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…

Gingerbread and Orange Tiramisu

Ingredients 300 g;10 1/2 oz/ 2 cups plain flour 160 g/ 5 1/2 oz/1 1/2 stick vegan butter 75 g/ 3 oz/1/2 cup golden caster sugar 110 g/ 4 oz/ 1/3 cup golden syrup 125 g/ 4 1/2 oz cup honey 1 vegan egg 175 ml/ fl. oz/ 3/4 vegan milk 1 1/2 tsp ground…

Oaty Cob Bread

Mixing and shaping a simple round loaf is one of the most satisfying kitchen activities and the results is incomparably excellent. This bread is made with fresh yeast-it’s similar color and texture to putty and should crumble easily when broken. For best results, buy fresh yeast in small quantities as required: it will keep for…

Chocolate Fruit Crumble

A popular desert, the addition of chocolate in the topping makes it even more of a treat, A good way of enticing children to eat a fruit desert. Ingredients 400 g/14 oz blackberries/or can in natural juice 450 g/1 lb cooking apples, peeled, and sliced thickly 100 g/3 1/2 oz/3/4 cup plain (all-purpose) flour 75…

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…

Espresso cupcakes with maple syrup

Strong dark coffee and maple syrup give a bitter edge to the sweetness of these cakes. Drizzle more maple over them while still warm. This recipe uses freshly made express, but you could use your own favorite coffee made at double strength. Ingredients 250g/9 oz/ 2 1/4 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 10ml/2 tsp baking powder…

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…

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a variety of sqush Pumpkin is a variety of squash that people often think of a traditional Halloween decoration or thanks giving pre filling. However, the flesh of the pumpkin plant provide a range of health benefits outside festivities. Pumpkin is a plump, nutritious orange vegetables, and highly nutrient dense food. It is…

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…

Cornmeal Muffins

1 cup whole grain yellow cornmeal, fine ground 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour/ gluten-free (optional ) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder gluten-free 2 vegan eggs 1 cup vegan milk 2 tablespoons vegan unsalted, butter melted Method Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degree F. Lightly butter or spray…

Pipasena Italian Cake

I’m not a fan of candied fruits or raisins, this cake is so delicious I guessed with the candied fruits combined with the lemon zest, gave it a lovely taste. If you’re a fruit lover, you certainly will love this cake taste nothing like a ordinary fruit cake’ trust me! It’s so much nicer. 450…

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…

My Life Journey Living with Multiple Allergies:

Over 21 years ago. That was the last time I was given a box of chocolates. Changing your life to accommodate life-threatening allergies takes up so much of your time and energy that you don’t realise the little things – like not receiving flowers or chocolates anymore. A few weeks ago, my daughter came home…

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/…

Cranberries and Orange Buns

These delicious muffins are real energy boost for the middle of the afternoon.use fresh r frozen cranberries; both will work equally well for these tea-table delights. The orange rind adds to the tangy flour of the cranberries. Ingredients 350g/12 oz/3 cups plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted 15ml/1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 115g/4oz/generous ½ cup…

Gingerbread

Cinnamon as well as ginger gives gingerbread it’s familiar warm flavouring, which wouldn’t be achieved by using ginger alone. Treacle and golden syrup are the essential ingredients to ensure the finished cake is soft and sticky Store, foil-wrapped, for five days in an airtight container. Ingredients.. 115g/4 oz ½ cup soft light brown sugar75g/3 oz…

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…

Ricotta pancakes with Raspberry Dip

Ingredients.. 250 g/9 oz/1 ¼ cups ricotta 1 lemon, zest finely grated 175 ml/ 6 fl, oz /2/3 cup vegan whole milk 4 large vegan eggs, separated 100 g/3 ½ oz /2/3 cup self-self raising flour 50 g/1 ¾ oz/1/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar butter, for frying For The Raspberries Dip.. 225 g/8 oz/1 ½…

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…

Carrot cake with cream cheese icing

As well a keeping this well-known vegan cake moist, grated carrot also add s it’s own sweetness. Here, this classic-tea-time treat is topped with zesty orange and cream vegan cheese icing, which goes perfectly with-out nuts. Keep refrigerated for up to three days. Ingredients.. 90g/3 ½ oz/3/4 self-raising flour 150g/50oz/1 ¼ cups plain (all-purpose) flour10ml/2…

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…

Salted Caramel Muffins

Ingredients 1 large vegan egg 120 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup sunflower oil 120ml 4 fl oz 1/2 cup soy milk 375 g/ 12 1/3 oz /2 1/2 cups self-raising flour/ gluten free (optional) sifted 1 tsp baking powder 200 g /7 oz /3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 100 g/ 3 1/2 oz…

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…

Chocolate-Orange Marbled Cake

Relieve your memories of childhood and make this beautiful cake heart-shaped with small marbled pattern, two cake batters are swirled together to give the marbled effect, and because one is flavoured with orange and the other chocolate, the overall taste is wonderful too. Ingredients.. 225g 8 oz/1 cup vegan butter, softened225g/8 oz/ generous 1 cup…

Blackberries and almond Cakes

Sloe gin and rose water add depth of flavour to theses muffins, helping them to stand out from the crowed tea cTable. Autumnal blackberries are perfectly complemented by the mild flavour and crunch of blanched almonds. Store in airtight container for up to three days. Due to allergies I exclude the almonds. Ingredients 100g/3 ½…

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…

Ripe Banana

Most of us tend to throw away our ripe bananas, fearing they would no longer be fresh, and therefore, not fit to eat. Although over ripe bananas may really look very appetising the fruit turn soggy while the banana peel may then turn black or brown-they are very good for our health. Here are the…

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…

Flapjacks

The wholesome and satisfying combination of rolled oats and golden syrup makes flapjacks popular with adults and children alike. They are sweet, dense and filling, with a soft, chewy consistency. With so few ingredients, flapjacks are quick to make and guaranteed to please. Ingredients.. 175g/6 oz/3/4 cup unsalted vegan butter50g/2 oz/1/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar150g/5…

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…

Shortbread..

