ORANGE CUPS

Orange cups Ingridients 4 large oranges 240g ml/8 1/2 fl oz vegan butter milk or/ natural vegan yogurt 1 tsp clear honey 1 tsp vegan chocolate shavings (optional) Method Set the freezer to rapid freeze at 2 hours before freezing. to ensure that the oranges stand upright, cut a thin slice from the base of…

Dragon Punch with Ice Cream

Jamaica’s Dragon Stout, is a beer that has been around since 1920. But with Caribbean heritage, it’s not surprising that’s has molasses flavours. After all, molasses has been used to make rum in Jamaica for more than 260 years. Drangon Stout, a Foreign Extra Stout, is “sometimes referred to as Red Stripe’s darker and stronger…

Cheese & Spinach Muffins – with a pinch of paprika!

Great for breakfast or brunch on the run, these savoury muffins are quick and easy to put together. Makes: 12 Preparation: 15 minuets, once the flax egg is made Cooking: 25 minuets 150g (51/2 oz 1/3 cups ) baby English spinach 200g (7 oz 1/3 cups) self raising flour 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon…

Minted Cauliflower Rice with Red Pepper

Cauliflower grated into rice-like grains is an ideal way to enjoy Indian flavours without the carbs and calories that rice has. When I first made cauliflower rice, I came to realise how filling and satisfying it can be it can be if flavoured well. Best of all, it takes only a few minutes to cook….

Mediterranean Parmesan Tearing Bread

This great is made with a large quantity of fresh yeast and so is quite quick and easy to make. It has a craggy, rocky finish. Place it in the middle of the table on a board and allow everyone to help themselves by pulling off pieces. It is highly flavoured and so perfect for…

Spicy Carrot and Parsnip Latkes

Ingredients 2 carrot shredded 1 parsnips sherred 1/2 cup gluten-free flour 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp tumeric 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for deep frying 1 handful of spring onions, finely chopped 1 sprig of fresh cilantro, finely chopped Method…

French toast

Breakfast made by my youngest daughter with brioche bread, whipped cream, fresh strawberries and blueberries. As for my breakfast, I had sliced French toast with blueberries and whipped cream due to allergies I couldn’t have the brioche bread because it wasn’t homemade and I can’t have strawberries either. her breakfast was much more appealing for…

Healthy Greek Freekeh Salad

Ingredients 1 cup cracked freekeh 2.5 cups of water 1/2 cucumber 1 red bell pepper (optional) 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup vegan feta crumbled cheese salt and pepper to taste Optional Extras Black olives fresh tomatoes Extra veggies Greek Dressing 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp red…

Parmesan Grissini

Ingredients 50g parmesan vegan  cheese 7g fresh yeast 150 ml tepid water 2 tsp castor sugar 225g strong white flour Plus extra for dusting 1 tsp salt 1 tsp olive oil, plus extra to grease 1 tsp sesame or Mason sea salt Method Grissini are cooked at a much lower temperature than other breads, as…

Jalapeño poppers Baked Potatoes twice

Ingredients 2 large baking potatoes 2 large baking potatoes 1 large jalapeño pepper diced 4 ounces vegan cream cheese 4 ounces vegan cheddar cheese shredded 3 tablespoons vegan butter 1/4 cup oats milk 3 vegan slices bacon (crumbled or more as desired) Paprika for sprinkling Salt to taste For Serving Vegan Sour Cream Method 1.Bake…

Summer berry smoothie

Ingredients 3/4 cup frozen mixed summer berries 1 1/4 cups vanilla flavour soy yogurt 1 tsp clear honey (optional) 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 1 tbsp organic powder Method Place the berries, soy yogurt, and honey if using and orange juice and turmeric in a blender and process until thick. Serve immediately, decorated with berries…

Banana and Walnuts Brioche Buns

Not one of the easiest recipe to make! It took a lot of time and patience to make if you decide to try this recipe make sure it’s an early start of the day. It’s time-consuming and fiddley to make, if you’re not in a good mood I would suggest that you not attempt to…

My Life Journey Living with Multiple Allergies

Living with allergies, as many of you know, isn’t easy. Eating out can be impossible, and being invited to dinner parties can be terrifying. Especially when you have a latex allergy, mainly because it’s in everything! From food to washing up gloves, it’s literally all around you. Following recipes and preparing, what should be, simple…

