Gram Flour Flatbreads (Vegan, Wheat & Gluten Free)

Continuing my new obsession with gram flour, it was brought to my attention by a lovely person on Instagram that I haven't shared this recipe yet!

I don't even have a photo, because whenever I make these they get eaten far too quickly for Instagramming.

These are a satisfying and tasty flatbread that is the perfect accompaniment for curries and spicy foods. They also have a very slightly eggy flavour to them which makes them very good with tomato based curry.

These cook very much like a pancake, but are quite firm and cannot be rolled up to use as a wrap. They are better torn or cut into quarters and dipped into delicious sauces or chutneys.

This is another recipe that I have to credit to the amazing Ghazalla who was kind enough to teach me some of her traditional Persian and Indian recipes.

It's definitely one of my favourites because they are very filling, satisfying and make the perfect contract to a hot and spicy curry.

Makes 6


90z/255g Gram Flour
1/4 tsp salt
A few …

Mexican Style Cornbread (Vegan, Wheat & Gluten Free)

I'm so excited to share this recipe with you!

I've spent some time over the past few weeks experimenting with cornbread, learning what it tastes like and trying various sweet and savoury versions. It's certainly an interesting texture but some have more flavour than others.

This is my own recipe for the slightly more flavoursome Mexican style cornbread, and it's definitely my favourite savoury version so far, and makes the ideal lunch for work or when you're out and about. 

I haven't added any chili to this one because I don't find that improves the flavour, but feel free to chuck some jalapenos in if you're feeling spicy!

Cornbread has been a godsend for me since I first started baking it. I can't eat wheat anymore, so it's been tricky finding something that is easy to make, has good structural integrity and has the sort of taste and texture combination I want.

I love this one so much that it's hard to resist eating half the bread the minute it …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls (Vegan, Wheat & Gluten Free)

I really love chocolate peanut butter cups, but I'm trying to be a bit healthier lately so I decided to have a go at making energy balls instead. Also, I had no chocolate in the house, so it was a desperate moment!

The premise is pretty simple, you start with dates and add whatever flavours you want. 

I fancied chocolate and peanut butter, partly because I knew I had the ingredients to make something flavoured with those things in my kitchen cupboards and partly because it's an epic combo.

This is of course gluten free, wheat free, grain free, soy free, refined sugar free, dairy free, egg free and vegan.  
The milled linseed (flaxseed) I used is from Lidl and the Coconut Cacao Spread was one I picked up at Holland and Barrett a while back and was wondering what to do with. This seemed the obvious use for it!
You can change and mix up the ingredients however you like. 
This is a recipe I devised using up leftovers in my cupboard so don't worry if you don't have exactly the sa…

Cheesy Vegan Arepas (Vegan, Wheat & Gluten Free)

In my search for wheat free bread products a couple of years ago, I stumbled upon Masa Harina. 
I was originally hunting for recipes for cornbread, having never tried it and thinking it could be a useful staple to replace the wheat I'm no longer able to eat.

Masa Harina is dried corn dough, often called corn flour, but not to be mistaken for the cornflour we use for thickening sauces here in the UK!

I've also had a go at making corn tortillas with Masa Harina and they are really stunning.  I'm also working on sweet and savoury cornbread receipes for you all that I'll share soon.

All in all, Masa harina is now one of my favourite non-wheat flours to work with.

Arepas are small fried corn cakes that are traditionally eaten in South America. They are often sliced in half and filled. I've tried a few different fillings, including tomato & mustard, vegan sausage and vegan cheese and they make a pretty good wheat free replacement for a muffin or savoury bun.

This is a chee…

A Spiritual look at Facebook Libra

Facebook recently announced Libra, their own cryptocurrency that they are planning to launch soon.

The reception has been rather frosty, even in the mainstream media with co-founder of Facebook Chris Hughes, suggesting that it could shift too much power into the hands of a few corporations and away from the central banks of sovereign nations.

When I read about Facebook Libra, the first thing that caught my eye was the logo they have chosen - the three squiggly lines. Something in my brain clicked that I'd seen it before somewhere and that it had occult significance.
A little research revealed that the seemingly harmless 3 squiggly lines are a very ancient and powerful symbol of the ancient Babylonian pagan trinity Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz. 

Sources suggest that this symbol is also one favoured by proponents of the New World Order, and there is speculation that this is the real origin of the modern Holy Trinity in Christian religion too. 

The powerful occult number 666 may also be w…

The Spiritual Effect of Censorship & Deplatforming

Deplatform that b*stard!

I don't know how we got here, but I really wish we hadn't.

I never thought I would be living in an age where free speech and independent thought were considered not only undesireable but ...dangerous too?!

I'm referring to the modern phenomenon of deplatforming and silencing people with opinions that we either do not agree with, or do not want to be publicly seen to agree with, and the ramifications of doing so, on a deeper, more subtle level.

I am very much a proponent of free speech, and I believe most people would be if they realised what it really meant for everyone.

As a vegan, there are obviously plenty of people and opinions that I don't like, don't agree with or think are stupid. But although I may often believe I have the moral high ground, that does not give me the right to shut them up, get them fired, memory-holed or force them to act against their will.

I do have the right to question, discuss, debate, critique, ridicule, argue and r…

Adpocalypse and YouTube Demonetisation

Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably will have heard about a number of high profile YouTubers who have had their channels demonetised or deranked as a result of what is being called the Adpocalypse.

This past week, following some very public whining by certain voices, YouTube has taken away the ability for even more channels to earn money through advertising revenue on their platform.

The alternative media seems to have been hit rather hard recently too, notably with Dan Dicks losing all monetisation from his channel Press for Truth this week. 

It's interesting to note however that this also seemed to coincide with Dan confronting Eric Schmidt, former Chairman of Google & former Executive Chairman Alphabet, the parent company of YouTube, a few days prior while covering the Bilderberg conference in Switzerland.

Many people are up in arms about these decisions, and about what seems to be quite a heavy handed approach Youtube is taking with certain creators, whose…