Spicy Lentil Loaf served with roasted parsnips and balsamic infused red cabbage, vegan winter warmer.

It’s crazy how quickly the weather changes! Last week I was running about in cut offs and vest tops and this week I’ve got jeans, sleeves and searching desperately for a chunky cardigan…. and it’s dark (not pitch black, but grey!) so I’m feeling like it’s almost hibernation time and have slipped into winter cooking mode, real hearty and warming food that chases the cold away! I think I’m going to be making a lot of lentil loafs these next few weeks, trying out some different variations and spices, it’s a really versatile recipe that you can add pretty much […]

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DIY Fashion, Marker Pen Print Top, great project if you have a spare 5 minutes!

I bought a white vest top from New Look last year and it’s still in the plastic wrapping, I also have one in peach that I still haven’t worn, so next time I’m at the supermarket, I’m heading to the stationery department for a ruler and a marker pen to try out Made In Pretoria’s Marker Print top. It’s such a simple tutorial and completely changes the look of the top, which is what I need to revamp those 2 tops that haven’t seen the light of day! Good thing is you can choose different colour marker pens depending on […]

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Iced Shortbread Cookies, a vegan biscuit that’s great for kids parties or a colourful treat for yourself.

Being Scottish, I love shortbread, and in the spirit of vegan-ising my favourite sweets and biscuits, I have opted to make a batch of iced shortbread. I was thinking of making “Empire Biscuits” but didn’t have the jam, so iced shortbread it was! I still find it crazy that most of the stuff I used to eat – pre-vegan – could so easily have been made without the addition of dairy and eggs, there’s just no need for them! At the same time, you have to extra vigilant when buying some of the ingredients as they can so easily be […]

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Vegan Brandy Balls, be indulgent this festive season with these delicious sweet treats

Rum balls, brandy balls, whatever your tipple is, these truffle like treats are the perfect addition to your Christmas Sweet Plate. Every year for as long as I can remember, my nan has sent us over a couple of packs of rum balls for Christmas and since I was a child I have loved these sweets, my grandad and I used to eat them like they were going out of fashion! However, this year will be different. The rum balls we’re used to are unfortunately not vegan, so I am making my own this year and today I gave it […]

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Spicy Blackbean Burgers with an Avocado Spread and Chunky Chips

It’s amazing how much fun you can have when it comes to veggie burgers, there seems to be no end to the variety, from lentil burgers, sweet potato and of course blackbean. Add in your trusty spice rack and you can create a multitude of taste sensations. The chunky chips are one of Martin’s favourite side dishes and they go with pretty much everything, I always par-boil the potatoes just to make sure they come out lovely and fluffy on the inside. Spicy Blackbean Burgers with an Avocado Spread and Chunky ChipsĀ (vegan & gluten free) MyInspiration Feel The Difference Range […]

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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, served with stir fried broccoli & red cabbage, a real winter warmer.

The local fruit market had some fabulously delicious looking Portobello mushrooms yesterday so we decided to go for a hearty feast for last night’s dinner. Enter, the stuffed mushrooms… there is something quite satisfying about portobello mushrooms, they’re tasty and quite substantial, they’re also great as an entree if you’re having people over for dinner. With the recipe below, don’t worry if you’ve got some left over filling, wrap it up, pop it in the fridge and have it for lunch the next day with a dollop of tahini and a little hot chilli sauce… that’s what we did! Stuffed […]

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