Sweet Sourdough Toasties

When I was a kid my favourite game was writing menus and playing having my own restaurant. My family all laugh at me because I have always loved reading menus when passing / in places and will always do so whether we are going in / staying to eat or not 😂 I love it now for inspiration of what we make at home.
I saw these amazing sourdough toasties last time I went to @pommune and although I chose something different (their food is unreal, as beautiful as it is delicious, its like edible art!) I knew I’d have to have a go at home.
These are filled with chocolate and raspberry and sprinkled with icing sugar, I didn’t have chocolate in so used my got to substitute (almond butter mixed with a bit of water, maple syrup, and cacao powder to make a thick spread). I just butter the outside of the bread and cook on both sides in a frying pan over a medium heart (you can weigh it down with a another pan but I just give it an occasional squash with a spatula, no toastie machine required 👍🏻 Have you ever tried a sweet toastie? They are amazing!! L x

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Green Juices Without A Blender (For Cheaps!)

I love a fancy green juice on occasion but I do not love:⁣
a) cleaning a juicer (sold ours years ago for that reason!)⁣
b) buying expensive ones in plastic bottles
c) paying the prices juice bars charge (£5+ a cup now at Boost whaaaaat) ⁣

So when I fancy one, I make juice in the blender… today this was half a carton of Aldi’s 55p apple juice (just use apples and more water usually – will be especially good when have our trees or if you have access to a good amount cheaply but store bought juice is a good quick hack!), a cup of water, 2 sticks of celery and a massive handful of spinach. Blend then strain through a super fine sieve / nutmilk bag / muslin cloth. I use a nutmilk bag cos I find it easiest and it doesn’t soak into the cloth. This made 2 large glasses and 3 little ones, it stores nicely in a bottle in the fridge too.⁣

Will share a few more of my favourite combos with you soon, I love getting some greens in this way! What’s your fave juice? I looove orange and carrot! L x

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How To Cook Perfect Fluffy Brown Rice Every Time!

Pineapple fried rice and homemade kimchi 😍 ⁣

Totally silly thing not to be able to cook, but rice (specifically brown rice) has been my cooking nemesis for yeeeears, sometimes I’d get it right and other times it would be total mush, so I avoid cooking a lot of rice dishes, but I’ve finally found a foolproof method for super fluffy rice! ⁣

Just add however much rice you want, 2.5 cups for our family today, rinse and add to a big pot of boiling water (the same way you’d cook pasta). Cook for 30 mins, drain, then return to the pot with the lid on and leave to steam for 10 mins. Perfect fluffy Brown rice, every time! Now tell me if theres anything you really can’t get right in the kitchen and make me feel better?! 😂 L x

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Easy Olive Tapenade Recipe

Easy Olive Tapenade Recipe

They are a bit of a marmite food – olives, yay or nay? I hated them until this recipe gave me a taste for them, but it still took me a while to be able to eat them whole – love them now though 😍!⁣

This is another of my favourite dips for picky dinners, and is also delicious spread on toasted bread (ciabatta or sourdough 😍) with Italian food, or stirred through pasta for a quick lunch. Its also a great way to use up leftover olives from antipasti dinners / party spreads etc. The recipe below is just a guide, fresh and even stuffed olives etc all work well too, use whatcha got!👍🏻⁣

340g jar of green olives, drained (I get them from tesco)⁣
340g jar of black olives, drained⁣
A good glug of olive oil⁣
A good lunch of salt⁣
1 large garlic clove⁣
Handful if fresh herbs, I usually use parsley ⁣

Bung everything in the food processor until its all finely chopped (or you could finely chopped everything by hand). Enjoy! L x

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Simple Toasted Seeds

Simple toasted seeds – these are absolutely delicious sprinkled on salads or just as a snack and are so easy they are barely a recipe!
Heat up a frying pan and add a small handful of sunflower seeds and a small handful of pumpkin seeds and toast, stirring for a few minutes, then add a shake of sesame seeds and toast until they are lightly coloured. Remove to a bowl and stir over 1-1.5 tablespoons of soy sauce so they are all coated. Store when cooled in an airtight jar, they last for ages 👍🏻 L x

#vegan #veganuk #veganrecipes #lesswaste #lesswastefamily #homemade #seeds

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Vegan Dandelion Honey

When life gives you a field of dandelions (and a willingness to temporarily turn a blind eye to an eye watering amount of sugar 😂)… make dandelion honey! The recipe is the ‘best vegan dandelion honey’ from @plantepusherne – so delicious ❤
I can’t wait to try and make my nans honey cake recipe with it, just need to work out how to veganise the rest of the recipe! L x

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Sun Dried Tomato and Butterbean Pate

I made this quick and simple #vegan paté as one of the dips for a picky dinner this week and it was super popular, even with the kids called it tomato houmous and slathered it on toast the next day, so I think it’ll be a regular here from now on!⁣

Sundried tomato & butterbean patè recipe…⁣

Ingredients:⁣
400g tin of butterbeans⁣
10 pieces sun-dried tomatoes (from a jar)⁣
2 tbsp oil from the tomato jar⁣
1 garlic clove⁣
Juice of 1 small lemon⁣
5 sprigs fresh thyme (stalks removed)⁣
3 tbsp water⁣
Salt and black pepper⁣

Method: ⁣
1) Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. ⁣

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No Oil Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Filling our tummies this week with these yummy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that are just perfect warm from the oven with a cuppa ⁣(makes 12).

Ingredients:⁣
1 cup oats⁣
1 cup cornflakes or wheat flakes (or just another cup of oats)⁣
1/4 cup of oat flour⁣
Half a teaspoon baking powder⁣
1 tsp cinnamon⁣
Half a cup of maple syrup⁣
2 tsp almond butter ⁣
1/4 cup of raisins ⁣

Method:⁣
1) Preheat oven to 180*C. Add quarter cup oats to food processor and blend to flour. ⁣
2) Add all other ingredients except raisins and process until combined. ⁣
3) Stir in raisins. ⁣
4) Drop teaspoons of mix onto a baking tray and flatten into cookies. ⁣
5) Bake for 15 minutes. ⁣

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Vegan Banana Nice Cream

2 chopped and frozen bananas, a tablespoon of almond butter and a teeny pinch of salt, and food process until you have the dreamiest creamiest ice cream you ever did want 😍 I’d forgotten all about this until the sunny weather had us craving something frozen! Not so much now its back to alllll the rain but I thought I’d share it with you anyway cos I forgot last week 😂 L x

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