Hearty Chickpea and Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients 1 tsp cumin seeds 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 5 tbsp finely diced, cored and deseeded pepper 3 tbsp pomegranate seeds Generous pinch of castor sugar Dash of fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh coriander leaves Method Warm a small frying pan over high heat and add the cumin seeds (keep…

Spinach and Chickpeas

Spinach with chickpeas is a traditional Spanish recipe. Everybody loves it, even those who hate veggies, especially if you use finely chopped fresh spinach Ingredients Extra virgin olive oil 6 cups fresh spinach (650g) 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 onion finely, chopped 2 garlic cloves finely, chopped 1 tsp black pepper 3 1/2 cups cooked…

Cauliflower Mac ‘n’ Cheeze..

Ingredients… 1 small cauliflower, cut into florets 200 g/7 oz Marconi pasta 2 quantities cheese sauce Method Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Cook the macaroni in pan of boiling water according to the packet instructions. Meanwhile prepare the cheese sauce. Once everything is ready. Mix them together, then transfer to a baking dish…

Chinese Cauliflower Rice with Pak Choy

Ingredients: Cauliflower rice 1 head of cauliflower, quartered 1 tbsp chickpeas 1 tbsp desiccated coconut (optional) 1tbsp linseed oil 1 garlic crushed 2 tbsp tamari ½ tsp ground cinnamon 3cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and Chopped 1 x190g tin sweetcorn, drained 200g (1 ½ cups) Frozen peas a handful of beansprouts ¼ bunch of…

Chickpea and Sweet potato Stew

Feel free to leave the skin on the sweet potato as it contains so many nutrients and very tasty- just make sure you scrub well before cooking. Vine tomatoes are very tasty but you use plum or beef tomatoes instead. This is a perfect cosy lunch or dinner on a cold rainy day. Ingredients Heat…

Spinach and Chickpeas Hummus

Chickpeas are perfect base for any flavour or seasoning. Adding spinach gave it a lovely colour and made it even more yummy. Ingredients: 400g (13 oz/2 cups) canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained 60g (2 ½ oz) spinach 1 tbsp tahini Juice of ½ lemon 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small garlic clove About 125ml (4fl…

‘Cheesy’ Kale Chips

This dehydrated vegetable is so delicious and yummy and nutritious. Ingredients: 6g (1/4 oz) thyme leaves Juice of 1 lemon 6oz (2 ½ oz) yeast flakes 100g (3 ½ oz/2/3 cup) cashews or chickpeas 100g (4fl oz/1/2 cup)water 60g(2 ½ oz) kale, chopped into 5cm (2in) pieces Nutritional Nugget: Source of B12 are limited for…

Sweet and Sour Tofu

This an alternative to sweet and sour Chinese dish but with tofu, much healthier. Ingredients: 100g (3 ½ oz) carrots 1 tbsp soya bean paste 300ml (1/2 pints/scant 1 ¼ cups) boiling water 100g (3 ½ oz) fresh root ginger, sliced thinly 1 lemongrass stalk, peeled and finely chopped 10 plum tomatoes, diced ½ green…

Roasted Afghani Chickpeas

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil or melted coconut oil Zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp turmeric 400g/14oz/scant 2cups Canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained Sea salt Method: Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Put the oil in medium bowl and add the lemon zest and…

Curried Cabbage with Potatoes

Ingredients: 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp olive oil or coconut oil 120g/4 ½ oz/3/4 cup peanuts 2 tbsp curry powder 3 large potatoes, peeled or unpeeled and cut in cubes 1 garlic clove, crushed 1cm/1/2 In piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated 1 tsp ground turmeric ½ tsp coconut sugar or brown sugar…

Friday Night Curry

Wild rice and chickpeas for the high fibre content, and the chickpeas also give a protein punch. Ingredients: 190g (1 cup) wild rice, rinsed 1 tsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 5 cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled grated 1 fresh red chilli,deseeded and finely chopped 1 red…

Macaroni ‘Cheese’ With Roasted Tomatoes

Macaroni ‘Cheese’ With Roasted Tomatoes This mac and cheese is like no other, mac and cheese it’s more plant based without the cheese. Ingredients: 6 ripe vine cherry tomatoes, halved 1 tsp olive oil A pinch of dried thyme 200g (2 cups brown macaroni pasta Pink Himalayan salt or sea salt and freshly ground black…

