Slow cooker pumpkin soup

At this time of year most of us will end up with a pumpkin carved by our kids! I love making this yummy pumpkin soup using the flesh scraped out of the pumpkin. Ingredients 1 onion 3 carrots 2 cloves of garlic 1 bay leaf Flesh from 1 medium pumpkin 2 large potatoes Water (approxContinue reading “Slow cooker pumpkin soup”

Delicious chocolate cake

This is a tasty chocolate cake which isn’t too rich. Tastes delicious and is light and fluffy. Cake Ingredients 225g dairy free spread (I use vitalite) 225g Caster Sugar 175g free from self Raising Flour 50g cocoa powder 4 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Icing ingredients 50g dairy free spread (I use vitalite 175g icingContinue reading “Delicious chocolate cake”

Pizza deliziosa at Mamma’s Pizza, Edinburgh!

Mamma’s pizza was recommended to us by a vegetarian friend. We had a peek at the menu online and saw that they offered gluten free and vegan options so decided we had to give it a try. We were not disappointed! A delicious dairy and gluten free pizza, tasty vegan meatballs with pasta, milk alternativesContinue reading “Pizza deliziosa at Mamma’s Pizza, Edinburgh!”

Meze Meze, Edinburgh was a-meze-ing!

On a pedestrian walkway in the new town not far from Princes Park we stumbled across this little gem of a restaurant. We ordered the meze platter for 4 people and explained the dietary requirements of our group (one dairy and wheat free, one vegetarian). Shortly after our food arrived, the sheer volume of itContinue reading “Meze Meze, Edinburgh was a-meze-ing!”

Tomato and basil pasta salad

We’ve found it virtually impossible to find a nice dairy and wheat free pasta salad that is ready made – shops just don’t seem to make or sell them. This recipe makes a delicious pasta salad which can be made and kept in the fridge for a couple of days. Perfect for a sunny day!Continue reading “Tomato and basil pasta salad”

Jersey crushed potatoes

This delicious side dish adds a bit of extra flavour to your potatoes and is a favourite in our household. Super easy to make and can be varied. My youngest loves it with crispy fried bacon stirred through and my eldest likes a sprinkle of grated cheese on top. To speed up the cooking timeContinue reading “Jersey crushed potatoes”

Rosemary and garlic roast

This meal is like a mini roast dinner. Packed with flavour and easy to prepare. I make a chicken breast one for Steve and the girls and a vegan Quorn fillet version for me. Ingredients 4 chicken breasts (or Quorn fillets) 4 medium potatoes (it’s also delicious with some sweet potatoes added in) 2 tablespoonsContinue reading “Rosemary and garlic roast”

Marinated roast veggies

The marinade on these vegetables makes them super tasty. They can be prepped the night before so make this a yummy and convenient side dish. Our whole family love them! Ingredients 1 garlic head 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves 4 fresh bay leaves Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/4 pintContinue reading “Marinated roast veggies”