Banana Ice Cream

Nana ice cream – just sliced and frozen nanas (4 here) and a heaped tsp peanut or almond butter. Splash of milk if ya need it to help blend and whizz in the food processor. Gorgeous on a warm afternoon! L x

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Sweet and Sour Tofu Recipe

Sweet and sour tofu recipe 😍

One large block of tofu (I use cauldron cos they are the biggest) Cube and coat the tofu in cornflour, salt, and garlic powder then fry in hot oil in a pan until crisp (airfrying works well too), set aside.
Chop a pepper, 3/4 rings of pineapple, and a small carrot. Fry for about 5 mins until softened (keep adding splashes of water so it doesn’t stick and steams a bit). To make the sauce mix the juice from the tin of pineapple with 4 tbsps sugar, 2 tbsps ketchup, 2 tbsps soy sauce and 2 tbsps rice or apple cider vinegar, a teaspoon of salt and half a cup of water. Heat in a pan. Mix a big heaped tablespoon of cornflour with a splash tablespoons water til it’s dissolved then add to the sauce a bit at a time, stirring continuously, until it’s as thick as you like. Add to the tofu, and veg and heat through together. Sprinkle with sesame seeds to serve, gorgeous with fried rice!

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Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona coffee or sweet marshmallowy coffee gooooodness 😍❤️. A new trend apparently and as soon as I saw one of my fave lil cafes @pomkitchen_ post about it I had to have a go and I am so shamelessly here for it 😍😂 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, 2 tablespoons of caster sugar and 2 tablespoons hot water then whisk (I used an electric one) for about 5 mins until fluffy – check Poms highlights for videos – it’s like a coffee marshmallow, gorgeous spooned on top of hot or cold plant milk. I used @wholeearthfoods No Caf instead of coffee cos I don’t have caffeine and it still worked great 👌 So making this again tomorrow – it was such a treat!!

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Homemade Fruity Iced Tea

A hot day favourite here – iced tea! A really nice fruity flavoursome drink without loads of sugar for the kids, and just super refreshing! Just a couple of tea bags, mix and match – rooibos, fruit and herbal all work great but you can have fun trying lots of combos, the kids really like to. We used @pukkaherbs elderberry and echinacea and a bag of motherkind pregnancy tea I had leftover from when I was preggers with Ro, just drop in ice cold water and steep for 5 mins stirring a few times – add ice cubes / fruit / fresh herbs / lemon slices if you have them. You can refill and get a second jug from the same bags too. Perfect for hot days in the garden! L x

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Roasted Vegetable Spaghetti

Is there a dish you reckon you could eat for every meal for the rest of your life? This might be it for me 😍 Veg (onion, aubergine, courgette, mushrooms and peppers) roasted for about 40 mins with olive oil and loads of garlic and herbs (parsley, basil, oregano), then tossed in a frying pan with a glug more oil, more garlic, salt, fresh parsley and a touch of chilli. Tossed with spaghetti and topped with #vegan parmesan (homemade) 🤤 Soooooo good. L x

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Pesto Pastry Twists

The kiddos made pastry twists with the pesto I made, super easy with a sheet of puff pastry (pesto on half, fold, cut into strips and twist!) and the kids absolutely love these! L x

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Salad Bag Pesto

Wilty limp lettuce to delicious salad bag pesto – saw the idea from @jack_monroe yonks ago and we make it so often. This was mixed leaves chucked in the blender with olive oil, salt, cashews, garlic, basil from the windowsill and parsley from the garden – gorgeous, dirt cheap and NO WASTE 👌😍 L x

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Medjool Dates

Getting inventive with snacks while we try and stretch our shop to just once a week, my goodness we get through so much all being home – anyone else being eaten out of house and home?! Medjool dates from @harthillfruitandveg halved, stones removed, stuffed with peanut butter then drizzled with dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Leave to set – heaven – everyone in the house liked them too! Pure caramelly, nutty, chocolatey goodness 😍 L x

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Homemade Gnocchi (Vegan)

Gnocchi all sorrentina ❤️ Perfect if you can’t get hold of pasta at the moment! I got the idea from the culinary inspiration that is @todaywecooked and we followed her recipe but doubled to feed our big fam – so 1kg of potatoes, mashed with a good few glugs of olive oil, and 4 cups of flour. Boil in batches for a couple of mins until they float, then fry in a frying pan until a bit golden and crisp – frying the gnocchi after boiling really makes gnocchi perfect 👌- bit more faff but don’t skip that step. Didn’t fancy pesto so baked with tomato sauce, homemade vegan ‘mozzerella’ and basil – heaven and clean plates from all the kiddos 😍❤️ L x

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Apricot and dark chocolate flapjack

Apricot and dark chocolate flapjack ❤️ Got a huge bag of dried apricots at the Waste Not Cafe a few weeks back (ya know when we were allowed to go outside 😂🙈) so this was perfect to use lots up!l 400g dried apricots, 200g oats, 75g dessicated coconut, 2 tbsp milled flax seed, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons sugar and around 6 tablespoons water – plonk in food processor and process til it’s all chopped and mixed, sticky and squishable into a pan (add a bit more water if needed). Smooth with the back of a spoon and bake for around 12 mins or until lightly golden on top at 180C. Drizzle with melted dark choc 👌

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