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 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 to buy but I... 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 →

Chickpea and vegetable curry

Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 25 Minutes Serves 4 with sides 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. This... 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

Serves 6 Prep Time 30 Minutes Cook Time 1 hour 30 Minutes Spaghetti bolognese is a firm favourite in most households or families 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... Continue Reading →

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