Minted Cauliflower Rice with Red Pepper

Cauliflower grated into rice-like grains is an ideal way to enjoy Indian flavours without the carbs and calories that rice has. When I first made cauliflower rice, I came to realise how filling and satisfying it can be it can be if flavoured well. Best of all, it takes only a few minutes to cook….

Mediterranean Parmesan Tearing Bread

This great is made with a large quantity of fresh yeast and so is quite quick and easy to make. It has a craggy, rocky finish. Place it in the middle of the table on a board and allow everyone to help themselves by pulling off pieces. It is highly flavoured and so perfect for…

Spicy Carrot and Parsnip Latkes

Ingredients 2 carrot shredded 1 parsnips sherred 1/2 cup gluten-free flour 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp tumeric 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for deep frying 1 handful of spring onions, finely chopped 1 sprig of fresh cilantro, finely chopped Method…

Parmesan Grissini

Ingredients 50g parmesan vegan  cheese 7g fresh yeast 150 ml tepid water 2 tsp castor sugar 225g strong white flour Plus extra for dusting 1 tsp salt 1 tsp olive oil, plus extra to grease 1 tsp sesame or Mason sea salt Method Grissini are cooked at a much lower temperature than other breads, as…

Jalapeño poppers Baked Potatoes twice

Ingredients 2 large baking potatoes 2 large baking potatoes 1 large jalapeño pepper diced 4 ounces vegan cream cheese 4 ounces vegan cheddar cheese shredded 3 tablespoons vegan butter 1/4 cup oats milk 3 vegan slices bacon (crumbled or more as desired) Paprika for sprinkling Salt to taste For Serving Vegan Sour Cream Method 1.Bake…

Banana and Walnuts Brioche Buns

Not one of the easiest recipe to make! It took a lot of time and patience to make if you decide to try this recipe make sure it’s an early start of the day. It’s time-consuming and fiddley to make, if you’re not in a good mood I would suggest that you not attempt to…

Meatless mince pie

ingredients 500g (17.5oz) meat less  mince 1 onion finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic 1 large carrot, diced in small cubes 2 tablespoons of tomato paste 1 cups  vegetable stock 1 teaspoon of thyme 1 cup Vegan cheese 1kg/2.25lbs of potatoes, peeled and diced in medium pieces Method Preheat oven to 220°C/gas mark 7. And…

Seasoned sweet Corn on the Cob

When roasting corn it’s best roasted with the husk, I completely forgot to roast my corn with the husk, when roasting in the husk it stops the corn from been charred! If you’re going to try this recipe remember to leave the husk on, when almost cooked remove the husk and add all your reasoning…

Fragrant Lime Rice

This rice is bursting with tangy citrus flavour and aroma of lime and the crunchy pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. You can use lemon or lime to give it a fresh, summery aroma. Ingredients 200g basmati rice, washed and drained 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 10 pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds 1 teaspoon ground turmeric…

Noodles with Spinach and Cheese Sauce

Ingredients 12 ounces gluten-free pasta3 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread3 cups vegan mozzarella shreds1 teaspoon garlic powder1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk1 teaspoon salt1/3 teaspoon pepper1 cup fresh spinach leaves Method Cook the pasta according to package directions.While the pasta cooks, make the sauce. Melt the vegan buttery spread in a large pot. Add the cheese mozzarella…

Sweet Potato And Pumpkin Seed Rolls

These require less kneading than other yeasted bread rolls so they are quick and easy to make. If possible, use a bright orange variety sweet potato, as it will give the rolls a fantastic vibrant colour. Ingredients 200ml oats milk or soya milk 200g sweet potato 450g strong white gluten-free flour 2 tsp salt 40…

Vegan vegetables Chop Suey

Ingredients 2 Carrots, cut lengthways1 cup Cabbage , shredded1 cucumber cuts, lengthwaysSpring onions, sliced lengthways2 tsp Garlic, finely chopped2 tbsp Oil200 gram Noodles shiitake washed and (drained well)1 ok meatless ham1/2 tbsp Soya sauce1 tsp sugarto taste SaltHandful pak Choi, cut lengthways240 ml/1 cup vegetable stock1 tsp cornflour Method How to Make Vegetable Chop suey…

Italian Tomatoes

I used mozzarella grated vegan style cheese, which is not good at melting, so I would advise you to try the block cheese instead of the grated cheese. Ingredients 5 tomatoes 2 x 175 g/6 oz mozzarella cheese Salt and freshly ground black pepper Method 1.Wash the tomatoes, pat dry, slice off the stalk ends…

