Vegan lasagne with Shiitake and chestnut mushrooms,  hazelnuts and thyme The holidays are just around the corner and you are perhaps getting your food ready for the weekend. You have all of the usual suspects but you have vegan/vegetarian coming around and you really want to do something extra special. Here is the answer. A delicious Vegan lasagne to wow your non-meat eating friends. I hope you find that it tastes so good for you that your meat eating guests can’t get enough of it too! I large onion, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped 1 large handful…

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Simnel cakes are light fruit cakes that are traditionally made at Easter. Many people in my family are not fans of rich fruit cake, but throw some chocolate in and they come running for it! I hope you like this twist on the traditional. Use whatever dried fruits and nuts you prefer, just keep the quantities the same. 150g butter, softened (I use salted) 220g caster sugar 120g sour cream 4 medium eggs 180g self-raising flour, plus 2 tbsp for dusting the raisins (see tip) 40g cocoa powder (sifted if lumpy) ½ tsp baking powder 100g toasted skinned hazelnuts, finely…

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Can’t get enough protein on a vegan diet? Well this dish should solve that problem for you. This Buddha bowl is packed with protein and all the good stuff. A perfect dish for your meat free Monday, Vegan vibrant and quick. I chose a balsamic ginger dressing but feel free to dress with whatever you like.  It is snowing outside, but having  just spent the last 24 hours travelling, I was craving something fresh and clean. So I battled the elements to buy these ingredients and throw them all together. Here are five reasons why you should make this salad…

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If you want know how to find your purpose in life, these are the 12 things you need to give up doing. People that have figured out how to find purpose in life are happier, live longer and enjoy more success. Have a look at the things you need to stop doing so you can start to find your purpose. Give up thinking big Start small and find purpose in the little everyday things. The Japanese have something they call Ikigai which is  ‘a reason for being/getting up in the morning’.  Start looking for your Ikigai in things which you already…

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This is an oldie but a goodie. I wanted to develop a new one for you but I am travelling and without a kitchen at the moment. I Hope you enjoy making these. There truly are delicious and a bit different from the regular pancakes. I love the thin pancakes with lemon and sugar too. I remember when my mum would make them. These are good for every day but wishing you a Happy Shrove Tuesday! Ingredients 225g/8oz self raising flour 3 tbsp soft light brown sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp Cinnamon 2 tsp ground ginger pinch salt…

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