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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Veggie Quesadilla with Mango Salsa and Hummus

Oh my goodness, I think I have hit upon my all time favourite flatbread recipe!! I’d seen a post the other day on theveglife where they added chia seeds to their dough and I thought that sounded pretty tasty so I gave it a go. It’s divine, just delicious really and the flat breads are perfect for these quesadillas. I also made another batch last night, added some chilli flakes to the dough as well and served it with a lentil dahl, yummy! This takes no time at all either, it’s just getting everything prepared that takes longer, but the […]

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Chilli Crepes stuffed with Moroccan Chickpeas and Apricots topped with a Spicy Sauce

I thought I’d try something a bit different and I haven’t made savoury crepes before and this dish just seemed to come together very nicely. It’s a very simple recipe that’s also pretty cheap so is ideal for dinner parties or a tasty family meal. One small addition I would make next time is to mix some spinach through the chickpea blend to add a few more nutrients, unfortunately I left it off my shopping list and forgot all about it. A great excuse to make this again. I’m going to be without the use of a kitchen while I’m […]

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Chilli Falafel with Paprika Sweet Potato Wedges and a Cherry Tomato Chutney

We did it, we completed our first Legion Run on Saturday in Larnaca and all my nervous rants are now a distant memory. It was an amazing day and we can’t wait to sign up for another. I took on obstacles that I thought were impossible for me, my excuse of not having strong arms went straight out the window as I hauled my backside over the cargo net wall, pulled myself up a steeply inclined wall. I will admit though that I chickened out of the very first vertical wall obstacle, it was the first one I came to, […]

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Veggie & Apricot Tagine with a Fruity Herb Cous Cous

The countdown has well and truly begun, less than 6 days to go until Martin and I fling ourselves into the Legion Run! I’ve seen a few clips on facebook of the obstacles going up and it’s getting exciting, scary, but exciting, I’m trying to study them to see what kind of tips I can pick up for technique, although I do think it’s pretty much the case of flinging myself into it and hoping for the best! I’m planning to make sure we fuel ourselves even better this week so that we’re in tip top condition for next weekend, […]

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Chickpea, Mushroom & Olive Bakes served with Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and Fresh Homemade Avocado Salsa

Yesterday I bought myself a box of semolina, this was purely for nostalgic purposes as I used to have semolina pudding and canned peaches as a treat with my grandad when I was younger. I am always amazed to hear that people don’t like semolina and can’t believe I haven’t had any in about 15 years! I don’t think I’ll be able to talk Martin into trying it, too much like rice pudding consistency I think, and he really doesn’t like that, but I might coax him into trying a little, I mean come on… it’s semolina and peaches. I’ve […]

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