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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Blackberries and almond Cakes

Sloe gin and rose water add depth of flavour to theses muffins, helping them to stand out from the crowed tea cTable. Autumnal blackberries are perfectly complemented by the mild flavour and crunch of blanched almonds. Store in airtight container for up to three days. Due to allergies I exclude the almonds. Ingredients 100g/3 ½…

Ripe Banana

Most of us tend to throw away our ripe bananas, fearing they would no longer be fresh, and therefore, not fit to eat. Although over ripe bananas may really look very appetising the fruit turn soggy while the banana peel may then turn black or brown-they are very good for our health. Here are the…

Chunky vegetable & Fennel Goulash with Dumplings

Ingredients 2 fennel bulbs, weighing about 450 g/1 lb2 tbsp sunflower oil1 large onion peeled and sliced1 ½ tsp paprika1 tsp plain flour300 ml ½ pints vegetable stock400 can chopped tomatoes450 g/1 lb potatoes peeled and cut into 2.5 cm 1 inch chunks125 g/4 oz small button mushrooms (optional)Salt and freshly ground black pepper For…

Flapjacks

The wholesome and satisfying combination of rolled oats and golden syrup makes flapjacks popular with adults and children alike. They are sweet, dense and filling, with a soft, chewy consistency. With so few ingredients, flapjacks are quick to make and guaranteed to please. Ingredients.. 175g/6 oz/3/4 cup unsalted vegan butter50g/2 oz/1/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar150g/5…

Shortbread..

Ingredients The his easy recipe makes a very light, crisp shortbread with an excellent flavour that’s delicious with a hot cup of vegan chocolate. The lemon and ground sunflower are delicious additions, but I’m sure if you’re not allergic to ground almonds, it’ll be even better but not traditional.. 275g/10 oz 2 ½ cups plain…

Thai-Style Cauliflower & Potato Curry..

Ingredients.. 450 g/1 lb new potatoes, peeled and halved or quartered350 g/12 oz cauliflower florets3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped40 g/1 ½ oz ground pumpkin seeds, (blend the pumpkin seeds) if Not not allergic to nuts then use ground almond. Instead of pumpkin seeds.1 tsp ground coriander½ tsp ground cumin½ tsp turmeric3 tbsp olive oilSalt…

Beetroot Risotto..

Ingredients.. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 onion, peeled and finely chopped2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped2 tsp freshly chopped thyme1 tsp grated lemon rind350 g/12 oz risotto rice150 ml 1 ¼ pint dry vegan white wine900 ml/1 ½ vegetable stock, heated2 tbsp vegan cream alternative or coconut cream225 g/8 oz cooked beetroot, peeled…

Fishless Tuna Pasta Salad..

Ingredients.. 400 g/14 oz canned chickpeas56 g/2 ¼ oz vegan mayonnaise1 tbsp Dijon mustard1 tsp red wine vinegarLarge pinch of salt100 g/3 ½ oz penne pasta (gluten-free)2 gherkins (pickles), sliced2 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp lemon juiceSalt and freshly ground black pepper1 tbsp spring onions (scallions) Method.. Pulse the chickpeas in a food processor 2 or…

Apple and sour cream crumble muffins..

Two-thirds of the cooking apples in this recipe are chopped and baked in the muffin batter. The remaining apples are sliced and coated in a sweet almond crumble, which makes a delicious crunchy texture for the muffin top. I choose to use sunflower by liquidising until crumbly instead of the almonds due to nuts allergies….

Chicken spiedie..

Ingredients.. 450g/1 lb/2 cups meatless chicken cubed 6 hot dog buns, halved horizontallyVegan mayonnaise, to serve For The Marinade..100 ml /3 ½ fl, oz/1/2 cup olive oil50 ml/1 ¾ fl, oz /1/4 cup red wine vinegar1 tbsp soft brown sugar1 lemon, juiced and zest finely grated2 garlic cloves of garlic, crushed2 tsp chilli (chilli) flakes2…

Broccoli and cheese muffins..

Violife cheese, with its distinctive taste running through with the mixture of broccoli, is perfect for these muffins. The creamy texture blends smoothly with the broccoli to add the most divine savoury flavour to these muffins. Serve fresh. Ingredients.. 1.Preheat the oven to 180°c/350°F/ Gas 4. Line the cups of a muffin tin (pan) with…

Orange Poppy Seed Cakes..

