At the end of last year I was asked if I'd like to be a Cut Out + Keep Superstar for a week- of course I said yes!
Cut Out + Keep is a craft and hobby website based in Scotland and there's endless tutorials on their website about how to make just about anything you can imagine. It's sort of like all the realistic How-Tos of Pinterest gathered together. I've had a recipe going up every day this week on my page over there- the majority are brand new recipes, with a few of my favourites mixed in. I thought I'd share links to them all now that they're all up, along with a questionnaire (scroll down) I completed at 2am one night, in case you'd like to find out a bit more about the workings behind Guac. I very much had January in mind when picking which recipes to share, so I hope there's some useful ones for everyone still in the throws of Veganuary.
A vegan-friendly way of using up leftover mashed potato. Once you've mastered your gnocchi rolling technique, these little potato shapes are an easy way to use up extra mash and a great alternative to pasta, all with the help of some cupboard essentials and a fork!
A super-fast Korean alternative to a stir fry. Bowls of goodness seem to have taken over Pinterest and Instagram, and it's easy to see why- while stir fries are now pretty run of the mill, a gorgeously arranged bowl of your 5-a-day is definitely something worth hashtagging over.
One of the first happy discoveries many vegans make is that fry-ups are pretty easy to veganise. Sure, traditionally there's a lot of meat involved, but with so many tasty options, it's easy to focus on making something like bubble and squeak as the star of the show, whilst not missing out on any frying pan action.
When it's not quite porridge season, bircher is your guy. Known as overnight porridge to anyone that pines for that full feeling only oats seem to provide, bircher muesli is very easy to veganise or turn gluten free.
A light take on tacos, perfect for autumnal lunches. These tacos are ideal for a laptop boxset marathon- they don't need cutlery and can be kept in the fridge and made up ready for you next Nextflix binge.
Cheap and cheerful, this chilli is a weeknight staple in the making. While it's easy enough to know where to track down meat-free dinner ideas if you're vegan yourself- I know it can be tricky to get inspired if you have a vegan coming to dinner- especially if you already used up your butternut squash risotto recipe the first time round!
This bright and breezy Floridian cousin of the cheesecake is the perfect antidote to shorter nights and colder mornings. I'm not big on cakes, but this key lime pie is the perfect thing to find sat in the fridge for a sneaky slice at breakfast, and makes a show-stopping dessert for anyone in need of convincing that a vegan diet can still be decadent.