Meaty Mushrooms on Toast (vegan | gluten-free)

I've never actually claimed to be vegan, despite meat and dairy being absent from my diet. Admittedly, I have on the odd occasion consumed egg and even meat. Well, let me explain- living in China as an expat requires compromises since adapting to a new culture usually means a level of change. Meat is difficult… Continue reading Meaty Mushrooms on Toast (vegan | gluten-free)


Smoky Bacon Rashers (vegan | gluten-free)

There’s no place like bacon heaven. And now the experience of eating bacon can be made even more heavenly since no animals were harmed in the making of this dish. I’ve not had bacon for years and given it was Sunday, my trip down memory lane took me to weekends at home when my dad… Continue reading Smoky Bacon Rashers (vegan | gluten-free)

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2-ingredient peanut butter (vegan | gluten-free)

Today I overheard the word 'penis' bellowing prominently from the mouth of the dean of my university as I exited the classroom shortly after teaching my first lecture of the morning. At first I was like, wtf, with a mild fear of what I might stumble across when I walked into his office- luckily he… Continue reading 2-ingredient peanut butter (vegan | gluten-free)


2-Step Peach and Plum Candy Compote (vegan + gluten-free + fat-free)

I deceive you not when I say this really does taste like sour peach sweets, one of my top five candies of all time. Peaches are such cheeky little, playful fruits, with their teasing bum-like shape and baby fluff exterior- although that description makes them sound pretty strange and almost disgusting, but that juicy, soft… Continue reading 2-Step Peach and Plum Candy Compote (vegan + gluten-free + fat-free)

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Crumpets…and no they’re not English muffins! (vegan)

These heavenly holes are no ordinary holes. To clarify, I’m not referring to attractive women (slang term previously used in the UK), but to the bread. However, it is a bread like no other. As we know, bread contains ‘holes’ or pockets of air that form during the cooking process- some holes are bigger than… Continue reading Crumpets…and no they’re not English muffins! (vegan)


Sweet potato toasties (vegan | gluten-free)

Typical English pub-grub, beer-guzzling-man, football-watching, finger food. Well no more will this style of potato fit only into only this category (yes, I consider the above one genre).  It is time for fully loaded potato skins to spread their wings and reach all us other non-male, teetotal, health-aware, sports-hating, messy eaters out there. I’m not… Continue reading Sweet potato toasties (vegan | gluten-free)