These muffins look attractive on the tea table when baked in large muffin cups without paper cases so the poppy-seed flecked sides are visible. To serve, break open and spread with butter and marmalade. Store without icing in an airtight container for three days. Ingredients.. 275g/10oz/2 ½ cups plain (all-purpose) flour150g/5oz/3/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar15ml/1…

Superfood and greens powder are an important supplement to your Diet..

Green smoothie have become more popular as people more have become conscientious of the importance of phytonutrients in their diet. Although juicing your veggies and fruits through a juicer can provide a way to ingest these foods, although the shopping, preparation and clean up can be time consuming. On the other side f the spectrum,…

Cabbage Broccoli & Cauliflower Cheesey Dish..

Ingredients 75 g/3 oz green cabbage, finely sliced 175 g/6oz broccoli, cut into small florets 175 g/6 oz cauliflower, cut into small florets 4 spring onions, finely chopped Freshly grated,Parmesan style vegan cheese Pinch of salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp olive oil Method.. Preheat the frying pan, and season all vegetables together with…

Sticky gingerbread

Ingredients 225g/8oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 10ml/2 tsp ground ginger 5ml/1 tsp mixed (apple pie) spice Pinch of salt 2 pieces preserved stem ginger, drained and chopped 115g/4oz/1/2 cup vegan butter 115g/4oz ½ cup dark muscovado (molasses) sugar, 275g/10oz/scant 1 cup black treacle (molasses) 2 vegan eggs beaten 2.5ml/1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda 30ml/2 tbsp vegan…

Lemon drizzle cake..

Wonderful moist and lemony, this cake is a favourite at coffee morning and afternoon tea. A lemon and sugar syrup is poured over the cooked cake and allowed to soak through, so that the whole cake is sweet and tangy. Store in a airtight container for up to five days. Ingredients.. Finely grated rind of…

Creamy Barley & Broccoli Risotto..

Barley is rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial plants compounds. It’s available in many forms, ranging from hulled barley to barley grits, flakes and flour. Almost all forms of barley utilise the whole grain-except for pearl barley to barley, which has been polished to remove or all the outer bran layer along with the…

Rock buns..

These old-fashioned favourites are perfect fun in the kitchen and provide a great introduction to baking, as the mixture can be formed into little balls-great for hands-on kids’ Cooking. As rock buns are not a rich mixture, they are best eaten on the day they are baked. Ingredients.. 225g/8oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 1.5ml/1/4 tsp…

Apple pie..

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative or fatty or sugary desert, stewed apples make an excellent option. Easy to prepare, stewed apples work well as a slightly sweet topping or as a fruit compote. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, the average. Adult should half fill their plate of each meal with fruits…

Cauliflower Mac ‘n’ Cheeze..

Ingredients… 1 small cauliflower, cut into florets 200 g/7 oz Marconi pasta 2 quantities cheese sauce Method Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Cook the macaroni in pan of boiling water according to the packet instructions. Meanwhile prepare the cheese sauce. Once everything is ready. Mix them together, then transfer to a baking dish…

Crispy noodles salad

.. Ingredients.. 2 tbsp sunflower seeds 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds 50 g/2 oz rice vermicelli or stir-fry noodles 175 g/6 oz non-dairy margarine 2 tbsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted (optional) 125 g/4 oz red cabbage and finely chopped 1 orange pepper, deseeded and finely chopped (optional) 1 large carrot, shredded 2 spring onions, trimmed and…

Italian Baked Tomatoes With Mixed Vegetables:

Ingredients: 1 tsp olive oil 4 beef tomatoes Salt 59 g/2 oz fresh white gluten-free breadcrumbs 1 tbsp freshly snipped chives 1 tsp freshly chopped parsley 125 g/4 oz button mushrooms, finely chopped Salt and ground black pepper 25 g/1 oz fresh Parmesan style vegan cheese grated For Salad Mixed salad with beetroot and radish…

Jamaican Fruit Cake

For Jamaican fruit cake, usually the fruits are soaked white rum and red label wine which is made from Jamaican plums! The fruits normally would be soaked for a few months, which would be raisins, currants and prunes, when ready take out the portions needed for your cake and liquidised until smooth. Ingredients: 100 g/3…

