Peanut Butter Chocolate

I wouldn’t go as far as saying that these chocolate chunks are healthy, but the recipe has very little sugar, and it will work with even less if that’s more to your taste. The peanut butter gives the chocolate a bit of body which I think many other home made chocolate recipes lack. This recipe…

Peanut Butter Lentil Dahl

I love lentils and peanut butter goes so well with them. The PB adds a bit of oomph to the flavours without making it all taste like peanuts either. This was heavenly. Ingredients: 1 tbsp of coconut oil 1 onion 2-3 cloves of garlic 1 tsp of ground ginger 0.5 tsp of each: cumin, turmeric,…

Courgette Chips

I found a bag of courgettes from the fridge that needed using. With a little help from my friend Google, I decided to try this recipe by Nadia Lim. This was pretty easy and very yummy. 500g courgettes 250ml almond meal 250ml finely grated cheese. The original recipe uses parmesan, but I sed mature cheddar…

Cashew Cheese

Ok if you actually eat cheese, this doesn’t really taste like cheese but I love this stuff. I use it as a spread on toast and crackers or as a sauce on just about everything. The special ingredient here is nutritional yeast. It’s used in vegan food to add that “cheesy” flavour to food and…

Life is a picnic

I recently bought a cookbook called Deliciously Ella. It’s vegan but I think finally I’ve discovered a veggie style of eating that is not just about substituting meat with cheese or tofu. The big idea is to prepare fairly simple little dishes and then compile them into a meal. One of the dishes is rice…

Cheesy Courgette Fritters

I spotted this recipe a few years ago from some veggie cook book, and it has stayed in our menu ever since. The original recipe only used courgettes, but I’ve added onion and mushrooms for some extra texture, as courgettes alone are quite watery and not very filling. The original recipe also suggested cooking the…

Homemade Exfoliating Scrubbers

Difficulty: Easy Makes: About 12 scrubbers Time: 30 mins + 30 minutes to set Stores for 6 months I just adore these little scrubbers. Usually you get your body scrub in a big pot, which probably sits in the edge of your bath tub for months. Each time you stick your hand in it, you add some…

Eating Gluten Free for 30 days

Last week I completed my second 30 day challenge, which was about eating gluten free. The reason for doing the challenge Gluten free diet is supposed to have many health benefits, even if you are not celiac or don’t have a known sensitivity to gluten. Eating gluten free for 30 days can improve how you feel,…

4 Must-Visit Places When Shopping In London

Shopping in most cities is pretty boring. Have you noticed how the high streets look pretty much the same everywhere? Whether you’re shopping in London, Barcelona, New York or Rome you will find find the same brands everywhere: H&M, Zara, The Body Shop, The Apple Store, Karen Millen, Lush and McDonald’s. Snoozzz… But not all hope is lost. London is full of wonderful…

Homemade Body Butter

Difficulty: Fairly easy Makes: 4 x 200ml pots Time: 1 hour + 5 hours for cooling Storage: 6-9 months   Ahh the body mousse, one of Peppy Galore’s most popular and most loved products. This handmade body butter version of the body mousse is wonderful for very dry skin or for any skin during the dull…