Meatless mince pie

ingredients 500g (17.5oz) meat less  mince 1 onion finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic 1 large carrot, diced in small cubes 2 tablespoons of tomato paste 1 cups  vegetable stock 1 teaspoon of thyme 1 cup Vegan cheese 1kg/2.25lbs of potatoes, peeled and diced in medium pieces Method Preheat oven to 220°C/gas mark 7. And…

CHELSEA BUNS

250ml oats milk 20g fresh yeast 100g castor sugar 500g gluten-free or strong plain flour, plus extra to dust 1/2 tsp salt 100g vegan butter, at room temperature, plus extra to grease 1 Vegan egg Oil, to grease 1 tsp ground mixed spice 50g sultanas 50g currants apricot glaze to finish The aroma of these…

Seasoned sweet Corn on the Cob

When roasting corn it’s best roasted with the husk, I completely forgot to roast my corn with the husk, when roasting in the husk it stops the corn from been charred! If you’re going to try this recipe remember to leave the husk on, when almost cooked remove the husk and add all your reasoning…

Fragrant Lime Rice

This rice is bursting with tangy citrus flavour and aroma of lime and the crunchy pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. You can use lemon or lime to give it a fresh, summery aroma. Ingredients 200g basmati rice, washed and drained 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 10 pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds 1 teaspoon ground turmeric…

Homemade Pineapple Juice

Sometimes we may buy fruits like pineapple, which needs peeling before eating! Most likely we dispose of the pineapple Peel. Pineapple peel is pretty good when used to make pineapple drink, it takes very little ingredients to make, and few minutes then leaves overnight. Pineapple also has a few health benefits. As for me everything…

Noodles with Spinach and Cheese Sauce

Ingredients 12 ounces gluten-free pasta3 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread3 cups vegan mozzarella shreds1 teaspoon garlic powder1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk1 teaspoon salt1/3 teaspoon pepper1 cup fresh spinach leaves Method Cook the pasta according to package directions.While the pasta cooks, make the sauce. Melt the vegan buttery spread in a large pot. Add the cheese mozzarella…

Honeyed Pineapple Tarts

Ingredients 450 g/1 lb ready to roll puff pastry1 vegan egg beaten50 g/1 ¾ oz /1/2 cup ground almonds8-9 canned or fresh pineapple rings, drained75 ml/ 2 ½ fl. oz /1/2 cup runny honey Method 1.Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°Cfan)/400f/gas 6. 2.Roll out the pastry on a floured surface. To make large tarts to…

Sweet Potato And Pumpkin Seed Rolls

These require less kneading than other yeasted bread rolls so they are quick and easy to make. If possible, use a bright orange variety sweet potato, as it will give the rolls a fantastic vibrant colour. Ingredients 200ml oats milk or soya milk 200g sweet potato 450g strong white gluten-free flour 2 tsp salt 40…

Apple Pie Cinnamon Swirl style

Ingredients For the Apple 1 recipe pastry for a 23cm pie125g unsalted butter3 tablespoons plain flour4 tablespoons water100g caster sugar100g dark brown soft sugar8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced Method Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas mark 7. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste….

Vegan vegetables Chop Suey

Ingredients 2 Carrots, cut lengthways1 cup Cabbage , shredded1 cucumber cuts, lengthwaysSpring onions, sliced lengthways2 tsp Garlic, finely chopped2 tbsp Oil200 gram Noodles shiitake washed and (drained well)1 ok meatless ham1/2 tbsp Soya sauce1 tsp sugarto taste SaltHandful pak Choi, cut lengthways240 ml/1 cup vegetable stock1 tsp cornflour Method How to Make Vegetable Chop suey…

Cornmeal porridge

Cornmeal porridge, the smoothest recipe you’ll find! Traditionally this is a breakfast meal, as it fills you up and keeps you full for the majority of your day! We’ve made this recipe extra smooth with no lumps I remember growing up with having cornmeal porridge first thing in the morning before going to school mostly…

Italian Tomatoes

I used mozzarella grated vegan style cheese, which is not good at melting, so I would advise you to try the block cheese instead of the grated cheese. Ingredients 5 tomatoes 2 x 175 g/6 oz mozzarella cheese Salt and freshly ground black pepper Method 1.Wash the tomatoes, pat dry, slice off the stalk ends…