Apple Berry Lattice Pie

Ingredients: 300 g/10 ½ oz/2 cups plain (all purpose) Flour 2 tbsp light brown sugar 150 g/ 5 ½ oz/ 2/3 cup vegan butter 1 large bramble Apple, peeled and chopped 100 g/3 ½ oz/1/2 cup castor (superfine) sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch) slaked with 1 tbsp cold water Method: 1.Mix…

Spinach &Mushroom Pancakes with Bèchamel sauce

Ingredients: For the filling: 200 g/7 oz spinach 1 tsp sunflower oil 1 onion, peeled and diced 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 200 g/7 oz chestnut mushrooms, sliced ¼ tsp salt For the sauce: 300 ml/10 fl oz unsweetened soya milk 2 tsp sunflower oil 2 tbsp plain flour Salt and freshly ground black…

Walnuts cookies:

To be honest, I didn’t bake these cookies my daughter did, I’m allergic to nuts. I wouldn’t go anywhere near nuts! I took pictures of the cookies and she gave me the recipe so could share it with you all.. Ingredients Serves: 48 225g vegan butter, softened 200g caster sugar 100g dark brown soft sugar…

Pizza pittas

ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic, peeled and crushed 100 g/3 ½ oz canned chopped tomatoes 2 sun-dried tomatoes, in oil or rehydrated, chopped 1 tsp dried oregano Pinch of salt Pinch granulated sugar 4 pitta breads 2 large tomatoes, sliced 100 g/3 ½ oz grated vegan cheese (look for melts, mozzarella-style cheese) Oregano…

Saucy Chocolate Pud:

In the recipe, the mixture separates out during cooking to produce a cream sponge topping and Delicious chocolate sauce on the bottom. Ingredients: 300 ml1/2 pint/1 ¼ vegan milk 75 g/2 ¾ oz vegan dark chocolate ½ tsp vanilla flavouring (extract) 100 g/3 ½ oz/7 tbsp castor (superfine) Sugar 100 g/3 ½ oz/generous ½ cup…

Coconut Dhal & Pilau Rice

Method: 1 tbsp coconut oil/olive oil 1tsp mustard seeds ½ tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp ground coriander 1 small onion, peeled and diced 1 large dried red chilli 1 tomato, chopped 100 g/3 ½ oz dried red lentils 200 ml/ 7 fl oz coconut milk/soy single cream 125 ml/4 fl oz…

Banana Cake:

Do you think bananas are boring. Think again ! They’re actually one of the best of all round foods and packed full of goodness. If you love them it’s a bonus because they’re healthy! Here are five top reasons why you need to include in your diet: (1) Bananas are packed full nutrients including potassium,…

Cheesey corn..

Boil corns in salt water with 1 chilli pepper (optional) in a saucepan Boiled for 20-25 minutes, then remove from heat and drain and served hot with vegan butter or grated vegan cheese… Corn was first cultivated in parts of Mexico and Central America. Corn contain complex carbohydrates which gets digested at a slower pace…

Overnight Breakfast Pot:

Ingredients: 50 g/2 oz rolled oats 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 handful goji berries 300 ml/10 fl oz unsweetened almond milk/soy milk Fresh fruit of choice, such as blueberries, raspberries,nectarines, apricots. Method: Mix the Oats, Chia seeds, Goji berries and almond and soy milk together and pour into a glass or bowl. Chill overnight. The…

Apple Crumble Tart

450 g/1 lb bramble Apples Peeled and chopped 50 g/1 ¾ oz/1/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch) 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 200 g/7 oz/1 1/3 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 100 g/3 ½ oz/1/2 cup vegan butter, cubed and chilled FOR THE PASTRY: 150 g/5 oz/2/3 cup vegan butter 100 g/3 ½ oz/2/3…

spinach and cheese quiche

Ingredients: 2 ½ cups plain all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt ¾ cup vegan butter (170g) cold butter Process the flour to crumble add 4-6 tbs Cold ice water to form a dough, then leave in the refrigerator for 30 minutes 1 onion chopped, finely 1 bunch of chives, finely chopped tbsp vegan butter 1 tbsp…

Kale and Basil Soup

This soup is perfect for a cold winter afternoon, with some buttered bread rolls, very quick and easy to prepare very little is needed for preparation. Sometimes I have no idea what I’m going to do for dinner! Going through the fridge there’s so many vegetables especially when I’m in the mood for cooking, at…

