Eating stinging nettles

Spring is here and the nettles are growing again so I decided it was time to make a meal out of them. Most people know that stinging nettles are pesky green plants that irritate the skin when you touch them. What you probably don't know is that they're a nutritious source of iron, calcium, potassium,… Continue reading Eating stinging nettles

Vegan banana choc chip muffins

Is there anything more delicious than banana and chocolate mixed together? This has always been my favourite combination for a muffin. These are very quick and easy to make and they're also a great way to use up elderly bananas. Ingredients 2 ripe bananas 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed 6 tablespoons water 1/4 cup vegetable oil… Continue reading Vegan banana choc chip muffins

Vegan protein balls

I got some pea protein powder at the SFN Expo in GlasgowSFN Expo in Glasgow. Don't ask me why. I guess I was inspired by the peanut butter balls they were making with it. They looked delicious. I've just made these: Ingredients: pea protein powder, cocoa, ground hazelnuts, sweetened condensed coconut milk, chia seeds, peanut… Continue reading Vegan protein balls

Porridge with peanut butter

Last Sunday we went to Bonobo for brunch and I tried their Bonoboats which is porridge made with peanut butter. I was a little skeptical at first but it exceeded my expectations so I decided to try making it at home. Here's what I got at Bonobo: Here's what I made today at home: Ok, so… Continue reading Porridge with peanut butter

Stinging Nettle Soup

Just over our back fence is a prolific jungle of stinging nettle. I have always viewed stinging nettle as a bit of a nuisance because touch it with your skin and it's very unpleasant, leaving a stinging sensation for sometimes a day or two. However I recently discovered that the leaves of stinging nettle are super nutritious because… Continue reading Stinging Nettle Soup

Petri dish meat balls

Food technology company Memphis Meats has produced a meat ball with lab-grown meat rather than farm-raised animals. I don't eat meat but I am cautiously optimistic of this development because there are so many negatives associated with raising animals for slaughter for human consumption - climate change, health, and ethics. Two of these problems can potentially be addressed through lab-grown… Continue reading Petri dish meat balls

My cooking isn’t so bad after all

My sister flew back to London early this morning. Last night I made lentil soup for us all for dinner. When I said this is what we'd be having my sister looked at me as though I'd announced we'd be eating monkey's brains then she added, "I'll just have left-overs". But once I started cooking she was encouraged by… Continue reading My cooking isn’t so bad after all

Vegan for more than 10 years and still alive

The best thing about having all our belongings back is that I've got all my cookbooks again. I'm not that good at just making recipes up and I also like flipping through cookbooks for inspiration. We had visitors over last Sunday and so I really needed some inspiration. I ended up making four vegan dishes: Moroccan Chickpeas, Chewy Indonesian Rice,… Continue reading Vegan for more than 10 years and still alive

Tofu sausages

Sausages are great comfort food and their importance at the neighbourhood BBQ makes them a social food too. So it's only fair that veg*ns should get to enjoy them as well. And who doesn't love and appreciate a good sausage or maybe two? Tofu sausages -------------------------- 1.5 cups wholemeal breadcrumbs 250g tofu 1 small onion… Continue reading Tofu sausages

Recipe for Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen is a delicious German Christmas treat. The English translation is gingerbread but it doesn't actually contain any ginger. I got this excellent recipe for lebkuchen a few years ago from a German friend and have been making it every Christmas ever since. Ingredients: 500g honey 375g sugar 2-3 eggs 15g cinnamon 4g ground cloves… Continue reading Recipe for Lebkuchen