Perfect for summer, this Gluten-free Vegan Berry Courgette Loaf is packed full of July’s best seasonal allotment produce. And whether you call them Courgettes or Zucchini, this is a great recipe for using up a glut of them! Their natural sweetness works so well with the wholegrain nuttiness of the Glutenfree Flour and the sour bursts of the blackcurrants hidden in the sponge. And if you can’t get hold of blackcurrants then blackberries or a frozen forest fruit mix would work just as well!
British Seasonal Recipes
This Whisky & Ginger Glutenfree Christmas Cake (Dairyfree Eggfree Vegan) is so simple to make. Just fold together ready made mincemeat, flour and some optional extras before baking, cooling and covering with icing or sparkly snow! You may have noticed I like to multi-task in the kitchen. Especially where it comes to recipes and this Christmas Cake is no exception! The main ingredient is a jar of my Last Minute Whisky & Ginger Mincemeat which is freefrom dairy, eggs, gluten, soy & nuts – but you can use any suitable jar of shop bought too! My mincemeat contains whiskey, ginger ale, bramley apple chunks, dates and cranberries
For those of us who have to avoid some or all citrus fruits, Christmas can be an interesting time of year. (I challenge you to find a mince pie that is void of candied peel) But add to that mulitple allergies AND a dislike of brandy and to be honest most festive treats are out of bounds. Even if you scour the freefrom aisles! This Last Minute Whisky & Ginger Mincemeat is allergen free, vegan friendly and takes just 20minutes to prepare. Sticky, sweet, sour and with a spicy kick from the ginger ale its packed full of festive flavours making it a great alternative to the traditional mincemeat. (Dairyfree, Eggfree, Vegan, Soyfree, Glutenfree, Nutfree)
Who said Pumpkins were just for pie? This Vegan Pumpkin & Carrot Cake (Glutenfree, Eggfree) is the perfect way to show off the delicate sweetness of pumpkins. And when you’ve spent months growing them you should give them a delicious send off. This cake is definitely a great way to celebrate your homegrown pumpkins with its soft sponge with gentle warming ginger is filled with cream cheese frosting & topped with crushed pistachios and a salted caramel sauce.
These gorgeous Vegan Double Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies prove that pumpkins aren’t just for carving. Dark, Fudgy & gooey with a classic crunchy brownie top, they are the perfect accompaniment to a good old cuppa for any chocolate lover. AND they are not only dairyfree, eggfree and soyfree but are glutenfree and nutfree too!
Who said eating your veggies needed to be boring! These pretty little veggie fritters are completely customisable. Using up whatever veggies are lurking in the fridge or is to hand up on the allotment. With only 3 ingredients (yes I’m counting veggies as 1!) and taking less than 10 minutes to whip up on a portable gas stove, they are a great for a quick lunch when starvation strikes up on the allotment! We keep a stock of glutenfree flour in a sealed plastic container in the shed along with a non-stick frying pan and add whatever veggies are in season!
This delicious, warm Roasted Squash, Kale & Grapefruit Salad is a riot of beautiful Autumn colours & flavours! Glutenfree, Vegan and its healthy too! Finely shredded kale, sweet roasted squash, sweet potato & carrots and bursts of sour grapefruit all topped off with crispy kale chips… Who said salads were just for Summer?!
The Freefrom Gang are back once again celebrating all things Seasonal with a bounty of #FreeFromHarvest recipes. My contribution comes straight from our plot to your plate… its my Easy Peasy Peachicks @No17 Pink Pickles! Jars of Crisp, crunchy veggies, preserved at their best in a delicate pink Apple Cider Vinegar pickling liquid. They are also a very tasty way to use up those stringy runners that would otherwise be consigned to the compost!
This light and fluffy Chocolate Chip Courgette Cake filled with a decadent (& soyfree) chocolate coconut cream is sure to impress even the toughest of critics! The pretty flecks of green in the sponge and combination of flavours, make this a very tasty way to use up a courgette glut!
Beautiful sharp redcurrants paired with the subtle sour note from the dairyfree yoghurt and a sweet crunchy pearl sugar topping make this Vegan Redcurrant & Yoghurt Loaf perfect for any time of the day. Quick to make its a great Dairyfree, Eggfree Lunchbox Lifesaver and a very yummy way to use up a surplus of redcurrants from No17!
Fed up of the Vegetarian alternative at a BBQ being Mushrooms or worse Soya based? Then look no further because July is #FreefromBBQs month and here is my beautiful contribution… #FreeFromBBQs: BBQ Apricot & Nectarine ‘Steak’ Salad. The ‘steak’ in this case being lightly charred stone fruits, delicately flavoured with Lemon Thyme from No17. The texture of the fruit ‘steaks’ makes them a great meat alternative and no soy or mushrooms in sight! It is perfect for any summer get together with friends or family as it is Eggfree, Glutenfree and soyfree. This would also make a delicious centrepiece to a vegan BBQ spread, by swapping the Feta for soyfree, vegan cheese!