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Category: Plant Based Recipes

Vegan Vegetable Slow Cooked Stew ~ the easy way

It seems a little strange to be writing a recipe for a vegetable stew at the end of July, this one is such a warming and comforting dish, perfect for chilly autumnal nights! But the nights have been a little chilly and autumnal this past week, so we have been…

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

I’ve been keen to make a ‘healthy’ sweet treat after my Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes that I made a few weeks ago. And I must say, whoever came up with the idea of using chickpeas to make cookie dough is a genius. These dark chocolate cookie dough…

The Taste of Summer.. Apricot Smoothie

I have started to make fruit smoothies to have with my lunch each day. They feel ever so indulgent as they are just fruit, and it’s fun to mix up different combinations to see what tastes and colours you can come up with! If I make a breakfast…

Vegan Chinese Saturday Night Takeaway

Some Saturday nights, or any night really, I just crave a Chinese takeaway. My absolute favourite is a fried rice dish, so I thought I would have a go at making my own, and I was delighted with how it turned out! Ingredients (serves 2) 1 large onion 2 cloves…

The Sparkle Nest best hummus recipe

Hummus is one of my most favourite foods ever. I have eaten it a few times a week for the past few years. Except for when I was pregnant, when I mostly ate mars bars.. but that’s another story. I was googling around (is that a real expression…

Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

It’s been a while since I baked cupcakes. Around 5 months, as whilst I was on maternity leave before munchkin arrived I was baking very regularly.. mainly so I could lick the spoon! Wednesday was a rainy windy day, perfect for some cosy baking in the kitchen, so…

Vegan Sunshine Rainbow Salad

Follow my blog with Bloglovin We are absolutely loving the hot weather here at the sparklenest. We are lucky to live in an old stone cottage which stays pretty cool most of the time, so we can enjoy the outdoors and come in when it gets too warm! Its far…

Banana and Date Super Shake

When you’re on the minutes, with a little munchkin who won’t stand for too much time looking after yourself thank you very much,  meals need to be quick, easy and nutritious. Not only to prepare, but to eat too! So I’ve been experimenting with…