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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Thai yellow Curry with Jasmine Brown Rice

Ingredients: 3 shallots, chopped 1 lemongrass stalk, peeled and chopped 2 small red chillies, deseeded 2 garlic cloves ½ handful of coriander (cilantro) 1 fresh or dried kaffir lime leaf 1 tsp of ground coriander seeds 1 ½ tsp mild chilli powder ½ tsp turmeric 2 tsp rice syrup ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt FOR…

Baked tomatoes with risotto

Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried basil 6 large vine tomatoes 250g/9 oz/1 ½ cups cooked Arborio rice 1 lemon, juiced Method: 1.Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan)/ 375F/gas. 5. 2.Heat the oil in a large sauté pan set over a moderate heat. 3.Sauté…

Sweet potato Curry

Ingredients: 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes skins removed and chopped into large cubes 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste (vegan) A bunch of fresh spinach, leaves roughly chopped 400 ml/14 fl oz/1 2/3 cups soya cream or coconut milk 1 tsp castor (superfine) sugar 1 large red chilli, 🌶 (optional) sliced Fresh…

South African Sweet Potato Stew

Ingredients: 2 tsp olive oil or coconut oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into dice (optional) 1 tsp crushed chillies/hot pepper flakes (optional) ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp coconut ground or brown sugar 300g/10 ½ oz sweet potato, cut into cubes 400g/14 oz/scant 12/3 cups…

Nasi goreng

Ingredients 2 tbsp vegan eggs 3 tbsp sunflower oil 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp gluten free sweet dark soy-sauce 3 cups cooked rice 1 tbsp light soy sauce 2 inch piece of cucumber, quartered lengthwise and sliced 8 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal Salt and pepper Spice paste 2 tbsp olive oil 4…

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…

Maple Tofu with Egg-Fried Rice

Ingredients: 1 vegan egg 2 tsp linseed oil 3 tbsp olive oil 200 g/7oz long grain rice, cooked ½ tbsp turmeric 100 g/3 ½ oz frozen peas, thawed 100 g 3 ½ oz beansprouts 50 g/1 ¾ oz tofu, drained and dried on kitchen towel Cut into chunks 3 garlic cloves, crushed 3 tbsp soy…

Black Rice & butternut squash Bowl

Ingredients: 1 small butternut squash, peeled, Deseeded and diced 1 red onion, diced 1 tbsp olive oil 125 g/4 ½ oz black rice 70 g/2 ½ oz kale, shredded 2 tbsp pine nuts 400 g/1/4 oz canned butternut beans, Drained and rinsed Vegan cottage cheese and pomegranate seeds, (optional) to Serve Dressing 4 tbsp tahini…

Taco Dahl

Ingredients: 250ml/1 cup Split peas 500ml/2cups water Keep topping up little by little Until spit peas is tender and Mushy 1tsp garam masala 1tbsp curry power 1tsp cumin seeds Pinch of salt 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1hot chilli pepper, whole 1tbsp olive oil 1tsp turmeric powder Method: Heat olive oil in saucepan, add crushed garlic…

SPICY (CARROT) RICE

Ingredients: 200g/7 oz/1 cup basmati rice 2 large carrots, cut in strips 200g/7 oz green peas ½ tbsp olive oil ½ peeled and chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed ½ tsp curry powder 2 drops of tobacco sauce ½ tsp cayenne pepper Method: 1.Cook the rice, with pinch of salt following the instructions on…

JOLLOF RICE

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1large onion, finely chopped 3 large garlic cloves, finely sliced Thumb-size piece of ginger, peeled And grated 1 teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon ground coriander 400g can plum tomatoes 1 teaspoon sugar or palm sugar 1 scotch bonnet, sliced 200g brown rice 1 vegetable stock cube…

Broccoli aranicini with rocket & almond pesto

Bluntness-free Breadcrumbs are available from some supermarkets and health food stores. Check the label for any dairy products. Ingredients: 3 cups (750ml) vegetables stock 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium leek (359g), Chopped finely 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 cup (209g) arborio rice 1 cup (250ml) dry white wine 150g (4 ½ ounces) broccoli Cut…

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…

Cauliflower & beans biryani with crisp onions

This can be time-consuming as it has a few stages so it is worth making a larger quantity to serve when there is a bit of family or friends gathering- any leftovers are good too. Ingredients: 500g/1lb 2oz/2 ¾ cups white basmati rice 1 bay leaf About 6 cardamom pods, crushed 2 tbsp olive oil…

Risotto Primavera

Make with frozen veg any time of the year. Good quality stock is the key so try to home-made rather than ready made. Ingredients: 1.25 litre (44 fl oz/5 cup) vegetable stock 250 g (9oz) young asparagus spears, woody ends snapped off 200 g (7 oz) shelled broad beans, fresh or frozen 150 g (5…

Rich & Creamy Vegetable Curry

Making curry paste might seem like a palaver but it’s easy. Most of the work is done in the food processor and the flavour is deeper and fresher than the shop-bought paste. This paste is quite mild so add another fresh chilli and/or more chilli powder if you prefer more heat. Ingredients: FOR THE CURRY…

