Global Food News

Been on a now we’re cooking course, or attended one of our events?

Below are a range of recipe and food ideas from some great writers on food, presentation, value for money and a range of dietary needs.

Perhaps some you haven’t come across yet? We’ll rotate our food news selection regularly.

The NWC team


Lavender and Lovage Food and Travel from Home and Abroad

  • The Well Preserved Pantry
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 18th October 2021 at 12:48 pm

    The Well Preserved Pantry – There are few things more satisfying then making your own preserves, especially when using produce from your garden. A Jumble of Jams, Jellies, Chutneys and Pickles There are few things more satisfying then making your own preserves, whether they be from your own home-grown produce, or excess crops from family and friends – also known as desperate measures to offload 40 kilos of marrows, soft fruit, beans and onions etc in under a day. Continue reading The Well Preserved Pantry at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Lamb Cobbler with Garlic Scone Dumplings
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 14th October 2021 at 12:27 pm

    My recipe for Lamb Cobbler with Garlic Scone Dumplings is a fabulous recipe that uses PGI Welsh Lamb Steaks as the hero ingredient. *AD – Creative Commissioned Work* PGI Welsh Lamb Steaks Recipe My recipe for Lamb Cobbler with Garlic Scone Dumplings is a fabulous recipe for Autumn and the Winter months, and uses PGI Welsh Lamb Steaks as the hero ingredient. The base of this Lamb Cobbler with Garlic Scone Dumplings, is a fragrant lamb stew with onions and carrots, which is first cooked in a slow cooker, or a pressure cooker. Continue reading Lamb Cobbler with Garlic Scone Dumplings at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Give Your Virtual Business a Flying Start
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 4th October 2021 at 10:58 am

    Give Your Virtual Business a Flying Start – How To Realistically Start Your Virtual Business on the Right Foot. *Collaborative Post* Foto di tookapic da Pixabay Starting off a Virtual Business If you’ve been thinking about starting your virtual business and don’t know where to start, today’s blog post is for you. Understanding the basics of what a virtual business is and how it can be different from other companies will help you provide an easy checklist for getting started on the right foot. Continue reading Give Your Virtual Business a Flying Start at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Bang Bang Cauliflower (with Cauli Shoots)
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 2nd October 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Today’s recipe for Bang Bang Cauliflower (with Cauli Shoots) is a fabulous Vegan recipe, and is easy to prepare with the homemade Bang Bang sauce. *Cauli Shoots were Gifted – Not Sponsored* A Delicious Chinese Street Food Vegan Recipe Today’s recipe for Bang Bang Cauliflower (with Cauli Shoots) is such a fabulous Vegan recipe, which is easy to prepare and packs a fabulous spicy punch with the homemade Bang Bang sauce. Continue reading Bang Bang Cauliflower (with Cauli Shoots) at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Planning Christmas Travel
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 16th September 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Planning Christmas Travel – Travelling during Christmas is often a bit of a nightmare and that’s why it’s best to start planning for it. *Collaborative Post* Planning Christmas Travel – Travelling during Christmas is often a bit of a nightmare and that’s why it’s best to start planning for it sooner rather than later. If you’re looking to spend Christmas overseas or if there’s a special occasion during the festive period, such as visiting family, that you’ll want to make the most of, and travelling might be a necessity. Continue reading Planning Christmas Travel at Lavender and Lovage.

 

Veggie Desserts Simple Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes Celebrating Vegetables

  • Vegan Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise)
    by Kate Hackworthy on 18th October 2021 at 7:06 am

    This easy Vegan Aioli recipe combines creamy homemade vegan mayo with the bold taste of fresh garlic for a flavorful aioli to use in many recipes. Whip up this simple condiment in 5 minutes or less, using just 5 ingredients! You'll also love Vegan Mayo, Vegan Honey, and Vegan Cream Cheese! I love veganizing your... Read More Vegan Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise) © Veggie Desserts.

  • Roasted Baby Potatoes
    by Kate Hackworthy on 15th October 2021 at 7:19 am

    This easy Roasted Baby Potatoes recipe makes a perfect potato that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. A great side dish that’s baked and ready to serve in just 30 minutes or less! It's perfect as a side dish alongside Air Fryer Beets, Vichy Carrots, or Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Roasted... Read More Roasted Baby Potatoes © Veggie Desserts.

