Recipe: Vegan Pistachio Pesto

Pasta with pesto has always been one of my favourite meals, so I find it such a shame that most pesto isn’t even vegetarian, let alone vegan. I used pistachios to make this batch purely because we had no pine nuts, and it was such a great discovery! The pistachios add a sweet, earthy, rich…

Recipe: Sweet and Sour ‘Chicken’ Salad

I’ve never really enjoyed sweet and sour from a chinese takeaway – it’s usually too sweet for me. But this salad gets the balance just right and is a perfect summer lunch to eat outside. I used quorn ‘chicken’ pieces, but you could use any other chicken substitute that can be fried, or extra firm…

Recipe: Tofu Katsu Curry

Katsu curry has always been one of my favourite meals, so I’ve tried to create a vegan version several times. Proper katsu curry has layers of japanese spices, but it’s not difficult to create something that tastes pretty similar using a standard curry powder. Make sure you get really firm tofu for this recipe (I…

Review: Fallow Cafe, Manchester

Fallow CafeĀ is my friends’ and my go-to place for brunch during term-time in Manchester. It’s located right in the heart of the bustling student area Fallowfield, and it has several vegan options as well as loads of stuff for veggies and meat-eaters, which makes it a great spot for dining with non-vegan mates. If you…

Recipe: Butternut Squash Mac and ‘Cheese’ Sauce

Using vegetables to make a vegan mac and cheese sauce was something I was always a little sceptical about, but after seeing how many other great vegan bloggers use butternut squash in their recipes I decided to try it, and I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner! The squash adds a rich, creamy flavour…