Ah, food. Familiar, comforting, nourishing. My whole existence revolves around it. A permanent friend that follows you through life’s good and bad times. It evokes childhood memories and creates new ones everyday.
My names Hope and I love to bake. I’m a trained Pastry chef by day and a plant-based baker enthusiast by night. Most of my free time is spent in my small London-based kitchen testing out delicious sweet treats free from animal products. Nothing pleases me more than making food for the ones I love; my friends, my family or even someone I just met.
I dream of the day I finally hold my first dinner party (It is yet to happen due to cramped London living.) I assure you it would consist of overflowing flutes of sparkling wine, stereophonics playing in the background, unpretentious humble food and laughter. Lots of laugher.
My plant-based diet is a very recent change for me, and a big one. I transitioned from being a dairy and meat enthusiast to a fully vegan diet overnight. Previously my blog was dedicated to butter laden dishes and all things cream! However, after exploring the many benefits of a plant-based diet, I’m hooked! I still keep my older recipes on the site, which use animal products, simply because they hold a little place in my heart and I’m proud of them.
Whether you’re a vegan, searching for a slightly healthier take on sweet treats or someone simply looking for a different approach to ordinary baking; please accompany me on this plant-based journey of mine. Because everyone is welcome in this little space on the internet.
*Please note that any recipes from Feb 25th 2017 and earlier are not plant-based or animal friendly*