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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Oaty Cob Bread

Mixing and shaping a simple round loaf is one of the most satisfying kitchen activities and the results is incomparably excellent. This bread is made with fresh yeast-it’s similar color and texture to putty and should crumble easily when broken. For best results, buy fresh yeast in small quantities as required: it will keep for…

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…

Shirataki Noodles

Shirataki noodles are long, white noodles they’re often called miracle noodles or Konjac noodles. They’re made from glucomanna, a type of fiber that comes from the konjac plant. Konjac grows in Japan, China, and southeast Asia. It contains very few digestive carbs-but most of its carbs came from glucomannan finer. Shirataki noodles contains a lot…

Espresso cupcakes with maple syrup

Strong dark coffee and maple syrup give a bitter edge to the sweetness of these cakes. Drizzle more maple over them while still warm. This recipe uses freshly made express, but you could use your own favorite coffee made at double strength. Ingredients 250g/9 oz/ 2 1/4 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 10ml/2 tsp baking powder…

Spiced sausages and basil tofu, with sweet onion, chilli and coriander

Flavored vegan sausages with basil tofu, which is my favourite and caramelized onions, pretty simple dish to prepare if you’re in the mood to spend a few hours in the kitchen. Can be served with rich creamy potatoes. Ingredients 2 red onions, diced 1 teaspoon medium -hot chilli power 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 red…

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a variety of sqush Pumpkin is a variety of squash that people often think of a traditional Halloween decoration or thanks giving pre filling. However, the flesh of the pumpkin plant provide a range of health benefits outside festivities. Pumpkin is a plump, nutritious orange vegetables, and highly nutrient dense food. It is…

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…

Courgette,Carrot and Tomato Rice

Ingredients.. 1 onion, finely chopped 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp medium chilli powder (optional) 3 tsp tomato purée 1 carrot, peeled and coarsely grated 1 courgette, chopped in cubes 200g basmati rice, washed and drained Method.. Heat 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil in a heavy-based saucepan and fry the onion over a high…

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/…