Steamed Seitan & Mushroom Bao

So when most people are hung over – they crave a fry up. But not me. No. When I am hung over, which rarely happens – but when it does the world basically ends, I crave fluffy, steamed Chinese buns. These dumplings are also known as bao. In Malaysia we call them pao. I love them. They can come with sweet or savoury fillings. And they taste DELICIOUS.

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Matcha Green Tea Icing and Chocolate Ganache

So the Great British Bake Off returned to our screens last week! Eep! I was one of the millions of people who eagerly tuned in for the first episode of the popular show. It is great to have it back on our screens. I think any program that encourages people to get back in the kitchen is a great thing!

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Coconut Sugar Cookies

So I am incredibly excited because last week I received an early birthday present – a stunning Candy Apple Artisan Kitchenaid. I’m seriously in awe of this beautiful mixer. Every year when the Great British Bakeoff is on, I basically drool with jealousy – so you can only imagine how bloody excited I was when I found one in my living room! Continue reading “Coconut Sugar Cookies”

Nourishing Noodle Soup

Before I became vegetarian, I used to cook a delicious chicken noodle soup. When I gave up meat, I didn’t want to lose out on this amazing soup. I figured that there were plenty of delicious ingredients that I could use to substitute the meaty flavour of chicken. So I set to work experimenting – and you know what, I actually prefer the veggie version of this soup! Seriously, you can taste the incredible network of flavours more without the chicken overpowering your palate. I think one of the key ingredients in this is the mushrooms. I love mushrooms, they are fantastic substitutions for meat. Especially the portobello mushrooms, they just have this incredible, savoury flavour that makes this dish come alive!

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Summer Berry Brioche Pudding

OK so I decided to try and entice Summer back to the Brighton shores by whipping up a traditional Berry Summer Pudding. The pudding turned out great, but unfortunately I can’t say the same for the weather! Have we really had our summer this year? I swear IĀ blinked and it was gone! Continue reading “Summer Berry Brioche Pudding”

Roasted Stuffed Red Peppers

Everyone knows that I am a bit obsessed with millet. I really think that it is an under-used little grain! It is packed with vitamins and nutrients. It is also an alkalising food, meaning it really nourishes our body and can be digested really easily. Millet makes a great substitute for cous cous and rice, but I wanted to see what other recipes it will work well in. Continue reading “Roasted Stuffed Red Peppers”

Courgette and Chickpea Falafels

Falafel are a Middle-Eastern snack made from chickpeas. They are normally fried and served in pitta bread, and man are they are delicious! They are absolutely perfect for this time of year, they taste great served with couscous or salad.

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Summer Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a great way to get loads of delicious vegetables into your diet. It is also the perfect dish to put together if you are short on time. It’s basically a chop and bake deal, which allows you to get on with other things! Man, I love these kinds of recipes!

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Frozen Yoghurt Bars with Bee Pollen and Berries

This beautiful sunny weather has been dreamy! I am going to absolutely make the most of it, because lets face itĀ – this is England. Who knows how long this is going to last! The thing is, in beautiful sunny weather I get massive cravings for iced desserts. Obviously gorging on ice cream is not going to make me feel good! So I wanted to make a delicious iced dessert recipe that wasn’t going to be laden with artificial rubbish! Continue reading “Frozen Yoghurt Bars with Bee Pollen and Berries”

Raw Chocolate Caramel Slices

I am under no illusion that this recipe is super healthy. But it is healthier than its traditional sister tray bake – Millionaires’ Shortbread. How I hear you say? Well, first of all, this is made from raw cacao, which is sweetened only with honey! The health benefits of raw cacao are vast and in my opinion, it tastes better than normal chocolate! There is basically less sugar in this, and the ingredients used maintain most of their original nutrients – unlike the really processed stuff you get in shop. Continue reading “Raw Chocolate Caramel Slices”