RECIPE | Hoisin steak and tempura prawns

Love Chinese food? Then give this a go; Chinese-infused hoisin sauce steak, with tempura sweet chilli king prawns, served with mushroom and chilli egg fried rice. Continue reading “RECIPE | Hoisin steak and tempura prawns”

How to make a vegan sausage sandwich

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Ever wondered how to make a vegan sausage sandwich? In the true spirit of Veganuary (something I challenged myself to earlier this year), I often found myself indulging on milky brews and sausage sandwiches. But how? I hear you ask. How do you make a vegan sausage sandwich? Two words, really: Linda McCartney.

Who doesn’t love a humble sausage butty and a cup of tea? Well, it’s something everyone should be able to enjoy, so here’s a quick post on how…   Continue reading “How to make a vegan sausage sandwich”

Savoury crêpes with egg and chilli

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This recipe is delicious and surprisingly easy! I’m pretty sure it will become your go-to weekend brunch, like it has become mine. Give it a go for Pancake Day or any weekend when you deserve a treat! Continue reading “Savoury crêpes with egg and chilli”

Ultimate Pancake Day Recipe: Banoffee Crêpes!

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Over on my Instagram Stories last week (@sophiesscran if you’re not following!) I cast a little vote. It was whether I should make sweet or savoury pancakes for Pancake Day… and I guess sweet won! But only just!

So I thought right, these need to be good. I spent a month avoiding dairy for Veganuary and wanted to make something really, really indulgent. These banoffee crepes are just that!

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RECIPE | Easy steak quesadillas

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After Veganuary, I was ready for some meat and cheese. This easy steak quesadillas recipe provides both, in abundance, AND is quick and delicious. They are messy, so be warned. Buy a decent quality meat, it makes all the difference. Let me know if you give them a go! Continue reading “RECIPE | Easy steak quesadillas”

RECIPE | Crispy tofu rice bowls (vegan-friendly)

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I came up with this one in a Veganuary moment of madness where I was truly hungry for protein.

I needed tofu, and I needed it fast. I had some cooked quinoa in (which was a Godsend) and I had this little bad-boy on my table in about 10 minutes flat.

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RECIPE | Slow-cooked bean chilli

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I toyed with the idea of calling this ‘slow’ not just ‘slow-cooked’ because of all the soaking that goes on beforehand.  But trust me, it’s worth it.

Like it’s meaty counterpart, there are loads of things you can do with a bean chilli. Burritos, yep. Tacos, yes, please. Teaming it with rice and quinoa bowls, jalapenos and avocado, yum. Or as the showstopper in a feast with pico de gallo salsa, homemade guacamole, harissa and the best tortillas you can get your hands on… The possibilities are endless. Continue reading “RECIPE | Slow-cooked bean chilli”

RECIPE | Rich Lentil Bolognese (vegan-friendly)

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What do you want from a bolognese recipe? It’s still very much a staple meal at home, so I was desperate (as part of Veganuary) to come up with my own  plant-based version that is just as rich and comforting as the meaty version. I think I’ve nailed it.

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What is a flexitarian? Someone who *actually* eats a varied diet?

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This week, I reached an all time, millennial-hipster high.

I used my Keep Cup to earn me a discount on my flat whites (because plastic cups are the enemy). I worked as a freelancer from a shared, city centre work space (because office-based working isn’t for me hence why I quit my job to travel). And I went to IKEA to buy succulents (’cause apparently I find comfort and satisfaction in caring for squidgy, spiky green plants).

My eating habits got decidedly hipster this week, too.

I heard the term ‘flexitarianism’ a few times last year and at first I thought what a load of millennial, hipster rubbish. But one week into Veganuary (I want to learn more plant-based cooking) and I realise, I actually am a true ‘flexitarian…’ but what the hell does that mean?! Continue reading “What is a flexitarian? Someone who *actually* eats a varied diet?”

RECIPE | Curry Noodle Soup (Khao Soi)

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So this is my first blog post in a while, soz guys. I’ve been a bit preoccupied. Christmas is crazy, isn’t it? But so worth it, as I think I actually just had the best Christmas ever.

But after alllllll the turkey, the pigs in blankets, the stodgy leftovers, I needed something spicy and full of veg. So I looked back to my time in Thailand as a trusty source of inspiration. And it didn’t fail me… Continue reading “RECIPE | Curry Noodle Soup (Khao Soi)”