Cream Spinach with Bacon

you are using fresh mature spinach you’ll need to clean it thoroughly. Cut off the thick stems of the spinach and discard. Clean the spinach by filling up your sink with water and soaking the spinach to loosen any sand or dirt. Drain the spinach and then repeat soaking and draining. Ingredients 1 pound fresh…

Lemon, Courgette & Polenta Traybake

This traybake tastes absolutely beautiful if you don’t like courgette, trust me! You can’t taste it why’ the polenta soaks all the lemon syrup just like a lemon drizzled cake, making it even moister and light. Then sprinkled with sunflower seeds if you’re not allergic to nuts then feel free to use your chosen nuts….

Cheesy pasta broccoli and tomatoes salad

Penne Pasta with broccoli, tomato sauce, garlic, onion and oil cooked in one pan and topped with cheese for an easy healthy pasta recipe. if you want it with juice add can tomatoes and vegetable stock, or not. Ingredients 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin 14 oz can plum tomato…

Lemon and walnut teacake

The unusual combination of earthly walnuts and fresh zesty lemons tastes so good in this teacake, whisked with vegan egg whites are added to the batter, making it light and airy. Keep for three days in a airtight container. Freeze for two months wrapped in foil. Ingredients 115g/4oz/ 1/2 cup butter, softned 100g/3 3/4oz/generous 1/2…

Courgette and double ginger cake

Both fresh and preserved ginger are used to flavour this unusual teabread Which is made with oil rather butter. Courgettes, like several other vegetables, bring moisture to a cake mix, making it soft and tasty. Keep up to five days in an airtight container or freeze for two months. Ingredients 3 vegan eggs 22g/8oz/ generous…

Rock buns

Once these rock cakes made, they are best eaten on the day they are baked. Not the same if eaten the following day. Should be sprinkled with brown sugar I was doing so things at once totally forgot to sprinkle with sugar. Ingredients 225g/8oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose ) flour 1.5ml/1/4 tsp spice 10ml/1/2 tsp baking…

Finger Food

Tasty morsels of food tempt the appetite. Serve these sausage rolls, crackers and cheese straws alongside sandwiches, pâtés and cheese at tea time as a filling accompaniment. The salty flavours are winner with children and adults alike. Sausage rolls Vegan sausages cut sizes 175g/6 oz/1 1/2 cups plain flour Pinch of salt 6 oz vegan…

Lemon Syrup Cake

Ingredients 175g/6 oz/1 1/4 cups gluten-free self-raising, sifted 1 tsp baking powder 175g/6 oz/3/4 cup caster ( superfine) sugar 175g/6 oz/3/4 cup butter, softened 3 vegan eggs 2 lemon zest, finely grated For the soaking syrup 2 lemons, zest finely pared 100 ml/3 1/2 fl.oz/1/2 cup lemon juice 100 g/3 1/2 oz/1/2 cup caster (…

Simply Pumpkin Corn, Flavoured Soup Mix.

By using grace brand! It has no additives apart from the wheat flour. It has no artificial colours flavours or preservatives. If you are not in the mood to stand in the kitchen preparing a big meal, especially at the beginning of the weekend. All you need is a handful of spinach and a few…

White Chocolate and Pumpkin Seeds and Burberry fruit cookies

Ingredients 1 cup plain gluten-free flour 1 cup gluten-free corn starch flour 1 cup semolina 1/2 cup of vanilla power 2 tbsp sugar 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup raspberries 1/2 cup Burberry 1/2 white chocolate Method Line a 9 x 9 dish with a baking sheet and set aside, combine the flour sugar, and…

Treacle, Apple and Sponge Pudding

Ingredients 110g/4oz/1/2 cup self-raising gluten-free flour 110g/4oz/1/2 cup dark muscovado sugar 110g/4oz/1/2 cup vegan butter, softened 2 vegan eggs 2 tbsp of ground ginger 2 Bramley apples, peeled cored and chopped 4tbsp of treacle Vegan custard or heavy cream to serve Method 1.Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan /375F/Gas 5 and line a small roasting…

Super-fast Thai Blender Curry

Thai food that is the perfect cuisine for those moments when you need a quick and tasty meal and not in the mood for cooking. Thai dishes are based on quick-cooking techniques using fresh aromatic and spicy ingredients. By making this curry in a blender, you save a lot of time and you’ll have a…

