An indulgence like no other, the marvelous cupcake has the capacity to take all of your troubles away and make you gain weight like nothing else. Definitely a sometimes treat but perfect for parties, my Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing are sweet, rich and totally delicious. Exchange regular flour for gluten free flour if desired.
Coconut macaroons are always so easy to make, and usually only require ingredients already sitting in your pantry. My vegan Easy Lite Coconut Macaroons use aquafaba instead of egg whites and rice malt syrup instead of sugar, to make them a lighter, slightly less guilty treat. Dip them in your favourite vegan chocolate and serve with tea!
Rhubarb is the kind of ingredient that often appears in muffin, tart and porridge recipes, and always adds a lovely flavour and a bad-arse splash of pink. Today I decided to combine rhubarb with some zesty and sour lime to make these cakes, and top them off with a hazelnut crumble. If you’re feeling daring you can play around with the flavours, just be sure to keep the ratios the same. This recipe does contain sugar, so eat this hearty treat in moderation, if you can control yourself after taking a bite.
Eating a good sandwich is like watching John Munch fight crime in early Law and Order: SVU episodes: pretty much as good as it gets. Although I find deep comfort in a simple avocado and Vegemite toastie, sometimes I just need a little more oomph. My smashed chickpea blend is filling, protein packed, meaty and god damn delicious. You can mix up your other fillings, but pesto makes for a lovely accompaniment. Planetbox.com sent me the lovely lunchbox in this picture, which came with the cutest magnets that can be personalised! Pictured is the Shuttle box, which is non-toxic and great for school lunches. Get packing!
Earl Grey, lemon and lavender make such a good combination, it’s almost surprising they don’t have their own hilarious sitcom by now. This recipe is something I’d make if I had special guests stopping by, and wanted to impress them by pretending I don’t just eat chocolate after dinner every night. These cakes have a lovely, lemon flavour that works magically with the Earl Grey tea leaves and the tart lavender syrup, and can easily be made gluten free by switching out regular flour.
I’m going to be honest, this recipe was the result of cheap pumpkin being on sale, and my desire not to waste a single gram. It’s easy to make and freezes well, and makes for a lightly spiced, low sugar snack. If you’re feeling inspired, try substituting pumpkin for another vegetable that’s on sale.
No frying or resting required, these doughnuts are basically like mini sugar bombs with fabulously exciting icing. They are really quick to make and can be made gluten free, or with any number of different flavourings, extracts and toppings. Intergalactic snacking at its finest!