After letting my depression get the best of me the last 2 years, I lost interest in posting to the blog and sharing any recipes at all. My eating and diet also went out the window and I couldn’t find any motivation to cook or eat as healthy as I usually would. Thankfully, we are now in a new decade and I’ve started to feel a bit more like myself again, so when better to share my vegan recipes than during veganuary. Plus, it’s a kick up the butt to start eating better myself and including more wholesome, plant-based recipes into my diet again.
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.
I’m a sucker for instant gravy: it’s quick, easy and it doesn’t taste all that bad. However, you can’t beat a good homemade gravy, it’s just a bit of a faff to prepare. So this year, I’m try to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible, while still preparing delicious food and for the most part I’m doing alright. My prep is always done the week leading up to Christmas Day, so all I really have to do is heat the gravy and enjoy.
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.
In amongst writing and scheduling my Christmas recipes last weekend, I was browsing through my blog trying to remove any old recipes that I just didn’t feel good about anymore, when I came across my 3 ingredient peanut butter brownies and I had to remake them. But this time with Nutella.
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.”
It’s been a while since I posted anything to the blog, over a year I think, so I thought I would kick off my return with a vegan French toast recipe that anyone can make. Continue reading “Vegan Banana Pie French Toast”
Today, is my three year veganniversary. And I haven’t died. I’m not protein deficient or anaemic and I feel healthier than I have done in years. So, I thought I would celebrate my survival by sharing a brownie recipe. Continue reading “Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies.”