From a young age, I’ve loved to cook. I studied it during high school, worked in food-related jobs, had my own cake business for a while and now I’m studying nutrition at a degree level. Sharing food with my family and friends is always a highlight but it has come at a cost with my fighting a constant battle with my weight due to my love of eating. However, over the years this has allowed me to explore a range of meals from foods suitable for a Keto diet to veganism.
This post highlights recipes that I’ve shared from across my blog and will continue to update as I include more recipes.
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A couple of years ago I gave the keto diet a try and discovered how much my body thrived on a diet lower in carbs and higher in fat. The meals are so much more satisfying than other plans I’ve tried but it doesn’t mean I live on just butter and bacon. Here are some of my favourite keto-friendly recipes.
To me, nothing beats a good curry and this King Prawn Curry is a good curry! Now, it only just squeezes its way into my keto list as it is a little high on the carb numbers but can be tweaked to fall into macros better or would be perfect for anyone who is carb cycling.
Another curry recipe I've featured on my blog is this simple Red Thai Chicken Curry which can be made in no time and is so simple to knock together.
Vegan Plant-Based Recipes
I’m a lover of plant-based meals and even tried being fully plant-based myself on a few occasions. Even though I’m not currently on a plant-based diet, it doesn’t stop me exploring these foods and including them on my blog.
The Portobello Mushroom Wellington was the centrepiece for our Christmas dinner a few years back and managed to wow my meat-loving father-in-law. It doesn't have to be stashed away for Christmas though, it's perfect any time of the year and is a nice alternative for a Sunday dinner.
This delightfully smooth vegan mayonnaise tastes so good you'd not know it wasn't the real deal. It only takes minutes to make and is great on anything and everything you'd use normal mayo on; especially burgers and chips.
Bread is a firm family favourite in our house but it's best when it's fresh out of the oven, smothered in a buttery type spread. This Tiger Bread recipe is 100% vegan and 100% tasty. It's either eaten covered in Vitalite or used to mop up a fresh homemade soup.
Sometimes I just can't be bothered to spend over an hour stirring and watching a pan of risotto so instead, I bung it in the microwave. My Microwave Butternut Squash Risotto works perfectly and tastes great; especially on a cold night.
Food plays a main role in most of the annual celebrations around the world. Whether it’s chocolate at Easter or mince pies at Christmas, there is a food for every time of the year. Here’s a round-up of my seasonal recipes…however you’re not restricted by the time of the year to enjoy them.
I have a slight obsession with pancakes so putting this recipe under "seasonal" is a little heartbreaking but most people tend to have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day. So in my Pancake post, I've covered three different types. Flat, traditional British ones (think crepe), those naughty fluffy ones that our American friends are famous for and vegan ones.
I adore Christmas cake and as soon as September arrives I start thinking about getting mine ready, giving it plenty of time to mature. Now I know making your own Christmas cake can sometimes work out to be a little pricer than just grabbing one from the supermarket but it's so worth it! So much so, every year I get a message from my mum asking me to bake her one too.
Food waste is a huge issue for many families so you want to make sure you get every gram of nutrition for your money. If you're not a fan of leaving the skin on your veg or looking for something to do with the bits you can't eat then take a look at this stock made from vegetable scraps!
Obviously, some of my recipes don’t really fit anywhere because it’s not an area I make often enough. So, here is a list of “other recipes” on my blog.
All my recipes come with a printable recipe card that you can download or print off for later, as well as the ability to pin the recipe to your Pinterest boards – meaning you always know where to find them. If you give any of my recipes a try I’d love to know. You can tag me on social media, comment on the post or even review the recipe; all feedback is welcome.
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