Pesto Mozzarella Arancini

Ingredients: 275g / 10 oz/1 cup cooked arborio Rice, cold 1 tbsp vegan Parmesan, grated 4 tbsp 1 ball vegan mozzarella, cut into small cubes 1 tbsp plain (all purpose) gluten free flour 1 vegan egg 4 tbsp gluten free breadcrumbs Olive oil, for deep frying Method: 1.stir the Parmesan, pesto and mozzarella through the…

Vegetarian Sushi

Ingredients: 200 g/ 7 oz /3/4 cup sushi rice, rinsed and well drained 1 ½ tbsp mirin 50 ml/ 1 ¾ fl. Oz /1/4 cup rice vinegar 4 sheets of seaweed 1 tsp prepared wasabi paste 2 tbsp mayonnaise ¼ cucumber, julienned 1 red pepper deseeded and julienned 1 beefsteak tomato, peeled and deseeded and…

GRIDDLED RISOTTO AND RASPBERRY

Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 50g vegan butter 4 shallots, finely chopped 375g risotto rice ( such as Arborio or carnaroli) 300ml white vegan white wine 900ml hot vegetables stock Juice of half a lemon Sea salt and pepper 50g vegan Parmesan cheese, grated 8 raspberries or strawberries quartered 1 tsp finely chopped chives (optional)…

Spinach Basmati Rice

Ingredients: To spice up the rice a little, you can add a stick of butter and a little cinnamon. 250g basmati rice 300ml coconut milk or soy single cream Pinch of salt 200ml water Handful of spinach Stick vegan butter Method: Wash the rice in cold water runs clear, this will remove any excess starch….

Seasoned rice with Tofu

Ingredients: 2 cups basmati rice 1 large carrot, chopped 1 spring onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped Pinch of salt, to taste 400g (14 oz) firm tofu Method: Wash rice and and combine with carrot, spring onion, salt, and garlic with enough water to cook your rice and carrot until tender, carrots should be nice…

Toasted cashew nut fried rice

Ingredients: 200 g (7oz/1 cup) basmati rice 1 pinch fine sea salt 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 100 g (3 ½ oz)raw cashew nuts 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped, Plus extra to serve (optional) Swiss or rainbow chard, or spinach shredded…

JOLLOF RICE

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1large onion, finely chopped 3 large garlic cloves, finely sliced Thumb-size piece of ginger, peeled And grated 1 teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon ground coriander 400g can plum tomatoes 1 teaspoon sugar or palm sugar 1 scotch bonnet, sliced 200g brown rice 1 vegetable stock cube…

Potato chickpea curry

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons grated fresh root ginger 2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon cumin ½ ground turmeric ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼-1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped 300ml(1/2pint) water 500g (1 lb) potatoes, cubed 400g (13 oz) can chickpeas, drained 250g (8 oz) button mushrooms,…

Vietnamese peanut rice and lemongrass tofu

Ingredients: 300g (10 ½ oz) jasmine rice 100g (3 ½ oz) peanuts, preferably unsalted 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt FOR THE TOFU: 400g (14oz) firm tofu 3 lemongrass stalks 2 garlic cloves, Finely chopped 1 red chilli, seeded And chopped 3 tbsp Japanese Soy sauce Juice of ½ a lime 1 tbsp sugar 2…

Rosemary risotto with Borlotti Beans

Ingredients: 400g/14 oz can borlotti beans 275g/10 oz packet vegetable risotto 60ml/4 tbsp vegan mascarpone cheese 5ml/1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary Method: 1.Drain the beans, rinse under cold water and drain again. Process about two-thirds of the beans to a fairly coarse purée in a food processor or blender. Set the remaining beans aside….

Stuffed Baby Squash

It’s worth making most of the baby squash while you’re in the season. Use any varieties you can find and do not worry about choosing vegetables of uniform size, as an assortment of different types and sizes looks attractive. The bake vegetables can easily be shared out at the table. Serve with warm sun-dried tomato…

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Spiced Rice

Ingredients: 100 g/3 ½ oz/1/2 cup long grain rice 1 small onion 1 red bell pepper 1 tbsp vegan butter 1 tbsp curry powder 1 Savoy cabbage Preparation time 20 minutes: Cooking time 15-20 minutes Method: 1. Cook the rice, following the instructions on the packet, drain and set to cool. 2.Peel and chopped onion…

Pumpkin & chestnut risotto

Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 40 g/1 ½ oz pumpkin chopped 225 g/8 oz chestnuts, cooked and shelled (optional) 280 g/10 oz risotto rice 150 ml/5 fl oz vegetarian dry white wine 150 ml crumbled saffron threads (optional) dissolved in 4 tbsp of the stock 1 litre/1 ¾ pints simmering vegetable stock 85 g/3 oz…

Vegan chicken and bacon fried rice

Ingredients: 150 g 5 oz 1 ¼ cup bacon finely chopped 300 g 10 ½ 1 ½ cup rice 150 g/5 oz 1 ¼ cup chicken (vegan) chopped 2 spring/onions finely chopped 4 tbsps tamari Salt and pepper to taste 4-5 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp vegan egg Method: Cook rice in saucepan until tender…

Creamy pea & mint risotto with Brie

Ingredients: .2 litre (2pints) vegetable stock 50 g (2 oz) butter 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 300 g (10 oz) arborio rice 150 ml (1/4 pint) dry white wine 350 g (11 ½ oz) fresh frozen shelled peas ½ bunch fresh mint leaves, torn 50 g (2oz) Brie diced Salt and…