Confession: prior to this review I’d never made apple crumble before. I know, such a staple (and simple) dessert, but for years I’ve stuck to my comfort zone of savoury dishes. However, with more time on my hands during this last year of lockdowns, I’ve finally made an effort to try new things including vegan treats and vegan baking, and actually quite enjoyed it – albeit with varying degrees of success!
So here’s a vegan apple crumble dish I made using Erbology Tiger Nut and Sea Buckthorn Granola topping and served with The Coconut Collaborative Vanilla Custard, which were both kindly sent to me to sample. I adapted this vegan apple crumble recipe and didn’t mean to go off piste and create my own version but pleased to say it turned out pretty well.
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Cuteness alert: I made these heart-shaped vegan biscuits a few months ago so sharing now for Valentine’s Day weekend in case anyone is searching for something cute and delicious to make – try these! As I don’t think we need a dedicated day to show our love, these would make a loving treat any time of year.
I used this very simple vegan biscuits recipe from BBC Food and added my own melted chocolate and Yacon Cacao Nibs toppings by YaconViva, kindly sent to me to try. They turned out so well, with a perfect biscuit texture and the sprinkling of the yacon-coated cacao nibs make them look extra pretty I think.
I found the heart shaped cookie cutters on Etsy – from a lovely seller at a very reasonable price – and the pack contained four slightly different heart shapes and made from PLA plastic that’s biodegradable. All the wins.
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If you are one of the 250,000 or more people expected to pass on the cheese and meat and take up a vegan diet this January – AKA Veganuary – then this post is for you. It’s also for you if you’ve been leaning towards plant-based eating and cooking for a while, but still need some extra inspo to make it work long term.
I’ve teamed up with Whole Foods Market to share my pick of vegan foodie products to help you have a successful Veganuary (and hopefully, beyond). From meat-free alternatives such as tofu and tempeh, vegan baking essentials, natural sauces and condiments (including vegan mayo!) to sweet treats and snacks, I’ve cherry-picked my faves below.
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