Four Vegetables in Cheese Sauce

Ingredients 1 small cauliflower 300 g/10 1/2 oz broccoli 2 carrots 1 a handful of baby potatoes 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley For cheese sauce 2 tbsp vegan butter 25 g/1 oz/1/4 cup flour 300 ml/10 fl oz 1 1/4 vegan milk 55 g/ 2 oz/ 1/2 cup vegan grated cheese Method Wash and peel…

Stew Peas and Squash

I remember when I was young, my mom and grandma used to cook a lot of stew peas. Never with any vegetables always with meat and that’s the only time I’ll ever eat red kidney beans! I don’t usually like any peas or beans as a child growing up. Once my mom cooked peas soup…

Mushroom Stroganoff

his creamy mixed mushroom sauce is ideal for a dinner party. Serve it with toasted buckwheat, brown rice or a mixture of wild prices and garnish with snipped chives. For best results, choose a variety of different mushrooms-wild mushrooms such as chanterelles, ceps and morels add a delicious flavour and texture to the stroganoff, as…

Cheese Sauce for Fries and Nachos

Ingredients 125 g/ 4 1/2 oz /1 1/4 cups mature vegan cheddar cheese, grated100 g /3 1/2 oz/1 cup red vegan Red Leicester cheese, grated 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)1 tbsp mustard 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper300 ml/10 1/2 fl. oz/1 1/4 cups single oats cream French fries or nachos, to serve. Method 1. Toss cheese with…

Buffalo-style ”tofu” with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce.

This recipe was for a chicken vegan recipe, didn’t have any chicken all I have in my refrigerator, was tofu, so I decided to make use of what I already have in the frig. I really like the flavours of the Buffalo sauce and the cool creamy dip Once I made it I really don’t…

No Chicken Bake

Ingredients 500 g/1 lb 1 oz/4 cups pasta 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion diced 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 400 g/14 oz/ 2 cups of non-chicken bite size 400 g/14 oz/2 cups canned chopped tomatoes 100 g/3 1/2 oz/2/3 black olives, pitted a small bunch of fresh basil, chopped 159 g/5 1/2…

Corn Dogs

Ingredients sunflower oil, for deep-frying 6 vegan sausages 225/ 8 oz/ 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal 100 g/3 1/2 oz/ 2/3 cup plain (all-purpose) flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar 1 vegan egg, beaten 259 ml / 9 fl oz/ 1 cup vegan buttermilk America mustard for dipping Methods 1.Soak six…

Slow Cooker Two Cheese Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Ingredients Olive oil cooking spray 1/4 cup vegan butter 2 medium onions, chopped 2 1/2 cups soy milk 3 cups vegetable broth 2 cups frozen or fresh broccoli, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic, power 2 cups vegan cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup vegan mozzarella cheese shreddeded Method Grease…

Cheesy Summer Vegetable Bake

Dinners like this are best in the summer, fast easy and you can conveniently grab most of these ingredients at the supermarket or from your back garden or allotment if you’re someone who love to plant your own vegetables. Of course you can make this recipe all year long, not just in the summertime. Go…

Creamy Pumpkin/ Butternut Squash

This is pumpkin although using butternut would be better I think! t’s more creamy than pumpkin. This is an experiment for me, I remember doing this for my children when they were babies, not with cheese only butter. The silly thing is, I use grated Parmesan soya cheese which didn’t melt instead of cream cheese….

Vegan Mayonnaise

Ingredients Make about 250 ml/8 fl oz 225 g/8oz siken tofu, drained 2 tbsp light olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp Dijon mustard Method Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. For added excitement add garlic, fresh…

Vegetable Muffins

Onions, Courgettes, Cream Cheese and herbs have a healthy appeal. When combined in these vegetarian muffins, they have a sharp and tangy flavour and a moist texture. Serve them warm to accompany finger food. Keep for up to two days in an airtight container. Ingredients 150g/5 oz courgettes (zucchini ) 250g/9 oz/2 1/2 cups self-raising…

Creamy Potato Salad with Cheese

Ingredients 8 medium potatoes, wash and chopped with skin in bite size 2 medium carrots, chopped in medium chunks or cubes 1 cup Vegan grated, cheese 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise pinch of salt Handful of chives, chopped 1 tsp black pepper Method Full large pot with water to cover chopped potatoes (about halfway). Add potatoes…

