The best way to use up leftover veggies is definitely in soups. You can literally add any veg to this minestrone and it will still turn out super tasty, which is why I love the versatility of this base. Pick your pasta shape of choice and you can have endless possibilities with this dish! I would even recommend adding in any canned beans you have to hand; butter beans are my personal favourite! Ingredients (serves 3-4): - 1/2 leek, thinly sliced - 2 garlic cloves, crushed - 2
December 1st brings the start of Advent which means it's time to unleash the festive baking! From mince pies to gingerbread men - I hope you are ready to see them all over my instagram feed! However, I want to kick off the first Festive Blog recipe with my Miniature Chocolate Chip Panettone's perfect to have as a single serve treat in the afternoon, or give out as little Christmas gifts to your friends and family! The recipe makes 6 small muffin sized Panettone's and they are
I have been loving experimenting with my banana breads these last few months. After a successful Pumpkin Banana Bread in September I knew I had to bring out another show stopper flavour! What couldn't be more delicious than the classic Peanut Butter Jelly combo in addition to an already amazing banana loaf! Honestly, toasting a slice or three for breakfast in the morning leaves the house smelling divine whilst I munch down on my sweet treats with extra added jam. Give this re
I don't know about you but pears are one of my favourite English Autumn fruits (alongside a good apple). Pear-ing greatly with almond butter, a hint of cinnamon and lashings of Salted Caramel sauce - these blondies are your ultimate pick me up on a cold, rainy afternoon. Ingredients: - 2 medium pears, chopped -1 tbsp maple syrup - 1/2 tsp cinnamon - 250g plain flour - 1.5 tsp baking powder - 1 tsp ground cinnamon - 1/4 tsp ginger and nutmeg - 100g golden sugar - 100g sweetene
I have to say, I have never been much of a fan of raw treats. Especially when buying them out. I often say they are overpriced and overrated as usually they result in disappointment on my part. That being said, I have tried to make a few of my own raw desserts and occasionally I can be partial to a raw twix but this was the first time I have actually enjoyed eating a raw 'cheesecake' slice style treat. Pairing my favourite flavours; vanilla, chocolate and coffee, it had to be
So we all know by now that I am addicted to coffee, obsessed with caramel flavouring AND never stop baking. So it is only natural that I created a super-quick and easy muffin recipe using Try Blend Select Coffee Caramel Protein shake. Be sure to save this recipe when you want a delicious treat which is high in protein and low in fat! Ingredients - 120g plain flour - 60g Tri Blend Select Protein Shake Mix Coffee Caramel flavour - 1 tsp baking powder - 1 banana (100g) - 175ml
To celebrate the week of the American Sweet Potato, I am bringing you a recipe you will want to save for those nights you want wholesome comforting meal. If you have never tried African Peanut Stew before then be prepared to fall in love. This creamy broth is made with peanut butter and is rich, cozy and damn right delicious. Please enjoy this one on me! Ingredients: (serves 2-3) - 2tsp garlic paste - 1 finger chilli - 1 (250g) sweet potato, cubbed - 100g broccoli - 2-3
I am sure you have heard of the protein cookie obsession which has been going round for some time. Think MyProtein, Battleoats and the classic Lenny and Larry's! Today I bring you a simple recipe on how you can make your own (without protein powder) to still have that same cake'y texture exhibited with normal cookies and not sacrifice on flavour! I made 12 smaller cookies which have around 5g protein and 120kcal each, but if you want to double the size of the cookies feel fre
If you are a fan of jackfruit, but not a fan of taking the time to marinate it, then Natures Charm's ready marinated tins of Bar-be-cue jackfruit are definitely for you! Ready to eat, or as an addition to your favourite meal - they really are amazing. Why not have your hand at my twist on a classic fried rice dish! Ingredients: Serves 2 · ½ onion, diced · 120g chestnut mushrooms, sliced · 1 can Natures Charm Bar-be-que jackfruit · 1tbsp roasted sesame oil · 120g basmati
I don't know about you, but during this period of social distancing and working from home I have loved spending more time making meals and creating delicious food for me and my boyfriend to eat.
