Cacao and Sprouted Buckwheat Crispies

Recipe Cacao and Sprouted Buckwheat Crispies This is a healthy chocolate crunch breakfast that will turn your favourite plant milk chocolatey. Buckwheat is a naturally gluten free grain which is perfect for those who have coeliac disease or suffer from gluten intolerance and because it is sprouted, it is easier to digest. Buckwheat is a… Continue reading Cacao and Sprouted Buckwheat Crispies

Carrot & Almond Pulp Seed Crackers

Click here to jump to the Recipe Raw Food – The Low Down Another of our college lectures focused on Raw Food. Raw food is made up of fresh, whole, unrefined, living plant-based foods such as: fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts and seeds (soaked and sprouted), which are consumed in their natural state, without cooking… Continue reading Carrot & Almond Pulp Seed Crackers

Rhubarb Leathers

Last year Hubby planted Rhubarb and this year we had a bumper crop. I wanted to experiment with it and I’ve always wanted to have a go at making fruit leathers, so I decided to make rhubarb ones. Fruit Leathers are basically pureed fruit that is dehydrated until it’s dry, but not brittle, then cut… Continue reading Rhubarb Leathers

Red Wine Risotto

This is a lovely risotto recipe that is flavoursome and it’s easy to make. A great mid-week dinner inspo. I have adapted it to be vegan and for two portions. Choose a nice Italian wine, like Valpolicella, so that you can enjoy the rest with the meal. Recipe…. Red Wine Risotto servings – 2 cooking… Continue reading Red Wine Risotto

Crispy ‘Cheezy’ Baked Asparagus

‘Tis the season for British Asparagus – Hoorah! Traditionally, the British asparagus season runs from St George’s Day on 23rd April right through to Summer Solstice on 21st June. We are very lucky that we have an established asparagus bed at the bottom of our garden, that was planted before we moved into our house… Continue reading Crispy ‘Cheezy’ Baked Asparagus

Pulses and Grains

In another of our classes, we talked about pulses (legumes) and grains and the importance of incorporating them into your diet. Pulses and grains are a good source of protein and dietary fibre ( the sort that your gut bacteria love to munch on ), they are both a complex carbohydrate; which means they are… Continue reading Pulses and Grains

Vegan Protein Buddah Bowl

For our Plant-based Proteins class, we learnt all about what a protein is, vegan protein sources, daily protein requirements and health benefits of plant-based proteins. Our assignment was to create a dish that would contain at least 30g of plant protein. So using some of my favourite foods I created a Protein Buddah Bowl.

Food Photography, Presentation and Knife Skills

In my previous blog I talked about the Vegan Natural Chef course I have enrolled in. The chef’s course is divided into five modules: One of which is Chef Techniques; which, amongst other things, includes knife skills, food photography and food presentation. Over the next couple of weeks, I hope to update you all on… Continue reading Food Photography, Presentation and Knife Skills