Recipe Ideas: Vanilla and Chocolate Marble Cupcakes

Our Cake Mixes are currently 40% OFF! We’re sharing a new recipe every week on how you can use our Mixes to make so many different bake goods. They’re all vegan, gluten free and nut free, customisable to you r own preference and just so damn good. So, what are you waiting for? Today, we’re making vanilla and chocolate marble cupcakes using our Vanilla Cupcake Mix! Here’s how: Ingredients - 1 LELE’S Vanilla Cupcake Mix - Sunflower oil - Plant-based milk - 10gr of cocoa powder Method Preheat the oven at 160°. Empty one of LELE’S Vanilla Cupcake Mix into a bowl and add sunflower oil, plant-based milk following the instructions at the back of the box. Divide the mix in two bowls and in one o

Women in Business: Laura Way from Votch - To Me, Being a Woman in Business Means Also Being a Mother

Today, we welcome another guest in our Women in Business series. Laura Way, founder of vegan and cruelty-free watch brand Votch, shares the start of her journey and what it means to her to balance motherhood with being a woman in business. "I’ve been asked a few times what it means to be a woman in business, but to me, it is also about being a mother and a woman in business. I launched Votch after suffering a debilitating, iatrogenic condition called Topical Steroid Withdrawal, and illness where I lost all my skin due to the over-prescription of steroid creams to treat the eczema I had suffered with since I was a child. Having felt the pain of losing my own skin, I vowed to never wear the sk

Cook with LELE'S: Vegan Aubergine Meatballs (featuring V's Mum!)

Here we are again with a recipe featuring my lovely mum Lucia! Apparently, I can’t stay away from the kitchen for very long. But lucky for you, because you get extra recipes this way! Today, we’re making Vegan Aubergine Meatballs. If you want to follow along with the recipe with our video, you can find it here. Otherwise, you can find all the ingredients and steps listed below. This recipe, as usual, is super easy to make but delicious nonetheless. Also, my mum is exactly like me when it comes to measurements — we just eyeball it! So, if you are unsure about the consistency of the mixture or the quantity, I’d recommend checking our video while cooking. Ingredients - Aubergine - Stale bread

Recipe Ideas: Brownie Mix - Lotus and Chocolate

Could we call ourselves a vegan business if we didn’t use Lotus biscuits in at least one of our recipes? Learn how to make gooey and delicious Lotus Brownies using LELE’S Brownie Mix! We’re truly having so much fun sharing with you all the ways in which you can use our Cake Mixes. Over the years, you’ve asked us how we made our sweet treats in our Clapton cafe so many times that we couldn’t keep our secrets any longer! We’re going to share one recipe every week, so make sure you got your hands on all our mixes ahead of our blogs. They’re currently on sale for £2.99, so what are you waiting for? Ingredients - 1 LELE’S Brownie Mix - Sunflower oil - Water - Lotus biscuits Method Preheat the

Women in Business: Learn to Delegate

Your business is your baby and it’s hard to let them go. I get it. But you can’t do everything by yourself and you do need the time off sometimes. So, learn to delegate, share your work with people you trust. I know the next question will be ‘but how do you trust people?’. It’d be easy for me to say that you just need to trust them and hope for the best, but that can be difficult. Again, we care for our businesses in a way nobody else ever will. Nobody is going to pay the price for the mistakes as much as we will, so it’s hard to trust people with something they won’t answer for. The best advice I can give you is to surround yourself with people who look as excited as you are for the future

Super Easy Vegan Picnic Ideas

With the last of Summer looming over us and the temperature rising one final time, what’s better than a vegan picnic in the park? We compiled a list of recipes from the blog to create the perfect picnic menu! It’s also great for garden parties or additions to someone’s buffet for when it gets a bit too cold to go outside. To make your picnic more sustainable, remember to ditch the single-use plastic! Just bring some reusable plates, knives and forks, water bottles, and store your food in containers instead you can bring back home. All the recipes below come from my Live #CookingWithLeles on our Instagram page. They all take under 10 minutes to prep, they’re all really easy and super yummy! T

Cook with LELE'S: Super Easy Chickpea Cheese (featuring V's Mum!)

I’ve recently taken myself on holiday for a much-needed break. If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll know I had a few stressful days in the past month and as I always advocate for taking care of your mental health, I had to listen to my own advice! But of course, I can’t stop working even when I’m on holiday — so, when my mum proposed to make some vegan cheese for some friends I thought: why not make it into a live video on LELE’S? You can watch the original cooking video here, or follow along with the recipe below. THANK YOU MUM for joining me in a couple of videos (and being great!). Either way, this is going to be super easy and delicious (like all of our recipes ;) ) Ingredients - Some

Recipe Ideas: Banana Mix - Pecans & Coffee

Another week, another recipe featuring one of our Cake Mixes! We created each mix to be as customisable as possible and we want to show you all the things you could do with them! Today, we’re preparing a Pecans and Coffee Banana Bread using our Banana Bread Mix. All of LELE’S Cake Mixes are vegan, gluten-free and nut free. Each recipe we create can be adjusted to your personal preference and dietary requirements, making it impossible for you not to like them! You can purchase our mixes directly from our online shop, or from your local Planet Organic. We also have a few in our laboratory in Clapton, if you fancy coming around for a chat and a takeaway coffee! Ingredients -1 LELE’S Banana Brea

Women in Business: Know Your Audience

What Sunday would it be without our weekly Women in Business advice? Today, we talk about getting to know your audience, taking time to research your customers and learn how to embrace their feedback. The line between being authentic and being good at marketing is very thin, but we all have to walk it. I love being personal with LELE’S, sharing my struggles together with my victories — being real and honest is my way of running my business. I’m not sure if it’s the best one or even the right one, I just know is the only way I would do it. This doesn’t mean you have to get personal with your own business, but I do believe that if you create a real relationship with your customers, your work w

Recipe Ideas: Lemon & Blueberry

Despite the difficulties we’ve all been facing and the changes we had to adjust to, 2020 has been an exciting year for LELE’S. We started focusing on wholesale and catering events, making your day a little more special with bespoken vegan cakes and sharing our love for good food with everyone. But the biggest accomplishment was the launch of our Vegan Cake Mixes. It was hard work — each of LELE’S Mixes was packaged in our laboratory in East London by our amazing team. And it was also so, so rewarding. LELE’S Cake Mixes are all gluten-free, vegan and nut-free. They’re also customisable with your favourite flavours and can be made in such pretty treats for all occasions! We’re often asked what

Women in Business: Take Space

Since we’re little girls, society taught to meet other people halfway. We’re taught to find a compromise, to be accommodating and polite. These are all good things to learn that can come in handy in difficult situations. However, they can also become an excuse to belittle ourselves and doubt our abilities as businesswomen. Today, I want to tell you to take space. Be big. Take it as a pep-talk, life advice, life motto. I want you to write it on pieces of paper to attach to your motivational wall, tell yourself in the morning before starting your working day. Take space. What does it mean to take space? To be arrogant, overconfident, not listening to other people’s opinions? It might, sometime

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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