Panna cotta is something that since I turned vegetarian, has largely been off the menu. But no more! I discovered something quite magical when I was doing my monthly shop – Vege Gel! This amazing sachet of powder is a vegetarian-friendly setting agent that can be used in both sweet and savoury recipes!
I had a carton of soya cream in my cupboard, along with some over-ripe strawberries and I knew what I had to do. It was panna cotta time…
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I will begin this post with a photo. Because I have heard that pictures speak a thousand words…
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So I had a dilemma.
One I imagine that most people experience around this time of year. I had half a can of pumpkin puree left over from my Pumpkin and Cinnamon Swirl Buns and I had no ideas what to do with it. I know, I know big problem, huh?. Anyway I hate wasting food, so I tried to come up with a tasty way to use it up. I thought maybe a smoothie, but it was too chilly to enjoy an icy smoothie. I thought cupcakes, but I had just demolished most of the buns and figured I should aim for something healthier. So I thought I would create a Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats recipe!
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There are a lot of occasions coming up where the temptation to eat something unhealthy will strike: Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas, Friday nights… Chocolate is something that I find super hard to resist. Luckily I discovered something magical – cacao powder. I have used it in lots of my recipes before – like my raw chocolates and my overnight chocolate porridge. It really is amazing, it has a fuller flavour than cocoa. It also contains lots of nutrients and is a good source of antioxidants. It isn’t heat-treated during the processing part of its production, so this means it retains all the goodness of the cacao beans! Eating chocolate AND getting healthy? Er – yes please!!!
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This is the first opportunity that I have had to catch up on my blogging recently! I am so sorry for being so quiet! I have had a pretty jam-packed, amazing, crazy month visiting my relatives in Asia. I will be sharing several travel related posts over the next few weeks! As you know, I love travelling – I love immersing myself in the culture of other countries. I also love getting new cooking inspiration! This trip I was lucky to visit not only Malaysia but also Thailand. This recipe is inspired by the delicious street food that we tried in Bangkok.
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I am so happy to be writing this blog from my home away from home – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia! It has been three years since I have been back to my Dad’s home country and I am so excited to be back! I hope to be updating you with lots of travel-related recipes and blog posts!
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Aubergines are one of my favourite vegetables. They are a great choice for vegetarians, as they soak up any flavour or spice that you add to them. I normally use them in my Italian-inspired Aubergine Parmigiana. But this time I wanted to try something different. When I was a meat-eater, I used to enjoy miso-glazed salmon, super healthy and full of flavour. It was one of my favourite dishes, and so naturally I wanted to find a vegetarian friendly version! Enter the humble aubergine…
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Freshly baked bread must be one of the nicest smells in the world. Baking bread from scratch is also one of the most satisfying things in the world. I feel like, if you can master the art of bread making you are winning at life.
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So this is a new type of blog post for me! I love reading and I have a bit of an obsession with collecting cookbooks. I have actually run out of room to keep them! My lovely fiance has taken to building me shelves to store them all! Soon I think we will need a bigger house… I am a self-taught cook, and I love how each of the books I own, has taught me different things.
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There are some recipes in life that are simple, require little work or ingredients and are yet immensely rewarding. This fried rice recipe is one of them – at least for me! This is my go-to dish if I am cooking supper for one. It is a great way to use up left-over vegetables and left-over cooked rice.
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