Retreat East: Retreating to calm, comfortable, cosy climates in Suffolk

Any of you who know us, know that Andreea and I work our bottoms off. All. Day. Long. We really love our jobs and so every single day we like to get stuck in and be as productive as we possibly can – this has positives and negatives as you can assume. Positive: We’re well respected at work, neither of us is ever told we’re … Continue reading Retreat East: Retreating to calm, comfortable, cosy climates in Suffolk

Is it good? No it’s wonderFu’! Simple Scrambled Tofu (VG, GF, Oil-Free)

Listen up fancy hotels and restaurant chains! I’m sick to the back teeth of constantly saying “aaaaand… what do you have on the breakfast menu that’s plant based?” and being answered with: “Oh we have some tomatoes… and maybe even a flat mushroom!” “I would offer you the hash browns, but they’re fried with the bacon” “Eggs are vegan right?” There are so many amazing … Continue reading Is it good? No it’s wonderFu’! Simple Scrambled Tofu (VG, GF, Oil-Free)

That’s-a spicy ‘meat’-a ball! Super Spicy Spaghetti and Meatballs (VG, GF Option)

As with all things to title a recipe on our blog using a “The Mask” quote seems oddly poignant. Right at the end of the film *spoilers* he ingests a somewhat large time bomb, which promptly explodes, causing him to burp fire and shout: “That’s a spicy meat-a ball”. Now in my world (a dangerous, unforgiving and disturbing place) i.e. my brain, everything should have … Continue reading That’s-a spicy ‘meat’-a ball! Super Spicy Spaghetti and Meatballs (VG, GF Option)

No-Nonsense Vegan Parm (VG, GF, Oil-Free)

This recipe is for my brother-in-law David, who believes I write too much before actually getting to the recipe. I guess it’s a blessing he’s reading them at all, so I’ll throw him a (vegan) bone here. This Parmesan-style cheesy topping can go on anything as a crust, in creamy sauces for pasta, basically anywhere you want a salty, cheesy hit. The method? Measure, blend, … Continue reading No-Nonsense Vegan Parm (VG, GF, Oil-Free)

Super Speedy ‘SOS’ Mixed Bean Chili (VG, GF, Oil-Free Option)

You know when you find yourself in that classic situation, when your sister and brother-in-law are getting a new kitchen put in, and they don’t have access to a cooker / stove / hob, so you offer to cook and drive them loads of food and then you remember at the last minute, feel terrible and want to make something really nice to make up … Continue reading Super Speedy ‘SOS’ Mixed Bean Chili (VG, GF, Oil-Free Option)

Wivenhoe House Hotel and Lee Wick Farm: Getting away to our Alma Mater (and extra hot hot-tubs)

As lockdown has eased in the UK so many things have finally become feasible – as you saw from Andreea’s fantastic previous post we were itching to get away as soon as humanly possible. But one trip quickly snowballed into a few trips and a couple of weeks later we were due to go away again. We had actually been planning THIS trip since Christmas … Continue reading Wivenhoe House Hotel and Lee Wick Farm: Getting away to our Alma Mater (and extra hot hot-tubs)

“Can we have pizza?”, “We have pizza at home!”: Red Onion, Mushroom and BBQ Jackfruit Pizza (VG, GF Option)

When you really think about it, pizza is just a real-time pie chart of how much pizza you have left. Pizza is without a doubt the ultimate food. When you say you’re having pizza, people are excited; even bad pizza is still good pizza and of course most importantly it inspired a great moment in TV history which is quoted (in our household) more than … Continue reading “Can we have pizza?”, “We have pizza at home!”: Red Onion, Mushroom and BBQ Jackfruit Pizza (VG, GF Option)

Here we go(bi)! Baked Aloo Gobi – Indian style spiced Potato and Cauliflower (VG, GF, Oil Free)

We’re on the downward slope folks. We’re past the peak of summer, the days are getting cooler (I mean, it’s still _pretty warm_ but that’s on me being English and never being happy with the temperature). The good news though is that we can start making warm, comfort dishes to carry us into the exciting winter months (and trust me, we have some great stuff … Continue reading Here we go(bi)! Baked Aloo Gobi – Indian style spiced Potato and Cauliflower (VG, GF, Oil Free)

Katsu-out-of-the-bag: Baked Tofu Katsu Curry (VG, GF Option, Oil Free)

I am obsessed with this recipe. In fact – beyond obsessed. Check my Instagram page and you will see at least half of the recent pictures dotted around are basically me making this recipe and then posting how proud I am of it. Like a baby, except less cute and waaaaaay fewer people like the photos of my curry. Ah it’s ok though. What does … Continue reading Katsu-out-of-the-bag: Baked Tofu Katsu Curry (VG, GF Option, Oil Free)

Cheeky Crunchy Chickpeas (VG, GF, Oil Free)

Serious question… have you ever found yourself in need of a snack? Sorry my bad. Obviously, we all love a good snack-attack, but do you ever find yourself stood in the kitchen, in your Hygge clothes, blanket wrapped around you, Netflix on pause about 5 seconds into the episode, about 1.5/2 hours after dinner thinking… “mmmm, but I could still nibble something…”? Yeah. That’s what … Continue reading Cheeky Crunchy Chickpeas (VG, GF, Oil Free)