Amaretto Prune Chocolate Pancakes

Amaretto Prune Chocolate Crepes

Celebrate Pancake Day the grown-up way with these Amaretto Prune Chocolate Pancakes! I love the combination of Amaretto, prunes and dark chocolate, and have previously used this to make these chocolates and this pudding. You can use whatever pancakes you fancy for this, but I went with crepes. I adapted the recipe for my Matcha Crepes, which substitutes wheatRead more

Vegan Snacks In Japan

Vegan Snacks In Japan

Want to know more about vegan snacks in Japan? Eating vegan in Japan can be a bit of a minefield – between the language barrier and the fact that fish and seafood products seem to creep their way into EVERYTHING, it can be a tricky situation to navigate for many foreigners.  So, I decided to put together a listRead more

Crispy Taro Fritters (Vegan + GF)

Crispy Taro Fritters (Vegan + GF)

These Crispy Taro Fritters are the perfect crowd-pleasing side dish! And what’s more, they’re healthy yet satisfying, and super easy to make! Taro is a root vegetable often used in Asian cuisine. When cooked, it has a soft, starchy texture similar to potato but is a little more slippery – so kind of like a crossRead more

Purple Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl

Purple Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl (Vegan + GF)

This Purple Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl is so quick and easy to make, requiring just 2 ingredients. It’s a beautiful lilac colour, a shade very rarely naturally found in the food we eat! It’s perfect for breakfast because the sweet potatoes will charge you with lots of sustainable energy to keep you fuller for longer. JustRead more

Vegan Japanese Mushroom Pizza (GF)

Vegan Japanese Mushroom Pizza

This Vegan Japanese Mushroom Pizza is deliciously savoury, easy to make and loaded with yummy toppings! I love Japanese pizzas because they come with all sorts of unusual and inventive toppings such as chicken teriyaki, fish eggs, and sometimes even fried noodles! I wanted to make a Japanese-inspired pizza that was vegan, and delicious enough toRead more

Vegan Cashew Chocolate Truffles

Vegan Cashew Chocolate Truffles

These Vegan Cashew Chocolate Truffles are the most delicious treat – they’re melt-in-your-mouth silky, super creamy, perfectly sweet and most importantly, undetectably vegan. I’ve recently been experimenting with soaked and blended cashews (look out for lots more recipes to come!). I absolutely love how blended cashews are so sweet and creamy, and their neutral flavour makesRead more

Gluten-Free Vegan Mississippi Mud Pie

Gluten-Free Vegan Mississippi Mud Pie

This Gluten-Free Vegan Mississippi Mud Pie is the most delicious and indulgent dessert, but it’s much healthier than the traditional version. It’s also surprisingly easy to make! I think this undetectably gluten-free vegan Mississippi Mud Pie may be my new favourite dessert – I absolutely love the combination of the fudgey chocolate cake with the silky chocolate pudding and fluffyRead more

Yuzu Dressing Persimmon Salad (Vegan + GF)

Yuzu Dressing Persimmon Salad (Vegan + GF)

This Yuzu Dressing Persimmon Salad is fresh, fragrant and the perfect balance of sweet, salty and sour! Yuzu is an Asian citrus fruit. It tastes slightly bitter like grapefruit, but has the sweet blossomy aroma of a clementine. It is widely used in Japanese cuisine, for savoury dressings and sauces, as well as in desserts,Read more

Ginger Amazake (Vegan + GF)

Ginger Amazake (Vegan + GF)

This Ginger Amazake is the best warming and comforting winter drink. Amazake is a traditional Japanese drink made from fermented rice. It’s thought to date from as far back as 250 AD, and literally means “sweet sake”, although it’s usually non-alcoholic or has a very low alcohol content, depending on how it’s made. Amazake isRead more

Konnyaku Noodle Ramen (Vegan + GF)

Konnyaku Noodle Ramen (Vegan + GF)

This Konnyaku Noodle Ramen is made using noodles that are made from the roots of a yam plant, which work as a great, if slightly unusual, alternative to regular ramen noodles. Konnyaku is a jelly-like substance made from the konnyaku plant, which is also known as the Devil’s Tongue plant. Konnyaku usually comes in aRead more

Matcha Sweet Potato Mochi (Vegan + GF)

Matcha Sweet Potato Mochi (Vegan + GF)

These Matcha Sweet Potato Mochi make the perfect slightly sweet and satisfying yet surprisingly healthy snack! Mochi is a Japanese sweet snack made from glutinous rice beaten into a sticky paste and moulded into shapes. It’s soft and chewy and delicious paired with a sweet paste. This type of mochi here is called shiratama, which is plain mochi that’sRead more

Peanut Butter Jelly Granola Bars (Vegan + GF)

Peanut Butter Jelly Granola Bars (Vegan + GF)

These Peanut Butter Jelly Granola Bars are the perfect salty-sweet snack that are sure to satisfy those mid-afternoon cravings! I love the combination of peanut butter and jelly for making salty-sweet snacks (like these blondies and these donuts), so I couldn’t wait to try it out on some healthy homemade granola bars. Granola bars, flapjacks, cerealRead more