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…

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/…

Cranberries and Orange Buns

These delicious muffins are real energy boost for the middle of the afternoon.use fresh r frozen cranberries; both will work equally well for these tea-table delights. The orange rind adds to the tangy flour of the cranberries. Ingredients 350g/12 oz/3 cups plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted 15ml/1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 115g/4oz/generous ½ cup…

Carrot cake with cream cheese icing

As well a keeping this well-known vegan cake moist, grated carrot also add s it’s own sweetness. Here, this classic-tea-time treat is topped with zesty orange and cream vegan cheese icing, which goes perfectly with-out nuts. Keep refrigerated for up to three days. Ingredients.. 90g/3 ½ oz/3/4 self-raising flour 150g/50oz/1 ¼ cups plain (all-purpose) flour10ml/2…

Salted Caramel Muffins

Ingredients 1 large vegan egg 120 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup sunflower oil 120ml 4 fl oz 1/2 cup soy milk 375 g/ 12 1/3 oz /2 1/2 cups self-raising flour/ gluten free (optional) sifted 1 tsp baking powder 200 g /7 oz /3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 100 g/ 3 1/2 oz…

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients 900 g/2 lb pumpkin flesh (after peeling and discarding the seeds4 tbsp olive oil1 large onion, peeled1 leek, trimmed1 carrot, peeled4 garlic, peeled and crushed1.7 litres/3 pints waterSalt and freshly ground black pepper½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg150 ml ¼ pint vegan single-cream alternative ¼ tsp cayenne pepperWarm herby bread to serve Method.. Cut the…

Chocolate-Orange Marbled Cake

Relieve your memories of childhood and make this beautiful cake heart-shaped with small marbled pattern, two cake batters are swirled together to give the marbled effect, and because one is flavoured with orange and the other chocolate, the overall taste is wonderful too. Ingredients.. 225g 8 oz/1 cup vegan butter, softened225g/8 oz/ generous 1 cup…