Hello! Shout Out for Recipe Testers

I do apologise for the scarcity of blog posts lately, but two events have recently taken over my life. The first one is campaigning to stop Bath and North East Somerset Council from building a 1,400 space Park and Ride (โ€œparking lotโ€) on the historic Bathampton Meadows.

Rainbow on Bathampton Meadows

Long time readers of my blog may recall that I campaigned against these car park plans a few years ago. Unfortunately, the Conservatives got into power again last May and immediately resurrected the plans ๐Ÿ™ As soon as I get a chance, Iโ€™ll write a more detailed blog post on what Iโ€™ve been up to. If you’d like to add your voice to the campaign, please do sign our petition. Thank you!

Here’s Lil’ L at his first meadows protest in 2008 (age 4)

SBM Please save our meadows!

Since last November, we’ve been protesting again.

Activists, Bath Meadows

We won’t give up the fight!


Iโ€™ve also been busy working on my recipe book. I started writing this book almost five years ago (as some of my readers will probably recall). I don’t know where those years have gone!

Finally, after hours, days, weeks, months and years of developing, refining, photographing and dilly-dallying, Iโ€™m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Caribbean Curry

The book will contain over 100 plant-based (vegan) recipes and the vast majority will also be gluten free (or have a gluten free option). There are lots of new recipes in the book but Iโ€™m also planning to include some of the most popular recipes from my blog (as requested by readers).

With the exception of a handful of new ones, all the recipes featured in the book are ones that my family has been loving ever since we went 100% plant-based just over five years ago. Theyโ€™re our absolute favourites, and we hope you will enjoy them too!

Veggie Korma Pastie

Shout Out for Recipe Testers

This month, I need to find some volunteers to help me recipe test. I’d like to give each tester 2-3 recipes each, but if anyone would like just one recipe or a whole bunch to test, then that’s absolutely fine. Honestly, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Blueberry Chia Pudding

If you think you could help me out, please do get in touch via the comments form below or by email: [email protected].

Thank you so much,

Sharon Signature 1



UPDATE 9th March 2016ย 

I’ve been overwhelmed by all the kind words and offers of help that I’ve received since launching this post. Honestly, my readers are the best โ™ฅ I now have an army of 40+ testers which is awesome.

Let the testing commence!

30 thoughts on “Hello! Shout Out for Recipe Testers

  1. Dear Sharon,
    I’m a huge (silent) fan of yours. I’ve been using your recipes for some time and I have to say that you are absolutely the best vegan baker out there. We’re not entirely vegan, but definitely trying to be more so.
    Over here in the States (California), I have friends raving about your recipes who are vegan–and who are not!
    I’d be happy to test a few of your recipes–any kind (not just baking). I figure it’s the least I can do.
    And–do keep us posted on when your cookbook goes on sale. (Please make it available through Amazon.com. I definitely want to buy it.

    1. Hi Mary. So lovely to hear from you! Thank you for your kind words and offer to recipe test. I’ll definitely take you up on that! I am thrilled to hear how much you & your friends are enjoying the recipes ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be in touch again soon xx

  2. Would love to test them for you! I have been a vegan for about 10 years and have a family that stillneed some educating about how delicious the food can be.

    1. Aw thanks Aimee. Really appreciate it xx

      p.s. It’s scary how quickly kids grow up. Lil’ L turns 13 this year. I can’t believe it!

  3. Really looking forward to your recipe book. You’re my go to blog every time im looking for a bit of inspiration and I’d love to test out any new recipes

  4. Sharon! You are so amazing. Way to stick up for what is right. The world needs more people like you! (and Lil’ L!)

    I so wish I could help test out some of your recipes but I’m a bit overwhelmed with work right now. I just know that every recipe of yours will be awesome- I eagerly anticipate the release of your book! xoxox

  5. hi, just came across your blog. Your book sounds like just what I’ve been looking for! I’m a lifetime veggie who went vegan two yrs ago…and felt like that made me gain weight..so I’ve also been trying to omit wheat/gluten.. And feel much better! If u need anymore testers will be happy to experiment on my kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks so much Valeria. I’ve got a second phase of recipe testing coming up in a couple of weeks and would love for you to be involved. I’ll be in touch xx

  6. Hi Sharon. I did cook them but they didn’t rise at all and were pretty ghastly lol! Thanks for all your advice, I’ll play around with the yeast and see what works – I am definitely not deterred!! Your recipes look fab -I’ll definitely be getting your cookbook once it’s published. As you have probably sussed, I’m not the greatest cook, but I humbly volunteer my services as a tester – if ever needed. Thanks again for your help.. Debby

    1. Aw that’s a shame that the buns didn’t rise. Definitely sounds like a problem with the yeast. I’m pleased to hear this hasn’t deterred you though. Onwards and upwards as I say. The next testing phase for my book starts in a couple of weeks and I’d love you test a recipe or two for me. I’ll be in touch xx

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