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…

Inspired Mixed Bean Salad

This is a dish I put together, with a can of mixed beans and courgette, and some fresh ingredients not sure if it’s Greek or Mexican! Pretty simple and quick to prepare. Ingredients 1 medium courgette, quartered lengthways and sliced 1-4 garlic cloves 2 tsp dried oregano (or 1 ½ tbsp fresh chopped ) ½…

Super-fast Thai Blender Curry

Thai food that is the perfect cuisine for those moments when you need a quick and tasty meal and not in the mood for cooking. Thai dishes are based on quick-cooking techniques using fresh aromatic and spicy ingredients. By making this curry in a blender, you save a lot of time and you’ll have a…

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…

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…

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…

Brown Lentils..

Brown lentils are variety that hold their shape nicely, and can be used similarly to green lentils they are commonly in North America and have a little more mild and earthy flavour. They’re like the all-in one lentil. Because they are delicious mashed into veggie burgers, as a salad topper, or even blended into soup….

Vegetable Biryani

2 tsp olive oil, plus a little extra for brushing 2 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced lengthways 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 2.5 cm/1 inch piece fresh root ginger,peeled and finely Grated 1 small carrot, peeled and cut into sticks 1 small parsnips, peeled and diced 1 small sweet potato, peeled and…

Coconut Dhal & Pilau Rice

Method: 1 tbsp coconut oil/olive oil 1tsp mustard seeds ½ tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp ground coriander 1 small onion, peeled and diced 1 large dried red chilli 1 tomato, chopped 100 g/3 ½ oz dried red lentils 200 ml/ 7 fl oz coconut milk/soy single cream 125 ml/4 fl oz…

Ginger & Garlic Potatoes

Ingredients: 700 g/1 ½ lb potatoes 2.5 cm/1 inch piece root ginger, peeled And coarsely chopped 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped ½ tsp turmeric 1 tsp salt ½ tsp cayenne pepper 5 tsp olive oil 1 tsp whole fennel seeds 1 large eating apple, cored and diced 6 spring onions, trimmed and sliced Diagonally…

rice noodles with pickled vegetables

Ingredients: ½ onion, sliced 1 red pepper, sliced 2 carrots, shredded 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 tbsp rice wine 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt 300g/10 ½ oz rice noodles 1 tbsp sesame oil (optional) 1 tbsp light soy sauce Small bunch of coriander (cilantro, chopped) Method: 1.Place the onion, pepper and carrots into…

Indian-Spiced Pumpkin Wedges:

kg (2 lb) pumpkin or butternut squash 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 2 cardamom pods 3 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 teaspoon castor sugar or mango Chutney For the coconut pesto 25 g (1 oz) fresh coriander leaves 1 garlic clove, crushed 1green chilli, deseeded and chopped Pinch of castor sugar 1 tablespoon…

Cauliflowers ‘Steak’ with Chimichurri

Cauliflower can be transformed into something totally different to the vegetables you may be used to, it can be replaced for meat. “No” it doesn’t taste the same the best accompaniment for this is herby garlic chimichurri sauce which originates Argentina. Ingredients: 2 large cauliflowers 1 tbsp olive oil Chimichurri Sauce 2 shallots, peeled and…

Spicy Asian Tofu Salad

Ingredients: ½ x 400g block firm tofu 100g buckwheats noodles 1 tsp coconut oil 1 carrot, peeled ¼ red cabbage, thinly sliced A handful of beansprouts A large bunch of fresh coriander, Chopped, with a few leaves Reserved to serve 2 tsp unsalted raw peanuts, (optional) chopped to Serve 1 tsp sesame seeds, (optional) to…

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…

KHAO SOI-THAI CURRY NOODLES

Ingredients: 1 tbsp toasted oil 150g/5 ½ oz 1 cup cashew nuts 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste 2 courgette/zucchini, cut in half And sliced 1 carrot, chopped 400g/14 oz button mushrooms, Sliced 2 ½ tbsp tomato purée/paste 400ml/14 fl oz/1 ½ cups canned Coconut milk 2 tsp curry powder 3 tbsp tamari soy sauce…

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…

Superslaw

❤️❤️❤️🌱 Ingredients: 65g (2 ½ oz) red cabbage, finely sliced 150 (5oz) white cabbage, finely sliced 50g (2oz) celeriac, grated 50g (2oz) apple grated 25g(1oz) spring onions (scallions),finely sliced 25g (1oz/generous 1/8 cup) raw sunflower seeds, soaked for 30 minutes and drained 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt Ground black pepper Tahini/cashew mayo: 1 heaped tsp…

Thai yellow Curry with Jasmine Brown Rice

Ingredients: 3 shallots, chopped 1 lemongrass stalk, peeled and chopped 2 small red chillies, deseeded 2 garlic cloves ½ handful of coriander (cilantro) 1 fresh or dried kaffir lime leaf 1 tsp of ground coriander seeds 1 ½ tsp mild chilli powder ½ tsp turmeric 2 tsp rice syrup ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt FOR…

