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Smoky Beets, Red Pepper and Chipotle Soup

Get a little spicy, plus a little smoky this autumn!  This is a radiant soup filled with delicious flavours and fresh, seasonal produce.  Lots of beetroot and red peppers, this is exactly what I want to be eating right now.  It’s adding a vibrant slice of Mexico to your autumn and all you’ll need are […]

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Egyptian Summer Mezze – Tomato & Cumin Chickpeas

Have you tried Egyptian food?  This is the ideal recipe to start.  Many people ask for quick and easy recipes that are tasty, nutritious and something that can be rustled up without fuss.  Here we are! This an ideal summer dish, light and good to go for a picnic twist, it can be eaten hot […]

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Watermelon Gazpacho – Cooling, Raw, Vegan, Delicious!

Chill out!  It’s getting to that time of year when we need something cooling and delicious.  We’re in Spain right now and this is exactly what we feel like, everyday, all day. This is something like the classic zingy gazpacho given a twist of fruity sweetness with the watermelon and a tickle of chilli and […]

Categories: Detox, gluten-free, healthy, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, photography, plant-based, Raw Food, Recipes, Soups, Summer, Superfoods, Vegan | 14 Comments

Fully Loaded Nachos with Columbian Frijoles Rojos

Easter’s here!  Any reason to celebrate and feast right!  These nachos are maybe how they’d celebrate in Bogota or Cartagena?  Let us know in the comments if you’re in Columbia! This is a celebration on a plate!  These nachos are fully loaded with all the goodies we know and love and the Frijoles Rojos (Red […]

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Chipotle & Cashew Queso Dip

Treat your nachos/ tortilla/ enchilladas (anything you fancy really) to this creamy, smoky queso!  This is a classic tex mex style dip gone vegan, it has a lovely thick texture that clings to your nachos and it’s a load healthier too. Chilli con Queso (basically cheese plus chillies) is the national dish of Texas (Texas […]

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Dark Chocolate & Chilli Brownies – Vegan & Gluten-free

An interesting twist on a classic chocolate brownie, made with black beans and given a lift with a little chilli and coffee kick! Please don’t be put off by the whole bean thing, give them a go.  You would never be able to tell and these brownies have a lovely rich texture and all the […]

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Aubergine & Fava Bean Fatteh, Tahini Yoghurt & Pine Nuts – Lebanese Party Food!

I love this dish!  This is party food really, or the best snack you’ve ever encountered.  I can see this on a big platter being tucked in by curious guests soon to be tongue tied in a good way.  There are so many flavours and textures layered up here and they all work perfectly together.  […]

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BBQ Pulled Jackfruit – My twist on the vegan classic

Here’s my twist on a vegan classic!  Pulled jackfruit is all about that texture and when cooked like this, gives all the crispy, caramelised happiness that pulled pork can. You decide what to serve it with, but I love it with a little more BBQ sauce (find my new recipe below) and some smoky mayo, […]

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Pickled Jalapenos – Easy & Quick Way to Pickle

This is a legendary way to spice up your winter burgers, burritos or pizza (?!) plus homemade pickled jalapenos are way, way better than shop bought.  When not pickled, I even like ’em in a smoothie, something like kale, banana and apple, is awesome with a few slices of jalapeno, great also paired with pineapple. […]

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Cashew & Kale Black Bean Mole with Smoky Bacon (Vegan)

  Mole sauce is such a Mexican classic!  A full-on fiesta of flavours; spices, chilli, smoky chipotle, creamy black beans, chocolate and here I’ve added some cashew butter instead of the traditional peanuts. These beans are quite a mouthful!  Spicy, chilli, creamy with a tickle of lime at the end and when served with smoky […]

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Home Cooked Happiness Vegan Cooking Retreat – Photos, Food and Thanks

Here are a few photos of our recent Home Cooked Happiness retreat at the beautiful Trigonos in North Wales.  There were full days of vegan cooking demos, walks near Snowdon, yoga and lots and lots of good eating (and laughs)! I cooked simple and creative dishes from all over the world; Mexico, Lebanon, Italy, Spain, […]

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One World Vegan Cooking Retreat – Photos, Memories and Thanks

I think pictures sometimes tell a better story than words.  We had an amazing time at our vegan cooking retreat last week at Trigonos. Jane and I would like to thank all who attended and the Trigonos team for making it such a special and memorable time. We were lucky with the weather as the […]

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Dulce de Leche de Coco – Vegan Dulce de Leche

This is a very simple recipe for vegan dulce de leche. I love the coconut flavour here, it adds something to the classic recipe. It’s a treat that keeps well in the fridge and is really versatile. I hear that in Puerto Rico they make DDL with coconut milk, so this might even be a […]

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One World Vegan Cooking Retreat – 29/8-2/9/17, North Wales

COME AND COOK WITH US!! I’ve just put the finishing touches to the new menus for the ‘One World Vegan’ Cooking Retreat at Trigonos, North Wales.  I’m really excited about them, the food is looking great and we have a diverse range of dishes to learn how to cook and most importantly, taste!  No one […]

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Peace & Parsnips coming to the USA soon!!! Adventurous Vegan Cooking For Everyone – Reviews + release date

Not long now!!:) It’s been over a year since Peace & Parsnips was released in the UK and now its off for an adventure over in the USA!  How cool!! It will be published on 31st May and I’ve just had a peek at an advanced copy of the U.S. edition and its looking totally awesome! […]

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Chickpea, Date and Potato Tagine

Tagine is a great summer time staple, a light stew with lovely spice and hints of sweetness from the dates. The perfect place for brilliant seasonal vegetables, a straightforward and ideal addition to your mid week special board! In Morocco, tagines are a showcase for the amazing local produce. The stock base is just the […]

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The Healing Power of Nettles

After a strong nettle tea this morning, I feel supercharged and inspire to share the wealth of our green and bountiful friend.  The nettle plant is much misunderstood, yes it stings a bit, but there is so much more to nettles than that.  It is one of the healthiest plants that grows in temperate areas […]

Categories: Detox, Foraging, Healing foods, Healthy Eating, Inspiration, Local food, Nutrition, Recipes, Spring, Superfoods, Vegan | Tags: , , | 5 Comments

Mexican Toasted Corn & Mushroom Omelette with Avocado & Tomato Salsa (Vegan)

  Vegan omelettes are delicious and simple to prepare. A very tasty day-starter especially when boasting smoky chipotle, mushroom, toasted sweetcorn and a lively salsa. The flavours of Mexico mirror Mexican culture; diverse and vibrant, fresh and intense.  There are many ways to make a plant-based omelette but I like this combination of gram flour, […]

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Italian Style Cannellini Beans with Pickled Chillies and Basil Oil

  Jane and I have been down at Whitstable at my sisters wedding bash.  Laura and Paul were married on a beautiful beach in Cornwall, but this one was for all the family and other rabble!  It was a wonderful time, a marquee in the back garden, bright sunshine all day and Jane and I cooked […]

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Avocados – Friend of Foe! (plus all you need know)

Avocado on toast.  Who saw that craze coming?!  It has swept the UK and has placed the humble avo at the forefront of healthy eating and dairy alternatives.  But many are still a little sceptical about eating it regularly.  Surely one of our favourite exotic fruits in the BHK, avocados are a vegans dream when […]

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