Cream Spinach with Bacon

you are using fresh mature spinach you’ll need to clean it thoroughly. Cut off the thick stems of the spinach and discard. Clean the spinach by filling up your sink with water and soaking the spinach to loosen any sand or dirt. Drain the spinach and then repeat soaking and draining. Ingredients 1 pound fresh…

Cheesy pasta broccoli and tomatoes salad

Penne Pasta with broccoli, tomato sauce, garlic, onion and oil cooked in one pan and topped with cheese for an easy healthy pasta recipe. if you want it with juice add can tomatoes and vegetable stock, or not. Ingredients 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin 14 oz can plum tomato…

Stew Peas and Squash

I remember when I was young, my mom and grandma used to cook a lot of stew peas. Never with any vegetables always with meat and that’s the only time I’ll ever eat red kidney beans! I don’t usually like any peas or beans as a child growing up. Once my mom cooked peas soup…

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…

Slow Cooker Two Cheese Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Ingredients Olive oil cooking spray 1/4 cup vegan butter 2 medium onions, chopped 2 1/2 cups soy milk 3 cups vegetable broth 2 cups frozen or fresh broccoli, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic, power 2 cups vegan cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup vegan mozzarella cheese shreddeded Method Grease…

Creamy Pumpkin/ Butternut Squash

This is pumpkin although using butternut would be better I think! t’s more creamy than pumpkin. This is an experiment for me, I remember doing this for my children when they were babies, not with cheese only butter. The silly thing is, I use grated Parmesan soya cheese which didn’t melt instead of cream cheese….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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/…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Spinach &Mushroom Pancakes with Bèchamel sauce

Ingredients: For the filling: 200 g/7 oz spinach 1 tsp sunflower oil 1 onion, peeled and diced 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 200 g/7 oz chestnut mushrooms, sliced ¼ tsp salt For the sauce: 300 ml/10 fl oz unsweetened soya milk 2 tsp sunflower oil 2 tbsp plain flour Salt and freshly ground black…

Vegan nut Roast

Ingredients: 1 tbsp sun flower oil, plus extra for oiling 1 large onion, peeled and diced 1 tsp cumin 100ml3 ½ fl oz boiling water 1 vegan stock cube 1 heaped tsp yeast extract 225 g/8 oz mixed nuts, finely chopped (optional) 40 g/1 ½ oz whole meal bread,blitzed into bread Crumbs Salt and freshly…

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…

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…

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…

Pasta & Bean Soup with Basil Oil:

Ingredients: 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbsp chopped rosemary 2 x 400g (13 oz) cans chopped tomatoes 600 ml (1 pint ) vegetable stock 400 g(13 oz) cans Borlotti beans, drained 125 g (4 oz dried small pasta shapes Salt and pepper Grated vegan Parmesan cheese,…

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)…

Bubble and Squeak

Ingredients 60ml/4 tbsp sunflower oil or olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 450g/1 lb floury potatoes, cooked and mashed 225g/8 oz cooked Brussels sprouts, finely chopped Method: 1.Heat 30ml/2 tbsp of oil in a heavy frying pan. Add the onion and cook over a medium heat, stirring frequently, until softened but not browned. 2.In…

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…

SQUASHETTI & MEATBALLS

Rather than looking at healthy eating as missing out, think of it as altering your favourite meals so that you can enjoy them knowing they’re loading your body with goodness while still satisfying your taste buds. Pasta is made from vibrant, nutritious butternut squash and the ‘meatballs’ from protein-rich whole foods. My pasta should look…

Moussaka With Cottage-Feta Cheese

Ingredients: 4 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil, plus extra for greasing 1 large aubergine/eggplant, thinly sliced 2 courgettes/zucchini, thinly sliced lengthways 2 potatoes, thinly sliced 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 900g 2/lb/4 cups canned Chopped/crushed tomatoes 200g/7oz/1 cup white cottage-feta cheese Crumbled 200g/7oz/1 cup canned brown lentils, rinsed and drained 500ml/7fl oz/2…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Butternut and Kale Risotto

Ingredients: 2tbsp olive oil ½ while onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed ½ lemon juiced 600 ml /1 pint 2 fl oz /2 ½ cups vegetable stock 200 g /7 oz/ 1 cup Arborio rice 100 ml /3 ½ fl oz/ ½ cup white cooking wine a handful…

Greek Beans With Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil or rice bran oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 900 g/2lb 4 oz/4 cups canned chopped/crushed tomatoes 800 g/1 lb 12 oz/4 cups canned cannelloni beans, rinsed and drained 2 tbsp chopped chives leaves 2 tbsp thyme leaves 125ml/4fl oz/1/2 cup vegetable stock, plus extra if needed…

