Showing posts from August, 2016

Dairy free Chocolate Mousse Recipe

So I wrote this recipe for my company's magazine. It's one of my favourite dessert recipes because it's so easy and quick to make :)

It's dairy free, egg free and gluten free but can be vegan friendly if vegan marshmallows are used instead.
Ingredients: 50g sunflower / dairy free spread  150g mini marshmallows 150g dark chocolate 1 carton of oat or soya single cream 
How to make: Before boiling some water in a saucepan, find a glass bowl that fits over the saucepan but does not touch the water.  Place the chocolate, marshmallows and butter into the glass bowl and melt over the saucepan. Stir occasionally. Once it has all melted, remove from heat and stir in the oat cream. Transfer into glasses or ramekins and set in the fridge. Decorate with chocolate shavings, fresh mint leaves or fruit. 
If you can't wait, it can be enjoyed like a thick Italian hot chocolate as we found out :)

Rawligion Part II

I went back! So here is my second review :) For anyone who hasn't heard of Rawligion - it's a great place to go to if you are avoiding gluten, dairy, egg or are just trying to eat healthy. All the food is raw so perfectly suitable for paleo and vegan diets!

I can't believe it's been 7 weeks since I went to the preview opening of Rawligion! With an overdue catchup, Ellie and I went back for lunch and to see how things were going :)
If you read my previous post, you'll be delighted to know there are lots of new things on the menu - including the cold drip coffee that Vahid added the walnut mylk to.

John kindly had a platter prepared for us to try, which included a handmade and dehydrated sundried tomato wrap filled with rainbow coloured vegetables. It was a great alternative to a normal wrap and had lots more flavour.
The sushi was great! It had a crumbly texture but was packed full of flavour, especially when dipped into the soy sauce.
Another new item was the cauliflowe…

Vital Ingredient

I was invited to a bloggers event at Vital Ingredient, where I was able to sample their different smoothies, salads and breakfast pots. I was even able to meet Alex, the founder of Vital Ingredient. Here are a few shots from the event: 
We were invited back to eat at any Vital Ingredient of our choice so I met up with Tim and we went to the Eastcastle branch.
My first struggle was deciding what to get. With the weather being miserable again, I opted for the pork fe... with quinoa and buckwheat, topped with croutons (don't judge!). The croutons were at first bordering indestructible but then started to soften with the help of the sauce. The portion size for £5.95 was pretty good and filling too.
The virgin Mojito was made with coconut water so was the healthier option. However if you have a sweet tooth, I'd definitely recommend having it made with apple juice instead :) For dessert, I went for a large fruit pot, which had strawberries, melon, pineapple  and grapes. Can't got wron…