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…

Healthy Greek Freekeh Salad

Ingredients 1 cup cracked freekeh 2.5 cups of water 1/2 cucumber 1 red bell pepper (optional) 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup vegan feta crumbled cheese salt and pepper to taste Optional Extras Black olives fresh tomatoes Extra veggies Greek Dressing 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp red…

Four Vegetables in Cheese Sauce

Ingredients 1 small cauliflower 300 g/10 1/2 oz broccoli 2 carrots 1 a handful of baby potatoes 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley For cheese sauce 2 tbsp vegan butter 25 g/1 oz/1/4 cup flour 300 ml/10 fl oz 1 1/4 vegan milk 55 g/ 2 oz/ 1/2 cup vegan grated cheese Method Wash and peel…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Puy Lentil, Coconut and Soy Cheese Bake

Ingredients: 125g (4oz/scant 2/3 cup) puy lentils 100g (3 ½ oz) butternut squash, diced 3 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves 200ml (7fl oz/generous ¾ cup) coconut milk Or soy single cream 80g (3oz) vegan cheddar, grated 40g (1 ½ oz) flat leaf parsley, chopped, to garnish ½ red red chilli, finely sliced, to garnish…

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,…

Red Rice and Beetroot Risotto:

This might take a little more time than normal risotto but but oh my, doesn’t it taste delicious? The vibrancy of the red rice along with the juice from the beetroot makes this dish look so beautiful.. not to mention the cheese the last addition of the (soy cheese) delicious. Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil…

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…

Beetroot Keftedes

Beetroot is such a versatile root vegetable; it’s sweet, earthly flavours and velvety smooth texture Can be taken on such a culinary adventure. Ingredients: 200g cooked beetroot, peeled and coarsely grated 2 spring onions, finely chopped (including greens) 40g grated vegan Parmesan cheese 50g feta vegan cheese, grated 1 egg, beaten 2 tablespoons finely chopped…

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,…

Spicy baby potatoes

Ingredients: 12/3 lbs baby potatoes ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped 1 heaped garlic chopped 1 tbsp lemon juice ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped Baking spices: 1 tsp salt and pepper 4 tbsp non-dairy butter unsalted Method: Wash and scrub baby potatoes, then add cut into halved, then add to saucepan to cook for a few…

Puy Lentil And Feta Tabbouleh

The secret of this dish lies in the the way you chop your herbs- they should be lovingly sliced, very finely, to produce thin silvers with a minimum of brushing. The extra effort is this involves really does pay off. Traditionally, tabbouleh is made with burghul wheat: here, however, I’ve replaced it with puy lentils,…

POTATO ROSTI

Ingredients: 4 large potatoes 1 tbsp vegan butter Salt and ground black pepper Method: 1.Peel the potatoes and use a food processor to shred them roughly. Squeeze out the shredded potato on to a clean dish towel or put into a colander to drain. Divide the mixture into eight spoonfuls. 2.Melt the butter in a…