Vegan adventures in Cardiff part 2 

Chaiholics.pngAs per usual my best intentions for writing were overtaken by other priorities such as actual work (I know, right?) and Netflix. C’mon, it’s winter. I’ll reintegrate into normality come March. Ok, April.

My previous – and only, gulp – post on vegan eats in Wales – really just Cardiff – outlined just some of the great places to get vegan scran in a place that some might think would be limited in choice. Continue reading

Irn bru pulled jackfruit recipe

IMG-20170205-WA0003.jpgIrn bru pulled jackfruit is one of those sentences that won’t make much sense to a lot of people.

Jackfruit has been rocking it as vegan food royalty for a few years now. It’s stringy, tender texture means it’s often used as a meat replacement, most usually as a pulled pork alternative. Having never had the real deal, I wasn’t sure what I was meant to taste the first time I had it but I really enjoyed it (Club Mexicana ftw). It’s fairly plain in taste so can take on most flavours. Continue reading

Spiced lentil, leek and kale soup recipe

Lentil leek kale soup.pngCreated for the recent Ruby & Pickles Indo-Scots fusion Burns Supper, this soup combines traditional Scottish ingredients with Indian flavours to create a hearty, warming dal-like soup. We wanted something that was similar enough to what is traditionally served at this Scottish celebratory night, but as always with our own special twist! At first I wasn’t so convinced by doing a soup but then I practiced this recipe a couple of weekends before and I was actually blown away. Continue reading

Vegetarian haggis 10 ways

Haggis.pngVegetarian and vegan haggis is a healthy, hearty alternative that can be enjoyed well beyond Burns Night and in even more ways than Rabbie B could tell a woman that he loved them! 

As the day approaches to celebrate and enjoy the great chieftain o the puddin’-race – that’s Haggis to the non-Robert Burns aficionados – I wanted to share some of the many ways that I enjoy haggis. Continue reading

Rye flour pancake recipe

Rye flour pancakes.pngThis vegan rye flour pancake recipe is exceptionally simple to make and results in pancakes that people would easily not realise they’re dairy-free. Rye is one of the most nutritious types of flour as the germ and bran are not separated during processing. It’s a great source of fiber and magnesium, the latter of which is required to breakdown glucose. Continue reading

Vegan food in Seville & Andalusia 

Happy New Year! I know I’m a week late, but who can do much more the first week back than waste hours on SkyScanner and travel websites…?

Known for my love of holidays almost as much as my love of food, I took myself away to sunny Andalusia to celebrate my birthday and Christmas (Jesus basically wanted us to be twins but I beat him to it by two days).

It was one of the most chilled, enjoyable, fun-filled, Vermouth-stained Christmasses I’ve had. Massive Continue reading

My year in food (what else?!)

Screen Shot 2016-12-30 at 14.07.22.pngOn scrolling through my Instagram feed it’s apparent that I’ve eaten and cooked a helluva lot of food this year. Who knew it was such a big thing for me?! My #2016bestnine (left) was a bit of a surprise but I suppose that’s the power of the hashtag! So here’s a round up of some of my own favourite foodie experiences of 2016 from what I’ve cooked to what I’ve eaten in London, across the UK and further afield. Narrowing a fab food year down was pretty tough so check out my Instagram for even more delectable dishes. Continue reading