Creamy Vegan Chicken & Mushroom pie

The season of comfort food is now upon us. We want to warm our bodies from the inside out, which is both delicious and filling. To me, nothing screams comfort more than a homemade pie. When I first became coeliac, I thought I had to wave goodbye to that crispy, flaky slice of heaven. Now... Continue Reading →

My Best Vegan Lasagne

Lasagne is one of those family meals I have been cooking for over 35 years in different guises, a long time. In the beginning, it was the original lasagne, not vegan and no need for gluten-free pasta. I have always looked upon cooking this meal as a labour of love, carefully making a beautiful rich... Continue Reading →

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Spicy roasted red pepper sauce

I love pasta, it must be a carb thing, although I am gluten intolerant the quality of gluten-free pasta has vastly improved over the last few years. This is great news for those of us gluten-free vegans. There is something beautiful about roasted peppers, especially when done yourself. In the summer make use of the... Continue Reading →

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Deluxe Mac ‘n’ Cheese

I don't know many people who are not fans of Mac and cheese. I mean what's not to like, gorgeous soft pasta, coated in a silky smooth cheesy sauce with a crunchy cheesy top. I even like the way it is bubbling away under the pasta when removed from the oven. It is no doubt... Continue Reading →

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Apple cider sausage casserole

There is nothing like a piping hot casserole on a cold winter evening, served with some lovely potatoes and your favourite vegetables. A dish that warms you from the inside out. One of my favourite ones since childhood has always been a sausage casserole, with a lovely thick gravy loaded with soft onions. There are... Continue Reading →

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Barbeque glazed vegan meatloaf

I used to love meatloaf as a child, that mash potato and veg was my happy meal. Being either vegetarian or vegan it was a meal that was a distant memory. I have tried many nut loaves but really they hold no appeal, I wanted a smoother texture. I wanted something I could have it... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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Lemon & Cheeze popcorn cauliflower

As much as I love cauliflower, I am not a fan of it just steamed. In my early year's cauliflower was boiled, I can still remember the pungent smell of over-boiled cauliflower. This happened in homes and schools and I think this is the reason my generation we were not so fond of this tasteless... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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