Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

These Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles are luxuriously creamy, insanely moreish and undetectably dairy-free! Just like these other vegan chocolate truffles I posted a while ago, these are made with a simple base of blended soaked nuts, cacao butter, cocoa powder, your sweetener of choice, vanilla and a pinch of salt! Not too many ingredients andRead more

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Truffle Cake

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Truffle Cake

Sinfully decadent yet unbelievably healthy, this Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Truffle Cake is guaranteed to be your new favourite dessert! With Easter just round the corner, I thought it was the perfect time to post a recipe for an indulgent chocolate cake based on my latest obsession: truffles.  Just like my chocolate truffles, this cake is beautifully rich andRead more

Gluten-Free Vegan Matcha Brownies

Gluten-Free Vegan Matcha Brownies

I really hope you’ll love these Gluten-Free Vegan Matcha Brownies! Or should I have called them Blondies? Or even Greenies?  I’d been dreaming of a gluten-free and vegan matcha brownie recipe for ages and I think I’ve finally cracked it! The base for these amazingly fudgy, gooey brownies was inspired by one of my favourite chocolate cakeRead more

Vegan Sweet Potato Chocolate Buttercream

Vegan Sweet Potato Chocolate Buttercream

This Vegan Sweet Potato Chocolate Buttercream is perfectly sweet, luxuriously rich and creamy, and unbelievably healthy! It’s also refined sugar free and requires just 6 simple ingredients! One of my favourite sweet treats used to be a rich, chocolatey sponge layer cake enveloped in decadent chocolate buttercream frosting. Since going dairy-free, a lot of vegan buttercream recipes I’ve seen rely onRead more

Vegan Spicy Miso Mayonnaise (GF)

Vegan Spicy Miso Mayonnaise (GF)

This undetectably vegan Spicy Miso Mayonnaise is easy to make, bursting with umami flavour, and irresistibly creamy.  It all starts with some cashews, which are blended until thick, creamy and luxuriously smooth. I mentioned that I’d been experimenting with soaked cashews, which I love for making delicious sweet treats, as well as savoury sauces likeRead 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

Kinako Latte (Vegan + GF)

Kinako Latte (Vegan + GF)

This 3-ingredient Kinako Latte is a great alternative to hot chocolate as it’s rich and comforting without being too sweet, and a fab caffeine-free option if you’re tired of herbal tea.  Kinako, which means “yellow flour” in Japanese, is roasted soybean flour (so it’s gluten-free), and is widely used in Japanese cuisine.  Kinako is traditionally used inRead more

30 Best Cookbooks 2016 Part 2

30 Best Cookbooks 2016 Part 2

After doing quite a few cookbook reviews for The Independent, I decided to do a post here about 30 Best Cookbooks 2016. This is by no means an objective list, I’m just listing some of my favourite new releases of the year. I’m posting this now, just before people start thinking about Christmas, because I know lots ofRead more

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

I can’t get over how delicious this Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cake is – it tastes reminiscent of Nutella, it’s rich and indulgent, and perfectly soft and fudgy. It’s actually a slight adaptation of my Gâteau au Chocolat recipe, subbing ground hazelnuts for ground almonds and adding a splash of Amaretto and cherries for aRead more

Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecakes (Vegan + GF)

Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecakes (Vegan + GF)

These Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecakes are vividly colourful, perfectly sweet and surprisingly healthy! I absolutely love purple sweet potatoes, and have previously used them for lots of different desserts, including ice cream, mochi, milkshakes, and sticky rice cakes. I really like their natural sweetness, almost perfumey flavour, and of course their beautiful colour! They’re alsoRead more

Apple Fig Walnut Rocket Salad (Vegan + GF)

Apple Fig Walnut Rocket Salad (Vegan + GF)

I absolutely love the combination of flavours and textures in this Apple Fig Walnut Rocket Salad! I’d been wanting to make a salad for autumn/winter for a while, but had a hard time finding flavour combinations that would work without a cheese (namely goats cheese or blue cheese) to tie them together. I love savouryRead more

Miso French Beans Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts (Vegan + GF)

Miso French Beans Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts (Vegan + GF)

This dish of Miso French Beans Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts is just the recipe you need right now to make those seasonal greens much more exciting. This dish transforms even the most unpopular of vegetables (i.e. Brussels sprouts) into something delicious that everyone will actively want to eat! It all starts off with some shredded BrusselsRead more