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Category: Vegan & gluten-free recipes

I tend towards easy, wholesome meals. The kind of food that falls in the centre of the venn diagram marked ‘quick’ ‘healthy’ and ‘tasty AF’.

I also share some recipes that are a little bit more time-consuming to prepare, a little bit higher in calories and just as delish and good-for-you.

Not a treat. Not a cheat.

Just food that you want to make into an event (dinner party food, family barbecue food, I-had-a-shitty-day-at-work-and-now-Imma-take-the-time-to-fix-myself-something-tasty food)

These recipes are good food before they’re gluten-free food.

They are delicious food before they’re plant-based food.

They’re the kind of food that you can just serve up, to everyone, without a fuss.

Get all my vegan & gluten-free recipes right here, or go straight to a category:

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

Black bean broccoli & sweet potato bowl
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Sometimes, I just need something fresh. After all the indulgence of holidays, these simple, green, filling bowls were absolute bliss last week. Veggies. Grains. Flavour. Perfection in a bowl. Now, I made two bowls from this recipe, but I was hungry as hell when I made it. This could easily serve three, or even four as a light lunch. Consider yourself warned, These are hungry piglet portions of hearty food – I don’t do tiny slimline bowls. These black bean, broccoli and sweet potato bowls make a healthy and filling lunch or dinner when made up fresh and hot, but

Recipe for orange and almond salad
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This Orange and Almond Salad makes a quick & healthy lunch. As most of you know, I’ve been oscillating recently between healthy eating, to make sure I look my best on the beach (in two weeks) and at my wedding (in seven weeks) and stress-eating baked goods like there’s no tomorrow. So this week I’m sharing a quick packed lunch that is stuffed with greens and has a little sugary sweetness. Now, I love a bit of kale (see my recipe for winter squash + kale curry). But I know raw kale can have a somewhat bitter flavour. The sugary

Simple banana pancakes
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Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast? Since going gluten-free I’ve missed pancakes on lazy Sunday mornings. Needless to say, I’ve done a bunch of experimentation to come up with this gluten-free pancakes mix. My best-ever gluten-free pancakes are super simple (and – bonus – laden with peanut butter). Just like last weeks’ recipe for a simple homemade hummous (plus three awesome variations), this recipe for banana pancakes can actually be made way more simply using a personal blender (like an (affiliate link) ActiveBlend). Little blenders like this completely cut out the faff of washing and drying all the parts of

Simple Hummous Recipe
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A simple, homemade humous recipe, with three variations on the classic Humous is one of my all-time favourite food groups (and don’t you try to tell me that humous isn’t a food group, because it is definitely part of my food pyramid). Recently, I’ve been experimenting with my simple homemade humous recipe, to showcase a few variations on the classic. So, you might be aware that I’m trying to move towards a more plant-based lifestyle, but it is hard, you guys, especially being gluten-free too. I’m cutting myself some slack at the moment, allowing myself a few meals a week

Aubergine Curry Recipe
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My mama makes a mean aubergine curry. This isn’t her recipe, its my own version, but it is divine (If I do say so myself). I’m going to be honest: for some reason this dish took more attempts than normal to develop. Like way more. I wanted it just right and it kept coming out not-quite. I finally nailed it (I think!) so make sure to give this one a try. I know I keep saying it, but honestly it is beautiful! I love to cook with aubergine – I love how roasted aubergines just melt in the mouth. This