As someone who works out 5 days a week, while also trying to eat in a calorie surplus: to gain muscle and strength. It can be hard not to get lazy and solely rely on protein powder, when it comes to a post-workout meal (lunch). Which is why I like to keep a tub of this chickpea may-o in my fridge, for those times when I’m hangry and need food fast. Continue reading “Chickpea May-O”
I know I posted a BBQ sauce recipe with my shredded BBQ Slaw sliders, the other day. But, I feel that a separate post dedicated to this delicious condiment was necessary. Plus, it has taken me over a year or longer, to create a BBQ sauce that actually tastes like BBQ sauce and not a spiced version of tomato sauce. So, I will stress that the molasses and all spice are essential in this recipe, and while the liquid smoke is optional, I still highly recommend it.
I’m also not one to toot my own horn when it comes to my own recipes, but this BBQ sauce is bloody good and I’m so pleased with myself for making it – too much horn tooting? Anyway, make it and thank me later. Continue reading “Smokey Bbq Sauce”
I’ve always wanted to try and make my own nut butters. It started four years ago when I first started to lose weight – I became obsessed with everything coconut and coconut butter was something that I really wanted to make. Next thing you know, my blender is spitting and spatting, and it gave up the ghost – too weak to handle the heat. Continue reading “Chocolate Crack Cashew Butter”
I never realised how useful it would be to have a jar of stock in my fridge, until I made it. I was always an instant gravy kind of gal, but when I ran out of my trusty quick fix a few weeks ago, I had no option but to make it from scratch. Thankfully, it was around the same time I was making a batch of curried butternut and lentil soup too (similar recipe here) so I had a whole bunch of flavours that I could add to the stock. Continue reading “Everyday Vegetable Stock”
As a vegetarian, I had tried many times to make my own caramel sauce and failed each time – you would think heating sugar and fat into a beautiful golden sauce would be easy. However, I would always be left with bitter disappointment and a pot of inedible, sweet, curdled milk. Continue reading “Quick & Easy Caramel Sauce”
I don’t know if this is only a British thing, but as a Brit I can say that we do love our custard here. It was a main condiment, for me, as a child and I would slather it over all of my Nannas’, homemade pies and tarts.
After I went vegan, I started to crave apple crumble and custard all the time and I quickly started to feel jealously towards my younger-self, who would hungrily pour it over everything. Continue reading “Basic Vegan Custard”