Author Archives: Jenny

Cherry Almond Muffins

There’s a definite Monday morning feel to this Tuesday, so why not sneak in a muffin to get the working week under way?  I had one of these as a post-breakfast treat on Good Friday before embarking on a trip … Continue reading

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Mint & Root Vegetable Curry

Spring has sprung in Manchester.  The trees are covered in blossom, the sun has made several consecutive appearances, I have left the house in a jacket and not frozen to death.  Even though the root vegetables in this dish are … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

At the weekend I went to one of my favourite places in the UK, and indeed in the world:  York.  Traditionally a trip to York has been synonymous with a trip to Betty’s Tearooms, but now that I’m vegan that … Continue reading

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Creme Egg Brownies

One of the downsides of teaching English as a foreign language is that everyone always thinks I get long holidays for summer, Easter and Christmas.  In the last two weeks I’ve been asked countless times:  “How long are you off … Continue reading

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Tempura

It was with great delight that I spotted a vegan tempura starter on the menu of Tampopo, an Asian restaurant in Manchester.  I immediately put it at the top of my restaurant hitlist and spent the whole day looking forward … Continue reading

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Raspberry Blackout Cake

I woke up this morning feeling achy and decrepit – unsurprising, as yesterday was my 30th birthday.  It was an absolutely marvellous day, rounded off with a slice of birthday cake (or rather, 2 slices of 2 birthday cakes – … Continue reading

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Wild Rice Dumplings with Lemongrass Curry

The weekend just gone was the last of my twenties – gulp!  A scary thought indeed, but it was celebrated in style with an amazing trip to Brighton.  The weather was bordering on tropical, my spirits were high, my companion … Continue reading

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Apricot & Marzipan Loaf

Mother’s Day is upon us once more, a time for great celebration.  This is a pre-gan cake, eggs and dairy included, so I won’t be making it again myself, but it’s a fancy one for a special occasion.  The marzipan … Continue reading

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Snickerdoodles

Last Friday at school I returned to the classroom after break to find one of my Mexican students sitting ready to resume work, with a bottle of tabasco sauce sat on the desk before him.  “What’s this all about?”  I … Continue reading

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Split Pea Soup

A few years ago, the cure to breast cancer was found:  cryptic status updates on Facebook. Remember having a newsfeed full of references to moving to another country, the colour of someone’s underwear, the place where a handbag was kept … Continue reading

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