Potato Peel

Sometimes we prepare dishes with potatoes that need to have the skin removed, once we peel skin from potatoes we dump it in the food pin right! Since we’re under lockdown I’m thinking of how can I be more creative with my recipes and save food instead of waisting food, I decided to keep the…

Spaghetti with Lemon

This is the dish to make when you get home and find there’s nothing to eat, if you keep spaghetti and olive oil in in the store cupboard (pantry), and garlic and lemons in the vegetables rack, you can prepare this delicious meal in minutes. You can also add some freshly grated vegan Parmesan cheese…

Scottish Morning Rolls

These soft, spongy bread rolls are irresistible while still warm and aromatic. Made with vegan milk, rather than the more usual water, they have a rich flavor. In Scotland they’re a firm favorite for breakfast with fried eggs and bacon. To speed up rising time, place the rolls in the airing cupboard or on the…

Butter Bean, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesti Soup

This soup is so quick and easy to make: the key is to use good-quality home-made or bought fresh stock for the best result. Using plenty of the pesto and sun-dried tomato purée (paste) gives it a rich, milestone-like flavour. As a alternative to butter beans, haricot (navy) or cannelloni beans will make good substitutes….

Tomato and Tapenade Tarts

These delicious tarts look and taste fantastic, despite the fact that they demand very little time or effort. The mascarpone cheese topping melts as it cooks to make a smooth, creamy sauce. Cherry tomatoes have delicious sweet flavour with low acidity, but plum tomatoes or vine-ripened tomatoes are also suitable for these tarts and will…

Shirataki Noodles with Broccoli

Ingredients 250g/9 oz shirataki noodles 1 garlic clove finely, chopped 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 onion finely, chopped 100g/ 3 1/2 oz/1 1/2 cup broccoli Pinch of salt and pepper Method Wash and prepare shirataki noodles, in the meantime preheat saucepan and add 1tbsp olive oil, then add onion, garlic and broccoli florets. Allow to…

Baked Winter Squash/Pumpkin with Tomatoes..

Butternut or pumpkin can all be used in this simple recipe. Serve the pumpkin as a light main course, with warm crusty bread, or as a side dish. Canned chopped tomatoes with herbs are used in this recipe. A variety of flavoured canned tomatoes are now available including garlic, onion and olive-they are ideal for…

Spiced Lentils The combination of lentils, tomatoes vegan cheese is widely used in Mediterranean cooking, the tang of feta cheese complements the slightly earthy flavour of the attractive dark lentils. True puy lentils come from the region of France, Le Puy which has a unique climate and volcanic soil in which they thrive. Ingredients 250g/…

Pumpkin and Tomato Pizzas

FOR THE PIZZA DOUGH Ingredients 400 g/14 oz / 2 2/3 cups strong white bread flour 100 g/ 3 1/2 oz / 2/3 cup fine ground semolina flour 1/2 tbsp salt 1/2 tbsp dried yeast 1/2 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar 350ml/12 fl. oz /1 2/3 cups lukewarm water FOR THE TOPPING 1 butternut squash, halved…

Potato and Onion Tortilla

This deep-set omelette with sliced potatoes and onions is the best-known Spanish tortilla and makes a deliciously simple meal when served with leafy salad and crusty bread. Tortilla are often made with a variety of ingredients-chopped red or yellow (bell) peppers, cooked peas, corn, or grated cheddar or Gruyère cheese can all be added to…

Meatballs al Forno

Ingredients 200 g/7 oz/ 2 cup vegan mince balls 50 g/1 1/4 oz /1/2 cup vegan Parmesan cheese, finely grated 1 tsp dried oregano 1 lemon, zest only 25 g/1 oz sun- dried tomatoes, chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp chilli…

Indian-Style Shepherd Pie..

