6 July 2019

Kale Caesar Salad

A twist on the classic Caesar; a kale Caesar salad with chickpea croutons, tempeh bacon and a deliciously creamy hemp seed dressing. It's full of the delicious flavours and textures you know and love, but with a healthier twist! 

I roasted the kale with some lemon and olive oil, letting it crisp up just a little then tossed it in this creamy Caesar dressing with a few key ingredients for that authentic umami and parm flavour hit you'd expect, with just the right amount of tang too. The chickpeas are roasted with a little garlic seasoning for that crispy garlic crouton flavour and the tempeh is a little smoky and sweet and slightly crisp from the char of the oven. 

30 June 2019

Blueberry Pie Smoothie

This smoothie is my go-to breakfast at the moment, it's packed full of all the right nutrients to fuel you through the morning. This blueberry pie smoothie has blueberries, a banana, soy yogurt, flaxseed, almonds and cinnamon, it tastes like dessert, but is super healthy.

Whilst I'm a complete savoury person usually, I always find that I need a hit of something sweet in the morning to boost my blood sugar. By adding a mix of protein and healthy fats, it also ensures the sugars have more of a steady release, helping to keep you full throughout the morning! 

23 June 2019

Spiced Veggie Fritters & Mango Salsa

Crispy veggie fritters spiced with plenty of ginger, cumin and paprika just to name a few, served up with a sweet mango salsa.

Simply grate some sweet potato, carrot and cauli, caramelise an onion and cook off the spices, then add in the veggies and bind with chickpea flour before lightly frying in a splash of oil.

9 June 2019

Pistachio Pesto Bruschetta

Pesto -  a lip-smackingly delicious green sauce typically made with crushed nuts, garlic and fresh herbs, perfect for spreading, dipping, pasta dishes and salads alike. This recipe is a twist on the classic basil pesto, using pistachios, pumpkin seeds, parsley and plenty of lemon for a deliciously bright and fragrant pesto!

I served mine up as bruschetta; crispy charred sourdough, thickly slathered with pistachio pesto and topped with beautifully sweet heirloom tomatoes. Whether it's as a snack, starter or side, you can't go wrong with these bruschetta - come rain or shine, they're the perfect summer food!

19 May 2019

Vegan in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a beautiful city, filled with breathtaking sights, incredible sunsets, delicious food and plenty to explore. I visited with a couple of friends and over the 4 days we each walked 42 miles; 99,699 steps. Copenhagen is the perfect city to explore on foot, in its full glory when the sun is shining and the weather is a little warmer too. So have a read and virtually explore where you can eat and what you can do in Copenhagen! Everything's listed in the order we visited, which is all pretty close geographically and shown on a map at the bottom of the page, or here

I'd heard great things about the vegan food scene in Copenhagen, with tons of recommendations from friends about where to visit and I certainly wasn't disappointed. We explored fully vegan places as well as those with vegan options; from mixed salads to spaghetti carbonara, pulled mushroom burgers to danish pastries, we had a whole range of delicious food to eat! There's a real emphasis on using local and seasonal produce in many establishments and I really love this focus on sustainability throughout the city, from food to transport, with Tesla taxis and dedicated bike lanes.