Scrambled Tofu 3

Scrambled Tofu with Spinach and Peppers, served on Homemade Bread

I am an ex news journalist and PR professional, turned yoga teacher and vegan chef, based in Swansea, South Wales.

I specialise in vegan recipe development and food photography and am currently head cook at Swansea’s leading Urban Zen Wholefood Cafe. I also cater for specialist events including yoga retreats and small festivals and am an accomplished vegan cookery tutor.

Buckwheat Pancakes Gazpacho Retreat 2015 013 Retreat 2015 018 Breads

“Helen is a massive help with ideas for cooking for a family – easy, tasty, nutritious meals. But she has also has a wealth of experience in vegan cookery for all occasions and can adapt to anything (there’s a challenge!), with food appealing to the eye and palate”, Juliet Gellatley, founder & director of vegan charity, Viva!

The finished dish

Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Quiona Pilaf and Carrot Salad

Enjoying dinner

Rachel and Lucy enjoying dinner cooked by Helen and team at All Roots Yoga Festival, Gower, 2014

My clients have included Vegusto, The Parsnipship, Viva,!  Yaoh and Yoga Satsanga Ashram.

I am also a qualified Yoga Teacher accredited by Yoga Alliance, visit for more information.

Please visit the gallery to view examples of my work.

Lots of Nice Things was named one of the Top 10 Best Vegetarian Food Blogs of 2014 by Vegetarian Living Magazine.

Food photography & recipe and writing credits:
The Parsnipship (all food photography and blogging)
The Vegetarian Recipe Club, featuring one of the largest selections of tried and tested vegan recipes online.
Vegusto recipe e-newsletter

Vegan Eggs Benedict from the Vegetarian Recipe Club. Credit Helen Wilson/Viva!

Photography & recipe credits, booklets & guides:
Viva! Catering Guide
Viva! Kids’ Cook Veggie
Viva! Healthy Veggie Kids
Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation’s Soya Story
Viva!’s Mother & Baby Guide – with Rose Elliot & Juliet Gellatley
Viva! Mini Guide to a Veggie Christmas
The Big D – Defeating Diabetes

Editor, leading vegetarian campaigning magazine, Viva!Life, 2008-2012
Viva!Life Spring 2012
VivaLife Summer 2012

TV appearances: Channel 4’s 4thought TV speaking on Religious Slaughter
Expert credit and recipes on movie website for, Planeat


2 thoughts on “Professional

  1. Made the Bristol-Style Bagels in the VEGG Cookbook yesterday. I added sun-dried tomatoes, sunflower seeds, and rosemary. I can already tell by the end of the week my husband and I will be fighting over the last bagel and I’ll just have to make more. Thanks!

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