pick-me-ups with tea!

Afternoon Tea Recipes: Pretty Vegan Coffee Cupcakes

Afternoon Tea Recipes: Pretty Vegan Coffee Cupcakes

These little Pretty Vegan Coffee Cupcakes are perfect for Afternoon Tea or Mothers Day.  If you need a dairy free, egg free coffee cake then this easy recipe is the only one you’ll need!

16 Easy Vegan Recipes for Veganuary

16 Easy Vegan Recipes for Veganuary

16 Easy Vegan Recipes to kick start your vegan recipe collection.  From easy egg free baking and satisfying lunches to warming, winter comfort food, we’ve got it all, even decadent desserts! AND they are all so simple anyone can make them!

Peachick Approved: Stone Classic Chef’s Notebook Review

Peachick Approved: Stone Classic Chef’s Notebook Review

The Stone Classic Notebook is a beautiful gift for any foodie, chef or stationery fan.  Its vegan leather cover is hardwearing and the layflat design makes both writing & reading your notes effortless!