Brioche pudding with ice cream

Ingredients: Make your brioche loaf then cut it in 8 slices 3 vegan eggs, lightly beaten 50 g (2 oz) castor sugar 250 ml (8 oz) vegan milk 250 ml (8 oz) vegan double cream ½ tsp ground mixed spice 25 g (1 oz) vegan butter, melted 1 tsp demerara sugar For the Ice Cream…

Broccoli Creamy chives Pie

Sometimes I have no idea what I really want for dinner, I’m a very fussy person especially when it come food! Not knowing what do I really want to eat, I haven’t had pie for a long time I already had some broccoli and a chives so I decided I’ll try some pie with broccoli…

Orange Spiced Biscuits

These biscuits are very delicious and one of a kind, I decided to make my own unusual Nutty biscuits by using sunflower seeds and hempseed blending them together.. due to nut allergies and sesame seeds, I was told to avoid most seeds including sunflower and pumpkin seeds..by taking Antihistamine daily pretty for the rest of…

Spinach, Ricotta and Pesto Lasagne:

This creamy veggie lasagne is a great meat-free alternative that’s delicious, you won’t miss the meat it’s great to freeze, just take out and allow to defrost the night before. Ingredients: 100g vegan butter 100g plain flour 600 mlVegan milk 400 g vegan ricotta 100 g vegan Parmesan cheese grated Whole nutmeg freshly grated 200…

Indian-Spiced Pumpkin Wedges:

kg (2 lb) pumpkin or butternut squash 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 2 cardamom pods 3 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 teaspoon castor sugar or mango Chutney For the coconut pesto 25 g (1 oz) fresh coriander leaves 1 garlic clove, crushed 1green chilli, deseeded and chopped Pinch of castor sugar 1 tablespoon…

Tiramisù Cheesecake:

Ingredients: Spray oil, for oiling 16 Savoiardi biscuits 4 tbsp cold espresso coffee 500g (1 lb) vegan cream Cheese 250 g ( oz) vegan mascarpone cheese 3 vegan eggs 125 g (4 oz) castor sugar 2 tbsp Marsala 25 g (1 oz) vegan plain dark chocolate Method: Lightly oil a 23 cm (9 inch) square…

Chocolate Eclairs

My first attempt at making chocolate Eclairs, was a bit tricky and godly and tiny than the normal ones in the shops..Patisserie cream is the traditional filling for éclairs, but if time is short you can fill them with whipped vegan cream. Ingredients: CHOUX PASTRY (PIE DOUGH) 150 ml/1/4 pint/2/3 cup water 60 g/2 oz/1/4…

Pasta & Bean Soup with Basil Oil:

Ingredients: 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbsp chopped rosemary 2 x 400g (13 oz) cans chopped tomatoes 600 ml (1 pint ) vegetable stock 400 g(13 oz) cans Borlotti beans, drained 125 g (4 oz dried small pasta shapes Salt and pepper Grated vegan Parmesan cheese,…

White Chocolate and Brownie Torte

This delicious desert is easy to make guaranteed to appeal to just about everyone. If you can’t buy good quality brownies, use a moist chocolate sponge or make your own. For extra decoration, put a few fresh summer berries such as strawberries or raspberries around the edge or on the centre of the torte. Ingredients:…

Getting enough Calcium and Protein

People who are fairly new to veganism often worries are becoming concerned about not getting enough vitamins and nutrients that will keep you fit and healthy. Getting enough calcium and protein, there are so many calcium enriched foods on the market, such hemp, rice and soya milk, non-dairy chocolate, leafy green vegetables, such as kale,…

Lumaconi with Spinach and Marjoram

200g spinach 200g vegan ricotta cheese 100g butter 60g grated Parmesan cheese 2 stalks spring onion (scallions) 2 small branches of marjoram 4 sage leaves Salt and pepper and oil Preparation: Cook the pasta for 6-7 minutes. Cool in cold water, drain and cover them with light layer of oil. Boil the spinach, chop them…

Raspberry and blueberry smoothie

60ml ¼ cup frozen raspberries 60ml ¼ cup frozen blueberry 125 ml ½ cup plain soy yogurt or flavoured 125ml ½ cup Apple juice 2 tbsp green organ hemp protein powder Method: Combine all the ingredients and transfer to a blender, and blend for a good 5-8 minutes until smooth then pour into your glass…