Recent recipes & seasonal treats

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!

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!

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!

Vegan Lemon & Raspberry Cake (Dairy free, Egg free)

Vegan Lemon & Raspberry Cake (Dairy free, Egg free)

Vegan Lemon & Raspberry Cake, perfect for an elegant birthday tea! Zesty lemon cake with jammy pockets of raspberries layered with luscious lemon buttercream. Easy to adapt to gluten-free too.

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!

Vegan Lentil and Vegetable Hotpot (Dairy free, Gluten free)

Vegan Lentil and Vegetable Hotpot (Dairy free, Gluten free)

Vegan Lentil and Vegetable Hotpot a cheap, filling and nutritious dinner that will soon become a firm family favourite or student staple!  This delicious veggie bake is piled high with soft, delicate lentils and packed full of sweet veggies galore; all smothered in a thick, warming tomato sauce.  And if that wasn’t tasty enough, its all hidden underneath a beautiful crispy, melty cheese potato crust!  Dairyfree delcious-ness at its best!

#FreeFromSummer Dairy-Free White Chocolate Cheesecake (Vegan, Gluten-free Options)

#FreeFromSummer Dairy-Free White Chocolate Cheesecake (Vegan, Gluten-free Options)

A beautiful new #FreeFromSummer recipe, this Dairy-free White Chocolate Cheesecake is a perfect no-bake, make ahead dessert.   A creamy white topping with a subtle hint of white chocolate sits over a buttery shortbread base ready for topping with Summer’s seasonal best.   Use your favourite shortbread or biscuits to make the base and this recipe is fully customisable for all your dietary needs!

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!

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.

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!

Vegan Blackberry White Chocolate Scones

Vegan Blackberry White Chocolate Scones

Looking for something different for a special afternoon tea? Then these Vegan Blackberry White Chocolate Scones are just what you need! Soft dairy free scones filled with pockets of sticky, jammy blackberries and sweet vegan white chocolate chips.  Bowl to Baked in half an hour and sure to impress all your guests.  Serve warm as part of an elegant vegan afternoon tea.  Really easy to make to suit any dietary needs.

Four Awesome Allotment Recipes: #CookBlogShare Week 30

Four Awesome Allotment Recipes: #CookBlogShare Week 30

Four Awesome Allotment Recipes for #CookBlogShare week 30.  Full of beautiful seasonal goodies, currently gracing Veggie patches all over the country! Featuring a one pot halloumi bake, smokey Salsa Verde and not one but two fruity desserts; a blackcurrant fool with mint & Rose and vegan neopolitan cheesecake bars stuffed with fresh raspberries!

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!