Video: Cheat’s Healthy Cheese and Onion Pasties

Cheat's healthy cheese and onion pasties

These cheat’s healthy cheese and onion pasties are absolutely delicious, basically a modern marvel, and so much healthier than the real thing you won’t feel guilty about eating five. Intrigued? Wait until you hear how we do it.

The main problem with a pasty, AKA one of the most delicious foods you can buy on an average high street which is fully contained within its own wrapper, is the pastry. It’s full of calories, most of them contained in the braided crust alone. So what can you do about that? Well, the answer is to take the pastry away – and replace it with the far healthier tortilla.  read more

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Video: Savoury Pancakes with Cheesy Beans

Savoury pancakes with cheesy beans

Everybody loves pancakes, right? For some reason this week we just craved some savoury pancakes. It didn’t take long before a recipe came to mind, and these cheesy bean monsters were born. 

They are an absolute joy to behold, and pretty easy to make, too. It would be pretty easy to make these vegan – just choose vegan cheese – or gluten free – with an alternative type of flour. They’re very versatile and honestly won’t take long to get the hang of. And no, you don’t have to flip them in the air if you’re not feeling brave enough! read more

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Video: Mexican Tortilla Boats

Mexican tortilla boats

When we found these little tortilla bowls in the supermarket, we decided they were perfect for turning our usual Mexican bowls into something a little more jaunty. We came up with these Mexican tortilla boats, based on the shape of the bowls and what they brought to mind! read more

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10 Ways to Cook With Carrots

Carrot and coriander soup

It’s time for a recipe round-up again! Today, we’re going cook with carrots. They’re a versatile veggie with lots of uses, whether cooked or raw.  Here’s 10 recipes using them for you to try!

1. Carrot and Coriander Soup

This soup is full of flavour – the carrot and coriander are both pretty strong, and you can definitely sweeten it up with a bit of maple syrup if you want some extra punch. We served it up with a dollop of creme fraiche and a few rocket leaves on top for a little zing.  read more

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Video: Sharaf Falafel Mix

Sharaf Falafel Mix

This week is less of a recipe and more of a demo, as we picked up this Sharaf falafel mix at Vegan Summer Fest Brighton. We tried a sample at their stall and they were delicious, but we wanted to eat some vegan burgers for our lunch so we couldn’t buy the premade ones. We decided instead to pick up a couple of their mixes – this one, for falafels, and a burger mix which we will share soon. read more

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Video: Spinach and ricotta wraps

Spinach and ricotta wraps

We’re back with another new recipe! This week it’s our spinach and ricotta wraps, which we’ve spent a few weeks perfecting. It doesn’t hurt that the filling is so yummy, you might just want to eat it by itself.

This is of course based on the traditional spinach and ricotta cannelloni, though with our own take on things. I’ve personally never been a fan of the tomato sauce that is used as a based for the recipe. Instead, we’ve included our own nod to that by adding fresh cherry tomatoes to the filling, and letting the main sauce do all of the talking. read more

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Vegan Summer Fest Brighton Review

Cupcakes from Vegan Summer Fest Brighton

After our trip to the London event, of course we were so excited about Vegan Summer Fest Brighton! We couldn’t wait to get down, and were excited to be roaming about outside on a bright sunny day. There were two parts to the set-up: a giant marquee filled with all kinds of stands, and an outdoor area complete with a stage and lots of street food. read more

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Video: Italian Quesadillas

We’re loving the fusion theme at the moment, and so these Italian quesadillas came to mind. We started with the basic idea of the Insalata Caprese: a salad which is meant to represent the colours of the Italian flag. Red tomatoes, white mozzarella, and green basil are a staple of this dish. read more

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Video: Mexican Bowl

Mexican bowls

This week we’re sharing one of our all-time perennial favourites. The Mexican bowl is pretty much a staple of our diet: it’s easy to make, tastes fantastic, and is also very satisfying without being too unhealthy.

There’s a lot of components to the bowl that you can mix and match as you like. We always have home-made nachos to start with around the edge. This time we’ve added a black bean mix to the middle, but there are other possibilities too. read more

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Video: Pizza Pockets

Pizza pockets

This week we’ve got something super special. These pizza pockets are about to blow your mind.

We’ve already shared with you our method of making pizza just a little bit healthier: the tortilla pizza. But now we’re taking that to a whole new level with the pizza pocket. It may look simple, but trust us: this is so tasty and spectacular you will want to eat it every night of the week. read more

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