Zingy Summer Salad

Ingredients: 30 g/1.5 /¼ cup camergue red rice 50 g / 1 ½ oz / curly leaves kale 1 lemon juice 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp sea salt ½ blood orange (optional) 25 g/2 oz pomegranate seeds 25 g/ 2 oz hazelnut (cob nuts roughly chopped) I replaced the nuts with roasted…

Maple Tofu with Egg-Fried Rice

Ingredients: 1 vegan egg 2 tsp linseed oil 3 tbsp olive oil 200 g/7oz long grain rice, cooked ½ tbsp turmeric 100 g/3 ½ oz frozen peas, thawed 100 g 3 ½ oz beansprouts 50 g/1 ¾ oz tofu, drained and dried on kitchen towel Cut into chunks 3 garlic cloves, crushed 3 tbsp soy…

Curried Cabbage With Potatoes

Ingredients 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp olive oil or coconut oil 120g/4 ¼ oz/3/4 cup peanuts 2 tbsp curry powder 3 large potatoes, unpeeled and cut into cubes 1 garlic cloves, crushed 1cm/1/2 in piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 tsp garam masala ½ tsp ground turmeric ½ tsp coconut sugar or brown…

Cauliflower & beans biryani with crisp onions

This can be time-consuming as it has a few stages so it is worth making a larger quantity to serve when there is a bit of family or friends gathering- any leftovers are good too. Ingredients: 500g/1lb 2oz/2 ¾ cups white basmati rice 1 bay leaf About 6 cardamom pods, crushed 2 tbsp olive oil…

Potato, chickpea & peanut tamarind curry

This is fusion of tamarind, coconut/ single soy cream and tomato and it works beautifully. You can control the heat by increasing or decreasing the number of chillies you add. It seems like a lot of ingredients but most of them will be in the store cupboard or refrigerator already. Ingredients: FOR THE SPICE MIX:…

Roast chilli Jam Vegetables with Thai Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: ½ (150g) Thai chilli jam paste ½ cup (50g) coconut oil, melted 800g (1 ½ pounds) Kent pumpkin, Cut into wedges 400g (12 ½ ounces) baby carrots, trimmed 2 Lebanese cucumbers (260g), seeded, sliced on the diagonal 2 green onions (scallions), sliced thinly 2 cups (160g) beans sprouts ½ cup loosely packed fresh Thai…

Toasted cashew nut fried rice

Ingredients: 200 g (7oz/1 cup) basmati rice 1 pinch fine sea salt 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 100 g (3 ½ oz)raw cashew nuts 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped, Plus extra to serve (optional) Swiss or rainbow chard, or spinach shredded…

Chickpea salad

Ingredients: 400g (14oz) tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 1 spring onion, thinly sliced 1-2 gherkins/pickles, finely sliced 125ml (4 ½ fl oz) vegan mayonnaise (or avocado mashed or 125g (4 ½ oz) houmous) 1 tbsp whole grain mustard Juice of ½ lemon A pinch of cayenne pepper and garlic…

Potato chickpea curry

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons grated fresh root ginger 2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon cumin ½ ground turmeric ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼-1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped 300ml(1/2pint) water 500g (1 lb) potatoes, cubed 400g (13 oz) can chickpeas, drained 250g (8 oz) button mushrooms,…

THAI RED CURRY WITH NOODLES

Ingredients: ½ celeriac (celery root), peeled 60g/2 ¼ oz/1/2 cup cashew nuts, soaked for 2 hours 225ml/8 fl oz/1 cup low-fat coconut milk ½ onion, finely chopped 3 cherry tomatoes, rinsed Juice of ½ lime ½ small red chilli, chopped ½ avocado, peeled and stone remove 1 tsp fresh root ginger, grated 1 clove garlic…

Baked Pumpkin Curry

Ingredients: 1 small pumpkin acorn or squash 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium onion, chopped 50g (1 ½ oz) roasted chickpeas or cashews 1 tbsp curry spice blend 230ml (8fl oz) unflavoured, unsweetened dairy-free milk Sea salt and pepper Garnish (Optional) 1 tsp red pepper flakes, more if desired…

Herbs-crusted Cauliflower And leek ‘Cheese

This is creamy and cheesy, thanks to the soya cream, miso and nutritional yeast.And the herby breadcrumbs on top add a lovely crunch. I’m sure this recipe should be more nutty by choosing to use the coconut milk and cashew nuts..people with nuts allergies I would say stick with the chickpeas and soy single cream,…