Ovation for Oliver Maki

Last week I visited probably one of the best restaurants I have ever been to and upon leaving the wonderful gentleman who provided all of the evening’s food and information about the food said ‘I hope you enjoyed the experience’, this sums up exactly how I wanted to remember this, such an incredible experience, beyond…

Vegan Yorkshire Puds

​You can’t really have a roast without a Yorkshire, I’m aware there are rules that meat eaters stick to, about what meats can ‘go’ with Yorkshires and which ones shouldn’t, but we don’t have that issue….so Yorkshires all the way! I have been working on this recipe for so long and I think that this…

Vegan Mac + Cheese

Everyone needs Mac and Cheese and vegans are no different. This is a 4 ingredient recipe that will make the perfect mac and cheese  everytime, without harming any wonderful animals. This will serve 4 as a side. Ingredients – 1 x vegan stock cube 2 cup x macaroni  2 cups x Violife (grated) 4 cups…

Roasted Butternut Squash

​Roasted Butternut Squash is probably my favourite roasted veg. I can’t seem to get enough of it this year and I think its because its so easy and it really brings the plate to life, even with beetroot and sweet potato, butternut brings something to the plate that just adds a different texture and flavour….

Leeks 2 Ways

One of my absolute favourite vegetables – leeks, are so versatile. They definitely belong on the Xmas Day dinner plate. I like to make mine with cheese. It is a great alternative to cauliflower cheese and they are so easy to prepare, they really are a bit of a blessing in terms of cooking.  Of…

Dinner at Heddon Street Kitchen 

​Heddon Street Kitchen… oh my! I had such a great time, I think this is probably the best vegan dining experience I have had to date, especially as this is not a vegan restaurant.  The staff could not have been any friendlier, including a Vegan Manager, who happily gave advice. They were attentive and helpful,…

Vegan Beef

This is another offering from Vbites, however this is Vegan Beef. I have chosen to cook mine in a rich red wine and gravy reduction and then place in vegan Yorkshires for the ulimate Xmas treat. I will be showing you how to make vegan Yorkshire puds in sides. Whether you decide to follow my lead…

Roast Sweet Potato

​Roasted Sweet Potato deserves to be served with your Xmas Day dinner, it is absolutely delicious when roasted, it is roasted the same way as our usual red potatoes, but has such a different texture and flavour. I will definitely be adding sweet potato to my Xmas Day dinner.  As the method is the same…

Almond Milk Mash

​​Today, I’m not going to be thinking too far outside the box with mash, however, it is such a great thing to have in the fridge, to assist left overs, to feed the unexpected guests and also to serve as a tasty addition to the Xmas day meal.  Almond milk mash is amazing! I know lots…

Perfect Roast Potatoes

​Every roast dinner, which essentially is what an Xmas day dinner is, needs potato. It goes without saying that a roast potato needs to feature on the plate somewhere, however, there is no reason why you can’t explore other forms of potato on your plate, on Xmas day or any other day in the festive…