Four Vegetables in Cheese Sauce

Ingredients 1 small cauliflower 300 g/10 1/2 oz broccoli 2 carrots 1 a handful of baby potatoes 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley For cheese sauce 2 tbsp vegan butter 25 g/1 oz/1/4 cup flour 300 ml/10 fl oz 1 1/4 vegan milk 55 g/ 2 oz/ 1/2 cup vegan grated cheese Method Wash and peel…

Buttermilk Pancakes with Raspberry Jam

Ingredients 359 g/12 oz/ 2 1/3 cups spelt-flour 2 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar 1 tsp bicarbonate of (baking) soda 2 vegan eggs 300 ml/10 1/2 fl oz/ 1 1/4 cups oats buttermilk 300 ml/10/ 1/2 oz 1/4 cups soy milk 75 g/ 2 1/2 oz /1/3 cup vegan butter 175 ml / 6 fl oz/…

Pumpkin pie

Ingredients 500g (1 1/4 lb) pumpkin, cooked and pureed1 (410g) 1 box single oats cream2 vegan eggs175g (6 oz) dark brown soft sugar1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon salt For The Pastry 350g (12 oz) plain spelt flour1 teaspoon salt200g (7 oz) butter125ml (4 fl oz) cold water Method Preheat…

Stew Peas and Squash

I remember when I was young, my mom and grandma used to cook a lot of stew peas. Never with any vegetables always with meat and that’s the only time I’ll ever eat red kidney beans! I don’t usually like any peas or beans as a child growing up. Once my mom cooked peas soup…

My Snacks

These are some of my favorite snacks I like to eat, I struggled to find snacks that I actually like, most time I’ll buy snacks that I don’t even like, not until I purchased, then realized it’s not tasty as it sounds, from the reading on the packets especially the kale and spinach, beetroot and…

Creative Nature

”Thank you @creativenature for the vegan snack box. I haven’t had any dairy malteasers chocolate for the past 25yrs which is similar in…”Dairy Free Vegan Queen on Instagram: “Thank you @creativenature@gnawbles @amazon #HazelNOT #treenutFREE and #NibbleMyGnawbles for the vegan snack box. I haven’t had any dairy malteasers chocolate for the past 25yrs which is similar…

Sesame Pretzels Ingredients 450 g/ 1lb /3 cups strong white flour bread-flour 1 tsp easy blend dried yeast 1 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar 1 tsp fine sea salt 4 tbsp bicarbonate soda 1 vegan egg 2 tbsp white sesame seeds 2 tbsp black sesame seeds (optional) Method 1.Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in…

Salted Caramel Profiteroles

Ingredients 50g /1 3/4 oz/1/4 cup vegan butter, cubed 75g/2 @/2 oz/1/2 cup strong white gluten-free bread flour, sieved 2 vegan eggs, beaten 250ml/9 fl, oz/1 cup whipping vegan cream 2 tbsp icing (confectioner’s) sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 100 ml/3 1/2 fl, oz/1/2 cup salted caramel sauce Method 1.Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°Fan)…

Mushroom Stroganoff

his creamy mixed mushroom sauce is ideal for a dinner party. Serve it with toasted buckwheat, brown rice or a mixture of wild prices and garnish with snipped chives. For best results, choose a variety of different mushrooms-wild mushrooms such as chanterelles, ceps and morels add a delicious flavour and texture to the stroganoff, as…

Body Cleansing Lemon Zest, Ginger and Lemon Juice

Instructions Wash and grate few pieces of ginger and lemon zest with the lemon juice, then add to a medium saucepan with boiling water and cover with pot cover tightly and leave over night. Strain the water the following day and bottled the water and place in refrigerator, add chia seeds (optionalnal) and drink through…

Cheese Sauce for Fries and Nachos

Ingredients 125 g/ 4 1/2 oz /1 1/4 cups mature vegan cheddar cheese, grated100 g /3 1/2 oz/1 cup red vegan Red Leicester cheese, grated 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)1 tbsp mustard 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper300 ml/10 1/2 fl. oz/1 1/4 cups single oats cream French fries or nachos, to serve. Method 1. Toss cheese with…

My Life Journey with Multiple Allergies

   Covid 19 came about in a storm, taking with it many lives and the hopes for 2020. People who are sensitive, and would struggle to survive are told to stay inside, stay alert and stay safe. But what happens when you catch it? I can’t help but wonder about the lives of people like me…

Buffalo-style ”tofu” with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce.