Ingredients The his easy recipe makes a very light, crisp shortbread with an excellent flavour that’s delicious with a hot cup of vegan chocolate. The lemon and ground sunflower are delicious additions, but I’m sure if you’re not allergic to ground almonds, it’ll be even better but not traditional.. 275g/10 oz 2 ½ cups plain…

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…

Apple and sour cream crumble muffins..

Two-thirds of the cooking apples in this recipe are chopped and baked in the muffin batter. The remaining apples are sliced and coated in a sweet almond crumble, which makes a delicious crunchy texture for the muffin top. I choose to use sunflower by liquidising until crumbly instead of the almonds due to nuts allergies….

Chicken spiedie..

Ingredients.. 450g/1 lb/2 cups meatless chicken cubed 6 hot dog buns, halved horizontallyVegan mayonnaise, to serve For The Marinade..100 ml /3 ½ fl, oz/1/2 cup olive oil50 ml/1 ¾ fl, oz /1/4 cup red wine vinegar1 tbsp soft brown sugar1 lemon, juiced and zest finely grated2 garlic cloves of garlic, crushed2 tsp chilli (chilli) flakes2…

Broccoli and cheese muffins..

Violife cheese, with its distinctive taste running through with the mixture of broccoli, is perfect for these muffins. The creamy texture blends smoothly with the broccoli to add the most divine savoury flavour to these muffins. Serve fresh. Ingredients.. 1.Preheat the oven to 180°c/350°F/ Gas 4. Line the cups of a muffin tin (pan) with…

Orange Poppy Seed Cakes..

These muffins look attractive on the tea table when baked in large muffin cups without paper cases so the poppy-seed flecked sides are visible. To serve, break open and spread with butter and marmalade. Store without icing in an airtight container for three days. Ingredients.. 275g/10oz/2 ½ cups plain (all-purpose) flour150g/5oz/3/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar15ml/1…

Superfood and greens powder are an important supplement to your Diet..

Green smoothie have become more popular as people more have become conscientious of the importance of phytonutrients in their diet. Although juicing your veggies and fruits through a juicer can provide a way to ingest these foods, although the shopping, preparation and clean up can be time consuming. On the other side f the spectrum,…

Bulgur wheat Salad with lemon Dressing..

Ingredients 125 g/4 oz bulgur wheat 10 cm/4 inch piece of cucumber 2 stalks of spring onions 125 g/4oz baby sweet corn 3 ripe but firm tomatoes 1 carrot, chopped For the Dressing Method.. Place the bulgur in a saucepan and cover with boiling water. Grated rind of 1 lemon 3 tbsp lemon juice 1-2…

Cabbage Broccoli & Cauliflower Cheesey Dish..

Ingredients 75 g/3 oz green cabbage, finely sliced 175 g/6oz broccoli, cut into small florets 175 g/6 oz cauliflower, cut into small florets 4 spring onions, finely chopped Freshly grated,Parmesan style vegan cheese Pinch of salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp olive oil Method.. Preheat the frying pan, and season all vegetables together with…

Sticky gingerbread

Ingredients 225g/8oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 10ml/2 tsp ground ginger 5ml/1 tsp mixed (apple pie) spice Pinch of salt 2 pieces preserved stem ginger, drained and chopped 115g/4oz/1/2 cup vegan butter 115g/4oz ½ cup dark muscovado (molasses) sugar, 275g/10oz/scant 1 cup black treacle (molasses) 2 vegan eggs beaten 2.5ml/1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda 30ml/2 tbsp vegan…

Thai stir fry with tofu..

Ingredients.. 450 g/1 lb tofu 2 tbsp cooking white wine 125 g/4 oz naked gluten-free noodles 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely sliced 2.5 cm/1 inch piece fresh root ginger 125 g/4 oz beansprouts Handful of baby corn 2 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tsp…

Lemon drizzle cake..

Wonderful moist and lemony, this cake is a favourite at coffee morning and afternoon tea. A lemon and sugar syrup is poured over the cooked cake and allowed to soak through, so that the whole cake is sweet and tangy. Store in a airtight container for up to five days. Ingredients.. Finely grated rind of…

Creamy Barley & Broccoli Risotto..

Barley is rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial plants compounds. It’s available in many forms, ranging from hulled barley to barley grits, flakes and flour. Almost all forms of barley utilise the whole grain-except for pearl barley to barley, which has been polished to remove or all the outer bran layer along with the…

Rock buns..

These old-fashioned favourites are perfect fun in the kitchen and provide a great introduction to baking, as the mixture can be formed into little balls-great for hands-on kids’ Cooking. As rock buns are not a rich mixture, they are best eaten on the day they are baked. Ingredients.. 225g/8oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 1.5ml/1/4 tsp…

Chilli & Rice..

Ingredients.. 3 tbsp olives oil 1 onion peeled and diced Handful of broccoli florets 1 red pepper, cored deseeded and Diced 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed ½ tsp of hot chilli, powder 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp dried oregano 400 g/7 oz cooked red kidney beans 1 tbsp lime…

Apple pie..

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative or fatty or sugary desert, stewed apples make an excellent option. Easy to prepare, stewed apples work well as a slightly sweet topping or as a fruit compote. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, the average. Adult should half fill their plate of each meal with fruits…