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The Gin Society hits Newcastle – August 2017

Gin aficiandos can raise a toast to their favourite tipple when a special festival makes its Toon debut this summer. On Friday 18 and Saturday 19 August The Gin Society will be showcasing some of the world’s finest gins at The…
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Coronation Chicken, Vegan Style

After posting a recent recipe for an alternative to Chickpea Tuna using Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Chicken someone suggested this could be also used to make a vegan version of Coronation Chicken. I decided to give it a try and it…
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Cauliflower Curry – Simple Vegan Recipes

As chickpeas are my staple store cupboard ingredient I was wondering what other recipes I could concoct using them. I had a head of cauliflower that was languishing and decided to make a curry with them both instead of Cauliflower…
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Banana Fritters – Vegan Dessert Recipe

A bit of a quick post, which is kinda like this super speeding dessert idea. I’d been cooking savoury things in the kitchen all day for future post and I was aching for something sweet to eat. Devouring a tub…
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The Food Assembly comes to Newcastle

A new way of buying food is coming to Newcastle. As seen on the BBC and in The Guardian, The Food Assembly is a local initiative that brings people together to buy fresh food directly from local farmers and food…
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Vegan Tuna – Another great use for chickpeas!

Chickpeas are a wonder ingredient in the vegan pantry. They have so many uses – Chickpea Stew, the leftover water can be used to make Yorkshire Puddings and meringues, they make delicious Hummus, etc. I also saw recipes for a…
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Vegan Moqueca – Brazilian Favourites

Moqueca is a popular dish in Brazil, usually made with salt water fish. We had sampled a vegan version in Las Iguanas where heart of palm had been used instead. I decided to try a spin on this myself after…
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Lemon Drizzle Cake – Vegan Dessert Recipes

Making a cake has always been a daunting affair for me, but it’s even harder now I have to use substitute products to replace the dairy butter and eggs I would have historically used to make the batter. I’ve come…
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