Vegetable Dumplings

These dumplings doesn’t look great from this picture! Because I didn’t have the right Steaming basket, I used a large colander and they all stuck together. Otherwise they taste great just don’t make the same mistakes by using a colander unless it’s just a few dumplings.. otherwise get yourself a steaming basket. Ingredients 175g/ 6…

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…

Easy Rice & peas

Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tbsp dried or fresh thyme 400 ml/14 fl oz vegetable stock 200 g/7 oz basmati rice 400 g/14 oz canned red kidney beans Or gungo peas drained 4 tbsp coconut milk/or soy single cream Salt and pepper Method: 1.Heat the oil in…

Rice-crusted vegetable pie

Ingredients: Olive oil, for oiling 150 g/5 ½ oz long grain rice 450 ml/15 fl oz vegetable stock 2 tbsp sesame seeds, roasted (optional) 1 vegan egg beaten 1 red onion, cut into wedges 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 courgette sliced 1 sweet potatoes chopped 1 tbsp…

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…

Spinach risotto

Ingredients: 1 onion diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp vegan butter 300g/10 ½ oz/1 ½ cup arborio risotto rice 150ml/5 fl oz/1/2 cup white vegan cooking white wine 500 ml/17 fl oz/2 cups vegetable stock, warm 50 g/1 ¾ oz/1/2 cup vegan Parmesan cheese, grated 200 g/7 oz/1/2 cup spinach, washed 100/3 ½ fl…

Ackee and Bacon

Ingredients: 538g 1 can Ackee 8 rashers meat free 1 medium onion, finely diced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp ground black pepper Method: Open Ackee and drain, and leave aside. Cut bacon rashers in small bite size pieces, heat olive oil in frying pan and add bacon piece to fry until a little crispy….

Chia And Gluten-free Pizza:

Ingredients: For the dough 2 tbsp ground chia seeds (from health food shop) 200g (7oz) plain-all purpose flour ½ tsp salt Gluten-free flour, for dusting For the topping 100g (3 ½ oz) tomato passata 2 tbsp tomato purée ½ tsp olive oil Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 small onion ½ plum tomato 250ml/1…

Greek Farmer’s Salad

Ingredients: For the “feta” 1 small red onion 1 garlic clove (optional) Squeeze of lemon juice 100ml (3 ½ oz) extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp herb vinegar 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp ground mixed coloured peppercorns 1 tsp pinch of chilli powder 250g (9oz) smoked tofu For the salad ½ cucumber 1 large…

Greek Beans With Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil or rice bran oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 900g/2lb 4oz/4 cups canned Chopped/crushed tomatoes 800g/1lb 12oz/4 cups canned Cannelloni beans, rinsed and drained 2 tbsp chopped dill leaves 2 tbsp thyme leaves 125 ml/4fl oz ½ cup vegetable Stock, plus extra if needed 450/1lb green beans…

Onion, Apple Bacon & Comté Crépes

Onion, Apple Bacon & Comté Crépes The combination of the nutty cheese, soft, sweet onion and sharp apple is a french classic that makes a gorgeous light lunch- it’s kind of a pancake tart. Ingredients: 3 tbsp olive oil, plus an extra splash 600g (1lb 5oz ) onions, chopped leaves from 1 thyme sprig pinch…

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…

Vegetable Wraps

Savoy cabbage is wrapped around tempeh here, with bit of shredded red cabbage for crunch and segments of orange for juicy zest. These little rolls are s great, refreshing alternative to the usual soggy and uninspiring doughy wraps you can buy in the shops. Pack the dressing separately for dipping your rolls. Ingredients: For the…

Rice And Bean Burritos With salsa

Ingredients: For the rice 1 tbsp olive oil 100g (3 1/2 oz) jasmine rice 100g (3 ½ oz) vegan hot salsa ½ tsp sea salt For the beans ½ onion 200g (7oz) canned kidney beans 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for frying ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp onion powder Pinch of sea salt…

Spaghetti Frittatas

These little noodle nests are truly predestined for the lunchbox. Spaghetti frittatas Combine all the best features of delicious, creamy pasta dish. They’re baked until crisp to make them even tastier and best of all: you can eat them with your fingers. Ingredients: For the Frittatas 150g (5 ½ oz) wholewheat spaghetti Sea salt 30g…

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 spiced pumpkin: With Braised Lentils & Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 1 butternut pumpkin (squash) About 750 g(1 lb 10 oz) 150 ml (5 fl oz) olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon hot smoked paprika Sea salt flakes Freshly ground black pepper 1 garlic bull, cloves separated, skin on 2 medium onions, finely sliced ½ fennel bulbs, finely sliced 250 g (9 oz)…

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…