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Brussels Sprout Hash with Balsamic Red Onion and Toasted Pecans

Thinly sliced and pan-fried in olive oil, Brussels sprouts take on a delicious nutty flavour and crisp texture, that is so far removed from the texture and flavour of boiled or steamed sprouts! If you know any Brussels sprout haters, encourage them to give this recipe a try. It might just win them over!

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Dark Chocolate Cranberry Truffles (Vegan)

Today I’m sharing some delicious home-made vegan truffles that are really easy and quick to prepare. With a fudgy centre speckled with shiny red cranberries and a dark chocolate coating, these truffles are the perfect treat for the festive season. They also happen to be packed full of nutrient-rich ‘feel-good’ ingredients, making them one festive treat that you definitely won’t regret indulging in!

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Old Fashioned English Bread Pudding (Dairy Free / Egg Free / Vegan)

Today I’m delighted to be sharing the recipe for one of my favourite childhood treats – Old Fashioned English Bread Pudding. Its name certainly doesn’t do it justice though, as it tastes nothing like bread nor would I describe it as a pudding! Instead, it is more like a sweet, dense fruit cake. It is delicious served with a hot cuppa, and also makes a fantastic energy-boosting snack to stash in your backpacks for hikes and bike rides. I think this year, all of us have been spending a lot more time outdoors and we definitely need some tasty snacks to keep us fuelled and put a spring in our step. This bread pudding definitely fits that bill!

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Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto with Watercress Pesto

With its golden and green hues, this quick and easy plant-based risotto is just perfect for this season! The stars of this dish are butternut squash and watercress, which are not only delicious and super colourful, but they are also rich in immune-boosting phytonutrients (like betacarotene) that will leave us glowing from the inside out!

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Peanut Butter and Lime Pad Thai

Pad Thai has to be my favourite noodle dish ever! It has such a fresh taste and combines so many delicious flavours and textures – it’s sweet, sour, salty, crunchy and chewy. No wonder it leaves my taste buds singing!

In today’s post I’m sharing the recipe for an easy plant-based Pad Thai that is perfect for a weeknight meal. It comes together in just 30 minutes (from scratch!)

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Optimum VAC2 Vortex Blender Review and Reader Offer

*UPDATED AUGUST 2020* This review was originally written in January 2018. Over two and a half years later, and the Optimum VAC2 Vortex is still my family’s ‘go to’ power blender. It gets used multiple times a week; sometimes multiple times a day! Below I give the lowdown on this brilliant blender and why we love it so much. 

Froothie Summer Sale ⛱

And if you’re looking for a new blender, Froothie currently has some amazing deals in their Summer Sale. The Optimum VAC2 Vortex is currently on sale for £299 (RRP £499), saving £200! Purchase the blender via my ambassador link and you will also receive an extra TWO YEARS WARRANTY for free! ✨

One of the perks of being a Froothie ambassador is that I get the chance to test their new kitchen gadgets when they come on the market. As soon as it launched, the Optimum VAC2 Vortex Blender was creating quite a buzz on social media so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one and see what all the fuss was about.

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