Vegan Coffee and Walnut Cake

Each year, for my mum’s birthday in May, I love to challenge myself to create a new vegan cake for her. This tradition started back in 2013, when I made my first ever vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake (and, to this day, that cake remains one of the most popular recipes on my blog!!) For this year’s birthday, I decided to attempt a Coffee and Walnut Cake. It’s an oldie but a goodie (and one of my personal favourites!)

And my mum’s verdict?

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Old Fashioned English Tea Loaf (Dairy-Free / Egg-Free / Fat-Free)

* This recipe was originally posted in March 2014. The page was updated in August 2019.

It might be old-fashioned, but tea loaf rocks! It’s perfect for serving for ‘elevenses’ or as a mid-afternoon ‘pick me up’ with a lovely cup of tea. It also makes a tasty after-school or travel snack. This is one of my all-time favourite treats for road trips!

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Vegan “Egg Mayo” Sandwich

In today’s post, I’m sharing a vegan twist on one of our nation’s favourite sandwiches… Egg Mayonnaise! Perfect for lunches, picnics or parties, this recipe is incredibly simple to make and whips together in 5 minutes or less. For savoury breakfast fans, this vegan ‘egg mayo’ also makes a great topping for toast. It’s a favourite with my family and we hope you love it too!

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Chickpea Smash with Dill Pickles – Delicious Vegan Sandwich Filling!

In today’s post I’m sharing a sandwich filling that is tangy, crunchy, creamy and oh so delicious! It reminds me of the Heinz Sandwich Spread that I used to love as a kid in the 80s, but this home-made version is way fresher, tastier and healthier too! 

It’s packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plant proteins. Just a single sandwich’s worth of the filling provides a whopping 193% of the recommended daily amount (RDA) of vitamin A, 26% of vitamin C and 10% of protein. Add a couple of slices of wholegrain bread and the protein content shoots up to 31%.

If you’re looking for a new sandwich to liven up school or work lunchboxes, I’d definitely recommend giving this recipe a try. It would also be great for picnics and buffets. As well as a sandwich filling, you can also use it as a topping for crackers. Perhaps even as a jacket potato topper too? Now that is something I definitely need to try! 

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Hot Cross Bun Loaf [Vegan]

The recipe I’m sharing today is a twist on a traditional Easter favourite … it’s a Hot Cross Bun Loaf! This spiced fruity loaf is perfect for sharing with friends and family over the holidays. I’ve made three loaves already this week and no doubt I’ll be baking more in the lead up to the bank holiday weekend. It sure is a crowd pleaser. Happy holidays everyone!

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Chinese Egg-Fried Rice … Vegan Style!


In today’s post, I’m sharing a recipe for a Chinese “Egg-Fried” Rice that’s perfect for serving any night when you need a quick and easy meal on the table. Not only is it tasty, but it’s also packed full of nutritional goodness. It’s especially rich in protein, vitamins A, B and C, and an array of minerals. For example, a quarter serving of the recipe provides a whopping 48% of the protein RDA, 55% of the calcium RDA, 53% of the vitamin C RDA and 168% of the vitamin A RDA!! It’s also much lower in fat than traditional Chinese egg-fried rice and contains zero cholesterol.

And, most importantly, it’s cruelty free! No hens or chicks were harmed in the making of this meal!

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