Pesto tofu fingers

Two of my favourite ingredients to work with are pesto and tofu, mainly because there are so many ways to use both and I love the taste. In my mind the best way to prepare tofu is to freeze it beforehand, it changes the texture of tofu completely. If you are planning to marinate it,... Continue Reading →

Hot & smoky mac n cheese

Preparation Time 20 MinutesCooking Time 15-20 MinutesServes 4 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free Macaroni cheese has always been one of my most favoured comfort foods, although my earliest memory was not the most pleasant. As a child, this wonderful dish came from a tin by Heinz. I can still remember the cloying texture and artificial flavour.... Continue Reading →

My Ultimate vegan Chilli

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 30-40 MinutesServes 6 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free Chilli is one of those dishes that is a real crowd-pleaser. This easy meal is not one to stand on ceremony or require your best china. All you need is a group of good friends or family, a pot of chilli and... Continue Reading →

Vegan tofu Kievs

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 20 MinutesServes 4 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy- free and egg-free   I was having one of those weeks, feeling unwell, and sorry for myself, we all have those days when the world just seems too much to cope with and hibernation seems like a great idea. Well, I started... Continue Reading →

Lemon & herb crusted tofu

Preparation Time 15 MinutesBaking Time 15-20 MinutesMakes 8 fingers or 16 large nuggets Vegan, Gluten-free, and Dairy-free I feel that I have learned so much about tofu and how versatile and delicious it can be in the last two years. This recipe came out of my love of lemon and thyme combinations. These are great... Continue Reading →

Creamy mushroom and pesto pasta

Preparation Time 20Cooking Time 15 MinutesServes 2 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, soya-free Pasta for me and so many others is the ultimate comfort food. Lovely dishes can be made surprisingly quickly. If I need a dish in a hurry then it is always pasta with pesto. This dish takes that a little step forward with... Continue Reading →

Comoros Pilau Rice (African spicy rice)

Preparation Time 15Cooking Time 12-15 MinutesServes 4 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free We are all used to the Indian style pilau rice but this one is a little different. It contains a lovely mix of heady Moroccan spices. It is warming spicy rather than blow your head off and can be eaten hot or cold. I love... Continue Reading →

Mexican quinoa stew

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 25 MinutesServes 4-5 This time of the year nothing beats a good thick tasty stew. Something that sticks to your ribs and warms you from the inside out. This one fits the bill in so many ways, packed with flavour and spices, just what you expect from Mexican food. Containing... Continue Reading →

Potato, chickpea and Aubergine curry

Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 45 MinutesServes 4Calories per portion 547 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free I love a good curry, although I am not the sort of curry that burns your mouth and throat and has smoke coming out of your ears. I like the gentle taste of spices and their warming flavour. Vegetable and... Continue Reading →

Mushroom pithiviers

Filling Makes 4 individual ones or 1 large onePreparation Time 25 MinutesCooking Time 25 Minutes200C Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free This recipe came about when I was deciding what to cook for my Christmas dinner. I had wanted to make a vegan pithivier for some time, so here was the chance. The pastry was easy enough... Continue Reading →

Katsu curry sauce with crispy tofu

Preparation Time 25 MinutesCooking Time 30 MinutesServes 4 Vegan, glutenfree, egg-free, vegetarian and nut free I love curry, but I must admit when it comes to the heat I am a bit of a wimp. I prefer mine warming and to feel the spices tingle on my tongue but without the need to keep mopping... Continue Reading →

Vegan lasagne my way

Preparation Time 25 MinutesOven cooking Time 45-50 Minutes Serves 4-6 Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian and nut-free Preparation Time 25 MinutesOven cooking Time 45-50 Minutes Serves 4-6 Vegan, gluten-free,vegetarian and nut-free From the time I first got married 33 years ago, I have been cooking lasagne in one form or another. I was neither coeliac or vegan... Continue Reading →

Smokey vegan chilli

Serves 5Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 1 hour 20 Minutes Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, meat-free and soya-free The colder weather is now heading our way, and the summer warmth quickly receding. Now when the temperature is dropping, a plate of salad is just not an option. We are thinking of hunkering down, thoughts turn to cosy... Continue Reading →

Ploughmans Pasties

Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free Preparation Time 30 MinutesCooking Time 20-25 MinutesServes 4-6 Depending on the size We are very proud of our Devonshire or Cornish pasties. They are one the biggest food traditions of the Westcountry, steeped in history. A one time perfect hearty lunch for miners, the deep crust providing a perfect handhold. I... Continue Reading →

Quick cook falafels

Preparation 40 MinutesCooking Time 5 MinutesMakes 12-16  One of my favourite snacks or quick lunch fixes is falafels, this is funny as until I went vegan my lip curled at the thought of them. Anything containing chickpeas to me sounded horrendous.  A year later I am now a complete convert, and they have become... Continue Reading →

Lemon & herb crusted tofu

Preparation Time 15 MinutesBaking Time 15-20 MinutesMakes 8 fingers or 16 large nuggets Vegan, Gluten-free, and Dairy-free I feel that I have learned so much about tofu and how versatile and delicious it can be in the last two years. This recipe came out of my love of lemon and thyme combinations. These are great... Continue Reading →

Chickpea and vegetable curry

Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 25 MinutesServes 4 Vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free I have always loved curry, to be honest, I have always preferred a veggie curry. This was good news for me when I switched to a vegan diet. There is such an array of vegetables, lentils, pulses and legumes to choose from.... Continue Reading →

Comforting cottage pie

Preparation Time 20 Minutes The filling 350g vegan mince, make sure it is gluten-free if needed2 sticks of celery, diced small1 white onion diced small2 cloves of crushed garlic2 medium carrots diced smallHalf a leek thinly sliced100g chestnut mushrooms finely chopped or blitzed in a food processor1  vegan/ gluten-free stock cubeSprig of thyme1/2 tsp rosemary1... Continue Reading →

Vegan Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is a firm favourite in most households or families all over the UK and even further afield. A go-to dinner where the recipe has been passed down from family or perfected from the constant cooking. I had used the same recipe when cooking a meat-based sauce for many years and at many family... Continue Reading →

Nice & spicy vegan chilli

Preparation TimeCooking Time 35-40 MinutesServes 6 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free Come October, when the rain is beating against the windows and the temperatures drop, my thoughts turn to comfort food. The type of food that feels like a hug in a bowl and warms you from the inside out. Chilli con Carne is a perfect... Continue Reading →

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