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Whether it be the best cocktails around, how to make food look cool, a fresh delicious crisp flatbread or the best hot drinks for a chilly day, Bloom will have you covered. Follow us for kitchen tips, tricks and practises and that will improve your kitchen skills and take you to the next level chef.

5 Female Chefs To Tantalise Your Tastebuds

When you think of famous chefs – do Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, James Martin come to mind? For International Women’s Day we want to point to equally capable female chefs who we don’t see as much of in the media.

Wine and Dine your Date: Chinese Food Edition

Arguably there isn’t anything quite more romantic than a candlelit dinner for two. A glass of red in hand, a cheeky smile across the table and you have successfully wooed for the night. And now you can do it all at home, with our series on wining and dining, this week with Chinese Food

5 Ways to Use Nutella

Nutella has been a love of mine since I first persuaded my mother to buy me a jar from the store. But, there is more to Nutella than just smothering it rapidly on toast as you are running late for the bus.

Crispy Chilli Tofu Noodles

Vegan food doesn’t have to be difficult or a chore to make, and for the final part of our Veganuary series, I present Crispy Chilli Tofu Noodles, the perfect mixture of both spicy, crunchy tanginess that is perfect and quick to whip up.

Homemade Hash Browns

“Hash Browns are a stable part of any breakfast, and to be honest, they’ll do nicely for any other meal. The triangular ones that come frozen are good enough, but for real satisfaction and a sense of achievement, you want to try the rosti kind with grated potatoes. They’re literally so easy that I can cook them, and I am awful at cooking.” Jonathan Tonge on how even beginners can nail a ‘posh’ hash brown!

Roasted Pepper Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a stable in any vegetarian / vegan household. But what if I told you you could make it at a fraction of the price, a hundred percent more delicious and will be that bit moreish? This hummus is flavoured with sweet red peppers, paprika, raw garlic and is the perfect mixture of both tangy, sharp but with the soft undertones of chickpea and tahini that is the classic hummus mix.

5 Sources for Vegan Courses

Craving scrumptious feeding but not knowing how to create what your body’s needing? As we move towards the latter part of this Veganuary, you may be struggling to come up with new ways of prepping your veg. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or trying out a vegan diet for the first time, food-ruts are real and they are as dull as it gets. So to bring back the joy and blessing of a succulent salad dressing, here’s a list of Vegan-Youtubers whose gorgeous creations will make your mouth water and your inspiration overflow.

Vegan Rice Paper Roll Recipe

There really isn’t a lunch that feels more Instagram-able than these delicious, vegan rice paper rolls with a peanut dipping sauce. These are light, crunchy, salty and are filled with delicious ingredients that will both fill you up and make you feel beyond fancy for making them.

The Sustainable Pantry: Go Zero-Waste with your Dry Ingredients

So you want to make your pantry that bit more sustainable, but you have no idea where to start? I feel you on that one. A zero-waste lifestyle is one that is difficult and can be messy but also extremely rewarding. Timing, budgeting and patience are key to turning your pantry zero waste. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come with its own struggles. Here are a list of tips that will help you get started on becoming that bit more sustainable.

Creamy Vegan Cashew Carbonara

It’s Veganuary, and what better way to celebrate national spaghetti day than with a creamy carbonara, made with cashews and a drop of tomato. This vegan alternative means you aren’t losing creaminess or texture, but it is suitable for both vegans and people who are lactose intolerant and delicious enough to warrant second helpings.

The Best Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup

Tomato soup has been a love of mine for years, whether it be a cold day, come rain or snow, or feeling a bit ill, nothing beats a soup to dissolve all your problems away. But what if you could easily make your own, with ingredients you are likely to have in your home and make it vegan at that?

A Plastic-Free Christmas Dinner

Love Christmas Dinner, but hate the waste? Heather Dalgleish set out to prove that you can enjoy the full works of the classic meal, as close to zero waste as possible (and veggie too!).

Spice Up Your Tomato Pasta

Getting bored of the same set of meals? Or want to get better at cooking but don’t know where to start? Spice up a boring tomato pasta with these great tips.

Feta Shakshuka

It’s a tomato based, garlicky extravaganza that will envelop your tastebuds in Middle Eastern herbal delights, optimally transported from pan to mouth aboard a wedge of parsley loaded garlic bread….

A Cheese Board Like No Other

A cheeseboard is a staple dish all over the world, a way to say goodbye, a light snack, a happy red wine boozer. But what if I could tell you that you could take this to the extreme?

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