Vegan Lemon Balm Pesto Recipe

I noticed the other day that my lemon balm plant had practically exploded with new growth and realised that I should probably do something with it! Now, it is a plant most well known for making delicious tea that is good for soothing anxiety (If you want to have it as a tea you can … Continue reading Vegan Lemon Balm Pesto Recipe

Allergy Friendly Plant-Based Snack Ideas For Kids (Free pdf!)

I've created an awesome free download for you - Allergy Friendly Plant-Based Snack Ideas For Kids! (For those of you on my mailing list already you should have received a link to this in your June Newsletter!) Our household juggles several food intolerances (dairy, soy and gluten!) so eating plant-based can be a bit tricky … Continue reading Allergy Friendly Plant-Based Snack Ideas For Kids (Free pdf!)

CBA Cookery: Loaded Nachos (gf, df, vegan)

I love loaded nachos. There was a time when I would order the 'sharing' nachos platter from Wetherspoons and eat the whole thing myself. Sharing shmaring! Anyway, now I don't bother leaving the house and just make these loaded nachos instead! Who knows what day it is, or who even cares, when there are nachos! … Continue reading CBA Cookery: Loaded Nachos (gf, df, vegan)

Cinnamon & Raisin Chia Jam (gf, sf, df, vegan)

So, I've tried several times these last few weeks to write something helpful or useful or even just tasty and nothing has made it to publish! There's a bit of 'pandemic waffle' at the beginning of this post, but if you don't want to read the ramblings of my mind, just scroll down to the … Continue reading Cinnamon & Raisin Chia Jam (gf, sf, df, vegan)

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins (gf, df, sf, vegan)

As I've mentioned before, I'm a bakery for breakfast kinda girl! I'm also not very much of a morning person and prefer things that are quick and pre-prepable (like my Instant Oats or Fruity Breakfast Bars). These double chocolate banana muffins are perfect for either breakfast or a filling after school snack for kids to … Continue reading Double Chocolate Banana Muffins (gf, df, sf, vegan)

Pink Hot Chocolate (df, vegan, sf, gf)

There's beetroot in this hot chocolate. There, I said it. Now you're probably thinking "beetroot... are you fucking mad, Kirstie?" and while you wouldn't be wrong in thinking that generally - on this occasion I need you to hear me out! Beetroot is one of those veggies that I find difficult to get into my … Continue reading Pink Hot Chocolate (df, vegan, sf, gf)

Chestnut & Parsnip Soup Recipe (vegan, df, gf)

In case you hadn't noticed, I just love chestnuts in everything! I put them in my pasta, in stuffing, in pies, even in truffles, and today I'm putting them in my soup! I've paired the hearty chestnuts with parsnips, which are my favourite root vegetable, for a comforting combination that is perfect for warming you … Continue reading Chestnut & Parsnip Soup Recipe (vegan, df, gf)

Chocolate Courgette Brownie Recipe (gf, vegan, sf)

The garden might be my 'happy place' for self-care, but I'm actually a fairly hopeless gardener! This year is the first year I've managed to actually grow some courgettes, so I was feeling pretty pleased with myself. My kids are really not into courgettes though so I needed a way to use the veggies up … Continue reading Chocolate Courgette Brownie Recipe (gf, vegan, sf)

Homemade Dairy Free Ice Lollies

Is that.... is that the SUN?!? It's possible that we have our few days of British Summer this week (although honestly I'm not complaining too much, I really did not enjoy that freak heatwave last year!) and this weather calls for some ice lollies! My youngest is currently 4 and she is pretty much sassy … Continue reading Homemade Dairy Free Ice Lollies

CBA Cookery: Tomato & Ginger Soup Recipe

The weather has been pretty cold and grim for the past week here in Cheshire. (Although I'm not really complaining, I hated that heatwave last summer!) The gloomy greyness and pervasive damp has had me hankering for comfort food and this soup fits the bill!  A 'well known soup brand' makes a soup similar to … Continue reading CBA Cookery: Tomato & Ginger Soup Recipe