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vegan hot cross bun pudding close up in white pie plate o white wooden background

Vegan Hot Cross Bun and Butter Pudding is an Easter-time take on the classic British Bread and Butter Pudding. Using bought wholemeal hot cross buns this pudding is soaked in homemade vegan custard and zinged up with rhubarb and saffron. Whether you are religious or not, I’m sure by now you’ve slung at least one …

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baked patacones (green plantains) topped with tropical salsa and on a pewter tray.

These Baked Patacones with Tropical Salsa are a healthy spin on the twice-fried – and very delicious – South and Central American crispy snack, patacones. In this Food To Glow recipe green plantains are sliced, steamed and mashed into tiny patties, then slicked with a little oil and baked to crispy-chewy perfection. Perfect little golden …

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overhead view of decorated hummingbird cake with one slice cut and on white plate with green flowers

More fruit than flour, this uber-moist, stick-to-your-fork hummingbird cake is filled with warm spices, pineapple and banana, and topped with a delicious – and still vegan – passion fruit cream cheese icing. I’m not sure if you will have noticed, but I’ve been away. Just over two weeks ago I was bent over suitcases, whittling …

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This vegan pasta alla vodka recipe, a deliciously creamy, tomato vodka sauce swirled into pasta, is the midweek dinner idea you didn't know you needed.

This vegan pasta alla vodka recipe, a deliciously creamy, tomato vodka sauce swirled into pasta, is the midweek dinner idea you didn’t know you needed. But you most definitely do need. Especially if you want a home-cooked, restaurant-style meal in less than 30 minutes. Vodka? On a weekday? Have you ever tried vodka sauce with …

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vegan mushroom piccata for dinner in cast iron skillet

Mushroom and artichoke piccata is a delicious vegan take on the classic Italian chicken dish, chicken piccata. With plenty of lemon, white wine, extra virgin olive oil and best vegan butter, this is a rather decadent dish to serve over delicate capellini pasta. And it takes less than 30 minutes from start to demolish. If …

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Pop these crispy baked #tofu "chicken-style" #nuggets in a sandwich, on your favourite salad, or dip them in my easy maple-mustard sauce. These versatile little #vegan bites are utterly delectable any way you eat them, and super easy to make! An #easy, nutritious, #family- and #party-friendly #recipe. 

Pop these crispy baked tofu nuggets in a sandwich, on your favourite salad, or dip them in my easy maple-mustard sauce. These versatile little vegan bites are utterly delectable any way you eat them, and super easy to make! An easy, nutritious, family- and party-friendly recipe.  I have to admit being more than a little …

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Traditionally Staffordshire oatcakes are a savory, yeasted #pancake made from #oats, flour and milk. This is a #vegan, #sourdough version that we think is even tastier, and also incredibly versatile.

Traditionally Staffordshire oatcakes are a savory, yeasted pancake made from oats, flour and milk. This is a vegan, sourdough version that we think is even tastier, and also incredibly versatile. It’s a perfect recipe to add to your sourdough baking repertoire. My British food history (abbreviated) When I first moved to Britain in the 1980s …

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An easy-to-make, Sri Lankan-inspired mild #curry of thinly sliced #cabbage, toasted cashews, spices and coconut milk, topped with a deliciously spicy #coconut and lime sambal. A naturally #vegan and whole food #recipe.

An easy-to-make, Sri Lankan-inspired mild curry of thinly sliced cabbage, toasted cashews, spices and coconut milk, topped with a deliciously spicy coconut and lime sambal. A naturally vegan and whole food recipe. Thank you for not skipping over this post. Unless you really love cabbage, the very mention of it might have most people clicking …

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This #Chocolate Truffle No-Bake #Cake is studded and topped with delicious Lotus biscuits, and is perfect to make with the children. Totally #vegan, it has no added sugar but does have two surprising whole food ingredients. #easyrecipe #nobake

This Chocolate Truffle No-Bake Cake is studded and topped with delicious caramelised Lotus biscuits, and is perfect to make with the children. Totally vegan, it has no extra added sugar but does have two surprising whole food ingredients. ** I hope your Christmas, whether snow-bound or sun-kissed, was merry and bright. Here in Edinburgh it …

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This Shiitake-Ginger Broth is light and deeply-nutritious, floating a whisper of thinly-cut vegetables and a few juicy gyozas. The perfect antidote to heavy winter food. Sip this wholesome, healing Japanese-inspired soup piping hot for best cold-blasting effect. #soup #vegan #shiitake #japanesefood #ginger #broth #healthyrecipe #nutrition

This Shiitake-Ginger Broth is light and deeply-nutritious, floating a whisper of thinly-cut vegetables and a few juicy gyozas. The perfect antidote to heavy winter food. Sip this wholesome, healing Japanese-inspired soup piping hot for best cold-blasting effect.

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