Sunday lunch treat – mushroom and Guinness pie

Now we are eating healthy food and feeling healthy, we have struggled with what to make on a Sunday. This is the perfect time to sit down as a family and eat together sharing stories of our week past and planning the week ahead. This is not the time to eat a salad but to…

Most amazing vegan chocolate birthday cake

You just have to try this amazing vegan chocolate cake! The sponges are light and moist and the chocolate ganache is gooey and rich! I made this for my husband’s birthday and we all loved it. The trick is to make it using avocados as this keeps the cake moist! It does get a bit…

Lola’s quick vegan pasta bake

Lola came up with this idea for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner. It is best to use the super large pasta shells. Ingredients 1 packet of large pasta shells 250g cherry tomatoes Olive oil 1 red onion 2 cloves garlic 1 tin tomatoes 1 tablespoon tomato puree 1 tablespoon of oregano 1 jar…

Vegan Almond and Raspberry Tray bake

These are simply delicious to have with a cup of tea on a rainy afternoon. They do keep for a few days but we rarely have any left the next day as they are a family favourite. Tray bakes are so simple to make and some don’t even require any cooking. There isn’t much that…

A healthy vegan breakfast

My mum used to say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Now we are eating healthy food, we have had to create a new weekend fry up that tastes delicious and is quick and easy to cook. Try this healthy breakfast for a change and I promise you won’t even miss…

Black bean Chilli

This is a really easy and very tasty recipe. This is perfect for a mid-week supper or even for a group of friends. We like to make it special by adding a few extras like home made guacamole, nachos, pickled onions, jalapeno peppers and rice. You can always make this ahead of time and just…

The most amazing chocolate brownies

These chocolate brownies are so tasty and delicious, we even baked them twice last weekend as they don’t last long in our house! They are made with no eggs and no  butter and are so easy to make. Why not let the children make them for you? We ate them with fresh raspberries still warm…

4 Super quick vegan meals for a busy family life

So if you are like me, sometimes there just seems to be no time to make dinner. Especially when you are late back from work or just tired, these are my saviour dinners! It is even busier when both the children have clubs after school and you are going backwards and forwards to pick up and…

Celebrate British pie week with a vegetable pie

It is British pie week this week! Why not try and make a mid-week pie to celebrate? Pies are so useful to use up vegetables and you can try lots of different ingredients. The recipe below is for potato and leek pie but you can also try mushroom and leek or carrot and potato or…