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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Spiced Easter Buns with Caramel butter

Buns Are Best Made On Day Of Serving, however, They Can Be Warmed or Toasted The Next Day. Ingredients 2 chai vabill-flavoured tea bags 1/4 cup (60ml) boiling water 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 1/4 cups (310ml) oats milk 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil 2 teaspoons (7g) dry yeast 5…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Crispy noodles salad

.. Ingredients.. 2 tbsp sunflower seeds 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds 50 g/2 oz rice vermicelli or stir-fry noodles 175 g/6 oz non-dairy margarine 2 tbsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted (optional) 125 g/4 oz red cabbage and finely chopped 1 orange pepper, deseeded and finely chopped (optional) 1 large carrot, shredded 2 spring onions, trimmed and…

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….

Italian Baked Tomatoes With Mixed Vegetables:

Ingredients: 1 tsp olive oil 4 beef tomatoes Salt 59 g/2 oz fresh white gluten-free breadcrumbs 1 tbsp freshly snipped chives 1 tsp freshly chopped parsley 125 g/4 oz button mushrooms, finely chopped Salt and ground black pepper 25 g/1 oz fresh Parmesan style vegan cheese grated For Salad Mixed salad with beetroot and radish…

Pizza pittas

ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic, peeled and crushed 100 g/3 ½ oz canned chopped tomatoes 2 sun-dried tomatoes, in oil or rehydrated, chopped 1 tsp dried oregano Pinch of salt Pinch granulated sugar 4 pitta breads 2 large tomatoes, sliced 100 g/3 ½ oz grated vegan cheese (look for melts, mozzarella-style cheese) Oregano…

Fragrant vegetable pot

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cinnamon stick, bruised 3 star anise Small piece fresh root ginger, grated 1 bird’s eye chilli, deseeded and chopped 300 g/10 oz Thai fragrant rice 1.2 litres 2 ¼ pints vegetable stock 225 g/8 oz broccoli, divided into tiny florets 225 g/8 oz french beans, trimmed and half 1…

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…

spinach and cheese quiche

Ingredients: 2 ½ cups plain all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt ¾ cup vegan butter (170g) cold butter Process the flour to crumble add 4-6 tbs Cold ice water to form a dough, then leave in the refrigerator for 30 minutes 1 onion chopped, finely 1 bunch of chives, finely chopped tbsp vegan butter 1 tbsp…

Singapore Noodles with Chicken

Ingredients: 400g/4 oz thin rice noodles 2 tbsp olive oil Non-meat chicken, cut in chunks 2 green chillies, sliced diagonally ¼ Savoy cabbage, sliced 1 large carrot, peeled and coarsely grated 2 tbsp curry powder 50 ml/ 1 ¾ fl oz/1/4 cup shaoxing rice wine 2 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tsp sesame oil (optional)…

Broccoli Miso Hot Pot

Ingredients: 300g (1 ½ cups) brown rice 150 g 1 ½ cup broccoli florets 1 leek, trimmed sliced and rinsed 1 tbsp miso paste 1 fresh chilli, deseeded and Finely sliced 1 tbsp tamari 1tsp brown sugar ½ x 400g packet firm smoked Tofu, cut into small cubes 1 tbsp olive oil 1 spring onions,…

Pulsed Broad Bean and Pearl Barley Salad:

This combination of beans and grain, provides all eight essential amino acids for building and repairing your whole body.. very easy and quick to prepare and really tasty as well. Ingredients: 40g (1 ½ oz/scant ¼ cup) pearl barley 1 tsp vegetable stock powder 30g (1/4 oz) broad (fava) beans 2 tbsp olive oil Juice…

Hemp and Sunflower Kale Chips:

The first time I tried kale chips was from an health store and the only ingredients on the packet was salt and olive oil which was natural and tasty. Since then every chance I got whenever I’m in the area where I got the kale chip I would stop the health shop and grab a…

Lumaconi with Spinach and Marjoram

200g spinach 200g vegan ricotta cheese 100g butter 60g grated Parmesan cheese 2 stalks spring onion (scallions) 2 small branches of marjoram 4 sage leaves Salt and pepper and oil Preparation: Cook the pasta for 6-7 minutes. Cool in cold water, drain and cover them with light layer of oil. Boil the spinach, chop them…

Creamy leek+ Broccoli Pie

A hearty pie with crisp crust and smooth, creamy filling-do you think this could be possible eating plant based pie, no meat. Well it’s possible and it’s delicious and filling.. Ingredients: 4 leeks, trimmed and sliced 1 whole broccoli, broken into small Florets Sauce 60ml ( ¼ cup) soy single cream) 1 tsp whole grain…

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…

Oat Cakes

If you aren’t too familiar with oat cakes, they’re quite simply crackers made predominantly from oats. Their mild flavour means they makes a great accompaniment to a variety of sweet or savoury dips and spreads, such as houmous or dairy free butter. Ingredients: 225g (2 ¼ cups) rolled oats ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 1…

Shepherd’s Pie

This is an ultimate comfort food, perfect for a cosy winter afternoon in. This shepherd’s pie is includes a bit of lentils and carrots topped with lovely parsnips and potato. Ingredients: 100g (1/2 cup dried lentils 1 onion, chopped Olive oil 1 garlic clove peeled and Chopped 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 200g (2 cups)…

Rosemary Focaccia

This bread was made with freshly picked rosemary from the garden and red wine vinegar and olives oil dip. Ingredients: 675g/1 ½ lb 4 cups Strong white flour bread flour 15ml/1 tbsp easy-bled-rise dried yeast 75ml/5 tbsp olive oil 45ml/3 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary Method: 1.Put the flour and yeast in a large bowl with…

Sweet potatoes 🍠

Sweet is probably my favourite vegetable, especially when fried especially when dip in ketchup and are great with sea salt! The rosemary roasted sweet potatoes are a great alternative to the traditional roasted spuds to accompany a roast dinner. Rosemary-Roasted 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 4cm chunks 2 tbsp coconut oil 2…

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…

Creamy Carrot Soup Roasted Brussels sprouts This soup is quick and easy to make and a great way to get an abundance of nutritious vegetables into your diet. This carrot soup is creamy and velvety smooth, and when paired with the fiery garlic roasted Brussels sprouts it all comes to life. Ingredients: 2 tbsp coconut…