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…

French toast

Breakfast made by my youngest daughter with brioche bread, whipped cream, fresh strawberries and blueberries. As for my breakfast, I had sliced French toast with blueberries and whipped cream due to allergies I couldn’t have the brioche bread because it wasn’t homemade and I can’t have strawberries either. her breakfast was much more appealing for…

Summer berry smoothie

Ingredients 3/4 cup frozen mixed summer berries 1 1/4 cups vanilla flavour soy yogurt 1 tsp clear honey (optional) 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 1 tbsp organic powder Method Place the berries, soy yogurt, and honey if using and orange juice and turmeric in a blender and process until thick. Serve immediately, decorated with berries…

Banana and Walnuts Brioche Buns

Not one of the easiest recipe to make! It took a lot of time and patience to make if you decide to try this recipe make sure it’s an early start of the day. It’s time-consuming and fiddley to make, if you’re not in a good mood I would suggest that you not attempt to…

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…

CHELSEA BUNS

250ml oats milk 20g fresh yeast 100g castor sugar 500g gluten-free or strong plain flour, plus extra to dust 1/2 tsp salt 100g vegan butter, at room temperature, plus extra to grease 1 Vegan egg Oil, to grease 1 tsp ground mixed spice 50g sultanas 50g currants apricot glaze to finish The aroma of these…

Seasoned sweet Corn on the Cob

When roasting corn it’s best roasted with the husk, I completely forgot to roast my corn with the husk, when roasting in the husk it stops the corn from been charred! If you’re going to try this recipe remember to leave the husk on, when almost cooked remove the husk and add all your reasoning…

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…

Noodles with Spinach and Cheese Sauce

Ingredients 12 ounces gluten-free pasta3 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread3 cups vegan mozzarella shreds1 teaspoon garlic powder1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk1 teaspoon salt1/3 teaspoon pepper1 cup fresh spinach leaves Method Cook the pasta according to package directions.While the pasta cooks, make the sauce. Melt the vegan buttery spread in a large pot. Add the cheese mozzarella…

Honeyed Pineapple Tarts

Ingredients 450 g/1 lb ready to roll puff pastry1 vegan egg beaten50 g/1 ¾ oz /1/2 cup ground almonds8-9 canned or fresh pineapple rings, drained75 ml/ 2 ½ fl. oz /1/2 cup runny honey Method 1.Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°Cfan)/400f/gas 6. 2.Roll out the pastry on a floured surface. To make large tarts to…

Apple Pie Cinnamon Swirl style

Ingredients For the Apple 1 recipe pastry for a 23cm pie125g unsalted butter3 tablespoons plain flour4 tablespoons water100g caster sugar100g dark brown soft sugar8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced Method Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas mark 7. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste….

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…

Cornmeal porridge

Cornmeal porridge, the smoothest recipe you’ll find! Traditionally this is a breakfast meal, as it fills you up and keeps you full for the majority of your day! We’ve made this recipe extra smooth with no lumps I remember growing up with having cornmeal porridge first thing in the morning before going to school mostly…

Pumpkin pie

Ingredients 500g (1 1/4 lb) pumpkin, cooked and pureed1 (410g) 1 box single oats cream2 vegan eggs175g (6 oz) dark brown soft sugar1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon salt For The Pastry 350g (12 oz) plain spelt flour1 teaspoon salt200g (7 oz) butter125ml (4 fl oz) cold water Method Preheat…

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…

Salted Caramel Profiteroles

Ingredients 50g /1 3/4 oz/1/4 cup vegan butter, cubed 75g/2 @/2 oz/1/2 cup strong white gluten-free bread flour, sieved 2 vegan eggs, beaten 250ml/9 fl, oz/1 cup whipping vegan cream 2 tbsp icing (confectioner’s) sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 100 ml/3 1/2 fl, oz/1/2 cup salted caramel sauce Method 1.Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°Fan)…