Tomato and Mushroom Dahl

Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, diced 1/2 tsp dried coriander (cilantro) 1/4 tsp dried parsley 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 200g (7oz) baby vine tomatoes 2 portobello mushrooms, sliced 900ml (1 1/2 pints 3 2/3 cups) water 400g (13 oz/2 cups) Split red lentils 5cm (2in) piece of red chilli,…

Mung Bean Curry

I have never tried mung bean before, only bought it a few days ago and couldn’t find it anywhere in the supermarkets, I got it from a health food store. Everyone loves this dish, even children, will love this dish it’s so warming and comforting but leaves you feeling light. Ingredients: ½ tsp coconut oil…

Sweet potato Curry

Ingredients: 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes skins removed and chopped into large cubes 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste (vegan) A bunch of fresh spinach, leaves roughly chopped 400 ml/14 fl oz/1 2/3 cups soya cream or coconut milk 1 tsp castor (superfine) sugar 1 large red chilli, 🌶 (optional) sliced Fresh…

South African Sweet Potato Stew

Ingredients: 2 tsp olive oil or coconut oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into dice (optional) 1 tsp crushed chillies/hot pepper flakes (optional) ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp coconut ground or brown sugar 300g/10 ½ oz sweet potato, cut into cubes 400g/14 oz/scant 12/3 cups…

Meatball noodles with or without pineapple

Ingredients: 450g/1 lb 3 cups minced non-meat beef balls 1 tsp fresh root ginger,finely grated 4 spring onions (scallions) finely chopped 50ml/1 ¾ fl oz ¼ cup shaoxing rice wine 1 tbsp linseed oil 3 vegan eggs 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch) 100 g/3 ½ oz /1 cup spinach 2 tbsp olive oil 30 g/1 oz/…

Thai Chicken Salad

Ingredients: Vegetable oil spray 115 g/4 oz non-meat-free chicken, cut lengthways horizontally 25 g/1 oz rice vermicelli Shop bought low-fat spicy dressing of your choice 3 limes, halved, for squeegeeing over For the Salad: 50 g/1 ¾ oz deseeded mixed peppers, finely sliced into strips 50 g 1 ¾ oz, peeled weight, carrot, finely sliced…

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…

Cherry tomatoes & Sweet Corn Salad

Ingredients: 200 g/7 oz frozen sweetcorn 165 g/6 oz cherry tomatoes ½ red onion, finely chopped 1 small green pepper, halved deseeded and Cut in small chunks 40 g/1 ½ oz kale, shredded 25 g/1 oz fresh coriander, roughly chopped Dressing Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lime 2 tbsp olive oil Salt and…

Smoky Chilli agadashi tofu

For a milder broth, remove the seeds and membrane from the chillies, or use one chilli 🌶 Ingredients: 2 fresh long red chillies 3 teaspoons black rice 3 cups (750ml) salt-reduced Vegetable stock 1 cinnamon stick 2 star anise 1 ½ tablespoons tamari 1 strip orange rind 1 litre (4 cups) rice bran oil 2…

JOLLOF RICE

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1large onion, finely chopped 3 large garlic cloves, finely sliced Thumb-size piece of ginger, peeled And grated 1 teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon ground coriander 400g can plum tomatoes 1 teaspoon sugar or palm sugar 1 scotch bonnet, sliced 200g brown rice 1 vegetable stock cube…

Butternut &Coconut curry

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, sliced 2 green chillies, seeded And sliced ½ cup peeled and grated Fresh ginger root 4 teaspoon Thai curry paste 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 ½ cups low-fat coconut milk/or soy milk ½ butternut squash, peeled, Seeded, cut in bite size pieces ½ cup red lentils 7…

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:…

Thai Brussels Sprouts Curry

Use A Mixture Of Asian Mushrooms Such As Oyster, Shimeji And Straw Mushrooms. Ingredients: 2 cups (500ml coconut milk 1 ½ cups (375ml) vegetable stock 2 fresh kaffir lime leaves, torn 300g (9 ½ ounces) baby Brussels sprout, halved 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 teaspoon coconut sugar 150g (4 ½ ounces) green beans, halved diagonally…

Rich & Creamy Vegetable Curry

Making curry paste might seem like a palaver but it’s easy. Most of the work is done in the food processor and the flavour is deeper and fresher than the shop-bought paste. This paste is quite mild so add another fresh chilli and/or more chilli powder if you prefer more heat. Ingredients: FOR THE CURRY…

Red Lentil Dahl With Tomatoes And Spinach

Ingredients: 150g red lentil 2 tbsp olive oil 2 handful baby spinach leaves A few mint and coriander sprigs and leaves Salt and pepper 1onion finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 400g tins tomatoes crushed 4 cooked popadoms, to garnish (optional) Cardamom Flatbread Method: Cook lentils according to the packet instructions, drain and leave…

Vegetable Parcels with Coconut Braised Red Lentils

This is a wonderful dish to serve at a dinner party. Each stage can be made in advance and all you need to do when your guests arrive is pop it in the oven. If you enjoy these lentils you could try adding extra coconut milk and serving them as a soup; whizzing a third…

