The Lockdown Larder – Easy Vegan Sweet Potato Falafel

This post will be very short and sweet, dear reader, as there’s nothing quite so lovely and simple as making your own falafel. A huge benefit to making your own is that you can tweak the spices and seasoning to be exactly to your taste, so what are you waiting for?   As I may … More The Lockdown Larder – Easy Vegan Sweet Potato Falafel

Pretty Much Plants – Courgette and Lemon Loaf Cake

Ah yes, dear reader, the courgette glut continues and no matter how many courgettes I thrust on unsuspecting friends, I keep finding more hiding under the large leaves and am coming up with all sorts of ways of using them up. The latest, and another popular one with my family, is a courgette and lemon … More Pretty Much Plants – Courgette and Lemon Loaf Cake

Pretty Much Plants – Vegan Courgette & Sweetcorn Fritters

If you’re like me and have been using some of your time during lockdown to have a go at growing your own vegetables then you may be in a similar position to me – i.e. having a massive glut of courgettes. Even after handing courgettes to everyone I possibly can, I’m still left with plenty … More Pretty Much Plants – Vegan Courgette & Sweetcorn Fritters

The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Gooey Chocolate and Walnut Bake

Does the urge to bake ever just take you by surprise and you barely have any of the necessary ingredients in the house but you strive on with it nevertheless?     This keeps happening to me throughout lockdown and I’m loathed to fight the urge because it’s an excellent way to keep me occupied. … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Gooey Chocolate and Walnut Bake

The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Individual Apple Crumbles

This one is no secret, it’s nothing difficult and I can almost guarantee that if you’re reading this you’ve made one of these yourself anyway but in honour of logging some of my favourite culinary achievements during this horrible time, here’s my individual apple crumble experience. It is definitely more of an experience than a … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Individual Apple Crumbles

The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Spicy Stir Fry Veg Wraps

The Lockdown Larder as I’m seeing so many people call it, is a fun way to come up with some new and tasty food from what you’ve got in stock, that is hopefully still fairly nutritious. With half a bag of stir fry veg left in the fridge and no noodles anywhere to be found, … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Spicy Stir Fry Veg Wraps

The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Empanadas & Elote

Whilst in Madrid last year with some friends, I became a huge fan of the empanada. Every lunchtime we would scour around for our nearest food market or small store and pick up a few different varieties of empanada and enjoy them in the sunshine. It was delicious and is only really beaten for me … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Empanadas & Elote

The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Baked Apple Pies

We had a lovely roast dinner on Sunday, and I really fancied an apple pie for dessert. With a handful of apples in the house and a frozen sheet of puff pastry (the lazy girl’s method, I know!) I decided to have a go at my slightly clumsy attempt at baked apple pies! Ingredients: Three … More The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Baked Apple Pies