  • Easy Lavender Syrup
    by Kate Hackworthy on 13th October 2021 at 12:07 pm

    This easy Lavender Syrup recipe is the perfect way to add a light floral note to drinks and desserts. Simply steep lavender in water and sugar, then strain for a sweet lavender treat you can enjoy in many different ways! You can make it in just 15 minutes. I love using culinary lavender in cooking.... Read More Easy Lavender Syrup © Veggie Desserts.

  • Air Fryer Potato Skins
    by Kate Hackworthy on 11th October 2021 at 11:01 am

    This easy Air Fryer Potato Skins recipe shows you how to make crispy potato skins in just 15 minutes or less using your air fryer! They're tender inside, crispy outside, and have an oozy cheesy topping. Serve as a party appetizer or a quick satisfying snack. Be sure to also try Air Fryer Pierogies and... Read More Air Fryer Potato Skins © Veggie Desserts.

  • Roasted Cauliflower in Spicy Peanut Sauce
    by Kate Hackworthy on 8th October 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Roasted Cauliflower in Spicy Peanut Sauce is a tasty and easy vegan dinner recipe that's ready in just 20 minutes with 8 simple ingredients! The simple homemade spicy peanut sauce comes together easily and is served on top of roasted cauliflower for a dish packed with flavor. Cauliflower is so good at taking on whatever... Read More Roasted Cauliflower in Spicy Peanut Sauce © Veggie Desserts.

 

Nadia's Healthy Kitchen Healthier, mainly plant-based recipes

  • Raspberry Chocolate Galette
    by Nadia on 14th October 2021 at 1:51 pm

    A simple fruity dessert with a hint of chocolate – this raspberry chocolate galette is made using healthier ingredients and less sugar. Great for a light post-dinner treat! I’m a huge dessert fan and have a major sweet tooth (as you’ll probably be able to tell by looking at my Instagram page!), and I always try to make my desserts ... Read More The post Raspberry Chocolate Galette appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Hazelnut Cream Bars
    by Nadia on 11th October 2021 at 1:38 pm

    A biscuit base, smooth hazelnut centre all topped with dark chocolate – these hazelnut cream bars are so delicious and dreamy! I made these copycat Kinder Bueno Bars a few weeks ago and they were a massive hit! What I love most about them is that the hazelnut cream centre is literally made up of 2 ingredients only – white ... Read More The post Hazelnut Cream Bars appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Healthier Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
    by Nadia on 26th September 2021 at 8:00 am

    A lighter cake made with healthier ingredients – this healthier chocolate peanut butter cake is perfect if you’re looking for a lighter celebration cake or if you’re craving a slice of cake, but want something more nutritious to satisfy those cravings! I created this cake to celebrate BULK’s 15th birthday! I’m proud to say I’ve been a BULK ambassador since ... Read More The post Healthier Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Salsa Vegan Grilled Cheese
    by Nadia on 23rd September 2021 at 9:00 am

    *This post is sponsored by Holy Moly Dips* Grilled cheese with a twist – this salsa vegan grilled cheese is jazzed up with smokey red pepper & tomato salsa. Great as a yummy savoury breakfast or a speedy comforting lunch! Some days you just need something really simple, yet decadent to lift up your mood. A grilled cheese in my ... Read More The post Salsa Vegan Grilled Cheese appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Vegan Earl Grey Cake
    by Nadia on 16th September 2021 at 4:18 pm

    *This post is sponsored by Ahmad Tea* This one is for all the tea lovers out there – this vegan Earl Grey Cake is infused with ground tea leaves adding a delicious and fragrant bergamot taste! I love using tea in desserts as a quick and easy way to add lots of flavour. I do think using tea in recipes ... Read More The post Vegan Earl Grey Cake appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

 

The Veg Space easy vegan recipes

  • Vegan Banoffee Pie
    by Kate Ford on 14th October 2021 at 11:15 am

    This decadent vegan banoffee pie recipe has crumbly pecan and biscuit bases, a rich vegan toffee filling, fresh bananas and whipped cream. A deliciously more-ish dessert! 🍴 Why you will love this recipe These pretty individual banoffee pies are easy to make, and a crowd-pleasing vegan dessert. The classic British pudding is easy to vegan-ise... The post Vegan Banoffee Pie appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Butter Bean Mash
    by Kate Ford on 30th September 2021 at 9:20 am