Apple and CinnamoyBrioche Buns

Ingredients 1/2 quantity brioche dough flour, to dust 2 sweet desert apples 1 tbsp lemon juice 75g vegan butter, softened, plus extra to grease 50g soft dark brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon plus extra to sprinkle on top In the recip, brioche dough is swirled with delicious apple and cinnamon mixture, rather like a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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/…

Pumpkin and Tomato Pizzas

FOR THE PIZZA DOUGH Ingredients 400 g/14 oz / 2 2/3 cups strong white bread flour 100 g/ 3 1/2 oz / 2/3 cup fine ground semolina flour 1/2 tbsp salt 1/2 tbsp dried yeast 1/2 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar 350ml/12 fl. oz /1 2/3 cups lukewarm water FOR THE TOPPING 1 butternut squash, halved…

Meatballs al Forno

Ingredients 200 g/7 oz/ 2 cup vegan mince balls 50 g/1 1/4 oz /1/2 cup vegan Parmesan cheese, finely grated 1 tsp dried oregano 1 lemon, zest only 25 g/1 oz sun- dried tomatoes, chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp chilli…

Gingerbread and Orange Tiramisu

Ingredients 300 g;10 1/2 oz/ 2 cups plain flour 160 g/ 5 1/2 oz/1 1/2 stick vegan butter 75 g/ 3 oz/1/2 cup golden caster sugar 110 g/ 4 oz/ 1/3 cup golden syrup 125 g/ 4 1/2 oz cup honey 1 vegan egg 175 ml/ fl. oz/ 3/4 vegan milk 1 1/2 tsp ground…

Chocolate Fruit Crumble

A popular desert, the addition of chocolate in the topping makes it even more of a treat, A good way of enticing children to eat a fruit desert. Ingredients 400 g/14 oz blackberries/or can in natural juice 450 g/1 lb cooking apples, peeled, and sliced thickly 100 g/3 1/2 oz/3/4 cup plain (all-purpose) flour 75…

Indian-Style Shepherd Pie..

Most people cook shepherd pie in winter, it’s also good for entertainment as it can be made in an advance and heated through just before serving. You can spice up the mashed potatoes by adding a couple of finely diced green chillies, then scattering some grated cheddar cheese before baking. Ingredients 3 large potatoes 1…

Broccoli and courgette Lasagne

Ingredients 8 oz Broccoli cut in florets 2 courgettes cut in circles 480 ml/ 2 cups vegan mozzarella cheese, plus extra cheese to make the sauce and 2 tablespoons cornstarch/ cornflour to thicken the sauce 1 tsp dried basil, 1 tsp dried Italian herbs, 1 tsp dried oregano 700ml 5 cups tomato sauce Pack of…

Cornmeal Muffins

1 cup whole grain yellow cornmeal, fine ground 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour/ gluten-free (optional ) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder gluten-free 2 vegan eggs 1 cup vegan milk 2 tablespoons vegan unsalted, butter melted Method Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degree F. Lightly butter or spray…

Pipasena Italian Cake

I’m not a fan of candied fruits or raisins, this cake is so delicious I guessed with the candied fruits combined with the lemon zest, gave it a lovely taste. If you’re a fruit lover, you certainly will love this cake taste nothing like a ordinary fruit cake’ trust me! It’s so much nicer. 450…

My Life Journey Living with Multiple Allergies:

Over 21 years ago. That was the last time I was given a box of chocolates. Changing your life to accommodate life-threatening allergies takes up so much of your time and energy that you don’t realise the little things – like not receiving flowers or chocolates anymore. A few weeks ago, my daughter came home…

Tiny Pasta with Fresh Herb Sauce

Ingredients 375g /13 oz small bows pasta with rounded ends or small farfalle 2 tbsp freshly chopped basil 1 tbsp freshly snipped chives 1 tbsp freshly chopped chervil 1 tbsp freshly chopped tarragon 1 tbsp freshly chopped sage 1 tbsp chopped marjoram 1 tbsp freshly chopped thyme 1 tbsp freshly chopped rosemary Finely grated zest…

Simple Homemade creamy mushroom and spinach soup

This wonderful soothing soup has a deep, buttery flavour that’s achieved only a few ingredients and the minimum of fuss. It makes delicious comfort food on a cold day. Use homemade stock if you have it, or buy fresh vegetables stock for the best flavour. Fresh soy single cream to pour on top. Ingredients 225g/…