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Is buckwheat gluten-free? Chocolatey Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl
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Some of the ingredients in this recipe were kindly gifted from BuyWholeFoodsOnline.co.uk, the UK’s online store for organic, whole, healthy foods. It’s December and Christmas may be on the horizon, but early mornings in winter still feel like a frozen wasteland of darkness and fatigue. The best winter morning pick-me-up? A hearty breakfast. This vegan & gluten-free alternative to porridge is creamy, sweet and best of all: hot 🔥 This recipe works just as well as a dessert or supper, for those with a sweet tooth, or pep it up with some fancy toppings (as pictured) for a special occasion

Gluten free potato farls
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This post was first published on 5th June 2016 & has since been updated & republished. Every year for the past few years, my family have packed up a weeks’ worth of clothes and a car full of dogs and driven somewhere for a holiday sometime during the summer. This year, ten of us (and two dogs) piled into two cars and drove to Dingle, Co. Kerry (via Holyhead). I love this week away – I’m so not normally a wet-dogs-sand-between-my-toes-getting-freckles in-the-sunshine kind of girl, but somehow, for that week, I run about in jeans and bare feet and and

Millet porridge | Is millet gluten-free?
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I love eating porridge for breakfast – even in this weather! When I’ve got a busy day on my feet (usually when I’m onsite shooting food photography for clients), I need something a little more robust than a smoothie or a cereal bar. With more bite than traditional porridge, millet is a great gluten-free alternative to oats. Millet has a deeper flavour than oats, which is why I’ve added other strong flavour components in this recipe. Vanilla, maple syrup & dried fruit make the porridge sweet overall. Tart berries & zesty mint in my quick compote cut through that sweetness

Vegan Shakshuka Recipe
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I know, its probably, like, a crime to call something ‘shakshuka’ if it doesn’t contain eggs. Literally, the dish is egg. But, no matter. Imma just go ahead and do it anyway 🤷‍♀️ This recipe makes a one pot fancy AF brunch, with no animal derived foods. How do you make vegan eggs taste eggy? The vegan egg replacement in this recipe is basically a riff on tofu scramble – not quite the baked eggs you’d normally find in Shakshuka, but the taste is definitely not far off. Black salt is the secret to that slightly sulphuric ‘egg’ taste. I

Simple Tofu Scramble
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I’ve said before that brunch is my favourite meal of the day. Brunch out with mimosas & friends, brunch to share with morning-after-the-night-before gossip, lazy brunch in my pyjamas with coffee and a book. Brunch is the best. However. A really good plant-based and gluten-free brunch can be kinda hard to find. Even if you do track one down, vegan & gluten-free food is often also super healthy food. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good smoothie or a bowl of granola with almond yoghurt but after one too many (gluten-free) pints, mega healthy is probably not at the top

My go-to smoothie recipes
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I started having smoothies for breakfast on-and-off a few years ago, and its a habit I’ve adopted into my weekday routine. Before I started having breakfast smoothies, I worried they wouldn’t fill me up, but you’d be surprised. I make my smoothie before I leave for the office (on days when I’m not working from home) and drink it at about 9, once I’m settled in for the day. A mid-morning snack (usually a piece of fruit) is enough to keep me full until lunchtime. And how else could I have (usually) 2-3 portions of my five a day before

Vegan frappe iced coffee smoothie
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This vegan frappe is really my ‘treat’ smoothie. It’s definitely not breakfast – more like an iced coffee (though the addition of oats does make it very filling). Coffee & chocolate are a perfect match for oats, and it even manages to include a portion of fruit. You can get more breakfast smoothies here, like this classic tropical green smoothie or this pink smoothie with berries & almonds. This vegan frappe recipe is perfection on a hot day – drinking blended, creamy iced coffee reminds me of long, hot summer days on the beach. The first holiday I took with

Recipe for pink smoothie
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I’m definitely an advocate of smoothies for breakfast (when the weather is warm enough to leave my porridge behind). A pink smoothie like this one though, makes a great snack, too. I often work on my blog and freelancing in the evening, after I get home from work, and a smoothie at 5:30 when I get in sets me up for a few more productive hours before a late dinner If its the ‘green’ that puts you off smoothies, berry varieties are the way to go. This one is such a bright, jewelled pink, it looks more like a dessert

simple recipe for green smoothie
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I often have smoothies for breakfast (especially in the warmer months). I know a green smoothie isn’t real breakfast (in the way that a bowl of hot porridge or a couple of rounds of buttered toast are). But sometimes I’m in a rush and I just want to kneck a few of my five-a-day and get on with my morning. It literally takes me about 3 minutes to get breakfast sorted when I start the day with a smoothie. This (or some variation on it) is my ‘standard’ day-to-day smoothie. I’ll usually take a green smoothie into the office with