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The Only Sticky Mug Cake Recipe You’ll Ever Need [Vegan]

I’ve always been an adamant microwave hater, up until this afternoon. Here is proof that, when provided with adequately convincing reasons, negative opinions can change. I find that a fluffy, moist, no fuss, single-serving sticky cake that’s basically ready in five minutes is a pretty darn adequately convincing reason not to hate microwaves (so much) anymore. I’ve always found the idea of making a microwave mug cake appealing, but could never quite muster the willpower to sit down, find a recipe (amongst the millions out there), gather the ingredients and get the kitchen in a mess just for one little pudding. The main reason, however, was that the recipe-finding bit always took me so long that I was fed up of it before I even started! So I came up with a super-simple, five-minute base recipe to curb that after-dinner pudding craving – it’s up to you if you want to add to it. I’ve added a few variation ideas at the bottom, and that’s all you need really. I’m a fan of the gooey, melt-in-the-middle …

Easy Vegan Breakfast and Building My Plant Based Foundations

“Non refert quam multos sed quam bonos habeas.” It is quality rather than quantity that matters. – Seneca, Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, XLV: On Sophistical Argumentation Choosing not to conform to an omnivorous diet is not something to take easily. I’d go as far as saying that it is one of the most radical and profound reformations of the self that can be made. After all, we are made of what we eat. By changing what we eat we are in a way changing who we are as well. According to where we have lived and grown up in the world, over the decades we’ve moulded into set socio-cultural constructs that dictate the way we view, consume and understand food. Country specific traditions, alongside the development of social practices and living circumstances, play the most important roles in the development of food culture. Many coastal regions for example, where fishing culture is strong and fisheries are common, will feature predominantly fish-based culinary traditions. What we call ‘traditional’ cuisine is a collection of culinary practices developed by sedentary populations over time, to make the most of local resources in absence of imported goods, …

Moro’s Minty Beetroot, Pomegranate & Almond Salad and some thoughts on London

I’ve started working at Wright’s Independent Food Emporium: a rustic, vintage styled café and food store nested within a former pub in Nantgaredig, West Wales. It’s run by food writer and restaurateur Simon Wright, it’s great and I love it: they serve tasty food, nice natural wines and craft beers and I get to learn things about food and to drink the best coffee ever. As if all this wasn’t enough already, just a week after I started my job there I was swept off to London on a staff trip. We ate some amazing tapas in Morito, tasted every possible coffee Workshop had to offer, drank the best ever craft beer in Kernel brewery and tasted some incredible natural wines in Terroirs, a busy little wine bar in the heart of London’s West End. I’m not going to review my experience of any of them in detail with this post, it would end up being a shabby counterpart of the full blog post they deserve each to do them justice. In the near future (when I visit them …