Apple crisp/crumble

Preparation Time 20 MinutesCook Time 35-40 MinutesServes 4-6 Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free Autumn time brings forth an abundance of beautiful produce, perfect to make some hearty comfort food and desserts. The one I love to cook with is a gorgeous crisp apple. They are so versatile and can be used in sweet or savoury dishes.... Continue Reading →

Hot & Spicy Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Serves 2-4    Preparation Time 20 Minutes   Cooking Time 45 Minutes 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. We have all heard of buffalo... Continue Reading →

Ras el Hanout

Makes 4 Tbsp This heady North African spice conjures up the flavour of food hailing from places such as Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. When we think Moroccon we think tagines but this spice mix is much more versatile than this. Ras el hanout means the top of the shop in Arabic, so it includes some... Continue Reading →

Carrot cake traybake

Makes 9   Preparation Time 15 Minutes    Cooking Time 35-40 Minutes Carrot cake is the only cake that I really resist making, the reason being is that it is my absolute favourite cake to eat. Although this version is both vegan and gluten free it certainly did not disappoint. I tested it on friends who are... Continue Reading →

Banging blueberry and banana flapjacks

Serves 12     Preparation Time 10 Minutes     Cooking Time 35 Minutes These are lovely flapjacks, they are not good for being gluten-free or vegan but just good because they are mostly packed full of good things. Bursting with delicious vitamin and mineral packed ingredients such as blueberries, oats, nuts and seeds. Great for a... Continue Reading →

Spicy vegan pasta bake

Serves 4 Preparation Time 35 Minutes Cooking Time 35 Minutes Ingredients 2 small red onions finely chopped1 tbsp olive oil or spray oil1 red and 1 orange pepper finely chopped2 cloves of garlic crushed2 carrots diced1 small courgette diced300g meat-free substitute as in mince, fake beef or chicken strips2 tbsp chilli tomato pureeDash of chipotle... Continue Reading →

Vegetable cassoulet (stew)

Serves 6 Preparation Time 20 Minutes Cooking Time 1 hr 45 Minutes Cassoulet is a slow-cooked casserole originating from south of France which usually contains meat such as sausage and pork. Obviously, this is not the traditional version but a great vegan one. Hearty, warming and full of flavour, a comforting dish on a cold... Continue Reading →

Bakewell Tart

Preparation Time 20 Minutes Cooking Time 25 minutes Serves 6-8 Bake well tart has its roots firmly planted in English history, a well know tea-time or high tea delicacy and popular confection. Consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell spread with jam and then topped with a layer of delicious frangipane finished with flaked almonds. It... Continue Reading →

Green Lentil Bolongese

Serves 4 Preparation 10 Minutes Cooking Time 45 Minutes I love a homemade ragu sauce for a bolognese and this is one of my favourite ones. The green lentils replace the meat part wonderfully. It is a real stick to your ribs hearty sauce which is what is needed for these cold months. It is... Continue Reading →

Low Fat Garlic Potatoes

Serves 4 Preparation Time 20 Minutes Cooking Time 1 Hour Roast potatoes are a stalwart of many a Sunday dinner. To me, they should be golden and crispy where they caramelize in the tin. This is normally achieved by using oil or some type of fat. These days or especially this time of the year... Continue Reading →

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