Tag Archives: vegan comfort food

Vegan blueberry cake

This cake is light, fluffy and very more-ish. Ingredients: 112g vegan margarine 200g caster sugar 200g self raising flour 50g coconut flour 50g desiccated coconut 50g dried blueberries 1tsp vanilla extract 240ml plant milk Method: Whisk margarine and sugar until light and fluffy Add all dry ingredients (except blueberries) and …

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Dear Doctorate – Year two, week four

Dear Doctorate Diary A week on and I am still struggling with the dilemma of whether I should stop studying for my doctorate and go back to having a life. I do resent having to choose between spending time with my family or exercising or writing my assignments / undertaking …

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Dear Doctorate – Year two, week one

This blog has been referred to as the Bridget Jones’ Diary of doctorates so I am going to start treating it as such. Dear  Doctorate Diary, I’ve had a pretty good week despite some very hectic work days, and continuing to need to work on non-working days. The highlight of …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 49

Working six – seven days a week and long hours each day continues, but even so it’s been quite a good week. I  passed my 3rd doctorate assignment (we only get a pass/fail grade at this stage) and am officially in my second year of being a doctorate student. I …

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Pumpkin Cake

This is the most recent vegan recipe I have created and it’s my current favourite. Light, floofaaaay, spicy, and perfect for these colder evening. Though you may want to eat this for breakfast, which is perfectly fine! I wont judge you, and in fact I have been known to eat …

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Sticky buns

This is my vegan version of cinnamon buns, with added raisins. They’re quite simple to make but you do need a bit of patience while you wait for the dough to rise, twice. Ingredients for dough: 1 pack of self activating dry yeast (7g) 240ml plant based milk (lukewarm 110g …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 45

I had set myself the target of starting assignment 4 but I spent Saturday having a life and Sunday prepping for teaching this week soooooo…..it didn’t happen. I must make a start this week because I need to have the first draft done by Oct…and actually I should have been …

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Tea Brack

My husband loves brack so when I changed to a vegan diet this was one of the first recipes I worked on creating. It produces a light and fluffy brack every time. Ingredients:  500g mixed fruit (the brack pictured has cranberries, mixed citrus peel, figs, raisins and dates) soaked in …

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Sticky Fruit and Nut Loaf

Of all the recipes I have created, I would say this is one of the simplest and healthiest. It’s a great one for beginners or the young bakers in your family. Enjoy! Ingredients: 3 very ripe bananas (mash bananas until they are almost liquid) 100g brown sugar 50g vegan margarine …

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Lemon ‘meringue’ pie

This vegan lemon meringue pie taste exactly like the non-vegan version, try it and see. Turn oven on, begin heating up to 170 degrees C Pie shell: 155g plain flour 1g salt 100g vegan margarine 45ml water Cut margarine into dry ingredients until the texture of crumbs. Add water and …

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