Avocado Stuffed Lentil Balls with Sweet Potato Wedges & Homemade Hot Sauce

For the last 6 weeks I have had access to an awesome kitchen and do you know how many times I’ve actually “properly cooked” in it? Go on guess! The answer, to my eternal shame, is none! I had such great visions of all the things I was going to make, oh the cakes I would bake, the fine dining ideas I would play around with, but, alas, I have been drawn away from the kitchen and into the comfy seats of the cafes, bars and eateries of Edinburgh, a city that is booming with vegan food! It’s quite awesome. […]

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Chili Bulgur with Roasted Autumn Veggies and a Balsamic Beetroot Puree

I have had a great day, I’m just back in from the Les Mills Tribe event and it was great, a little crowded perhaps, but we expected that and I think I may have lost the hearing in my one good ear from the thumping music and microphone screaming! We kicked off the morning with a Body Balance class, then there was Body Attack, followed by Sh’Bam and then we finished off with Body Pump. Our instructor Soula was up there on the stage for Sh’bam and she was fabulous, followed by Nicolas with the Body pump crew, the 2 […]

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Mushroom, Spinach & Lentil Polenta Loaf served with a Tangy Tomato and Basil Sauce

I only started using polenta about 2 years ago, up until then I’d never heard of it, tasted it or even had the notion to buy it, but when we changed our eating habits suddenly I was introduced to this world of polenta loveliness! I love it, there is just something about it which I can’t quite put into words, it’s comforting, it’s hearty and I just know I’m going to melt when I eat it! This is where my loaf tin came in handy again, see I told you it was a kitchen lifesaver! It’s an ideal way of […]

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2 Simple Desserts, Chocolate Almond Mousse & A Tropical Fruit Dairy Free Yoghurt

If ever you wanted a quick and easy dessert this Chocolate Almond Mousse really can’t get much simpler! With just 4 ingredients it’s super easy to make and it’s just far too good. It reminded me of the massive bowls of Chocolate Angel Delight I would eat as a child, I love food that when you take a taste of it transports you back to some happy childhood memory! Now, you don’t need to do the same as me with the almond extract, it might not be your favourite flavour, so maybe add vanilla extract or even some drops of […]

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Tropical Pineapple & Starfruit Cheesecake

Here’s the cheesecake I’ve been talking about in my last couple of posts, my recipe list is just backing up now!! I made 3 different things yesterday so need to get them sorted out, so watch out for my Cranberry, Pineapple & Chocolate Chip Loaf, a delicious Chocolate Almond Mousse and an entree of Grilled Aubergine Slices in a Cantonese Sweet and Sour Sauce,  can you tell that I have a lot of pineapple to use up?? This cheesecake is lovely and fruity, the topping reminded me of the pineapple ski yoghurts my mum would give us as kids, it’s a lovely creamy consistency, […]

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Mango & Lime Cheesecake with a Raspberry Dark Chocolate Drizzle

ah, my favourite time… dessert. I do have to hold my hands up and say I love to bake… cookies, cupcakes, tarts and cheesecakes and when you get it just right, it’s like the clouds have parted and the sun is shining right on your face… (I have actually been sitting in the sun trying to get rid of my panda eye look from over use of the sunglasses, I think I might need to drink some water, I’m sounding delirious!), but you know what I mean! I think I’m going to stick with my current base recipe, it works […]

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