salads & sides

Mediterranean Tart

Preparation Time 30 Minutes Cooking Time20-25 Minutes Serves 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 … Continue Reading →

Totally tropical coleslaw

  A BBQ or a salad without coleslaw for me is just not right. When i became vegan i missed some of my favourite coleslaws. Now though it gave me the push to experiment a little more with different vegetables and fruit. This is one of my favouites which I love with a nice spicy… Continue Reading →

Southern fried onion rings

I love sides, to be honest, I prefer these to the main course. I would happily have a mixed platter of them for my meal. Onion rings or loaded potato skins are my favourites.  Being gluten-free and vegan, I am usually cast into the wilderness when wanting to order these when I am eating out…. Continue Reading →

Super Greens Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a nice side to a lot of dishes. We all think of this creamy vegetable based accompaniment more often at certain times of the year, mainly summer and at Christmas time. Now with the days beginning to have that extra chill factor, I wanted to create a coleslaw that reflects, this time of… 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 →


Makes 24-26 falafels Preparation Time 10 Minutes plus soaking and chilling Cooking time 5 Mins ( deep-fried) 25-30 Minutes (oven-baked) 29 Calories per uncooked falafel. 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… 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 →

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Carrot Hummus

Preparation Time 15 Minutes   Cooking Time 35 Minutes 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 shop bought lunch item is… Continue Reading →

Russian potato salad

Preparation Time 15 Minutes   Cook Time 15 Minutes   Serves 4-6 One of my favouite food product in the summer months are new potatoes.  I especially love the waxy ones such as Anya or particularly Jersey Royals. To me, these make the best potato salad. Think of this Russian potato salad as a boosted normal one…. Continue Reading →

Pesto & Garlic Roasted Hasselback Potatoes

Serves 4 Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking time 1 hour 30 Minutes I am not a huge potato fan and people think it is odd that I am not keen on roast potatoes. That said I do love these Hasselback ones or as my kids would call them when they were young hedgehog potatoes. I… Continue Reading →

Pesto mashed potato

Serves 4 Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 25 Minutes Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free There is nothing more satisfying than a steaming bowl of creamy mash potatoes,especially if carbs are your thing. The ultimate comfort food that warms you from the inside out. Sometimes though it is nice to switch it up a bit and… Continue Reading →

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