Mushroom Stroganoff

his creamy mixed mushroom sauce is ideal for a dinner party. Serve it with toasted buckwheat, brown rice or a mixture of wild prices and garnish with snipped chives. For best results, choose a variety of different mushrooms-wild mushrooms such as chanterelles, ceps and morels add a delicious flavour and texture to the stroganoff, as…

Cheese Sauce for Fries and Nachos

Ingredients 125 g/ 4 1/2 oz /1 1/4 cups mature vegan cheddar cheese, grated100 g /3 1/2 oz/1 cup red vegan Red Leicester cheese, grated 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)1 tbsp mustard 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper300 ml/10 1/2 fl. oz/1 1/4 cups single oats cream French fries or nachos, to serve. Method 1. Toss cheese with…

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…

Corn Dogs

Ingredients sunflower oil, for deep-frying 6 vegan sausages 225/ 8 oz/ 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal 100 g/3 1/2 oz/ 2/3 cup plain (all-purpose) flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar 1 vegan egg, beaten 259 ml / 9 fl oz/ 1 cup vegan buttermilk America mustard for dipping Methods 1.Soak six…

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…

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….

Cinnamon Doughnuts Cookies

Ingredients 175 g/6 oz/ 1/2 cups/ plain-all purpose or splelt flour 75 g/ 2 1/2 oz 1/2 cup castor (superfine) sugar 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 150 g/5 oz/ 2/3 cup vegan butter cubed at room temperature 1 vegan egg 2 tbsp demerara sugar Method 1.Preheat the oven 180°C (160°C fan))/350°/ gas 4 and line baking…

Apple and Calvados Cakes

The subtle bouquet of calvados (normally Apple brandy) and the earthly, fruity flavour of quince add depth to tea time cakes. Quince paste is always available, but when the fruit is in season replace a third of the chopped apple with finely grated fresh quince to add extra flavour. Ingredients 250g/9oz cooking apple, peeled and…

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…

Creamy Potato Salad with Cheese

Ingredients 8 medium potatoes, wash and chopped with skin in bite size 2 medium carrots, chopped in medium chunks or cubes 1 cup Vegan grated, cheese 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise pinch of salt Handful of chives, chopped 1 tsp black pepper Method Full large pot with water to cover chopped potatoes (about halfway). Add potatoes…

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…

Scottish Morning Rolls

These soft, spongy bread rolls are irresistible while still warm and aromatic. Made with vegan milk, rather than the more usual water, they have a rich flavor. In Scotland they’re a firm favorite for breakfast with fried eggs and bacon. To speed up rising time, place the rolls in the airing cupboard or on the…

Butter Bean, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesti Soup

This soup is so quick and easy to make: the key is to use good-quality home-made or bought fresh stock for the best result. Using plenty of the pesto and sun-dried tomato purée (paste) gives it a rich, milestone-like flavour. As a alternative to butter beans, haricot (navy) or cannelloni beans will make good substitutes….

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…

Tomato and Tapenade Tarts

These delicious tarts look and taste fantastic, despite the fact that they demand very little time or effort. The mascarpone cheese topping melts as it cooks to make a smooth, creamy sauce. Cherry tomatoes have delicious sweet flavour with low acidity, but plum tomatoes or vine-ripened tomatoes are also suitable for these tarts and will…

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…

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…

Espresso cupcakes with maple syrup

Strong dark coffee and maple syrup give a bitter edge to the sweetness of these cakes. Drizzle more maple over them while still warm. This recipe uses freshly made express, but you could use your own favorite coffee made at double strength. Ingredients 250g/9 oz/ 2 1/4 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 10ml/2 tsp baking powder…

Spiced sausages and basil tofu, with sweet onion, chilli and coriander

Flavored vegan sausages with basil tofu, which is my favourite and caramelized onions, pretty simple dish to prepare if you’re in the mood to spend a few hours in the kitchen. Can be served with rich creamy potatoes. Ingredients 2 red onions, diced 1 teaspoon medium -hot chilli power 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 red…

