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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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Vegan Coconut Rum Cake

I created this cake recipe one cold and gloomy winter day but it’s tasty any time of the year. It’s a floofaaaay spicy delight and a huge favourite with everyone I’ve offered a slice to. In fact, one day I had to bake it twice because we ran out! Ingredients …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 40

My eye consultant had a cancellation so he offered the operation slot to me. I got the call literally two minutes after I had walked out of work to start my 3 week holiday. Of course I said yes to the operation date, I’ve been waiting for it since Feb …

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Spicy Marinara Sauce

This is super simple and quick to make and good for so many dishes from lasagna to subs. The recipe below will make enough for topping subs and extra for dipping, if you want to make enough for spaghetti sauce then double the recipe and if you want to make …

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