The Chocolate "Sausage"

My friends often ask me what it means to run a vegan and vegetarian cafe and if I miss cooking and preparing fish and meat, but the question i get more often is, doesn't it all taste the same? Last week I was in Italy and I was invited to a children's birthday party, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to show many of my friends that yes vegan and vegetarian food sometimes tastes the same, sometimes tastes even better but always tastes good! So I decided to take an old super simple Italian recipe and turn it vegan, as I wanted to make something really yummy and full of chocolate - who doesn’t like chocolate? I chose ‘il salame al cioccolato” which literally translates to “the choco

Roasted chickpeas with carrots

When I come back home after a long day cooking at Lele's I don't really want to spend too much time in the kitchen, so I'm always experimenting with throwing together whatever vegetables I have left in the fridge. Below is one of my favourite salads ever, it is easy to make, super yummy and inexpensive! We all have a can of chickpeas at home right? Fab, open that and wash the chickpeas - save the water if you can, as there is so much you can do with it, it's perfect for vegan meringue and it will last a long time in your fridge. Mix the chickpeas in a bowl with pepper, salt, olive oil, paprika and maple syrup. Then put them on a tray (you can lay them on a piece of baking paper or on an oile

Hi, I'm Valentina and this is Zz.

I create simple, rustic looking recipes that require very little time and ingredients to make

- good food for everyone to enjoy.


Everything you will see here is vegan and made from scratch.

Zz gets to try every dish and approves what goes on the blog!


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Pictures by Holly Pickering

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