Perfect Vegan BBQ- Tips and Recipes

Having a vegan BBQ, attending someone else's BBQ as a vegan or having vegan friends at your BBQ? Then this is the article for you. Practical BBQ tips and easy but delicious recipes.

Corn grilling on a BBQ, both foil covered and naked corn cobs.


Red Apple & Treacle Fruit Cake

A rich fruit cake full of apples, raisins, citrus, treacle and spices. No dairy and no eggs, just lots of flavour.

Sliced Red Apple & Treacle Fruit Cake on a Wooden Board


Bolognese Potato Bake

A simple potato bake to use up leftover bolognese.

Bolognese Potato Bake with stretchy mozzarella topping pulled by a fork 

Pinkster Raspberry Gin Giveaway

A pink gin giveaway to celebrate World Gin Day.


Black Bean, Beet & Brazil Nut Burgers

An easy bean burger made with black beans, beetroot and brazil nuts with spices.

Black Bean, Beet & Brazil Nut Burger on a bun with mustard, salad leaves and sliced tomato


BBQ Tex-Mex Coleslaw

A simple recipe for a BBQ coleslaw with a Mexican twist. Forget bland slaws, this is the one you need.


20 Best Vegan Lunch Wrap Recipes

Filled tortilla wraps make a great change from sandwiches at lunchtime in a lunchbox. There are so many fillings you can add. Here are 20 of the best vegan lunch wraps on the web.


Cowboy Beans with Herby Crushed New Potatoes

A simple dish of cowboy beans topped with crushed new potatoes, tossed in herbs and baked until golden.

Cowboy Beans with Herby Crushed New Potatoes in a blue baking dish


25 Easy Vegetarian Recipes for Beginners

It's National Vegetarian Week and a great time to try some easy meat-free dishes. Below are 25 easy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes to get you started.


Light Rye Bloomer Bread

An easy recipe for a classic bloomers loaf in cob style.

Light Rye Bloomer Cob Bread


Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup with Spinach

A simple root vegetable and spinach soup with sweetness from carrot and sweet potato and a warmth from spices.

Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup with Spinach


Sheet Pan Aubergine (Eggplant) & Chickpea Bake

An easy aubergine, chickpea and spinach bake for a simple family dinner.


Watermelon and Strawberry Iced Smoothie

A blended smoothie with the summery flavours of watermelon and strawberry.

Overhead view of Watermelon and Strawberry Iced Smoothie in glass


Summer Salad & Baby Beet Lunch Wrap

A colourful, fresh salad wrap with baby beets and pesto.

Close up of Summer Salad & Baby Beet Wrap


Easy Paprika Kale Chips

A simple recipe for kale chips flavoured with paprika.

Crispy Kale Chips in white bowl


20 Easy Vegan No-Bake Recipes

A selection of the best no-bake vegan recipes from bars and slices to fudge and cheesecake. 

4 no-bake cheesecakes


Chocolate Caramel Tart (dairy-free, vegan pie recipe)

An easy recipe for a luxurious chocolate caramel tart topped with toasted almonds

Chocolate Caramel Tart on a blue plate


Winter Minestrone Soup Recipe

An easy winter minestrone soup inspired by Ina Garten.

Close up of bowl of Winter Minestrone Soup


No Bake Peanut Butter & Cornflake Chocolate Tiffin

An easy no bake chocolate tiffin made with peanut butter and cornflakes. 

Stack of No Bake Peanut Butter & Cornflake Chocolate Tiffin on blue and white patterned plate


Vegan Coleslaw with Fresh Herbs

An easy homemade creamy coleslaw recipe with fresh dill.

Vegan Coleslaw with Fresh Herbs in a pale blue bowl on a pale blue napkin, with gold cutlery


Leftover Bolognese Quesadillas Recipe

An easy idea for using up leftover bolognese.


Easy Hummus Recipe

A super quick and easy recipe for classic hummus made in a blender.

Homemade hummus topped with olive oil and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper in a pale blue bowl on a yellow linen napkin, beside a side plate of mini pitta bread and a small bowl of red cherry tomatoes


Easy Carrot & Mixed Vegetable Soup - 5:2 diet

An easy carrot and mixed vegetable soup to use up leftover vegetables in your fridge or frozen mixed vegetables. Perfect for lunch or dinner.

Easy Carrot & Mixed Vegetable Soup


Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes (vegan & vegetarian recipe)

Love pizza? If you do, you will love these simple slow cooker pizza potatoes. Minimum effort and maximum taste.


Vegan Aubergine 'Meatballs' Recipe

A recipe for meat-free 'meatballs' made with aubergine (eggplant), black olives and puy lentils. 

Vegan Aubergine 'Meatballs'


Homemade Salt & Balsamic Vinegar Kale Crisps

A simple recipe for homemade salt and vinegar kale crisps.


Easy Peanut Butter Bars

An easy peanut butter and dark chocolate traybake bar which is dairy-free, but very indulgent.


Vegan Chip Shop Sausage Supper

A simple recipe for chip shop style sausages in batter. The beer batter is flavoured with spices for a warm flavour, with a fabulous crunch.

Vegan Chip Shop Sausage Supper


Slow Cooker Triple Tomato and Spinach Pasta

A simple slow cooker pasta dish where the sauce and pasta are cooked together. Three types of tomato and spinach are the base of this delicious saucy pasta.


Birds Eye Veggie Bowls

Asian Sweet & Sour Noodles with Edamame Beans and Bamboo Shoots

Looks good doesn't it? That is one of the new frozen veggie bowls from Bird's Eye.

They are ready in a flash from freezer to Microwave to your bowl in a few minutes. A healthy plant-based meal that is healthy, balanced, free from artificial additives, preservatives or colours and most importantly really tasty.


A Beginner's Guide to Veganuary with Simple Tips


We were a vegetarian family for over two decades, starting back when Graham and I met as students and started going out. Long, long before Cooper was born.

Student living

During my student days I lived on homemade baked potatoes and macaroni cheese (my mum taught me how to make a cheese sauce before I left home), shop bought salads (does anyone remember the salad bar in Littlewoods?) and takeaway pizza.

Having your own kitchen

Once Graham and I moved in together and I had my own kitchen I decided it was about time I taught myself to cook properly and so I began experimenting in the kitchen and back in 2007 my blog was born.

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