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Spicy Courgette, Pea And Leek Fritters

Light yet spicy fritters served with a cooling mint and yoghurt cashew dip

Light yet spicy fritters served with a cooling mint and yoghurt cashew dip

Necessity truly is the mother of invention. When you reach the end of the week and your fridge only has a few sad looking items languishing in the bottom then it’s time to get creative.  I usually make sure I have a decent store cupboard built up so that I can turn meagre offerings into a simple delicious meal. This dish is a perfect example. I had 1 leek, a few courgettes, half a cucumber and some chilli peppers in the fridge so came up with a spicy fritter recipe this morning that used up all my odds and ends while creating a satisfying lunch that could easily be turned into a main course with the addition of some flat bread and salad. Continue reading →

Lavender Lemon Mousse

A rich but airy vegan mousse made from chickpea brine

A rich but airy vegan mousse made from chickpea brine

Chocolate mousse. Decadent. Rich yet light and airy. Bubbly yet smooth and melt in your mouth indulgence. Made from the drained liquid in a tin of chickpeas..wait, what?! Yup. Welcome to the magical world of aquafaba. The glorious vegan revolutionary ingredient that I’d been throwing down the sink for years! For anyone that’s missed the hype the past year about chickpea brine, basically Continue reading →