Review of Non-dairy Cream Cheeses

I am always on the look-out for a plausible alternative to cream cheese.

Original Creamy Scheese

Having tried this on my sandwiches today, I’m sad to say this isn’t it! There’s nothing wrong with it as a food substance, it just doesn’t taste anything like cream cheese. The texture is quite good (not as firm […]

Dairy Free Sausages

This week’s batch of reviews is focussing on sausages. The range of choice has improved immeasurably since the commercial price of skimmed milk powder went up. Since this stopped being the cheapest bulking agent known to man, fewer manufacturers are padding out their products with it… and there are more things we can now eat!


Muesli update

I have some more mueslis for you. Also some more information on the brands which I’ve already reviewed. It became apparent that they come at very different prices. Therefore I’ve collected the price per 100g for each brand. On the reviews page, all the material is collated for easy reference.



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Curried Parsnip Soup

This is very easy to prepare. The parsnips have a lovely sweetness which goes really well with the spices. If you use a pressure cooker, this is ready to eat in under 20 minutes!

For this recipe you will need either a pressure cooker or a large, heavy-bottomed pan/flame-proof casserole (eg. Le Creuset) and a […]

Sausage casserole

This is one of our family favourites for a weektime dinner. It scores highly on several fronts: it is easy and fairly quick to assemble; it is tasty; it can be thrown in the oven to look after itself. What more could you ask?

You need to go for good quality sausages for this. I […]

Sojade Natural Yoghurt

I found a new variety of soya yoghurt in my local health food shop this week and I’m pleased to say it’s a good thing.

The flavour and texture are good. It is similar to the real thing. As ever with soya yoghurts, it lacks the sharpness which is so distinctive in dairy yoghurt, but […]

Mueslis and Granolas

I’ve been doing a bit of investigation. Muesli’s a very popular breakfast cereal in our house, but there are only a few which all of us can eat. (I’m allergic to honey, just to complicate life that little bit more than is strictly necessary.)

Mueslis and granolas come in three sorts: the obviously toxic, the […]

Spiced Apple Punch

This is totally alcohol free, but has all the flavour of an alcoholic punch. I have had people unable to believe that it really is completely safe for the drivers at a party.

You will need a large preserving pan for this.

Recipe: Spiced Apple Punch

Summary: A non-alcoholic fruit punch

Ingredients 4 boxes […]

Midwinter Venison

This is a recipe for the cold, dark winter evenings. It is rich and satisfying and has the added bonus of being a dish which does most of the work for you and can be made in advance, which means that you can cook this for guests and still get to talk to them before […]

Sticky Fingers

To make these treats you will need a heavy-bottomed saucepan and a shallow baking tray. A swiss roll tin would do fine, but remember that you are going to be cutting the fingers up in the tin, so don’t use a precious, non-stick tin. Alternatively, you can line the tin with foil and just […]