Yearly Archives: 2013


Almond Nut Milk

I have avoided making this for years, thinking it was really scary and difficult, but now that I’ve finally tried it, I have no idea why I was so bothered. It’s the easiest thing in the world, it tastes delicious (admittedly slightly nutty), and it even looks like “the real […]

Almond Milk

HAPPY Logo

Manchester Medical Students and the HAPPY Scheme

On Wednesday 24th October I gave a talk to a lovely group of medical students from Manchester Medical School. The event was organised by the committee of the HAPPY scheme (Healthy And Proactive Project for Youth): a student action on childhood obesity in which volunteers go into local schools and […]


Chocolate Spiders

Just for fun… These are basically chocolate crispies: 50g puffed rice mixed with 150g melted dairy-free dark chocolate (makes 15 spiders). I added 200ml soya milk and 40 ml agave nectar (1 cup in total) to the chocolate while melting, which gives a softer, more ganache-like finish. It sets less […]

Chocolate Spiders

Pumpkin Pie

It has taken me several attempts (and a lot of pie-eating) over the last couple of weeks to feel confident with this recipe. I hope I’m not too late posting it today (the day before Halloween) – but if you’re still not sure what to do with all that pumpkin […]


VegFest London 2

Last weekend was VegFest at Kensington Olympia in London. I went on Saturday and shopped, ate and listened to various speakers for six entertaining hours. Apparently, around 3999 other people also pitched up to find out more about a vegan lifestyle, and stock up on various goodies. If you were […]


Tofu Scramble

This quick and simple breakfast is a plant-based staple, found in vegan cookbooks the length and breadth of the land. Here’s mine:   Serves: 2-4 Contains: soya   Ingredients:   For the scramble: 1 box firm (plain or smoked) tofu – drained 1 small white onion 2-4 cloves garlic (according […]


Fruit Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes 2

Fruit consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from three prospective longitudinal cohort studies. Isao Muraki et al. BMJ 2013;347:f5001 (published 28th August 2013)  This recent study published in the British Medical Journal (28th August 2013) triggered a number of articles in the Guardian newspaper, questioning the health benefits […]