Favoloso Amarone, Edinburgh

Eating delicious food in stunning surroundings, what could be better? This beautiful restaurant served us up a delicious meal and catered for our dietary requirements brilliantly. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free. They have it all! We had free from minestrone soup, lovely pizzas and tasty dairy and gluten free pasta (fusilli al ragu). Well worth checkingContinue reading “Favoloso Amarone, Edinburgh”

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!”

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”

Bad Brownies are dangerously good!

These were sent to us as a little present from my sister and oh my goodness, they are amazing! We got a gluten free vegan pack containing raspberry, salted caramel and cookie dough flavour brownies and we got a “normal” pack containing malteser, biscoff and salted caramel. The packaging is lovely too, little cardboard boxContinue reading “Bad Brownies are dangerously good!”

Mexican rice

Flavoursome Mexican rice is great with a chilli, tacos or burritos. Easy to make and super tasty. Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion 2 peppers 4 garlic cloves 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 tbsp tomato purée 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika 250g rice 500ml vegetable stock coriander spring onions Method Finely chop the onion,Continue reading “Mexican rice”

Elmlea Plant double cream is double delicious!

We find that dairy alternatives can be VERY hit and miss. We decided to give this a go to see what it was like and it didn’t disappoint. Poured over hot chocolate pudding it was lovely and tasted very similar to “normal” pouring cream. We also tried whipping it up for a trifle. It whippedContinue reading “Elmlea Plant double cream is double delicious!”