Monthly Archives: October 2013


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 […]

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Chocolate Spiders

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 […]


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 […]

Pumpkin

VegFest London

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 […]

Tofu Scramble