This recipe was for a chicken vegan recipe, didn’t have any chicken all I have in my refrigerator, was tofu, so I decided to make use of what I already have in the frig. I really like the flavours of the Buffalo sauce and the cool creamy dip Once I made it I really don’t…

Orange curd & plum pie

Ingredients 700 g/1 1/2 lb plums/stoned And quartered 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar Grated zest of 1/2 lemon 25 g/1 ounces dairy freeRepeat margarine, melted 1 tablespoon olive oil Six sheets of fila pastry 1\2 411 g jar luxury orange curd 50 g/2 oz sultanas Icing sugar, to decorate Vegan yoghurt to serve Method…

Orange Curd & Plum Pie

Ingredients 700 g/1 1/2 lb plums/stoned And quartered 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar Grated zest of 1/2 lemon 25 g/1 ounces dairy freeRepeat margarine, melted 1 tablespoon olive oil Six sheets of fila pastry 1\2 411 g jar luxury orange curd 50 g/2 oz sultanas Icing sugar, to decorate Vegan yoghurt to serve Method…

No Chicken Bake

Ingredients 500 g/1 lb 1 oz/4 cups pasta 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion diced 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 400 g/14 oz/ 2 cups of non-chicken bite size 400 g/14 oz/2 cups canned chopped tomatoes 100 g/3 1/2 oz/2/3 black olives, pitted a small bunch of fresh basil, chopped 159 g/5 1/2…

Corn Dogs

Ingredients sunflower oil, for deep-frying 6 vegan sausages 225/ 8 oz/ 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal 100 g/3 1/2 oz/ 2/3 cup plain (all-purpose) flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar 1 vegan egg, beaten 259 ml / 9 fl oz/ 1 cup vegan buttermilk America mustard for dipping Methods 1.Soak six…

Chocolate Ring Doughnuts

Ingredients 250 g/9 oz/1 2/3 cups strong white bread flour, extra for dusting 60 g/2 oz/ 1/4 cup vegan butter cubed 1 1/2 tsp easy blend dried yeast 1 1/2 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar 1 tsp fine sea salt 2 vegan eggs, beaten Sunflower oil, for deep frying 100 g/3 1/2 oz /2/3 cup dark…

Slow Cooker Two Cheese Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Ingredients Olive oil cooking spray 1/4 cup vegan butter 2 medium onions, chopped 2 1/2 cups soy milk 3 cups vegetable broth 2 cups frozen or fresh broccoli, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic, power 2 cups vegan cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup vegan mozzarella cheese shreddeded Method Grease…

Vegan Style pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

These muffins were a challenge, I followed the instructions from a vegan recipe by adding the cream cheese to the batter before baking somehow when I baked them with the cream cheese on top, and remove from the oven they looked like something from an alien movie all the cream cheese spread all over each…

Cheesy Summer Vegetable Bake

Dinners like this are best in the summer, fast easy and you can conveniently grab most of these ingredients at the supermarket or from your back garden or allotment if you’re someone who love to plant your own vegetables. Of course you can make this recipe all year long, not just in the summertime. Go…

Creamy Pumpkin/ Butternut Squash

This is pumpkin although using butternut would be better I think! t’s more creamy than pumpkin. This is an experiment for me, I remember doing this for my children when they were babies, not with cheese only butter. The silly thing is, I use grated Parmesan soya cheese which didn’t melt instead of cream cheese….

Cinnamon Doughnuts Cookies

Ingredients 175 g/6 oz/ 1/2 cups/ plain-all purpose or splelt flour 75 g/ 2 1/2 oz 1/2 cup castor (superfine) sugar 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 150 g/5 oz/ 2/3 cup vegan butter cubed at room temperature 1 vegan egg 2 tbsp demerara sugar Method 1.Preheat the oven 180°C (160°C fan))/350°/ gas 4 and line baking…

Apple and Calvados Cakes

The subtle bouquet of calvados (normally Apple brandy) and the earthly, fruity flavour of quince add depth to tea time cakes. Quince paste is always available, but when the fruit is in season replace a third of the chopped apple with finely grated fresh quince to add extra flavour. Ingredients 250g/9oz cooking apple, peeled and…

