VEGAN MUNG BEAN ROSTIS WITH TAMARIND AND TOMATO CHUTNEY + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY! (V+, GF)

VEGAN MUNG BEAN ROSTIS WITH TAMARIND AND TOMATO CHUTNEY + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY! (V+, GF)

VEGAN MUNG BEAN ROSTIS WITH TAMARIND AND TOMATO CHUTNEY + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY! (V+, GF)

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely, wonderful and delicious Easter break! The man and the boy in my life and I have just come back from a week long holiday in Croatia. And I wish I could say I'm still in holiday bliss mode but the reality is my feet have had to hit the ground running; preparations for my supperclub with Silvia are in full swing and then I had today's blog post to share with you all too of course! But, the hard work is worth it as today's recipe and vegetarian cookbook give-away are super dreamy. 

VEGAN RED ONION FOCACCIA WITH SALVIA+LIMONE AND TWIGG STUDIOS (V+, ChF, NF)

VEGAN RED ONION FOCACCIA WITH SALVIA+LIMONE AND TWIGG STUDIOS (V+, ChF, NF)

VEGAN RED ONION FOCACCIA WITH SALVIA+LIMONE AND TWIGG STUDIOS (V+, ChF, NF)

I can't believe it's already a week ago since the 3-day food photography and food styling course Aimee and I taught has come to an end. We had SUCH a lovely time and in fact today's images, which were taken on day 2 of the workshop really, really capture the essence of what our workshop was about; lots of great food, lovely company and heaps of visual inspiration and creativity. I personally believe the images of day 2 were extra special as one of our 'students', the super talented Silvia, was present and SO generous as to share her vegan focaccia recipe with us as well as her incredible knowledge when it comes to styling.

3-DAY LONDON FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND FOOD STYLING WORKSHOP WITH TWIGG STUDIOS

3-DAY LONDON FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND FOOD STYLING WORKSHOP WITH TWIGG STUDIOS

3-DAY LONDON FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND FOOD STYLING WORKSHOP WITH TWIGG STUDIOS

It was probably around this time last year that Aimee from Twigg Studios asked me to run a food styling and food photography workshop with her in what seemed the unbelieveably distant future (March 2017!). Without hesitation I said yes and man, am I glad that I did. Though Aimee and I are VERY different people, us working together always kinda sorta really goes! And, I feel our lovely work connection shone through in this weekend's 3-day food photography and food styling workshop which was held at my humble, cosy home 'studio' in South East London. We only took 4 students each day to allow for lots of 1-2-1 attention and were over the moon that the workshop was sold out :). 
 

VEGAN PINK LADY® APPLE PIE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE (V+, R, NF, ChF, GF)

VEGAN PINK LADY® APPLE PIE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE (V+, R, NF, ChF, GF)

VEGAN PINK LADY® APPLE PIE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE (V+, R, NF, ChF, GF)

It's an I-am-gonna-tell-you-some-personal-stuff-about-me kinda day today. I know you didn't ask for this info, but I'm in the mood for sharing anyway, so here goes:

Fact number 1: I am a self confessed fruit junky! I love fruit! I eat fruit ever day and I think I'd loose the will to live if fruit weren't a part of my life. Seriously!
Fact number 2: After all's been said and done, I am a simple girl at heart.
Fact number 3: Though I adore exotic fruit with lots of crazy cool names, flavours and colours, my most favoruite fruits tend to grow close to home, so I can enjoy them in season and without the airmiles attached. 
 

VEGAN RHUBARB LAYER CAKE + SUPPER CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT WITH SALVIA LIMONE (V+, ChF, GF)

VEGAN RHUBARB LAYER CAKE + SUPPER CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT WITH SALVIA LIMONE (V+, ChF, GF)

These past few weeks I've felt like a little school girl, desperate to spill the beans but bound to secrecy. (Though if left to my own devices, I would have told ALL in a blink of an eye.) So what is it that I've been dying to tell you? Well, if you don't live in or around London, let me warn you, this is gonna be a little bit of a letdown. And if you DO live in London but aren't available on Thursday the 27th of April, 2017 then this will be an even bigger letdown. OK so, pre-warnings done and dusted....

VEGAN BEETROOT BEAN BURGERS + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY! (V+, ChF, GF)

VEGAN BEETROOT BEAN BURGERS + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY! (V+, ChF, GF)

I don't mean for this to sound (vegan) cheesy BUT what I like even more than getting a copy of a lovely vegan cookbook is sharing it with you! YUP, it gives me tons of joy to be able to host a cookbook giveaway with you guys especially if it's of a book I KNOW you'll love. Now, before I delve into today's cookbook review and giveaway I just want to say that I'm well aware most of my giveaways have only been open to UK residents. I am so, so, so sorry about this as I know you guys aren't all UK based. For what it's worth, it's usually not in my hands who can enter cookbook giveaways and instead it has more to do with the fact that the same cookbook can have different release dates in different parts of the world, then there's the postage costs and giveaway requirements set by the book publishers.

TOFU SCRAMBLE WITH GARLICKY KALE (V+, GF, ChF, NF)

TOFU SCRAMBLE WITH GARLICKY KALE (V+, GF, ChF, NF)

It's the week of Valentine's Day and - as I sit here and write today's post - I just know there will be 101 recipes on the internet celebrating chocolate, heart shaped strawberries, (heart shaped anything probably) and all things pink. I want to say that I made a conscious decision to swim against the tide and give you today's delicious vegan recipe. But the truth is, I just totally forgot about Valentine's day as I was putting my blog schedule together (ooops). Nonetheless, I think there is nothing more romantic than waking up to a gorgeous, lovingly made vegan breakfast like this one and so - though of course I'm not even a tiny bit biased - I think this is THE most romantic recipe you'll EVER find on the internet in the run up to the day of love :D. So, put on the kettle, pop Dirty Dancing into your DVD player, grab the one you love, snuggle up and enjoy your vegan tofu scramble ;). 

VEGAN THAI SOUP - KHAO SOI SOUP (V+, GF, NF, V, GrF, P)

VEGAN THAI SOUP - KHAO SOI SOUP (V+, GF, NF, V, GrF, P)

''When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty'' - Thomas Jefferson

I am acutely aware that over the last few weeks my instagram feed has been either incredibly quiet or dominated by what dominated my life - The Women's March on London. Despite the fact that I'm keen not to make my food blog be more political than it already is (it's a vegan food blog, y'all. I mean, that in itself speaks volumes), I have also always used this space as an on-line, public, open diary to explore and express my thoughts and feelings.