Spicy Sweet Potato Salad 

My first way to use up some grains is in a salad.  I’ve simmered 2tbsp each of pearl barley, spelt and rye in plain water then covered and left it to steam until tender.  To go with it I’ve boiled some sweet potato, carrot, red pepper and tomato in stock with a teaspoon of my…

Confessions of a food hoarder… part 2

While I’m clealring out cupboard one – lentils, pulses and grains I might as well start working on cupboard two – rice, noodles, pasta etc…  Again its precariously piled high and I have a vague idea what’s in there but I’m sure some bits have been forgotten.  So what actually is in this cupboard Canaloni …

Confessions of a food hoarder. 

Hi my name is Ivy and I’m a food hoarder. I buy in bulk, I buy things I don’t need or know what to do with and I have cupboard stuffed full of stuff that’s long been forgotten.  I really want to change that so we have more space in the kitchen and so that…

Sick comfort food. 

Last night was the first time I’ve been ill in a while… at least 20 months to be more precise.  I say this because the foods I would always turn to when I was sick were fish finger sandwiches and mini chicken kievs. Obviously I’m not going to do that anymore so what do I…

Coconut Barfi

Barfi was yet another favourite of mine pre vegan but is something I haven’t looked out for an alternative for until now. Barfi is an Indian sweet made predominantly from condensed milk and sugar so you can see why I’ve avoided it. This is my version that isn’t anywhere near as sweet but still gives…

Vegan Mayonnaise

This is one of the first video’s I made. Pre-vegan I was a huge mayonnaise fan, now there are some great alternatives out there but they are all over priced, don’t taste quite right and are filled with some weird ingredients. Here is one you can make at home with 5 ingredients. This can be…

April Round-Up

At the beginning of 2017 I set some intentions for the year ahead but has it actually worked and what has happened this last month? Intention 1 – Improve my physical health. My home yoga practice has been a bit hit and miss. As I mentioned last month the space we have in our flat…

Hot Cross Bun Pudding

Easter is another ‘holiday’ we don’t really celebrate however when hot cross buns are heavily discounted in the supermarkets it would be foolish not to partake a little bit. While a toasted hot cross bun slathered in vegan spread is one of the (very) few things that I’ll eat that contain sultanas there are only…

One Pot Coconut Curry

While I love curry and would happily make it every day sometimes I want to be super lazy and just throw everything in a pot, ignore it for a bit and then have a delicious meal at the end of it. This is one of those meals. Here I’ve taken 400ml of coconut milk, 400ml…

A Year of Vegan You Tube

My You Tube channel is now a whole year old! It doesn’t feel like its been that long but 59 videos later here we are. I’ve met some amazing people along the way and got to collaborate with friends – I’ve also got to share recipes that are the foundation of my cooking. Why buy…

Last week on Instagram

This time last week we were away in Skye for Leo’s birthday. It was an 8 hour journey there (with stops) and 6 hours back and about an hour into everything I found out just how car sick I get. Sadly I didn’t get to see all the beautiful scenery but I got so see…

Maple Granola

So this is my first attempt at making granola. It got a bit more toasty than I’d like but its still super tasty! We’re going to be eating it on turmeric spiced porridge with baked bananas and more maple syrup. Yum! So what’s in this delicious mix? 150g of oats 30g of walnuts 20g of…