Vegan Mayonnaise

Ingredients Make about 250 ml/8 fl oz 225 g/8oz siken tofu, drained 2 tbsp light olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp Dijon mustard Method Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. For added excitement add garlic, fresh…

Vegetable Muffins

Onions, Courgettes, Cream Cheese and herbs have a healthy appeal. When combined in these vegetarian muffins, they have a sharp and tangy flavour and a moist texture. Serve them warm to accompany finger food. Keep for up to two days in an airtight container. Ingredients 150g/5 oz courgettes (zucchini ) 250g/9 oz/2 1/2 cups self-raising…

Creamy Potato Salad with Cheese

Ingredients 8 medium potatoes, wash and chopped with skin in bite size 2 medium carrots, chopped in medium chunks or cubes 1 cup Vegan grated, cheese 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise pinch of salt Handful of chives, chopped 1 tsp black pepper Method Full large pot with water to cover chopped potatoes (about halfway). Add potatoes…

Zuppa Inglese

Make or buy your own panettone or brioche to buy this your It may be a bit difficult finding it sometimes inthe free-from section in the supermarket, if not make your own.. Ingredients 250 g/9 oz plain panettone or brioche 4 vegan eggs 100 g /4 oz sugar 5000 ml/1 pt/2 cups oats milk 75…

Potato Peel

Sometimes we prepare dishes with potatoes that need to have the skin removed, once we peel skin from potatoes we dump it in the food pin right! Since we’re under lockdown I’m thinking of how can I be more creative with my recipes and save food instead of waisting food, I decided to keep the…

Spaghetti with Lemon

This is the dish to make when you get home and find there’s nothing to eat, if you keep spaghetti and olive oil in in the store cupboard (pantry), and garlic and lemons in the vegetables rack, you can prepare this delicious meal in minutes. You can also add some freshly grated vegan Parmesan cheese…

Scottish Morning Rolls

These soft, spongy bread rolls are irresistible while still warm and aromatic. Made with vegan milk, rather than the more usual water, they have a rich flavor. In Scotland they’re a firm favorite for breakfast with fried eggs and bacon. To speed up rising time, place the rolls in the airing cupboard or on the…

Butter Bean, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesti Soup

This soup is so quick and easy to make: the key is to use good-quality home-made or bought fresh stock for the best result. Using plenty of the pesto and sun-dried tomato purée (paste) gives it a rich, milestone-like flavour. As a alternative to butter beans, haricot (navy) or cannelloni beans will make good substitutes….

Spiced Easter Buns with Caramel butter

Buns Are Best Made On Day Of Serving, however, They Can Be Warmed or Toasted The Next Day. Ingredients 2 chai vabill-flavoured tea bags 1/4 cup (60ml) boiling water 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 1/4 cups (310ml) oats milk 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil 2 teaspoons (7g) dry yeast 5…

Tomato and Tapenade Tarts

These delicious tarts look and taste fantastic, despite the fact that they demand very little time or effort. The mascarpone cheese topping melts as it cooks to make a smooth, creamy sauce. Cherry tomatoes have delicious sweet flavour with low acidity, but plum tomatoes or vine-ripened tomatoes are also suitable for these tarts and will…

Shirataki Noodles with Broccoli

Ingredients 250g/9 oz shirataki noodles 1 garlic clove finely, chopped 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 onion finely, chopped 100g/ 3 1/2 oz/1 1/2 cup broccoli Pinch of salt and pepper Method Wash and prepare shirataki noodles, in the meantime preheat saucepan and add 1tbsp olive oil, then add onion, garlic and broccoli florets. Allow to…

Baked Winter Squash/Pumpkin with Tomatoes..

Butternut or pumpkin can all be used in this simple recipe. Serve the pumpkin as a light main course, with warm crusty bread, or as a side dish. Canned chopped tomatoes with herbs are used in this recipe. A variety of flavoured canned tomatoes are now available including garlic, onion and olive-they are ideal for…

Spiced Lentils The combination of lentils, tomatoes vegan cheese is widely used in Mediterranean cooking, the tang of feta cheese complements the slightly earthy flavour of the attractive dark lentils. True puy lentils come from the region of France, Le Puy which has a unique climate and volcanic soil in which they thrive. Ingredients 250g/…