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#veganlunch theme 13th November 2014

Lunch isn’t always easy if you follow a #plantbased diet. I do find, the better prepared i am, the better my lunch is! Less toast and more bowl of amazing salads!

Finding a proper lunch on the go is still not so easy.  In larger towns, there does seem to be an increase in choices but, where I am, there isn’t a lot to choose from to be honest. If we are going out for the day, we tend to take our own food.

Let’s have a look at what you like to make:

The Humble Sandwich, Boring? I think not! This Tangy Curried #chickpea option from @Fettlevegan looks rather special. How about a Chick ‘n’ salad sandwich? @TheFlexitarian shared this Portobello #mushroom and #tofu scramble suggestion Yum! they also shared this ever so lovely Medditeranean sandwich and this lovely No chicken coronation sandwich idea.On a similar theme. here is am awesome sounding #Rawvegan #Taco filling from @TheRawRockChick.  Need some #Mayonaise with that? How about a grilled Cheeze Panini from @FettleVegan? This is a great recipe! Thank you to @Potatostrong for sharing the idea for no cheese Quesedillas, nice! @ChubbaNia shared her #glutenfree recipe for Grilled Cheeze sandiwches. How about @Ephemerienne’s suggestion for Sandwich vert. Why not try #Tofu and #shitake banh wraps from @Leicveggie. This is a great list of sandwich inspiration that I myself use. I first had it from the Vegan Society Website before it all changed. I found it so useful and think it’s sad that its not on there anymore!

I love garlic and rice so, this is a perfect lunch for me! Plus, it will keep the Vampires away ;O) Here is @livingfoodlove‘s fab Filipino Garlic rice. The lovely @VeganCoaching shared their suggestion of an open top sandwich. Another lovely rice salad here from @TheFlexitarian. in the shape of a #Butternut squash and #Kale black rice salad with #ginger and #lime dressing. Or try a warm #lentil salad. oh yummy, I adore chickpeas. this #Aubergine #mango salad with spicy #chickpeas will hit the spot!

This blog post from @apriltui is really helpful if you are wanting to make snack boxes. It’s a really useful guide about getting a great balance of tastes, textures and nutrition. She also shared this lovely #courgette/#zucchini #hummus recipe.

This is a lovely suggestion from @Livingfoodlove. A #Peach #kale salad with Korean style dressing.

If you have a bit more time, this #mexican #mushrooms recipe from @Vegsoup4thesoul sounds fab. I say Yum yum to this Malaysian style Laksa soup! Or a lovely super shoots and seeds salad.

So much to choose from!

I do have a confession to make though. I have left off the Soups as we are having a whole Soup theme on 27th! I didn’t want to double up too much. I hope that’s ok!



#glutenfreebaking theme 30th October 2014.

Hello again! I hope you are well? If you are in the UK you will be well aware of the changing seasons! What happened!? T shirts on still, summer clothes still being worn and then oof… over night it was so cold! I’m going to complain…  ;o)

Anyway, lets have a look at some belly hugging recipes. That will surely put a smile on your face. the theme was #glutenfree baking. It was a slower night but we had some amazing recipes never the less! For this recipe round up, we are including Oats. You, as an allergy sufferer know what levels of possible cross contamination you have tolerate. It seems sensible to cater for all possibilities. This is a lovely #blog post from @Yogivegetarian about #glutenfree flours that they use.

Lets start with a recipe shared by our new friends @Spiceduk for their very own Oat and raisin cookies! Very nice!

Oat & Raisin Cookies

150g Gluten-Free Oats
150g Light Brown Sugar
150g Raisins
130g Margarine
90g Gluten-Free Plain Flour
90ml Unsweetened Soya Milk
1 tsp Gluten-Free Baking Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 5/190 degrees Celsius.
2. In a bowl, combine the oats, sugar, raisins, flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
3. Melt the margarine on a low heat and, in a separate bowl, combine with the soya milk and vanilla extract.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
5. Bake in 2 batches of 10 cookies on a silicone baking sheet for about 12 minutes. If the cookies fall apart when you try to remove them from the sheet, put them back in the oven for another minute or so.
6. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and leave to cool.
7. Enjoy!

I found this amazing recipe from @Ohsheglows. Gooey Pumpkin spice Latte Chocolate pudding sounds pretty amazing doesn’t it! Here is another one, this time it’s one bowl double chocolate chunk cookies. Yum! These #glutenfree cinnamon buns look rather tempting also! Or a lovely #apple #bread with #raisins and #pecans. Yum… sweet potato brownies! Lemony Vanilla cupcakes anyone?

How about a #blackbean #brownie as shared by #veganstella!

Thank you to @Fettlevegan for sharing this gorgeous looking recipe for Deep Dish #apple cinnamon skillet cake. Nom nom nom..I’m a big cinnamon fan.  This #Pecan studded #banana bread also sounds rather special! Or a savoury dish? Spicy red and black pepper cornbread. lovely! Dark #chocolate #rosemary cookies look divine!

This is another lovely suggestion from @VeganStella. #Polenta cake. Yummy!


Just look at this shared by @sortasausageYUM #GF Twix recipe! Oh my days… @sentientchef shared this awesomely named Fig-a-licious tart with us.  Here is a savoury idea. Turmeric and sweet potato #falafels.

Thank you to @apriltui for some lovely suggestions. Date scones look very yummy. As do these oat and raisin cookies. One of my favourite ingredients in this recipe Buckwheat and Oat pancakes. Or #banana #oat and #date #flapjacks. lovely!

