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POACHED PEAR AND CARAMELISED NUTS IN COLLABORATION WITH SAPIENSTONE (AD)

POACHED PEAR AND CARAMELISED NUTS IN COLLABORATION WITH SAPIENSTONE (AD)

Disclosure: This is a paid advertorial with SapienStone. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

As you know from this blog posts here I’m a person who’s in the kitchen cooking pretty much daily and someone who works with food all the time as well. Hence a great kitchen work surface to me is essential; I’m really looking for something that’s durable, scratch resistant and pleasant on the eye too.

VEGAN TOMATO CURRY RECIPE + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

VEGAN TOMATO CURRY RECIPE + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

Hey you! Yes YOU!!! Did you know that before I started my blog, I’d read other people’s food blogs and drool over their photos and kinda wished they were my best friends so they could tell me where they learned to create such stunning images and delicious looking food. Do you do that too sometimes, you know, wish that the person whose content you love would know you’re there?

Kankana’s blog - Playful Cooking - was one of the blogs I read religiously before starting my own and Kankana was one of the people I wished were my blogging friend, meaning that it felt super special when she started following me back on social media and then, over the years actually really saw me and noticed me (blush). Now imagine my delight when Kankana asked me to review her debut cookbook THE TASTE OF EASTERN INDIA (FYI I nearly fell off my chair and of course said yes); I’m sharing the results of delving deeper into her cookbook here with you today :).

Now before I share the full recipe for this vegan tomato curry with you, want to know a little bit more about Kankana’s cookbook?

VEGAN GREEN GODDESS SAUCE RECIPE IN COLLABORATION WITH GEM® AVOCADO

VEGAN GREEN GODDESS SAUCE RECIPE IN COLLABORATION WITH GEM® AVOCADO

Disclosure: This is a paid advertorial with GEM® Avocado. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

For me the best recipes are easy, vegan, quick and SO good, you can’t help but make them again and again and again! Today’s vegan green goddess sauce recipe, which I’ve developed in collaboration with GEM® Avocado, fits this criteria perfectly. It’s the kinda, throw-it-together-last-minute-sauce that ALWAYS comes out tasting delicious, even if you get a few of the measurements wrong, swap one herb for another, or add some extra pepper for good measure. It’s not precious or precise, though I’ve written it down in the best version that I know so that you can make the green goddess sauce, tinker with it and then make it even better ;).

PEANUTBUTTER ENERGY BALLS IN COLLABORATION WITH DENBY POTTERY

PEANUTBUTTER ENERGY BALLS IN COLLABORATION WITH DENBY POTTERY

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Denby Pottery. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

In case it's not blatantly obvious I LOVE being social. You know, chatting, hanging out and chilling with friends, having a laugh or two and nibbling on some delicious vegan food in the process. Sharing experiences like these really help me get through the long, dark days and nights in January. And having pottery pieces that are both functional and pretty go a long way in making these kind of evenings with friends fun and stress-free.

VEGAN MOROCCAN CHICKPEA STEW + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY! (V+, NF, GF, GrF)

VEGAN MOROCCAN CHICKPEA STEW + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY! (V+, NF, GF, GrF)

Hello everyone! I know this isn't my ''official'' first blog post of 2018, but it feels like the first REAL one so before I get stuck in, may I wish you all a gorgeous, happy and prosperous new year, filled with scrumptious, healthy, vegan food (like this delicious, simple and seasonal Moroccan chickpea stew)! All the good things, basically ;) because you deserve a kick-a** year! 

Now, to help make the start of 2018 extra special and lend you a hand in your quest to try a meat-free Veganuary (cuz that was totally your plan, right?), I thought I'd extend the giving season and host an AWESOME cookbook competition. See, you can win a copy of Rita Serano's AMAZING Vegan in 7 cookbook courtesy of Kyle Books. And there's more! Want to find out everything? Then read on...

VEGAN RADISH SOUP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ALLAND & ROBERT (P, V+, GF, NF, GrF)

VEGAN RADISH SOUP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ALLAND & ROBERT (P, V+, GF, NF, GrF)

QUICK, EASY, VEGAN PART 3 – As you know from this blog post as well as this one, I'm sharing some quick, easy and delicious vegan recipes on the blog this month seeing we're all in the throws of buying last minute Christmas presents (which we should have bought AGES ago, but let's not go there) and have very little time to spend making complicated meals.

But rest assured that despite its simplicity, this beautiful radish and parsnip soup is utterly delicious, comforting and healthy. It's been made extra special by a secret ingredient called acacia gum. Acacia what?! Chances are you've never heard of it before but I hope today's blog post will change that because it's an ingredients worth knowing about!

SPICED ORANGE WINTER SMOOTHIE + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY (R, V+, P, NF, GF, GrF, ChF)

SPICED ORANGE WINTER SMOOTHIE + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY (R, V+, P, NF, GF, GrF, ChF)

QUICK, EASY, VEGAN Part 2 - Hi everyone! As I mentioned in last week's blog post, I'll be sharing some quick and easy vegan recipes on the blog between now and the end of the year just cuz we're all SO busy in the run up to Christmas and the last thing we need is to be stuck in the kitchen, am I right?!

Apart from sharing the recipe for this delicious, healthy and seasonal spiced orange smoothie with you today, I'm also hosting a giveaway of a cookbook entitled NEW YORK CHRISTMAS. It was written by food bloggers and food photographers Liz and Jewels whose lovely recipes will surely get you into the Christmas spirit! Now before you get to hear about how YOU can win yourself a copy, shall I tell you a bit about what the book is like?

METIS® GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE (V+, R, GF, GrF, ChF, P, NF)

METIS® GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE (V+, R, GF, GrF, ChF, P, NF)

My blog is and will always be a place where I share plant-based recipes I believe in. It will always be a space where I tell you about fruits and vegetables that taste the bomb. That's because I value YOU and am honoured you've chosen to visit and read my blog. Hence if I do a sponsored blog post like the one I'm writing today for the brand new Metis® fruit, please know I've tried and tested the goodies (together with my rather fussy 7-year-old who LOVED them and my man, who ate 3 in one go!) and can whole heartedly recommend Metis® as well as this healthy Metis® geen smoothie recipe ;).