February 2016 - C-A-L-F

Valentine’s Day – Heavenly Chocolate Recipes

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 10:44 PM by Claire D Simply Vegan

Valentine’s Day… a day for lovers…. or maybe that should be chocolate lovers!

With the range of beautiful dairy free chocolates growing all the time, it’s never been easier to find that perfect Valentine’s day gift. The Independent has put together this list of seven of the best diary free chocolates:

But if you fancy making a tiny bit more effort for that special person in your life, try one of these luxurious desserts:

Vegan Chocolate Mousse. This recipe is from the Parsley Soup Website, but as I didn’t have any Kahlua, I used Tia Maria, and it worked beautifully, making a rich, dense, luxurious mousse. I topped it with grated chocolate and a swirl of dairy free cream


Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Chocolate Souffle.  I’ve never made souffle before – vegan or non-vegan, but I was delighted with how these turned out, and served warm, with a scoop of dairy free vanilla ice cream, it made a heavenly dessert. Here’s the recipe I used:


Vegan Chocolate Souffle fresh from the oven


Vegan Chocolate Souffle with a scoop of Swedish Glace

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake For the full recipe, please see my previous  National Chocolate Cake Day blog post (January 2016), Here’s one I baked for Valentine’s Day:


Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake, topped with rich chocolate ganache


Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake


Happy Vegan Valentine’s Day everyone! In my next blog post, I’ll show you how to achieve the perfect vegan sponge cake.


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Pancake day!

Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 9:53 PM by Claire D Simply Vegan

With Shrove Tuesday almost upon us, there is no better time to share this super quick, super easy and incredibly delicious recipe for vegan pancakes, brought to us by our friends at

I like to make them small and stack them tall. Here’s some I made earlier:


Vegan pancakes with maple syrup, blueberries and strawberries

You’ll be amazed at how quick and simple they are. Here’s the easy to follow demo from

Don’t forget to pop back for my Valentine’s day blog, for some delicious chocolate recipes and Valentine’s day gift ideas.

Happy vegan pancake day!

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