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Dinner of the Day

(We had some pilau rice we made before this and used the leftover to go with these dishes.)

Tofu Tomato bean Soup Marrow Spinach

From left to right:

Fried tofu with kala jeera (Black cumin), garlic, ginger and chilli flakes.

Fried potal (mini marrows) and aubergines

Tomato, hazelnut milk and barlotti and haricot bean soup (dried beans soaked/simmered beforehand because they make their own delicious broth which you can keep adding water to to make more in contrast to tinned beans).

Fried spinach, celery and chilli sauce.

And basically all the usual oils (coconut, sesame, poppyseed, mustard, olive), herbs and lemon were used.

Current and Retrospective ‘Dinners of the Days’

Dinner (or Meal) Of The Day (instead of OOTD Outfit of The Day or WIWT What I Wore Today:P )

Mum is so awesome:

Vegetable (including tofu) vermicelli (rice noodles, not the glassy ones)

Vegetable (including tofu) vermicelli (rice noodles, not the glassy ones)

Rice tofu curry Quorn

Rice and tofu curry, and Quorn curry (the smaller dark Reddish one)

I am so lucky πŸ˜€


Ms. Cupcake – The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town!

I remember when there was just a vegan stall in Brixton market and now there’s this lovely store! Reminds me of the all vegan ice cream shop in Wardour Street, vegans are coming leaps and bounds πŸ˜€

Ms Cupcake Brixton London

Ms Cupcake website homepage http://www.mscupcake.co.uk/

We got 4 cupcakes, 1 Red velvet cookie cake and 2 giant cookies (1 regular and one chocolate chip and oh.my.g they were so tasty *love*)!

We ate the cookies before we could take a photo, sorry!

Ms Cupcake cakes Brixton London

Notice how the bottom two have sparkly bits on them πŸ™‚

Nice & Simple Fried Plantain

Plantain Cacao Nibs Fruit Spread Vegan Snack Breakfast Lunch Dessert

I love plantain; I usually love plantain ‘chips’ i.e. chunky crisps but those aren’t as healthy. With these you basically just slice a plantain or few and quick fry them on high heat (quick and high otherwise they get sticky and too soft) in a complimentary oil like coconut, safflower or grapeseed, and that’s it πŸ˜€

I served mine with cacao nibs and 100% fruit spread (not jam because those usually contain approx only 30-45% fruit, the rest refined sugar and other nasties).

These are so tasty but also filling so I can’t actually overeat them.

Hope you liked this quick and simple recipe! πŸ™‚

P3 – No not Charmed but still charming Pizza (Post 3)

It’s turning into a pizza collection!

So I’ve shown you how to make a single pita or tortilla wrap bread pizza (remember chapatis or any flatbreads count too), a double and now here’s a tiple for the third pizza post πŸ˜€

I can’t promise Mum won’t try a quadruple but it’s basically the same premise… For now πŸ˜‰


  • 3 x wholemeal tortilla wrap breads,
  • Tomatoes,
  • Broccoli,
  • Cauliflower,
  • Green bell pepper,

Vegetable Vegan Pizza Pitta Pita Flatbread Tortilla Wrap Plant Based Recipe Food

Vegetable Vegan Pizza Pitta Pita Flatbread Tortilla Wrap Plant Based Recipe Food

  • Green beans,
  • Yellow bell pepper,
  • Red onion,
  • Green Chillies,
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Himalayan Salt
  • Poppyseed Oil
  • Parsley
Vegetable Vegan Pizza Pitta Pita Flatbread Tortilla Wrap Plant Based Recipe Food

Looks a bit like a forest or a jungle doesn’t it πŸ˜›

  • Turmeric powder
  • Two types of vegan cheese

Vegetable Vegan Pizza Pitta Pita Flatbread Tortilla Wrap Plant Based Recipe Food

To finish – a dash of lemon juice and humous over the cooked pizza (and I had some olives on the side).

Vegetable Vegan Pizza Pitta Pita Flatbread Tortilla Wrap Plant Based Recipe Food

It’s like a volcano!

(Do you think Pru, Piper, Phoebe and Paige would approve? Would Piper serve these at P3 :mrgreen: )

Charmed TV Show Sisters

Pizza Mania – This time a double!

Yesterday I wrote a pizza post which I enjoyed thoroughly and for your viewing pleasure today is another!

– Two wholemeal bread wraps,
– Tomatoes and Avocado,
– Green beans,
– Broccoli,
– Lady fingers,
– Green bell pepper,
– Red onion
– Green Chillies,

Vegetable Vegan Pizza Healthy

– Turmeric powder
– Garlic powder
– Ginger powder
– Himalayan Salt
– Poppyseed Oil

Vegetable Vegan Pizza Healthy

– Three types of vegan cheese (these are solid cheeses but you can also use cream cheeses or after cooking add yeast flakes instead)
– Coriander

Vegetable Vegan Pizza Healthy

End product! Finis!

Vegetable Vegan Pizza Healthy

The ‘cheese’ is so addictive!

This tasted absolutely amazing, far better than any shop pizza I’ve ever tasted! πŸ˜€

Apple and Pear Crumble – Yum!

Today is Worldwide Chocolate Minty Day but hey we just have to be different πŸ˜‰

This cake is a variation of a recipe Mum and I came up with HERE

However this time we weren’t foraging (not the right time of year) and we had to finish the fruit we had quickly!
So I came up with the idea of an apple and pear crumble instead of simply apple.

I doubled and altered our old recipe (it was made slightly piquant on purpose last time but I gave the traditional recipe in the aforementioned post as well):

16 ounces (1 heaped tbs x16) of flour (we used plain White, can’t remember last time)
1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
8 ounces of muscovado sugar
8 ounces of dairy free butter

Fruit layer(s):
Enough apples and pears to fill 1/3 or 1/4 in height of the baking dish
Nut milk (enough to reach the top of the fruit)

apple pear fruit crumble cake recipe vegan

Cooking Steps

1. Wash, chop/dice your fruit and place in baking tray.

apple pear fruit crumble cake recipe vegan

2. Preheat oven to gas mark 4 or 180Β°C/350Β°F.

3. Add the dairy free milk of your choice upto half the level of fruit (I ADDED TOO MUCH UNFORTUNATELY THIS TIME and had to turn the oven off 10min early to allow it to cool because the liquid was boiling). We add milk (or filtered water) to the fruit specifically to make it more creamy and less gooey (good if you’re lacking cream/custard to serve it with) but you don’t have to.

4. Add the 2 ounces of sugar to the fruit in the baking tray and mix in gently. Or sprinkle over each layer of fruit if you’ve decided not to mix e.g. one layer of apples, one of pears etc.

5. Mix the all the crumble ingredients together in a larger than necessary bowl/dish; it needs space to dry and spread as you’re mixing it otherwise it will stick together too much and not cover enough of the fruit. Once crumbly leave and allow to breathe. Mix either using a fork or with your fingertips – which is called β€˜rubbing’. Or Mum’s new method – using a table knife just keep slicing through, it’s very easy and makes a nice consistent texture.

6. Very gently spread the crumble over the fruit (don’t squash it) and then place the baking tray either low or middle height in the oven; for 45min until Browned.

apple pear fruit crumble cake recipe vegan

apple pear fruit crumble cake recipe vegan

7. Voila! They way you serve it is up to you πŸ™‚

apple pear fruit crumble cake recipe vegan

apple pear fruit crumble cake recipe vegan

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