Thai-Style Root Vegetable Casserole

here’s nothing like coming home to a warm house and a hearty meal on a cold winter’s night, and the earthly root vegetables with aromatic. Thai flavours in this recipe provides a comforting meal. For a creamier casserole, try substituting a tin of unsweetened coconut milk for 400ml of stock; just remember to heat it…

Tomato and Coconut Curry

Ingredients: 1 tbsp of olive oil 1 tsp or yellow mustard or black mustard ½ tsp cumin seeds 10 curry leaves 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped or grated 5cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated 2 green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped Pinch of turmeric Pinch of ground coriander 4 cardamom pods 4 cloves (optional)…

Ricotta and Spinach Cake

Ingredients: 500g /1 lb 2 oz /4 ½ cups spinach, washed 1 clove garlic, crushed 40 g / ½ oz /1/3 stick vegan butter 300g /10 ½ oz 2 cups plain gluten free flour (optional) 5 vegan eggs (tsp) 200g /7 oz/1 1/3 cups vegan ricotta 150g /5 oz/ 1 ½ oz cups vegan Parmesan,…

JOLLOF RICE

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1large onion, finely chopped 3 large garlic cloves, finely sliced Thumb-size piece of ginger, peeled And grated 1 teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon ground coriander 400g can plum tomatoes 1 teaspoon sugar or palm sugar 1 scotch bonnet, sliced 200g brown rice 1 vegetable stock cube…

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,…

Fluffy Indian chickpea omelettes with Spiced tomato curry

Ingredients: OR THE OMELETTES: 1 red onion,sliced 1 tsp olive oil 150g (5 ¼ oz) gram (chickpea) flour 1 tsp sea salt A twist of black pepper 1 tsp garlic granules 3 tbsp nutritional yeast 450ml (6fl oz) water 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp black mustard seeds OPTIONAL ADD INS Fresh…

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…

Vietnamese peanut rice and lemongrass tofu

Ingredients: 300g (10 ½ oz) jasmine rice 100g (3 ½ oz) peanuts, preferably unsalted 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt FOR THE TOFU: 400g (14oz) firm tofu 3 lemongrass stalks 2 garlic cloves, Finely chopped 1 red chilli, seeded And chopped 3 tbsp Japanese Soy sauce Juice of ½ a lime 1 tbsp sugar 2…

Roast Yam and Ackee

Ingredients: 1 can ackee 500g/1 lb 1 onion finely chopped Pinch of salt 1-2 teaspoon black pepper Few slices of vegan bacon finely chopped 3-4 tbsp olive oil Handful of coriander/cilantro leaves For decoration 500g/1lb yam for roasting/optional Method 1.Open and drain ackee from the can, and set aside. Meanwhile chopped bacon and have frying…

Mixed bean and tomato 🍅 chilli

Here, mixed beans, fiery red chilli and plenty of freshly chopped coriander are simmered in a tomato sauce to make a delicious vegetarian chilli. Always a popular dish, chill can be served with a variety of accompaniment- choose from baked potatoes, baked rice, crusty bread or tortillas. Garnish with slices of tomato, chopped or celery…

Rice Paper & Nori Rolls

Ingredients: 50g/1 ¾oz rice noodles 8 rice paper sheets 2 carrots, cut into Matchsticks strips ½ red pepper, deseeded and cut into matchsticks 80g/2 ¼ oz/oz/1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 handful of mint leaves, finely chopped 1 handful of coriander/cilantro leaves, finely chopped 2 nori sheets, cut into quarters Sesame…

Stewed Okra with Tomatoes and Coriander

This is how the Middle- Eastern would prepared their okra. Add wedges of lemon as a garnish so that their juice can be squeezed over the vegetables to taste. Okra, also known as lady’s fingers, are narrow lantern-shape pods. They contain a row of seeds that ooze a viscous liquid when cooked. This liquid acts…

Spicy Tomato Tofu

Ingredients: Block of tofu 3 tbsp tomato purée 2 tbsp clear honey 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander 250 g/9 oz cherry tomatoes, to garnish Freshly cooked couscous or rice, to serve Method Using a knife, to cut the tofu in small cubes into 2.5cm/1-inch chunks and place in a bowl. Mix…

Mixed Bean and Tomato Chilli

Here, mixed beans, fiery red chilli and plenty of freshly chopped coriander are simmered in a tomato sauce to make a delicious vegetarian chilli. Always a popular dish.chilli can be served with a variety of accompaniments-choose from baked potatoes, baked potatoes,baked rice, crusty bread or tortillas. Garnish with slices of tomato, chopped celery or sweet…

Spicy Chickpea Samosas

A blend of crushed chickpea and coriander sauce makes an interesting alternative to the more familiar meat or vegetable fillings in these little pastries. The samosas look pretty with fresh coriander leaves and finely sliced onion and are delicious served with a simple dip like plain yogurt and and chopped fresh mint. Ingredients: 2x 400g/14oz…