Chilled kale and cashew soup

Chilled kale and cashew soup in a white geometric bowl, served with toasted rye bread

As it turns out, summer colds and sniffles are totally a thing!

My dearest hubby is currently suffering from a particularly nasty one and only wants to eat soup, “but we’re in the middle of a heat wave” a tell him! I knew there was a compromise to be found. We needed a smooth and comforting soup that was light enough for summer months, with maximum nutritional value, and using what we had in the fridge, and so, the idea for this lovely vegan kale soup was born.

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Two pea and pesto salad

With some species of peas, the juvenile pods can be harvested and eaten whole, we know and love these as mange tout. This recipe brings together both mange tout and garden peas, with a super quick and easy dressing, perfect for when you need a healthy supper or lunch – fast!

I’m also using up the fresh garden peas I had left over from my latest mindful eating experiment, which makes me really happy as I’m a big fan of improvising and using what I already have, before making a dash to the shops.

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Strawberry cashew cream pudding

It’s June, the days are long, and the sunshine blissfully warm on a blue sky day. Here in the UK that means we’re in strawberry season, and what better way to celebrate a glorious sunny June day than with a rich and creamy, vegan strawberry pudding.

I was inspired to make this after experimenting with cashew cream as an alternative to dairy cream. Cashew cream is delicious and I love it by itself, however I wanted to take it further and blend the fruit right in, and that gives it the most beautiful pretty pink colour. What’s not to love about these little pots of summer goodness?!

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