Most people cook shepherd pie in winter, it’s also good for entertainment as it can be made in an advance and heated through just before serving. You can spice up the mashed potatoes by adding a couple of finely diced green chillies, then scattering some grated cheddar cheese before baking. Ingredients 3 large potatoes 1…

Shirataki Noodles

Shirataki noodles are long, white noodles they’re often called miracle noodles or Konjac noodles. They’re made from glucomanna, a type of fiber that comes from the konjac plant. Konjac grows in Japan, China, and southeast Asia. It contains very few digestive carbs-but most of its carbs came from glucomannan finer. Shirataki noodles contains a lot…

Spiced sausages and basil tofu, with sweet onion, chilli and coriander

Flavored vegan sausages with basil tofu, which is my favourite and caramelized onions, pretty simple dish to prepare if you’re in the mood to spend a few hours in the kitchen. Can be served with rich creamy potatoes. Ingredients 2 red onions, diced 1 teaspoon medium -hot chilli power 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 red…

Broccoli and courgette Lasagne

Ingredients 8 oz Broccoli cut in florets 2 courgettes cut in circles 480 ml/ 2 cups vegan mozzarella cheese, plus extra cheese to make the sauce and 2 tablespoons cornstarch/ cornflour to thicken the sauce 1 tsp dried basil, 1 tsp dried Italian herbs, 1 tsp dried oregano 700ml 5 cups tomato sauce Pack of…

Courgette,Carrot and Tomato Rice

Ingredients.. 1 onion, finely chopped 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp medium chilli powder (optional) 3 tsp tomato purée 1 carrot, peeled and coarsely grated 1 courgette, chopped in cubes 200g basmati rice, washed and drained Method.. Heat 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil in a heavy-based saucepan and fry the onion over a high…

Tiny Pasta with Fresh Herb Sauce

Ingredients 375g /13 oz small bows pasta with rounded ends or small farfalle 2 tbsp freshly chopped basil 1 tbsp freshly snipped chives 1 tbsp freshly chopped chervil 1 tbsp freshly chopped tarragon 1 tbsp freshly chopped sage 1 tbsp chopped marjoram 1 tbsp freshly chopped thyme 1 tbsp freshly chopped rosemary Finely grated zest…

Simple Homemade creamy mushroom and spinach soup

This wonderful soothing soup has a deep, buttery flavour that’s achieved only a few ingredients and the minimum of fuss. It makes delicious comfort food on a cold day. Use homemade stock if you have it, or buy fresh vegetables stock for the best flavour. Fresh soy single cream to pour on top. Ingredients 225g/…

Herby Green Rice with Tofu

Ingredients.. 1 onion,sliced 2 handfuls of fresh coriander 2 handfuls of mint, woody stalks discard 2-3 fresh green chillies, roughly chopped (seeds and all) 200g Basmati rice, washed and drained 200g tofu,cut in cubed 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice Method.. Heat 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil in a heavy-based saucepan and fry the onion over…

Okra in a Delicate vegan yogurt Curry

Ingredients 300g natural vegan yogurt 3 tbsp gram flour 1 tsp black mustard seeds 1-2 fresh green chillies (depending on how hot you like it), finely chopped (seeds and all) 1 tsp finely grated peeled ginger 1 tsp ground turmeric 150g okra, top cut off and each one cut in half Method Combine the yogurt…

Paneer with peas

Paneer is Indian cottage cheese made by splitting whole milk into cheese and whey with the use of acid, such as lemon juice. Instead of cooking it the Indian way, use non dairy cheese. Ingredients 1-2 fresh green chillies, slit in half lengthways and stalks left on 1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves 2 tablespoons tomato…

Health Benefits of Eating Lentils

Lentils are plentiful source of fibre, folic acid and potassium, theses nutrients all support heart health. According to the American heart association (AHA), increase fibre intake can reduce levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL), Cholesterol, or bad cholesterol. Not only does fibre have links to a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, but it might slow…

Courgette, Feta and Tomato Bread

Ingredients.. 8 vegan eggs 1 tsp vegan crème fraiche 2 courgettes (zucchini), finely diced handful sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped 100g /4 oz /2/3 cup vegan feta cheese, cubed 6 sprigs thyme 2 tbsp olive oil Method.. 1.Preheat the oven 180°C (160° fan)/ 350f / gas 4. 2. Beat the eggs with the crėme fraiche in…

Plant-Based Bacon with Cabbage

There’s so many ways of preparing bacon, not sure what to have for dinner! Wanting something simple and easy. And will take a few minutes to prepare knowing you’ll also enjoy it. Ingredients Half of a medium sized cabbage, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely diced 1 small tomato, finely diced 175g 6oz plant-based bacon,…

What’s Okra?

