I think one of the biggest misconceptions about vegan food is that it’s just boring salads, seeds and misshapen bits of tofu. But those of us who have been to many vegan cafes and restaurants that have been popping up all over the country in the last couple of years can attest that vegan food is not only exciting, often it’s not even always healthy! Vegans love the taste of burgers or cakes as much as anyone else, just without the animal products inside.
This weekend I decided to bake a naughty vegan cake using a recipe I found in a cookbook on my windowsill aptly named The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town by Ms Cupcake. I picked out a favourite that I’ve made before – the blueberry lemon loaf cake. This beauty is made with three lemons and a small box of blueberries and is delicious. I put in more lemons than the recipe suggests so it’s more like a drizzle cake, with extra lemon peel going into the icing which I purposefully dribble down the sides.
The recipe is definitely a bit naughty for containing plenty of sugar, but I do use rapeseed oil which is a healthier oil than most alternatives, almond milk and plenty of fruit of course! My favourite part about baking this cake is when you open the oven door after half an hour and you get hit with a wave of hot zesty lemon. It makes your kitchen smell amazing and of course it all goes down wonderfully with a cup of tea.
Take a look at the pictures below, and if you’re interested in baking this yourself check out the recipe book on Amazon!
*This post is sponsored by the lovely people at rapeseedoilbenefits.com, check them out for more healthy oil recipes!
It’s Sunday evening again and it’s been a great week for Instagram so lets round it all up.
There were some really yummy cakes in the office this week. These were cranberry and lemon although not together, rx that would be kind of interesting.
I’m off to Venice this week but I got excited and had to post this amazing picture of the main canal. They’ll be posts on my blog on Instagram and Twitter while I’m there and they’ll be some blog posts when I’m home so keep an eye out.
I can’t get enough of gorgeous flowers so loved these gorgeous ones from Sainsbury’s. Take a look.
One of my friends from work wore these fabulous Star Wars shoes and they deserved an Instagram posts. How cool!
I got a new hair cut this week. I had a good 5 inches cut off and man does it feel good and it looks pretty good too.
I love daisies so loved this sea of daisies just down the road from me. I had t take a picture.
On Saturday evening I went to Bury St Edmunds to meet up with my dads side of the family. It was his birthday on the 16th June so we had a get together and it was really fun. I was actually supposed to be born on the same day as him but I was a little late and it’s actually 6 days later.
Shoes! You gotta love shoes and this sale section is actually of LKBennett in William and Griffin. They’re so pretty.
What did you get up to this weekend? Let me know in the comments below.
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