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 →

Vegetable and “cheese” pasties

Preparation Time 20 Minutes plus 30 Minutes for chilling pastryBaking Time 25 MinutesMakes 4 Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, nut-free and dairy-free There are sometimes for me, that I crave a pasty. Living here in the Westcountry we are known for our delicious pasties. It is that crispy pastry crust filled with a perfectly seasoned soft hot... Continue Reading →

Cheese & onion ploughman’s plait

Serves 4Preparation Time 25 MinutesCooking Time 30 Minutes Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free I have been cooking plaits before my children were born, over 38 years ago. Every Christmas, buffet, party or family gathering, that's a lot of plaits. Back then they were neither vegan nor gluten-free, although a lot were vegetarian. My favourite has... Continue Reading →

Hot & spicy cauliflower Buffalo wings

Preparation TimeCooking Time 45 MinutesServes 2-4 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free and egg-free This recipe is a sure-fire winner and a great way to ramp up the flavour profile of the rather bland and humble cauliflower. Forget the overcooked version of this vegetable we have probably all been served at one point in our life. We... Continue Reading →

Quick tomato & roasted red pepper soup

Edit Project Switch to draftPreview(opens in a new tab)UpdateAdd title Preparation TimeCooking TimeServes 4 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free When the body needs warming from the winter chills or just when you want a hug from the inside. For me, nothing beats a steaming bowl of homemade soup. This is a quick soup but never the... 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 →

Moroccan spiced roast carrot hummus

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 35 Minutes Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and nut-free Hummus grew on me very slowly, one minute I could not imagine eating it then the next it was my go-to snack. Sometimes being a coeliac vegan can be extremely hard, especially on a day out or on the road. If a... Continue Reading →

Loaded hash browns

Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 35 MinutesMakes 8-10 I love sides and I especially love sides that make good brunch dishes. I have never liked the uniformly shaped frozen hash browns that you can buy. For me hash browns should be more than just potato, they should be made from an interesting array of vegetables... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Tart

Preparation Time 30 MinutesCooking Time20-25 MinutesServes 4 Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Nut-free This is a lovely light lunch and delicious with a fresh green salad, after the excess of the festive season, this feels so nice. This works for me, as it is very east to as I play around with the flavours and  the range... 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 →

Spicy vegetable fritters

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking time Approx 10 MinutesMakes 12 small fritters Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten -free, Dairy-free, Nut-free I was at a loss as what new savoury item I could up with for the blog. I wanted something I could have for lunch or a snack. Looking through the ingredients I had, I noticed that I... Continue Reading →

Falafels

Makes 24-26 falafelsPreparation Time 15 Minutes, plus soaking and chillingCooking Time deep fried 5 Minutes25-30 Minutes oven bakes Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free Before I became a vegan I had never touched a falafel. I considered them a kind of hippy food, how misguided I was. Becoming a vegan has opened my eyes and... 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 →

Quinoa rainbow salad bowl

Serves 4 Preparation Time Cooking Time 15 Minutes Vegan, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Dairy-free I adore salads, not the plain tomato, cucumber and lettuce variety. Being gluten-free there are lots of grains I cannot use but it still leaves me with a fair amount of scope, using base carbs such as Gluten-free pastaWild riceRed RiceQuinoaBuckwheatAmaranth For this... Continue Reading →

Quick Cheezy scones

Preparation Time Minutes Baking Time 25-30 Minutes Makes 8 Gluten-free, Vegan, Dairy-free and Nut-free I am a lover of more savoury snacks than sweet ones, one of those being cheese scones. I could never imagine I would love a gluten-free vegan one as much as the ones I baked long ago. These are super easy... Continue Reading →

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