Carrot Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting: vegan

A very brief post to update an old recipe: It was The Boy’s birthday at the weekend and I promised I’d bake him whatever he wanted. He chose my carrot cake, but unfortunately I was missing a few vital ingredients and didn’t fancy another trip to the supermarket. So this is an update to an…

Vegan Double Chocolate Cake

In honour of National Chocolate Day this week, I shared a pic on Instagram of a dairy & egg free chocolate cake I made recently. I had a few requests for the recipe, so here it is folks, enjoy! Cake Ingredients 340g self raising flour 60g cocoa powder 240g caster sugar 2 tsp baking powder…

Peanut Butter & Banana “Cheesecake” – vegan friendly

Who doesn’t love a good cheesecake? Creamy, rich, indulgent… And you’d have thought that being vegan means giving up on decadent treats such as these, but you’d be wrong. I love finding a dairy-free, vegan friendly alternative to some of my old favourites, and this one is sure to impress even your non-vegan friends. The…

Oil- free Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Yesterday I dedicated a whole, rather lengthy, post to the wonder that is the humble sweet potato.    Today I am sharing with you my first attempt at baking Oil-free Spicy Sweet Potato Fries. Having seen many an Instagram post of other people’s delicious looking oil-free fries, I wanted to give it a go myself,…

Vegan Spicy Carrot + Walnut Cake

Vegan Spicy Carrot + Walnut Cake with Zingy Lemon + Cashew Frosting The original version of this recipe produced 12 deliciously spicy Carrot & Walnut Cupcakes, but more recently I’ve been turning it in to a slightly more grown up cake. The recipe remains fundamentally the same, however I swapped the gluten-free brown rice flour…

Coco’s Honest Kitchen

Last weekend I finally did something I’ve been thinking about for a while. I spent 13 hours baking on Saturday, then on Sunday I sold the results of my hard work at my very own market stall at Palmer’s Green’s Market N13.    Everything I sold was homemade, organic and of course, most importantly, vegan….

Vegan No Pasta Lasagna Al Forno

One of my favourite things that my Mum used to cook (pre-veganism, so carnivorous of course) was Lasagna. We used to have it with salad, which I’d smother in some kind of fat laden dressing, but it was comforting & I loved it. Today I’ve made a healthier & vegan version, with no pasta in…

Coconut Oil – Fan Facts

Fun fact about Coconut Oil –      Did you know it’s actually a metaboliser? Lots of people stay away from coconut oil because of the high saturated fat content. However it contains a unique combination of medium chain fatty acids that can actually help you to lose weight, especially around your tummy. These fatty acids boost…

British Pie Week : Vegan Mushroom Pie

This week has been British Pie week. My mum celebrated by making a goats cheese & caramelised red onion pie on Monday. I know it’s not vegan, but they’re carnivores and it was at least for Meat Free Monday. I wanted to celebrate the week in my own little vegan way so today I made…

Weekend Plans?

This is the first weekend I’ve had in a while that is completely free. After a long week of Birthday celebrations & a late night Jivamukti session at Training Temple in Enfield last night, I treated myself to a lie in this morning. Here’s how I plan to spend the rest of my free dream…

Vegan (but very naughty) Chocolate Chunk Cookies

It’s been a week of birthdays at work, with one more still to come next week; mine! So I’ve been baking a variety of sweet vegan treats. I went mainstream (read “sugary”) with these chocolate chunk cookies. I find they go down the best with non-vegans and proves that it is possible to have your…