The fab @Yogivegetarian shared a #glutenfree #shortbread recipe. Lovely! Like #almond? You will be loving this then! Almond Frangipane fingers.  These #chocolate #hazelnut cookies look so tempting!

Many thanks to @ChubbaNia for sharing her #Lemon rolls recipe. Have a good browse through her blog. It’s amazing and all GF.

Thank you everyone once again!

#Banana theme 21st August 2014

We went #bananas for the last #veganrecipehour! Ahem …hehe!

What a lovely hour it was! Sometimes its just manic and so busy but this time, as well as lovely recipes, there was chance to have a chat with peeps, which was lovely.  I remembered that I need to make a banana #curry again! I made one a while ago but never wrote down the recipe. Do’h!

Many people like bananas as part of breakfast. This is a fab photo from @VeganStella. Talking of breakfast, have a look at this #banana #berry #breakfast #smoothie from @LottieLoveFood. Are Bananas actually the perfect snack? They are a great source of energy, potassium, B6,  Tryptophan which regulates moods, iron, soluble fibre and more amazing properties! And each one comes in its own protective case!

How about some banana in your #beer? Interesting! Or some banana beer bread? Tasty!

Lets have a peek at some of the recipes from the night.

Thank you to @YogiVegetarian for this yummy #banana bread recipe. Very nice! Another gorgeous option with #peacans and #chocolate chips (link) was shared by @mykitchenadventures. tasty! Scroll down the page and take a look at these lovely #breakfast #pancakes shared by @flavourphotos. @Londonveganbird shared their favourite pancake recipe as well. Thank you. Many thanks to @ChubbaNia for sharing her #glutenfree #bananaloaf recipe. @PaulYoud shared this recipe for #chocolate banana bread. Tasty!

Fancy a decadent treat? You cant go far wrong with these Baked Banana-Bourbon Donuts with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting. Oh boy! Thank you @SlowClubCookery!

This is a favorite in our house! Shared by @BRYNFISH:

‘Berry ice cream: a frozen banana, a cup of frozen berries, squeeze of agave. Blitz and eat’

This idea from @Londonveganbird sounds brilliant!

‘Addicted to porridge using 1/2 mashed banana,almond milk and 1/2 tbs peanut butter!’ (photo)

Thank you once again to @Ephemerienne for sharing some lovely recipes. 3 ingredient biscuitsBanana Brioche with cocoa and raspberries,  chocolate baked banana and have a look at this fascinating recipe for banana coated #cauliflower bites! Amazing! And equally as fascinatins #Lembas.

What a  fabulous selection!! Make sure you have a look at the tweets from the day and follow @Veganrecipehour for more exciting tasty recipes!



#veganrecipehour Thursday 27th february 2014 Sweet #glutenfree recipe theme

Thank you again one and all for another fun, busy and interesting #veganrecipehour!
This week, the topic of conversation was  SWEET #glutenfree vegan food. Ideal preparation for pancake day!
We are pleased to report that it was a really hectic hour of trading recipes and picking up information, tips and hints about GF cooking for vegans.
Gltuen is defined as: ‘a mixture of two proteins present in cereal grains, especially wheat, which is responsible for the elastic texture of dough’ (google)
But how exactly does this translate into your life and why do some people need to cut it from their diet? Here is some very useful (and accurate!) information from @coeliac_UK about a gluten free diet.  we also found this article informative; 5 things to know about #gluten
So, lets get started with the good stuff! Cupcakes are a great start We think! ‘Vanilla Cupcakes‘ made with a really interesting Gluten free flour blend. thank you @themisfitbaker!
How about a ‘Maple syrup pancake‘ as suggested by @Dorset_vegan who also suggested the following fab recipes!
‘No flour Blackbean Brownies‘ and these totally yummy sounding ‘Date squares‘ These contain #oats. ‘Can I eat oats on a GF diet?’ seems a frequently asked question. Here is some very helpful information on the subject.
This lovely recipe was found and shared by @AmyLGD ‘gluten free fluffy pancakes’ I’m thinking a perfect topping would be a dollop of homemade ‘nutella‘?  Courtesy of @myfridgie or the wonderful ‘Donuts’ featured below! Yum!

Have you ever heard of or used ‘Amaranth?’ I have’nt personally (yet!) but, I will certainally be purchasing some asap after reading this as suggested by @drinkCOGO Look at all those fab recipes! I personally like the look of ‘Pumpkin Pie Amaranth Porridge
and this super tasty sounding ‘Cardamom vanilla porridge
These ‘Peppermint creams’ look superb! They are also Refined sugar free, raw and vegan! Thank you @KidsRawRecipes
Talking of looking superb, how about this recipe for ‘Cranberry White Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins’?! courtesy of @VegSweetSimple.
Gorgeous ‘coconut maple and cherry Flapjacks‘ anyone? Yes please…cup of tea…film on…

We would also like to give a quick shout out to ‘El Piano‘ We love this restaurant! The UK one is in York and is not only Vegan but also #glutenfree. It was really exciting to find out that they cater for @VeganbnbT  and  creative cooking weekend classes! Check out their website for further information.
@Niachubba shared this picture with us  Like the sound of GF Vegan Oreo style cookies? Well, Cheshire based company @Foodamentalists have it covered!

The Foodamentalists have developed an amazing and impressive range of Gluten free, Wheat free mixes. There are many stockists listed but also luckily an online shop.  If you don’t live close enough to one. Happy shopping!

Please check out @veganrecipehour (27th Feb) for more links to wonderful recipes and information! I’m off to make a cake……..