This creamy veggie soup has been a firm favourite of mine for a while now, it’s filling, satiating, and full of protein and nutrition. A nourishing soup is something I always feel like I need during the month of December and I know I’m not alone when I say that.
Eating cranberry sauce with my Christmas dinner has been a new experience for me the last couple of years, but definitely one I wish I had started sooner as it’s delicious and pairs well with my bacon wrapped roast with sage and onion stuffing. But more importantly, its really easy to make. Continue reading “Cranberry & Orange Sauce”
With only one week left until Christmas, food prep is in full swing and I can safely say that I am right on top of things this year. I’m probably the most organised I’ve ever been at Christmas and I’ve even had these rosemary and red onion sausage stuffing balls prepared and sat in my freezer since the beginning of the month.
You can’t beat a chocolate truffle at Christmas time, especially ones spiked with Baileys and drizzled with white chocolate. You will easily win over my ice cold heart with that combination. I’ve already made these truffles twice this month too and as you can imagine, neither batch have lasted me very long and now I’m being asked to make more for Christmas. So I think that’s enough clarification that these truffles are delicious.
I spent the weekend writing my Christmas recipes and scheduling them on the blog, when I realised that I have never posted my full mince pie recipe and I LOVE my mince pie recipe. It’s one of the only Christmas recipes on my blog that I make every year, without fail and they always go down well with all of the family. Continue reading “Mince Pies with a Boozy, Nutty Twist.”
Christmas is only 5 days away and I’m still not feeling even the slightest bit Christmassy yet – I rarely do anymore. Christmas is definitely a holiday for the kids rather than us older folk. So instead, I focus on the food and I celebrate each year by making my favourite Christmas recipes that I have created and re-created over the years and this mince pie filling is definitely my favourite and most used Christmas recipe. Continue reading “Boozy Mince Pie Filling”
I was never going to post a stuffing recipe like this one; as it is so basic. However, I was writing up the recipe for my ‘bacon’ wrapped roast with sage and apple stuffing, last year and I felt like it would be easier to have a separate page for this recipe, since the roast post was already quite long. Continue reading “Quick Sage & Apple Stuffing”
Last year I wrote my first Christmas guide for the blog: Gift Ideas for the Home Cook, Foodie & Meat-Head. And while it didn’t get very many page likes, it was one of my most viewed posts. So this year I decided to write another guide; only this time for vegans: Gift Ideas for the Pedantic Vegan & Everyone In Between. Now, I don’t mean to insult anyone by the title, but I do feel that it is apt for the way some vegans live their lives – I am by no means judging – which can be intimidating for the average person who isn’t fully up-to-date with veganism and the lifestyle. And I know this to be true, as a few months ago I had my sister ring me in distress as she was stumped, as to what to buy a vegan: it was all last minute. I gave my sister many ideas, but in the end she settled on an orchid, from fear of having the gift not being fully appreciated.
So with this gift guide I aim to help you mere mortals – who may fear us vegans – with suitable gift ideas that are both thoughtful and easy to find, and will be greatly appreciated by any vegan – pedantic or anything in between. Continue reading “Gift Ideas for the Pedantic Vegan, Just Vegan & Everyone In Between.”