Creamy Oat Porridge with coconut and cinnamon (vegan, gluten-free option)

Breakfast time! I don't know about you but when the cooler weather hits there's nothing like a creamy oat porridge in the morning. In today's recipe, I am using a little coconut and cinnamon. No milk is needed! But would you know it, original oat porridge is actually a bit of an ancient thing? Before [...]

Creamy Cardamom & Cashew Vegan Milkshake by Trinity

If you fancy a healthy, creamy smoothie then it must be said… cashew nuts work wonders. They are excellent for those on a plant based diet or those looking for healthier options; creaming up really well, satisfying the desire for something rich and delicious. They are also packed with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, protein and loads of health-promoting phyto-chemicals that help protect us from diseases and cancers.

Blueberry Hempster Superfood Smoothie with Homemade Cashew Milk

Breakfast this morning! I fancied something fruity and vibrant to start the day and decided to make a classic 'blueberry hempster smoothie'. It's simple and involves ripe banana, blueberries, shelled hemp seeds (also known as hemp seed hearts) and homemade vanilla cashew milk (although any plant-based milk will work fine). One of the important keys [...]

Homemade Cashew Nut Milk with Dates & Vanilla – vegan, dairy-free

I was at a friends house recently where she treated me to the most divine hot chocolate, made with homemade cashew date milk. Oh my word! Heavenly. I believe that she'd intended to make it with almonds, although since she hadn't had time to soak them in advance, she opted for cashews instead. It reminded [...]

Pineapple Smoothie with Almond Butter – and interesting stuff you never knew about pineapples!

I remember the first time I drove past a pineapple field. I was in Maui with my partner at the time (we are talking 20 years ago now) and I was like 'OMG I thought pineapples grew on trees'. He said, well you'd be surprised, most people actually do. Hahaha! Did you know, if you twist [...]

Creamy Coconut & Banana Porridge – vegan gluten-free

It's raining outside this morning and even though spring is on the doorstep there is still a chilly feeling in the air. It's breakfast time and time for my favourite creamed coconut vegan banana porridge. Feels like the perfect morning for good old-fashioned porridge - although of course, as you might imagine (as with anything [...]

Creamy Millet & Banana Porridge – and the health benefits of millet (vegan, gluten-free)

Millet is one of those grains that people often don't know what to do with. It is an ancient food that is still a staple in many parts of the world today. In its whole form, it comes as small rounded grains. Although you can buy it in flaked form or use it when it [...]

Raspberry & Apple Vanilla Breakfast Compote – with a hint of coconut sugar & ginger

Compote is actually really a dessert from medieval Europe. But times change and I adore making compote (which in this case is essentially, gently, stewed fruit, with a little je ne sais quois) for breakfast. I first started making this after I moved to Somerset in the South West of England, at which point every [...]