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 →

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 →

Quick Mushroom risotto

Serves 2 as a lunch dish Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 18-20 Minutes I love this simple risotto dish, it does not require me to stand by the stove protecting it as I lovingly ladle the stock a little at a time while constantly stirring. The stock goes in all in one go and... 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 →

Vegetable Biryani

Serves 4 Preparation Time 20 Minutes Cooking Time 30 Minutes The weather is still decidedly chilly and will be for a few months yet. We need food to warm our bellies. Also after the splurge of the festive season, it is good to have a meal that is low in calories but also loaded with... Continue Reading →

Cranberry & Orange Sauce

This is one sauce I eat all year around as I love it. To me it adds such a wondeful flavour to vegan gravies or compliments lots of vegan meals, especially a nut roast. Although really it is both gluten-free and vegan, being Christmas I feel that it had to be included. It really is... Continue Reading →

Autumn apple oaty crumble

Serves 6     Prep 20 minutes   Total time 50 minutes The most autumnal desserts have to contain the most versatile and in-season fruit the apples. They provide us with some wonderful desserts such as apple pie, baked apples, apple chutney, or apple crumble. To me, crumble is the better option, also if time is... Continue Reading →

Sticky Jamaican Ginger Cake

Preparation time  15 minutes Cooking time 45-55 minutes Serves 8-10 slices Two of my favourite cakes as a child were McVities Jamaican ginger cake and golden syrup cake,  They conjured up Sunday afternoon tea times. Still quite full from the Sunday roast dinner, tea time consisted of sandwiches and various cakes. Just the sight of those shiny... Continue Reading →

Lemon Meringue Pie

One dessert I thought I would have to forgo once becoming a vegan was my favourite lemon meringue pie. As a vegetarian, I used to make my own lemon curd and I always had a good stock in my larder. I knew for that you needed egg yolks. I had made meringues previously from aquafaba... Continue Reading →

Ginger & Oat Crunch Biscuits

Ginger flavour cakes and biscuits for me are synonymous with the winter months. Deliciously spiced sticky ginger cake and parkin for Bonfire night and gingerbread men and houses at Christmas time. It is something I have done since my boys were little. These biscuits are a combination of the family's favourite oat cookies and ginger... Continue Reading →

Sweet Mincemeat

I cannot wait to have my first mince pie of the season. Delicious little pies, filled with a mixture of fruits, spices, are a must-have food at Christmas. I must admit, I have had two already. That is because my favourite coffee shop has started selling ones that are vegan & gluten-free. Note to myself,... Continue Reading →

Garlic Cauliflower Mac n Cheese

Serves 4      Prep time 20minutes         Cooking time 20-25 minutes Macaroni cheese is the ultimate comfort foods. I think it is the silky cheesy sauce for me. It is also one of the most popular searched for vegan recipes online. I wondered if it would still be as indulgently satisfying without the dairy overload that I... Continue Reading →

Creamy Leek and Mushroom Pie

Serves 4     Prep time 15 Minutes       Cook Time 35 minutes 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... Continue Reading →

Lasagne my way

   Preparation Time  1 hour 15 Minutes    Cooking time 45-50 minutes Serves 4-6 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 back then, it was a dish that seemed to take every pan in the house... Continue Reading →

Vegan Kievs

I was having one of those weeks, feeling unwell, and definitely 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 hankering after childhood comfort food. I find it truly amazing how just the scent of a... Continue Reading →

Stuffed Potato Cakes

Makes: 8 medium cakes   Potato cakes are one of those things, I know I love, but do not cook very often, which is such a shame. Mashed potato, like rice or pasta, is something I always cook way too much of. I still cook these foods, like all of my boys still live at home.... Continue Reading →

Carrot, Red Lentil & Cumin Soup

Soup sometimes can seem a little boring, but these warm little hugs in a bowl definitely have a time and a place. Although this simple soup is really quick to cook, it is also hearty, healthy and very filling Red Lentils are not as high in fibre as other legumes, they do though contain plenty... Continue Reading →

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