3-Ingredient Vegan Biscoff Mug Cake

3-Ingredient Vegan Biscoff Mug Cake

This 3-ingredient Vegan Biscoff Mug Cake is my favourite thing!  I first came across Biscoff spread in France, where they call it Speculoos. It’s ridiculously addictive and its flavour is very versatile and works well in a wide range of desserts. You can also use any other type of cookie butter or spread. I also love toRead more

Kinako Pancakes (Dairy-Free)

Kinako Pancakes (Dairy-Free)

Inspired by the Kinako French Toast I made the other day, I decided to make some kinako pancakes!  Requiring just 4 ingredients to make, these pancakes are quick and easy to make and perfect for a healthy breakfast or brunch with a fun Japanese twist!  These pancakes are lovely and crisp on the outside and beautifully fluffy on the inside. Kinako,Read more

Kinako French Toast (Vegan)

Kinako French Toast (Vegan)

Kinako French Toast seems to be all the hype in restaurants recently, so I decided to make it at home. I must admit I wasn’t expecting it to be so delicious, but the flavours work perfectly together. The kinako powder makes the bread beautifully crisp on the outside, while the milk keeps it soft and pillowy onRead more

Yuzu Agar Jelly with Ginger Syrup (Vegan + GF)

Yuzu Agar Jelly with Ginger Syrup (Vegan + GF)

This Yuzu Agar Jelly makes a great light dessert, or if you’re feeling sophisticated, also doubles up as a refreshing palate cleanser. It’s super healthy because it uses yuzu which is known for its medicinal properties, is refined sugar free because it’s naturally sweetened, and it’s also vegan because it uses agar instead of gelatine. Yuzu is an Asian citrus fruit. It tastes slightlyRead more

Kabocha Pumpkin Spice Muffins (Dairy-Free)

Kabocha Pumpkin Spice Muffins (Dairy-Free)

A Japanese twist on the pumpkin spice trend, these Kabocha Pumpkin Spice Muffins make use of sweet and silky kabocha pumpkin, as well as seasonal apples and chestnuts. I’ve used kabocha pumpkin for these muffins because it’s sweeter and has a silkier texture, and the apples add sweetness and moisture. Chestnuts are used a lotRead more

Tofu Burgers

Tofu Burgers

These Tofu Burgers are super quick and easy to make. You can make a full meal out of them by eating with rice and veggies, or serve them with salad for a yummy starter. They’re also great for sharing at dinner parties! I use Cauldron Original Tofu, but you can use any similar hard, plain tofu. Tofu isn’tRead more

Hot Black Sesame Drink (Vegan + GF)

Hot Black Sesame Drink (Vegan + GF)

I first tried a hot black sesame drink at a Chinese restaurant in the form of bubble tea. It was so delicious I started experimenting at home to recreate the flavour. As the colder months approach, it’s a great alternative to tea/coffee/hot chocolate as it’s rich and comforting without being too sweet or creamy and aRead more

Gluten-Free Korean Pancake (Dairy-Free)

Gluten-Free Korean Pancake

I first tried Korean pancake at Koba in London, and although I love okonomiyaki, I can’t help but prefer the Korean version as it’s much thinner and crispier. I then did some experimenting and came up with the recipe for this gluten-free Korean pancake.  This is a really versatile dish that can serve either as a whole meal or asRead more

7 Great Black And White Films

7 great black and white films

Here’s a list of 7 great black and white films!  I’ve decided to blog about my favourite black and white films because they generally seem to be a lot less popular than coloured ones, a real shame as there are some amazing ones out there! 1. Tokyo Story (1953) This film tells the story of an elderly couple whoRead more

10 Great Films Set In The French Riviera

10 Great Films Set In The French Riviera

I thought I’d put together a list of 10 Great Films Set In The French Riviera (in no particular order). 1. And God Created Woman (1956) This film turned Bardot into an overnight sensation, and was responsible for the creation of her ‘sex kitten’ image. The iconic opening scene, which features Bardot sunbathing naked provoked controversy at the time. TheRead more

Facts About Miyajima, Japan

Facts About Miyajima, Japan

I’ve decided to compile some facts about Miyajima.  I visited Miyajima (which means Shrine Island in Japanese) a couple of years ago and was instantly captivated by the breathtaking scenery and fascinating history of the island. Surrounded by the turquoise calm of the Seto Inland Sea, a red torii (a traditional Japanese gate) rises out of the water so thatRead more

The Naked Island (1960) – Film

The Naked Island (1960) - Film

I recently watched a film called The Naked Island (1960). Set in the Seto Inland Sea, it seeks to ‘try and capture the life of human beings struggling like ants against the forces of nature’ (words of the director, Kaneto Shindo). It is a highly realistic account of the life of a family who live on an island in theRead more