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Pomegranate & Pecan Chocolate Bark

pomegranate nut pomegranate bark

Ingredients

 

80g good quality chocolate (I used Benefit Vitamin Chocolate)

1 tsp coconut oil

1 tsp cacao powder

¼ cup pomegranate seeds

1 tbsp chopped nuts (I used almonds and pecans)

½ tsp salt

 

 

Method

Simply melt the chocolate, coconut oil and cacao powder together in a bain marie on a low heat

Pour onto a flat surface with baking parchment or foil underneath

Scatter the nuts and pomegranate seeds on top and allow to set

Sprinkle the salt on top and break up into bite size chunks

pomegranate nut pomegranate bark
pomegranate nut pomegranate bark
Dinner Recipe

Potato & Courgette Curry

potato and courgette vegan curry recipe

Ingredients:

2 courgettes

1 large red onion

3 cloves garlic

1 small red chilli

1 large baking potato

1 pouch of Tilda Wholegrain Pilau Basmati Rice

1 400g tin chopped tomatoes

200g block coconut cream

300ml boiled water

1 tbsp curry powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 curry leaves / bay leaves

½ tsp turmeric (optional)

A drizzle of olive oil

 

Fresh coriander and toasted seeds to garnish

 

Method:

Fill the kettle and boil it in preparation

Finely chop the red onion and add to a large pan with a drizzle of olive oil and fry on a medium heat for 5 minutes

Finely chop the garlic, then add to the pan with the onions for 1 minute

Quickly chop the courgette and potato into bite size chunks (this helps it cook quicker) and add to the pan

Pour in the tinned tomatoes, water, spices and seasoning and bring to a boil for around 6 minutes

Add the coconut cream and stir to create a beautiful golden colour (add a little turmeric if it needs more colour) and leave to simmer (not boil) for a further 5 minutes

While the curry is simmering, unseal the top of the Tilda Wholegrain Pilau Basmati Rice pouch and pop in the microwave for 2 minutes

Taste test the potatoes making sure you can stick a fork through, then when done serve up!

Garnish with fresh coriander and toasted seeds if you fancy, or just enjoy as is - it's delicious

potato and courgette vegan curry recipe
potato and courgette vegan curry recipe
dessert Recipe

Raspberry & Chocolate Kisses

Vegan chocolate raspberry kisses valentines

Ingredients:

200g 70% chocolate

70g vegan cream cheese (I used Violife Creamy Original)

4 tbsp icing sugar (confectioners sugar)

50g raspberries (frozen or fresh)

Pinch sea salt

Method:

Melt 120g of the dark chocolate then pour into the base of muffin cases (or lined / silicone muffin tin)

Prepare the raspberry cream cheese filling by heating the raspberries in a pan until bubbling

Whisk the vegan cream cheese with the icing sugar until smooth, then add the raspberries and fold gently fold together

Spoon 1 tbsp onto the top of each chocolate base within the muffin tin *optional to place a fresh whole raspberry on top

Melt the remaining 80g of chocolate with a good pinch of sea salt and pour over the top of the raspberry cups and leave to set in the fridge

Vegan chocolate raspberry kisses valentines
Vegan chocolate raspberry kisses valentines
Vegan chocolate raspberry kisses valentines
Recipe

3 Easy Pesto Recipes

3 easy pesto recipes

Making my own pesto was always something I thought of a task, especially when I could buy a range of options in jars cutting cost and time... however I have since come to realise this is all incorrect!

Nothing beats the taste or smell of fresh pesto whipped up in your kitchen. In terms of time and cost, it takes minutes to prepare and can be far cheaper when making in batches. 

I've popped together some of my absolute favourite and no-fuss recipes for you to try at home. Whether you're dipping your carrots, coating your veggies or twirling it in your tagliatelle, you need to give these a go. 

Method of cooking:

All these pestos can be eaten raw, slow roasted or added to your pasta dish in the last 5 minutes. It all depends how you like it.

avocado pesto recipe

Avocado & Pine Nut Pesto 

Ingredients:

1 Avocado (I used a gem avocado)
2 cloves garlic
1 cup basil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4, cup olive oil
Pinch of olive oil

 

spinach pesto vegan recipe

Creamy Spinach Pesto

Ingredients:

1 cup baby spinach 

1 cup fresh basil 

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup cashew nuts (soaked or raw)

1/2 lemon squeezed 

1/4 cup olive oil

large pinch salt

1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)

 

easy pine nut pesto recipe

Classic Pine Nut

Ingredients:

1/4 cup pine nuts

1 cup fresh basil 

1/4 cup good quality olive oil

1/2 squeezed fresh lemon 

1 large clove smoked garlic

Large pinch salt

2 tbsp nutritional yeast 

 

 


As always, I love seeing your recreations on social media, so please be sure to tag me in any photos to take of your food! 

Maybe you have a favourite pesto recipe, or a top tip to share... let me know in the comments!