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…

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…

Apple and sour cream crumble muffins..

Two-thirds of the cooking apples in this recipe are chopped and baked in the muffin batter. The remaining apples are sliced and coated in a sweet almond crumble, which makes a delicious crunchy texture for the muffin top. I choose to use sunflower by liquidising until crumbly instead of the almonds due to nuts allergies….

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…

Orange Poppy Seed Cakes..

These muffins look attractive on the tea table when baked in large muffin cups without paper cases so the poppy-seed flecked sides are visible. To serve, break open and spread with butter and marmalade. Store without icing in an airtight container for three days. Ingredients.. 275g/10oz/2 ½ cups plain (all-purpose) flour150g/5oz/3/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar15ml/1…

Superfood and greens powder are an important supplement to your Diet..

Green smoothie have become more popular as people more have become conscientious of the importance of phytonutrients in their diet. Although juicing your veggies and fruits through a juicer can provide a way to ingest these foods, although the shopping, preparation and clean up can be time consuming. On the other side f the spectrum,…

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…

Sticky gingerbread

Ingredients 225g/8oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 10ml/2 tsp ground ginger 5ml/1 tsp mixed (apple pie) spice Pinch of salt 2 pieces preserved stem ginger, drained and chopped 115g/4oz/1/2 cup vegan butter 115g/4oz ½ cup dark muscovado (molasses) sugar, 275g/10oz/scant 1 cup black treacle (molasses) 2 vegan eggs beaten 2.5ml/1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda 30ml/2 tbsp vegan…

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…

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…

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…

Rock buns..

These old-fashioned favourites are perfect fun in the kitchen and provide a great introduction to baking, as the mixture can be formed into little balls-great for hands-on kids’ Cooking. As rock buns are not a rich mixture, they are best eaten on the day they are baked. Ingredients.. 225g/8oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 1.5ml/1/4 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…

Apple pie..

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative or fatty or sugary desert, stewed apples make an excellent option. Easy to prepare, stewed apples work well as a slightly sweet topping or as a fruit compote. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, the average. Adult should half fill their plate of each meal with fruits…

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…

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….

Chinese Leave with Sweet &Sour Sauce..

.. Ingredients.. 1 head Chinese leaves 200 g pack Choi 1 tbsp cornflour 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp brown sugar 3 tbsp orange juice 2 tbsp tomato purée 3 tbsp sunflower oil 15 g ½ oz non-dairy margarine 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds Method.. Discard any tough outer leaves and stalks…

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…

Jamaican Fruit Cake

For Jamaican fruit cake, usually the fruits are soaked white rum and red label wine which is made from Jamaican plums! The fruits normally would be soaked for a few months, which would be raisins, currants and prunes, when ready take out the portions needed for your cake and liquidised until smooth. Ingredients: 100 g/3…

Apple Berry Lattice Pie

Ingredients: 300 g/10 ½ oz/2 cups plain (all purpose) Flour 2 tbsp light brown sugar 150 g/ 5 ½ oz/ 2/3 cup vegan butter 1 large bramble Apple, peeled and chopped 100 g/3 ½ oz/1/2 cup castor (superfine) sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch) slaked with 1 tbsp cold water Method: 1.Mix…

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…

Walnuts cookies:

To be honest, I didn’t bake these cookies my daughter did, I’m allergic to nuts. I wouldn’t go anywhere near nuts! I took pictures of the cookies and she gave me the recipe so could share it with you all.. Ingredients Serves: 48 225g vegan butter, softened 200g caster sugar 100g dark brown soft sugar…

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…

Saucy Chocolate Pud:

In the recipe, the mixture separates out during cooking to produce a cream sponge topping and Delicious chocolate sauce on the bottom. Ingredients: 300 ml1/2 pint/1 ¼ vegan milk 75 g/2 ¾ oz vegan dark chocolate ½ tsp vanilla flavouring (extract) 100 g/3 ½ oz/7 tbsp castor (superfine) Sugar 100 g/3 ½ oz/generous ½ cup…

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…

Banana Cake:

Do you think bananas are boring. Think again ! They’re actually one of the best of all round foods and packed full of goodness. If you love them it’s a bonus because they’re healthy! Here are five top reasons why you need to include in your diet: (1) Bananas are packed full nutrients including potassium,…

Caramel apple crumble

Ingredients: Spray oil, for spraying 750 g (1 ½ lb) Bramley Cooking apples 75 g (3 oz) unsalted vegan butter, Diced, plus extra for greasing 3 tbsp soft light brown sugar 6 whole cloves 50 g (2 oz) sultanas 75 ml (3 fl oz) cold water For the crumble topping 75 g (3 oz) rolled…

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…

Overnight Breakfast Pot:

Ingredients: 50 g/2 oz rolled oats 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 handful goji berries 300 ml/10 fl oz unsweetened almond milk/soy milk Fresh fruit of choice, such as blueberries, raspberries,nectarines, apricots. Method: Mix the Oats, Chia seeds, Goji berries and almond and soy milk together and pour into a glass or bowl. Chill overnight. The…

Apple Crumble Tart

450 g/1 lb bramble Apples Peeled and chopped 50 g/1 ¾ oz/1/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch) 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 200 g/7 oz/1 1/3 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 100 g/3 ½ oz/1/2 cup vegan butter, cubed and chilled FOR THE PASTRY: 150 g/5 oz/2/3 cup vegan butter 100 g/3 ½ oz/2/3…

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)…

Kale and Basil Soup

This soup is perfect for a cold winter afternoon, with some buttered bread rolls, very quick and easy to prepare very little is needed for preparation. Sometimes I have no idea what I’m going to do for dinner! Going through the fridge there’s so many vegetables especially when I’m in the mood for cooking, at…

Singapore fried rice vermicelli

2 vegan eggs 1 tsp curry powder 2 tbsp linseed oil Block of tofu 1 birds eye chilli, chopped 1 in piece of root ginger, grated 1 red pepper, thinly sliced ¼ white cabbage, shredded 150 g/5 ¼ oz rice vermicelli, cooked and drained 200 ml 7 fl oz/1/4 cup vegetable stock 1 tsp sesame…

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…

Brioche pudding with ice cream

Ingredients: Make your brioche loaf then cut it in 8 slices 3 vegan eggs, lightly beaten 50 g (2 oz) castor sugar 250 ml (8 oz) vegan milk 250 ml (8 oz) vegan double cream ½ tsp ground mixed spice 25 g (1 oz) vegan butter, melted 1 tsp demerara sugar For the Ice Cream…

Broccoli Creamy chives Pie

Sometimes I have no idea what I really want for dinner, I’m a very fussy person especially when it come food! Not knowing what do I really want to eat, I haven’t had pie for a long time I already had some broccoli and a chives so I decided I’ll try some pie with broccoli…

pumpkin tackari

Ingredients: 1 block of tofu, diced 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp coriander power 1 tsp masala powder Salt to taste 1 chilli (optional) 500ml 2 cups diced, pumpkin 1 ½ pint of water 500ml 2 cups basmati rice 2 sprigs of spring onion chopped Method: Prepare the pumpkin and all spices in a saucepan…