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…

Broccoli and courgette Lasagne

Ingredients 8 oz Broccoli cut in florets 2 courgettes cut in circles 480 ml/ 2 cups vegan mozzarella cheese, plus extra cheese to make the sauce and 2 tablespoons cornstarch/ cornflour to thicken the sauce 1 tsp dried basil, 1 tsp dried Italian herbs, 1 tsp dried oregano 700ml 5 cups tomato sauce Pack of…

Cornmeal Muffins

1 cup whole grain yellow cornmeal, fine ground 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour/ gluten-free (optional ) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder gluten-free 2 vegan eggs 1 cup vegan milk 2 tablespoons vegan unsalted, butter melted Method Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degree F. Lightly butter or spray…

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…

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…

Okra in a Delicate vegan yogurt Curry

Ingredients 300g natural vegan yogurt 3 tbsp gram flour 1 tsp black mustard seeds 1-2 fresh green chillies (depending on how hot you like it), finely chopped (seeds and all) 1 tsp finely grated peeled ginger 1 tsp ground turmeric 150g okra, top cut off and each one cut in half Method Combine the yogurt…

Ricotta pancakes with Raspberry Dip

Ingredients.. 250 g/9 oz/1 ¼ cups ricotta 1 lemon, zest finely grated 175 ml/ 6 fl, oz /2/3 cup vegan whole milk 4 large vegan eggs, separated 100 g/3 ½ oz /2/3 cup self-self raising flour 50 g/1 ¾ oz/1/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar butter, for frying For The Raspberries Dip.. 225 g/8 oz/1 ½…

Health Benefits of Eating Lentils

Lentils are plentiful source of fibre, folic acid and potassium, theses nutrients all support heart health. According to the American heart association (AHA), increase fibre intake can reduce levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL), Cholesterol, or bad cholesterol. Not only does fibre have links to a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, but it might slow…

Carrot cake with cream cheese icing

As well a keeping this well-known vegan cake moist, grated carrot also add s it’s own sweetness. Here, this classic-tea-time treat is topped with zesty orange and cream vegan cheese icing, which goes perfectly with-out nuts. Keep refrigerated for up to three days. Ingredients.. 90g/3 ½ oz/3/4 self-raising flour 150g/50oz/1 ¼ cups plain (all-purpose) flour10ml/2…

Salted Caramel Muffins

Ingredients 1 large vegan egg 120 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup sunflower oil 120ml 4 fl oz 1/2 cup soy milk 375 g/ 12 1/3 oz /2 1/2 cups self-raising flour/ gluten free (optional) sifted 1 tsp baking powder 200 g /7 oz /3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 100 g/ 3 1/2 oz…

Blackberries and almond Cakes

Sloe gin and rose water add depth of flavour to theses muffins, helping them to stand out from the crowed tea cTable. Autumnal blackberries are perfectly complemented by the mild flavour and crunch of blanched almonds. Store in airtight container for up to three days. Due to allergies I exclude the almonds. Ingredients 100g/3 ½…

Ripe Banana

Most of us tend to throw away our ripe bananas, fearing they would no longer be fresh, and therefore, not fit to eat. Although over ripe bananas may really look very appetising the fruit turn soggy while the banana peel may then turn black or brown-they are very good for our health. Here are 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…

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…

Flapjacks

The wholesome and satisfying combination of rolled oats and golden syrup makes flapjacks popular with adults and children alike. They are sweet, dense and filling, with a soft, chewy consistency. With so few ingredients, flapjacks are quick to make and guaranteed to please. Ingredients.. 175g/6 oz/3/4 cup unsalted vegan butter50g/2 oz/1/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar150g/5…

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…

Shortbread..

Ingredients The his easy recipe makes a very light, crisp shortbread with an excellent flavour that’s delicious with a hot cup of vegan chocolate. The lemon and ground sunflower are delicious additions, but I’m sure if you’re not allergic to ground almonds, it’ll be even better but not traditional.. 275g/10 oz 2 ½ cups plain…

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…