We all know I love ramen, I love noodles, I love tahini and I LOVE chilli - so what could be better than all this in one bowl? This Dan Dan inspired sesame noodle bowl is so rich and delicious, you will be surprised at how easy it is to put together! Ingredients: Serves 2 Sesame Brot
Are you a lover of matcha? Or perhaps a tahini fanatic? Maybe you just love cookies or you want to increase your omega 3's? Whatever the reason is for you to be searching this recipe, I warn you now - they are addictive! Ingredients: makes 6 - 60g dark tahini - 60g sugar / sweetener - 80g all-purpose flour - 2tsp matcha powder - 1/2tsp vanilla extract - 1/2tsp apple cider vinegar - 1/4tsp baking powder - pinch of salt - 1/4C coconut milk (or other non-dairy alternative) 1. Pr
With the cold weather often comes a lot of colds, sniffs and those days where all you want is some wholesome, comforting food. You may wonder how an Asian inspired dish can be so comforting, but trust me the ingredients in this dish definitely do the trick. I view it as the Asian and vegan alternative to the classic chicken-noodle soup people crave when they are sick. Ingredients: serves 2 - 150g basmati rice - 150g exotic asian mushrooms; shiitake, oyster, enoki etc. (plus 3
Tea and cake, the perfect combination - hand in hand right? Afternoon tea is a British classic pastime and now I have combined it to a whole other level, why not have your tea and cake together?
This loaf is not too sweet and has the subtle tonnes of Earl Grey infused within. It goes perfect by itself, or I prefer it toasted with some dairy-free spread or peanut butter. It is a recipe you must try! Ingredients: - 150g self raising flour - 100g rye flour - 2tsp baking powder -
It's been a while since a savoury recipe has been posted on here, so I thought it was about time I tried something new - since I have definitely been digging savoury over sweet lately (shocker!). I had some leftover cauliflower 'rice' from another meal that I wanted to use up, and what a better way than making some arancini balls - replacing normal rice for cauliflower to get in some hidden veggies!
I used the air fryer for cooking, but alternatively you could bake in the ove
As it is Sugar Awareness Week at the moment, I wanted to recreate a popular favourite sweet treat for those of you who are looking to reduce your sugar intakes. Added sugar is of major concern in Public Health, due to the average population exceeding recommendations by over double! Here I have put together a reduced sugar brownie recipe, using Natvia sweetener in combination with less sugar to provide you with some delicious brownies at only 5g sugar a piece (*unless you add
It's been a hot minute since I've published a new recipe. The festive period, the new year, my looming exams all have me a very busy girl. However, fear not. I have made another batch of cookies for you to recreate and devour quicker than it took me to write this post (trust me they are just that moorish). The addition of espresso to these cookies is based on preference (and the fact that I had espresso flavoured almond butter), but if you would like this addition and only ha
Beware when you make these... They are incredibly moreish and may be gone within seconds... These little bites are the best snack to have on hand; they satisfy your choccy cravings, taste indulgent, fuels you with energy yet are incredibly 'healthy' (well kind of...). Each bite contains 5g protein! So perfect for a post workout treat, if you are about that life. Take your hand at making these - as they are so fun to make! Tag me on instagram @plant.steph as I would love to sh
Coconut apple, coconut embryo, fermented coconut - what do you call it? None the less, the Natures Charm coconut apple pudding sure is delicious warmed up for a nice Autumn dessert. Or, take it to the next level with this super delicious crumble recipe to pimp up your taste buds! It also makes for a nice winter-y breakfast too!
Ingredients: (serves 4) - 1 tin Natures Charm coconut apple pudding - 1 apple, chopped - 50g oats - 30g plain flour - 30g coconut flour - 1/2tsp cinn
October is upon us. The nights are getting darker, the weather cooler and halloween is around the corner. So we all know what time of year it is - pumpkin season! These brownies I made on a whim, and they actually turned out incredible. Honestly, I can't believe how 'healthy' they are when they taste so damn good. Think >10g protein per serving and refined sugar, gluten-free?!
Please try them out, and remember to share and tag me on instagram so I can see your creations :) @p