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…

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…

Guilt Free Banana Ice Cream

This is recipe is just fantastic. Zero nasties, zero indulgence, just a great treat! Whenever I have leftover bananas that are starting to turn black, I just slice them and pop them in the freezer. Then when it’s time for a little treat, I whizz them into this great home made ice cream. The only…

Aubergine Parcels

These parcels look like much more work than what they are.┬áThe original recipe used mozzarella, but I also made some with soft goats cheese, which in my opinion worked better. Why not try both? Ingredients: 2 Aubergines Olive oil Mozzarella or soft goats cheese (or both!) Basil Tomatoes Slice┬áthe aubergines sideways and brush them with…

An Anglo-Finnish Carno-Vegetarian Christmas Feast

Usually me and my husband have enjoyed a fairly English selection of Christmas dishes, but without the turkey as he is vegetarian. However this Christmas I really wanted to include some traditional dishes from Finland. Luckily they are mostly vegetarian, super easy to make and compliment beautifully some of the more British flavours. The Finnish…

Raw Chocolate

Chocolate is healthy and extremely good for you. That’s the news I’ve longed to hear all my life. Cocoa has 10 times more antioxidants than blueberries and tons of feel good ingredients, so it’s no myth that eating chocolate makes you feel good. The trick is to prepare it raw, that means without heating it…

Stuffed Peppers

I like stuffing, clearly, but you can rarely go wrong with stuffing so here is another one. Peppers are easy to stuff as they don’t need all that hollowing-out-work. Simply fill and bake. I filled these bad boys with fennel and goats cheese. You can also try the lentil filling that I used for stuffed…