    This creamy butter bean mash is SO easy to make, packed with protein, healthy and delicious. A nutritious alternative to mashed potato. 🍴 Why you will love this recipe This deliciously rich and creamy mash is a nutritious alternative to mashed potato. Packed with protein and fibre, it is very quick and easy to make... The post Butter Bean Mash appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Marrow Soup
    by Kate Ford on 23rd September 2021 at 10:09 am

    A thick and creamy marrow soup with gentle spices and punchy flavours. Perfect to batch cook for the freezer when you find yourself with a glut of over-sized courgettes! 🍴 Why you will love this recipe This deliciously creamy soup is packed with flavour and mildly spiced. You would never guess it was made from... The post Marrow Soup appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Vegan Hotpot
    by Kate Ford on 12th September 2021 at 12:13 pm

    This easy vegan hotpot is a plant-based version of the traditional British classic, with a hearty base of vegan sausage, lentil and mushrooms. 🍴Why you will love this recipe! A hearty and comforting dinner, this hotpot is perfect to serve to family and friends. Time-saving ingredients like tinned lentils and fresh or frozen sausages make... The post Vegan Hotpot appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Vegan Clotted Cream
    by Kate Ford on 13th August 2021 at 1:31 pm

    A deliciously thick vegan clotted cream that takes just 3 minutes to make. Perfect to dollop on scones with strawberry jam! No afternoon tea would be complete without just-baked scones, strawberry jam and lashings of clotted cream. But what's a vegan to do when it comes to the clotted cream? Help is at hand -... The post Vegan Clotted Cream appeared first on The Veg Space.

 

Domestic Gothess Recipes from a domestic gothess.

  • Vegan Thai Red Curry 'Fish' Cakes
    by Hannah on 16th October 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Vegan Thai red curry 'fish' cakes - these easy fishless cakes are packed with flavour, have a great texture and are simple to make. They are subtly 'fishy' and have that flaky, fish-like texture, just like the real deal! These vegan Thai red curry 'fish' cakes are a very satisfying, delicious meal that is perfect... Read More The post Vegan Thai Red Curry 'Fish' Cakes appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Pecan Snowball Cookies
    by Hannah on 13th October 2021 at 8:21 am

    Vegan pecan snowball cookies - light, crumbly, melt-in-the mouth pecan shortbread cookies with a snowy powdered sugar coating. These Christmassy biscuits are easy to make with just 7 ingredients in one bowl and they taste amazing! You won't be able to stop at just one! These vegan pecan snowball cookies are light, melt-in-the-mouth, nutty, buttery... Read More The post Vegan Pecan Snowball Cookies appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Linzer Cookies
    by Hannah on 7th October 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Vegan Linzer cookies - these delicious jam sandwich biscuits are light, tender and melt-in-the-mouth with a nutty, buttery, jammy flavour. They are easy to make but look so beautiful with their jammy centres and snowy dusting of sugar; they are the perfect holiday cookie! These vegan Linzer cookies are one of my all-time favourite biscuits.... Read More The post Vegan Linzer Cookies appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Creamy White Bean Soup (Vegan)
    by Hannah on 3rd October 2021 at 7:56 am

    Creamy white bean soup - this easy, comforting vegan cannellini and butter bean soup is incredibly rich and creamy, but doesn't use any cream! Blended white beans provide all the creaminess you need and the delicious soup is flavoured with aromatic garlic, herbs and olive oil. This creamy white bean soup is the perfect hearty,... Read More The post Creamy White Bean Soup (Vegan) appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Pumpkin Bundt Cake
    by Hannah on 30th September 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Vegan pumpkin bundt cake - this easy vegan pumpkin spice cake topped with maple glaze is soft, moist and utterly delicious. It is full of warming Fall flavours and is a perfect cake for celebrations. Eggless and dairy-free. This vegan pumpkin bundt cake is wonderfully moist, soft, fluffy and delicious! It has a warmly spiced,... Read More The post Vegan Pumpkin Bundt Cake appeared first on Domestic Gothess.