Easy Vegan Choc Chip Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies

For over five years now, my Wednesday Workshop children have requested these cookies as their end of term treat. Who would have thought that a vegan wholemeal cookie would be such a hit!

I must admit, the children were a little surprised when I first admitted that they were vegan, but it didn’t deter them. To be honest, I got more cautious looks when I told them they were wholemeal, but even this wasn’t enough to put them off. They enthusiastically tucked in then proceeded to give me lots of lovely compliments. They even declared them to be the ‘Best Choc Chip Cookie Ever!’ What an accolade for a humble home-made cookie! Continue reading

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Book Writing and Campaigning

Hi everyone!

Hope you’re having a great summer so far. I do apologise for the lack of recipe posts these past couple of weeks but life’s been a bit crazy busy round here!

There are two events in particular that have taken up pretty much all my time – book writing and campaigning.

Dont Pave Paradise

Here’s a quick update on what’s been happening… Continue reading

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Just V Show 2016 – Free Ticket Offer!

Just V Show Free Ticket Offer 2016

3 shows, 3 days, 1 venue…

On Friday 8th July – Sunday 10th July, Olympia London is hosting three shows simultaneously – the Just V Show, Love Natural Love You and The Allergy & Free From Show – and I have a Reader Ticket Offer that will you get into all three shows for FREE (a saving of £10 per person per day)! Continue reading

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One Pot Masala Dhal

Dhal has to be one of my favourite dishes ever. It has all those beautiful Indian spices and flavours, but is typically mild, making it a great family-friendly meal. It’s also really easy to prepare and low cost too. We often serve it as a mid-week meal, then I enjoy the leftovers for my lunches.

One Pot Masala Dhal

I never get tired of dhal as it can be made in so many ways, using different spice blends, lentils and liquids for a myriad of flavours and textures. My ‘go to’ dhal recipe is this Coconut Dhal with Butternut Squash, which we’ve been making for many years now, but I’m always on the look out for new recipes to try.

When I was browsing this month’s Vegan Life magazine, one recipe that instantly caught my eye was Kimberly Parson’s One Pot Masala Dhal. The principal spice in the curry paste is Smoked Paprika, which I absolutely adore. Combined with tomatoes, red lentils and creamy coconut milk, I could just imagine how amazing this dish was going to taste.

Vegan Life 16 Masala Dhal Continue reading

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Let’s get spiralizing! Gadget Review & Tangy Peanut Zoodle Recipe

Fresh, cooling food has been the order of the day here in the hot South West UK. And zucchini noodles (aka ‘Zoodles’) fit the bill perfectly. Eaten raw, they taste surprisingly like regular noodles or spaghetti, but lighter and fresher.

Tangy Peanut Zoodles

Have you joined the spiralizing craze yet? I started spiralizing this time a year ago, when my sister bought me one of those ‘pencil sharpener’ style spiralizing gadgets for my birthday.

It works surprisingly well for such a simple little tool. It’s perfect if you’re only planning on spiralizing one or two vegetables, or you make single meals. Any more than this and I find my wrist starts to ache from all that twisting action.

If you really get into spiralizing and want to experiment with vegetables like sweet potatoes, butternut squashes and beetroots, then I definitely think it’s worth investing in a bigger spiralizer. Continue reading

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