Vegetable Jambalaya

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I apologise for my absence and lack of recipes, but it’s just been one of those weeks, and I haven’t felt up to cooking or baking. I won’t divulge details, however let’s just say that appearances have been deceiving, and I have been extremely lucky to have been supported by such strong female friends (hmmm, I wonder if you can guess what I’m talking about). It hasn’t all been negative though, my course mates and I have become a lot closer this week, and I received praise for my dissertation, being told I should speak at a conference, how very exciting!

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Raspberry and Coconut ‘Cheesecake’ (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Cheescake ingredients
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I love cheesecake. I love the smooth and creamy texture of the cheese combined with the crunchy biscuit base. I love the way it melts in my mouth, and how satisfied I feel when I eat it. I love the variety of flavours, from mixed berry, to chocolate, to salted caramel. Yes, my love for cheesecake is incomparable. But, as a vegan, how was I ever going to satisfy my cheesecake needs?!

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Banana and Coconut Loaf (Vegan, Gluten-free)

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Okay so this one is an adaptation of a vegan ‘brownie’ recipe a friend of mine sent me last year.

I lived in London during my first year of university, and whilst I decided to continue my studies back home in the North East, I made some great friends whom I still keep in regular contact with. The Christmas before last, I went down to London to stay with my friend Becca, who lived with her fellow coursemate Cecilia, in a tiny little basement flat on Old Kent Road. I was a little dubious about staying in such close proximity with a girl I had never met before, but Becca told me not to worry, Cecilia and I would get on just fine. And of course, she was completely right. They both made me feel completely at home, and as they are both fellow food lovers, I had so much fun cooking with them. The few days I stayed there were an absolute blast, with the highlight being getting completely wrecked off homemade mulled wine, and covering ourselves in glitter.

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Vegan Chilli

Three Bean One Legume
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As I’m sat here writing my first proper blog entry, Taylor Swift is blasting and I’m having a little cry to myself. Not my most dignified moment, but who cares, we all need a good sob once in while right?

So yes, it’s safe to say this day hasn’t been the best day, and everything that could’ve gone wrong, has. However, if there is one thing I can rely on to make me happy, its food. I started the fasting part of the 5:2 diet today, so I haven’t managed to cook up anything delicious, though I do have a recipe to share from last week.

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