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Vegan bread
Bread

Fennel and Caraway Rye Bread

By On July 6, 2015

Making bread is the closest thing to actual magic that really exists. A few cheap ingredients, a little bit of movement, and the whole mixture turns into something else entirely – something… Read More

Vegan Steamed Bao Buns
Bread

Vegan Steamed Bao Buns

By On June 17, 2015

A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure of spending most of the day at Paradise Palms here in Edinburgh. As well as amazing cocktails and proper steez, this place serves… Read More

Harissa Paste
Sauces & Salsas

Smoky Aji Chombo Harissa Paste

By On May 7, 2014

Harissa paste is a Tunisian chilli paste, although you can also find it in the cuisines of Morocco, Libya and Algeria. Its intense, hot flavour is thanks to hot chilli peppers; usually… Read More

Vegan Basil Pesto
Garlic

Vegan Basil Pesto

By On April 8, 2014

You’d think that the main barrier to a good vegan pesto would be cheese, given that pesto is basically a cheese, herb and nut sauce/spread (originating from Genoa in Northern Italy, don’t… Read More

Easy Vegan Parmesan
Almonds

Easy Vegan Parmesan

By On March 31, 2014

There isn’t much about cheese that I miss. Cheese and I have had a rocky relationship since my mum sent me to school with cheese sandwiches for about 3 years in a… Read More

Vegan Sour Cream
Cream

Vegan Sour Cream

By On March 12, 2014

I live with a Ukrainian. That Ukrainian is vegan, but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t spend the majority of his life dedicated to sour cream. If you’ve ever sat down for… Read More

Beans

How to Sprout Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

By On August 5, 2013

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now, but lately, so many people have been asking me about this that I feel now is the time! I sprout a… Read More

Garlic

Homemade Vegetable Stock

By On September 17, 2012

At the moment, I’m trying to reduce waste in my apartment. This is something I really should have tried before, as I hate throwing any foods away to the extent that I… Read More

Beans

How to Cook Dried Beans: An Idiot’s Guide

By On August 20, 2012

Everyone knows that dried beans are more cost-effective than their helpfully canned and pre-cooked cousins, but often we side with convenience and stock up on cans, because we can’t be bothered. This… Read More

Garlic

Home-made Ketchup

By On August 14, 2012

I was never really a huge ketchup person when I was a kid, but thanks to my love of all things tomato, in the last year I’ve really taken to enjoying a… Read More