Okra, also known as “lady’s fingers,” is a green flowering plant. Okra belongs to the same plants family as hibiscus and cotton. The term “Okra” most commonly refers to the edible seed pods of plant. Okra has long been favoured as a food for the health–conscious. It contains: .Potassium, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Folic Acid,…

Poppy-seeded Bloomer

This long, crusty loaf gets its fabulous flavour from poppy seeds. Cut into thick slices, the bread is perfect for mopping up the cooking juices of hearty stews, or for absorbing good dressing on summery salads. A variety of seeds can be used to add flavour, texture and colour to the loaf- try seeds like…

Calypso Rice with Curried Bananas

Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetables oil1 onion peeled and finely chopped1 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped (optional)225 g/8 oz basmati riceJuice of 1 lime350 ml12 fl oz vegetable stock200 g can black-eye beans, drained and rinsed2 tbsp freshly chopped parsleySalt and freshly ground black pepperSprigs of coriander, to garnish For the…

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients 900 g/2 lb pumpkin flesh (after peeling and discarding the seeds4 tbsp olive oil1 large onion, peeled1 leek, trimmed1 carrot, peeled4 garlic, peeled and crushed1.7 litres/3 pints waterSalt and freshly ground black pepper½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg150 ml ¼ pint vegan single-cream alternative ¼ tsp cayenne pepperWarm herby bread to serve Method.. Cut the…

Italian Bean Soup

Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil1 leek, washed and chopped1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed2 tsp dried oregano75 g/3 oz green beans trimmed and cutInto bite-size pieces410 g/ can cannelloni beans drained andRinsed75 g/3 oz small pasta shapes1 litre 1 ¼ pint vegetable stock8 cherry tomatoesSalt and ground black pepper3 tbsp freshly shredded basil Method.. Heat…

Chunky vegetable & Fennel Goulash with Dumplings

Ingredients 2 fennel bulbs, weighing about 450 g/1 lb2 tbsp sunflower oil1 large onion peeled and sliced1 ½ tsp paprika1 tsp plain flour300 ml ½ pints vegetable stock400 can chopped tomatoes450 g/1 lb potatoes peeled and cut into 2.5 cm 1 inch chunks125 g/4 oz small button mushrooms (optional)Salt and freshly ground black pepper For…

Spaghetti Puttanesca

Ingredients.. 165 g/gluten-free spaghetti3 tbsp olive oil2 garlic loves, peeled and crushed½ tsp chilli flakes50 g/2 oz pitted mixed olives1 ½ tbsp rinsed capers1 tbsp dried oregano300 g/11 canned tomatoes2 tbsp tomato puréeSalt and freshly black pepper Method.. Cook spaghetti according to the packet instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over…

Ackee Dish with Bacon..

Ackee is the National fruit of Jamaica, it’s actually Native Tropical Fruits of west Africa. It’s believed that samples of the tree were bought to the Caribbean island in the 18 century and its been there ever since. The health benefits of ackee it’s rich in finer, which can helps regulate bowel elimination by adding…

Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce..

Ingredients 50 g/2 oz blend roasted punk in seeds3 spring onions, trimmed and chopped2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley or basil5 tbsp freshly ground black pepper450 g/1 lb broccoli, cut into florets350 g/12 oz pasta shapes1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional) Method.. Place the toasted pumpkin seeds in a…

Thai-Style Cauliflower & Potato Curry..

Ingredients.. 450 g/1 lb new potatoes, peeled and halved or quartered350 g/12 oz cauliflower florets3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped40 g/1 ½ oz ground pumpkin seeds, (blend the pumpkin seeds) if Not not allergic to nuts then use ground almond. Instead of pumpkin seeds.1 tsp ground coriander½ tsp ground cumin½ tsp turmeric3 tbsp olive oilSalt…

Beetroot Risotto..

Ingredients.. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 onion, peeled and finely chopped2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped2 tsp freshly chopped thyme1 tsp grated lemon rind350 g/12 oz risotto rice150 ml 1 ¼ pint dry vegan white wine900 ml/1 ½ vegetable stock, heated2 tbsp vegan cream alternative or coconut cream225 g/8 oz cooked beetroot, peeled…

Fishless Tuna Pasta Salad..

Ingredients.. 400 g/14 oz canned chickpeas56 g/2 ¼ oz vegan mayonnaise1 tbsp Dijon mustard1 tsp red wine vinegarLarge pinch of salt100 g/3 ½ oz penne pasta (gluten-free)2 gherkins (pickles), sliced2 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp lemon juiceSalt and freshly ground black pepper1 tbsp spring onions (scallions) Method.. Pulse the chickpeas in a food processor 2 or…