Quick hummus recipe *Vegan*

It’s so so quick to whip up a batch of homemade hummus, and it always tastes better than supermarket versions. I made enough for 4 days worth of sandwiches. Ingredients: 1 tin of chickpeas (standard size) 1 tbsp olive oil 4 tbsp of the water from the chickpeas 1 tbsp of tahini paste salt (be…

Aromatic cinnamon saffron rice, butternut squash, and chilli salmon

By the time it gets to dinner who really has the energy to spend hours cooking away and pottering around the kitchen? That’s where this meal comes in, simple, fast (ready in about 30 minutes) and so so delicious. Ingredients: serves 3 hungry people (aka 2 runners and a rower) 6 Salmon fillets (you can usually buy…

Caramelised banana and cocoa nibs vegan porridge

Cocoa nibs, if you haven’t tried them you haven’t lived. They’re rich dark chocolate, so dark they almost taste buttery, they make any porridge game 100% stronger. They’re sugar free, high in magnesium and essentially a superfood. Go grab some, y’all won’t regret it. Chuck a caramelised banana on the top of some porridge and…

5 minute mocha vegan ice-cream

Yep that’s right, it only takes 5 minutes to whip up a batch of super creamy dairy free frozen deliciousness. Chocolate + coffee + frozen banana= heaven mocha ice-cream, quick, easy, 3 ingredients, what’s not to love… ingredients: (serves one) one frozen banana cut into chunks 1 tsp of instant coffee 1.5 tsp of unsweetened cocoa…

**Vegan mince pies **

It’s the Christmas season, who doesn’t love mince pies? This recipe happens to be vegan, gluten free, and super delicious. For a cheaper alternative to pistachios, oat flour can be substituted. Ingredients: (makes 4 pies) For the pie crust: 66g ground almonds 66g ground pistachios 1 1/3 tbsp water 6 medjool dates For the mincemeat:…

Vegan apricot cashew nakd bars

Snacks, who doesn’t love them? Come 3pm I am fully in need of a sugar kick to get me through the rest of the afternoon. I especially love dried fruit and nuts, and have a minor addiction to the cashew cookie nakd bars. Unfortunately being a student means being perpetually broke, making it increasingly difficult…

Oatmeal cinnamon vanilla pancakes (vegan)

The picture says it all, but just in case you’re still not drooling, these pancakes essentially taste like cinnamony oatmealy fluffy little hugs. They also take about 2 minutes to make and all 5 of them comes to only 270 calories (and as it’s oatmeal based will keep you properly full unlike white flour pancakes)….

Post run recovery porridge

When you finish a run, especially something long, it’s vital you refuel your body so it can recover and get stronger for your next training session. When I finish a run (anywhere between 4-10km) I’m usually hungry but not feeling a large meal. It’s important to replenish carbs and also try incorporate some healthy fats…

Vegan caramelised banana power porridge

Another vegan porridge recipe, really? Trust me, this one is so so worth it. It features delightfully sweet caramelised banana for energy, a spoonful of peanut butter for crunch and protein and almond milk for more plant based goodness. Ingredients: 1 ripe banana 4 tbsp oats 150ml unsweetened almond milk 1/2 tsp cinnamon generous tbsp…

Vegan protein pancakes

33g of protein per pancake, and if you use oat flour they can be totally gluten free, they’re also vegan. Essentially these pancakes are superfood and you can totally justify eating them all the time to ‘hit your macros’ Makes 6 pancakes: Ingredients: 1/3 cup of oats (or a flour of your choice) 1/3 cup of…

Is it moral to remove someone’s capacity for evil?

I recently finished reading the rather disturbing cult classic ‘A Clockwork Orange’ by Anthony Burgess, which through the eyes of a teenage delinquent, raises interesting questions about the criminal justice system. It questions the ethics of forcing someone to view violence as repugnant rather than a joy to partake in. Specifically, the novel addresses whether…

Vegan Soothing Cinnamon Chai

Sometimes you just need a good soothing cuppa, this is inspired by traditional chai, perfect for when you need something sweeter than tea but it’s not quite cocoa weather. It uses almond milk as a base for a naturally sweet low calorie vegan drink. You will need: serves 1 almond milk (to measure pour into…