How to Make Hemp Milk (2 ingredients – vegan)

How to Make Hemp Milk - image shows a carafe of freshly made hemp milk being poured into a bowl of muesli. The bowl is on a wooden table and is surrounded by a linen napkin.

Have you ever wondered how to make hemp milk? Now, I love making my own plant milks but I’ll be the first to admit that they can be PRICEY. Particularly if you’re using nuts like cashews, walnuts or almonds, making your own nut and seed milks can become prohibitively expensive. That’s why I love using hemp seeds! They’re not cheap …

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How to Grow Alfalfa Sprouts at Home

How to Grow Alfalfa Sprouts at home. Image shows a stacked sandwich on wholemeal bread packed with alfalfa sprouts, tomatoes, sauerkraut, cucumber and kale. The sandwich is on brown paper and there is a glass container of sprouts in the background.

Ever wondered how to grow alfalfa sprouts at home? I’ll show you how in this handy tutorial – all you need are alfalfa seeds, a mason jar and some cheesecloth! We all seem to have a little more time on our hands right now, and what better way to use that time than by growing our own food? I’m not …

How to Make Sauerkraut (easy, vegan & gluten-free)

Close up shot of homemade sauerkraut. Image shows a fork lifting several pieces of purple sauerkraut out of a glass jar.

I’m so excited about this post! That may seem strange as it’s not particularly sexy (hello Chocolate Glop Cake), but I’ve wanted to share how to make sauerkraut for so long now and I’m delighted to finally be doing it with this easy recipe (no cabbage massaging required!). In my opinion, homemade sauerkraut is one of the best kept secrets …

My Top 10 Recipes for Meal Prep in 2020

Overhead view of ingredients for tomato sauce: tomatoes, parsley, coconut oil, herbs and garlic, with a woman's hands.

It’s the question I get asked time and time again: what are the best recipes for meal prep? The short answer is anything that’s fast, easy, nourishing, and stores well as leftovers. We all struggle when it comes to meal prepping and I’m no exception. But I’ve learned over the years that having a few recipes in my repertoire that …

How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream (vegan & gf)

Image shows coconut whipped cream forming soft peaks on electric beaters.

Coconut Whipped Cream is a really well-kept secret. When I turned vegan, for ages I didn’t know how to replace whipped dairy cream in desserts and cakes and I assumed that my days of eating cream were over. At best, I thought I could substitute it for soy versions (this was back in 2012 when the only soy cream options …

How to Make The Ultimate Vegan Cheese Board

How to Make the Ultimate Vegan Cheese Board - Vancouver with Love. Image shows overhead view of a white vegan cheeseboard. The cheeseboard contains a mixture of orange and white wheels and wedges of cheese, a mix of breads and crackers, jars of preserves and spreads, fruits and berries and a mixture of nuts. It consists of mainly pink, yellow, orange and neutral tones. Several antique silver cheese knives and spoons are placed on and around the board. It is on a mottled grey background and there is a grey napkin in shot.

A vegan cheese board is the pièce de résistance when it comes to entertaining. There is no other dish that requires so little input but impresses so much. It’s also the perfect centrepiece for any gathering as you can make it as simple or as complicated as you like. And fortunately, the days are long gone when the only cheese …

How to Go Vegan (10 Steps to Make it Stick)

How to Go Vegan (10 Steps to Make it Stick) - Vancouver with Love. Overhead image of vegan ingredients, including colourful vegetables, brown rice, black beans, tofu and salsa.

I remember the day I went vegan well. It was 2012. I was on my way to visit my sister and standing in a well-known food shop in a London station. As I looked around for a snack to buy for my train journey, I remember thinking: ‘Crap, I’m never going to be full again.’ There was literally nothing available …

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How to Make Date Paste (vegan & gluten-free)

How to Make Date Paste - image of a glass jar of date paste surrounded by a spoon and beige linen napkin on a marble surface.

Have you ever wondered how to make date paste? If you’ve never tried this natural and delicious sweetener, you’re missing out! Date paste is a pretty special sweetener. Not only is it relatively inexpensive and quick to make, but it’s also packed with nutrients and minerals. Date paste is comparatively low in sugar compared with many other sweeteners like maple …

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Guide to Vegan Meal Prep & Warming Bean Chili Recipe

Warming Bean Chili

Happy New Year! For my first post of the new year, I thought I’d talk about a subject I know well: vegan meal prep! Meal prep is a topic that strikes dread into the heart of anyone attempting Veganuary as well as long-standing vegans. But fear not, help is at hand! Here, I’m going to give you my top vegan …

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How to Cook Tofu 3 Ways (vegan & gluten-free)

The Basics: Tofu 3 Ways (vegan + gf)

A lot of people find tofu really tricky to prepare and cook, and with good reason. I think everyone has a story about trying to make crispy tofu in a stir-fry and somehow ending up with a soggy, tasteless mess that gets stuck to the bottom of the pan. It’s one of those classic I’m-going-vegan stumbling blocks, but never fear, …