Game-Changing Breakfast Quinoa with Berries

Art by Bicicleta Sem Freio, via Empty Kingdom   This morning I conducted a super successful breakfast experiment; if you are in a breakfast slump, you’ve gotta try this one, it might be just what you need! Hell yeah, quinoa, I’m beginning to figure you out. Quinoa tends to be used for savoury dishes, but…

Chocolate-Pecan Brownie Loaf

Kielo S/S13 via VFiles   This recipe is a kind of Frankenstein creation, part loaf, part brownie. I can’t decide whether it is a brownie-style loaf or a loaf-style brownie. Either way, it tastes damn good! Chocolately, chewy, moist and delicious, it is perfect with a cup of Earl Grey, or underneath a big dollop…

Easy 3-Herb Pesto

Art via The Art of Animation   If your herb garden is in need of raiding, making pesto is one of the best ways to go about it. Traditionally, pesto includes a hard cheese such as parmesan; leaving it out really lets the vibrancy if the herbs and creaminess of the pinenuts shine through. The…

Big Shot Chocolate-Almond Fudge Brownies (Gluten-Free & Amazing)

Bowie, via Ffffound   There is something innately satisfying about a big, chocolate-y chunk of homemade brownie. This is my take on the Choctacular Brownies recipe over at Vegan Baking (which, by the way, is a jaw-dropping resource for dairy free bakers; vegan croissants, anyone?). My version is gluten-free, giving the recipe a knockout combo…

Gluten-Free Lemon Vanilla Cake with Creamy Lemon Frosting

Via Coco de Coeur @ Tumblr   This moist, moreish cake is my tweak of Sugar Mama’s Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake, an awesome recipe that I would recommend to everyone exploring the world of gluten-free vegan baking. It is also proof that, with the right combinations of ingredients, gluten-free baking doesn’t sacrifice flavour or texture at…

Creamy Pumpkin Baked Pasta (Gluten Optional)

Kitteh Via Ffffound   Some evenings, all you want is a big, fat comfort dinner. A giant bowl of pasta sprinkled with cheese was my go-to for years when I was in the doldrums of lazy vegetarianism. I used to think that eating vegan would mean the end of all things creamy and satisfying passing…

Mango Salad Duet with Candied Pecans and Raspberry & Lime Vinaigrette

Via Fuck Yeah Dita @ Tumblr   Shamefully, I had never experienced the joy that is mango-in-a-salad until now. Goddamn, people. I have been seriously missing out. This salad is one of those “well, bend me over and call me Nancy” life-changing events. And the pecans, dear lord, the pecans… Yes, the raspberries make the…

Quinoa-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Via Ffffound   Mmm, shrooms. The following is a modified version of this sweet ass recipe from Gluten Free Goddess. I cook the quinoa in vegetable stock to amp up the flavour and switch up a couple of ingredients (because even though garlic and onions are great, you don’t have to put ’em in everything)….

Spinach-Tomato Coated Fusilli

By Camille Rose Garcia, from her 2010 exhibition The Hydra of Babylon   This pasta makes me do my happy dance. The key to making it kick ass is being patient enough to let the sauce reduce into a thick, rich, tomatoey wonderfulness, so don’t be in a hurry!   Spinach-Tomato Coated Fusilli What you…