Non dairy pavlova 


Watching the amazing Nigella Lawson on her BBC 2 Simply Nigella show, I finally found a recipe that I could make but no…!!!!! She finished if off with cream. 

Whilst I’m a vegetarian, not a vegan, I can’t eat dairy as it gives me the most awful migraines 😦 I then started my journey to look for a non dairy whipped cream and found  a recipe for one on The Guardian website. 
Here are the links:

I was lazy and didn’t do the ice bath or the melting of the fat first. I also didn’t add the lemon to the meringue and I think I will if I make it again as it was mega sweet!! 

This was the first time I’ve made a meringue since school so it was rather cracked …. Didn’t fall apart when cut so that’s a positive! The kids all loved it and there were no complaints about the soya cream. Finding a decent recipe for whipped cream work revolutionise my food! There are so many desserts out there that I haven’t been able to make (yet to find a decent chocolate alternative 😦 ). 

I hope to find more dairy free and vegan recipes next year to try and share with you all 
Love, hugs, tea and crochet 




Non egg fried rice 


Thanks to The Morgans for the recipe.

Enough brown rice to cover the bottom of a large saucepan to a depth of 2cm

1 pack of silken tofu or tofu that isn’t in the chilled section

2 dessert spoons of tamari 

1 dessert spoon sesame oil

2 cloves of garlic crushed 

2 tsp of turmeric 

2 tsp of ginger 

3 tsp of dried coriander 

1 mug of frozen peas 

1 salad bag of spinach 

Black pepper 

Cover the rice with boiling water. Approx 3cm above the rice level. Simmer for 5 mins, stir, cover and then leave for 25 mins – turn off the heat. Cover lid with a heavy tea towel. 
Meanwhile – drain the tofu and mash in a bowl. Add the sesame oil, tamari, turmeric, ginger, coriander and frozen peas. Leave to marinate. 
When the rice is cooked, ensure there is no water left over. Fry the garlic in a frying pan. 
Before it turns golden, add the tofu mixture and fry for about 10mins. Add the rice, stir and ensure it’s piping hot. Serve immediately.
Serves 3-4