Lemon and walnut teacake

The unusual combination of earthly walnuts and fresh zesty lemons tastes so good in this teacake, whisked with vegan egg whites are added to the batter, making it light and airy. Keep for three days in a airtight container. Freeze for two months wrapped in foil. Ingredients 115g/4oz/ 1/2 cup butter, softned 100g/3 3/4oz/generous 1/2…

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…

Homemade Pineapple Juice

Sometimes we may buy fruits like pineapple, which needs peeling before eating! Most likely we dispose of the pineapple Peel. Pineapple peel is pretty good when used to make pineapple drink, it takes very little ingredients to make, and few minutes then leaves overnight. Pineapple also has a few health benefits. As for me everything…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bulgur Wheat Tabbouleh

Ingredients 40g (1/4 cup bulgur wheat a small handful of kale, chopped a couple of sprigs of fresh mint, leaves picked and finely chopped ½ bunch of fresh parsley, leaves picked and finely chopped 2 large ripe vine tomatoes, diced 1 spring onion, finely sliced ½ cucumber, sliced lengthways ½ lemon 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive…

Lemon & Coconut Cupcakes

Ingredients: 210g/7 ½ oz 1 ¾ cups plain/all-purpose flour or gluten-free 2 tsp baking powder A pinch of salt 140g/5 oz/3/4 cup coconut Sugar or brown sugar 30g/1oz ½ cup desiccated/shredded coconut, plus extra to decorate 250ml/9fl oz/1 cup coconut Milk or almond milk 125ml/4fl oz/1/2 cup safflower oil 1 tsp almond extract 1 tsp…

Baked Polenta with Tomato &Basil Sauce

Ingredients: 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil, plus extra for greasing 150g/5 ½ oz/1 cup polenta/cornmeal 30g/1oz1/4 cup ground almonds (optional) 11/35fl oz 4cups vegetable stock 2 tsp lemon juice 60g/2 ¼ oz/heaped 1/3 cup pine nuts (optional) 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 400g/14oz/scant 1 2/3 cups canned/crushed Tomatoes…

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…

Spring Garden Risotto

Ingredients: 1 organic vegetable low in-salt Vegetable Stock-cube 2 shallots, peeled and diced 1 tbsp olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 300g (1 ½ cups) brown or white Risotto rice or Arborio 1 carrot, peeled and diced 1/3 courgette, diced 175g (1/4 cup) fresh, frozen or tinned Broad beans 80g(1/2 cup) Frozen peas A small…

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…

Devil’s Food Cake

This is an American Classic, consisting of a rich melt-in-the-mouth chocolate cake that has a citrus-flavoured frosting. Ingredients: 100 g/3 ½ oz dark vegan chocolate 250 g/9 oz 2 ¼ cups self-tasing flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) 225 g/8 oz/1 vegan cup butter 400 g/14 oz/2 2/3 cups dark Muscovado sugar 1…

Black Rice & butternut squash Bowl

Ingredients: 1 small butternut squash, peeled, Deseeded and diced 1 red onion, diced 1 tbsp olive oil 125 g/4 ½ oz black rice 70 g/2 ½ oz kale, shredded 2 tbsp pine nuts 400 g/1/4 oz canned butternut beans, Drained and rinsed Vegan cottage cheese and pomegranate seeds, (optional) to Serve Dressing 4 tbsp tahini…

Doughnut balls with blueberry glaze

Try scattering the the doughnut balls with a confetti of blueberry or other fruit powder and finely grated lemon rind, and even chopped nuts Ingredients: 4 teaspoons (14g) dry yeast 1/3 cup (125ml) warm water ¾ (180ml) unsweetened Almond vegan milk 80g(2 ½ ounces) vegan Margarine spread, melted 1/3 cup (75g) castor (superfine) sugar 1…

Ligurian Trofie pasta with Green Beans, potato and pesto

Trofie are short, thin knotted stripes of past, Liguria in north-western Italty. The region is also famous for its fresh basil, so pesto sauce is Trofie’s perfect parthner. Of course, you can buy decent ready-made pesto but making your own is pretty easy and gives the finished dish extra depth of flavour. Not to mention…