Vegan Hot Cross Buns

Hands up if you’re excited for Easter? It's one of my favourite holidays. Since my father is no longer with us I really cherish these memories of the long weekend - they’re full of days spent with family out in the sunshine in Italy, playing with friends and eating delicious food until late in the evening on long sunny days. Easter Monday was always my favourite because we used to organise a picnic in the park - the weather was finally warmer and sunnier which was perfect for walks in the countryside followed by food, games and a chilled day out. About three years ago I hosted an Easter gathering at my house; I’d just returned to London from spending the past 8 months in Berlin and was reall

Mother's Day Clementine Muffins

This Sunday is all about celebrating our mums - they’re all unique and special (and deserve to be celebrated all year round) but on this day we have an excuse to show them some love and appreciation. So why not treat your mum to something sweet - and homemade - this Mother's Day! I miss my mum very much as she lives in Italy. It doesn't matter how many times she comes to visit me here in London, I always miss the little things like meeting up for a cup of tea and chat or cooking and experimenting with her in the kitchen. Growing up I would always see my mum and grandmother busy at work in the kitchen making something for everyone to enjoy - even more so on the weekend when the whole family w

Treat your skin and hair with lemon juice and olive oil

Do you know what’s in your beauty products? Even before I became vegan I had always been a fan of natural remedies and would spend a lot of time researching cruelty-free beauty products and DIY tips to treat my skin, nails and hair. But maybe you’re wondering why it’s so important? Well firstly I believe that we are what we eat - if we follow a balanced diet full of greens and vitamins and make sure to drink plenty of water then that will definitely show on our skin. But our diet alone isn't enough to keep our skin looking healthy, especially when we live in cities like London where the smog and pollution levels are through the roof. Now is the time to look after our skin and repair any dama

Vegan Pecan Tarts

Sunday just wouldn’t be Sunday without some sweet treats in it, would it? For me Sundays are all about spending quality time with my family and friends, sharing good food with good company and most of all making time for some baking. Whether I’m hosting friends for dinner or even if I’m invited somewhere for lunch, I am known for always bringing pudding with me. It’s a trait I’ve inherited from my mum; she would always make time to bake for her friends and work colleagues and I have a very strong memory of smelling amazing freshly baked cakes overpowering our kitchen and spreading through the whole house! It’s a memory I cherish and one that I love to bring into my own house - I just love th

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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