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…

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…

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…

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…

Courgette, Feta and Tomato Bread

Ingredients.. 8 vegan eggs 1 tsp vegan crème fraiche 2 courgettes (zucchini), finely diced handful sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped 100g /4 oz /2/3 cup vegan feta cheese, cubed 6 sprigs thyme 2 tbsp olive oil Method.. 1.Preheat the oven 180°C (160° fan)/ 350f / gas 4. 2. Beat the eggs with the crėme fraiche in…

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…

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)…

Creamy Carrot Soup Roasted Brussels sprouts This soup is quick and easy to make and a great way to get an abundance of nutritious vegetables into your diet. This carrot soup is creamy and velvety smooth, and when paired with the fiery garlic roasted Brussels sprouts it all comes to life. Ingredients: 2 tbsp coconut…

‘Cheesy’ Kale Chips

This dehydrated vegetable is so delicious and yummy and nutritious. Ingredients: 6g (1/4 oz) thyme leaves Juice of 1 lemon 6oz (2 ½ oz) yeast flakes 100g (3 ½ oz/2/3 cup) cashews or chickpeas 100g (4fl oz/1/2 cup)water 60g(2 ½ oz) kale, chopped into 5cm (2in) pieces Nutritional Nugget: Source of B12 are limited for…

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…

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…

Spinach and tofu Lasagne

Ingredients: 4 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp chopped, thyme 500 g (1 lb) frozen leaf defrosted Spray oil for oiling 350 g (11 ½ oz) firm tofu, sliced 200 g (7 oz) fresh gluten-free lasagne sheets Salt and pepper For Cheese Sauce 1.2 litres (2 pints) vegan milk 2 fresh bay…

Boiled corns

Ingredient: 3 large corn Vegetable stock 2 tbsp vegan butter 2 stalks spring onion Pinch of salt 1-2chillies peppers (optional) Method: Prepare large saucepan with enough vegetables stock, and combine all ingredients with corn and leaves on a medium heat to cook for ½ hours to or until tender. Then remove and drain and served…

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…

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…

POTATO “RISOTTO”

Sometimes it’s good to do things a bit differently-this lunchbox risotto is made from potatoes instead of rice. The olives, capers, and sun-dried tomatoes provide a culinary lunch time escape to the Mediterranean-dreaming about your summer holiday while you eat is definitely to be encouraged! Ingredients: 400g (14oz) new potatoes 1 small red pepper 1…

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)…

Crispy polenta bites

With Green Tapenade Making tasty finger food for a crowd can be headache- inducing but this recipe is delicious and much of it can be prepared in advance. Make the polenta and tapenade ahead of the time and it will take just 10 minutes or so to cut and fry the squares. Ingredients FOR THE…

TOMATO SOUP

Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 sprigs, spring onion thinly chopped 3 garlic cloves chopped 400 g/ 14 oz/ 2 cups canned tomatoes, chopped 500 ml/17 ½ fl oz / 2 cups vegetable stock 1 tsp castor (superfine) sugar 50 ml /1 ¾ oz / ¼ cup vegan double (heavy) cream 1 tsp thyme 1…

Mixed vegetables soup

Ingredients: 8 oz squash, cut in small cubes 4 oz spinach leaves, chopped 1 chocho, cut in cubes 2 stalks spring onion, cut small 2 vegetable bouillon cubes 250 ml soy single cream 2 cloves garlic Salt and pepper to taste Add other seasoning to taste Method: Place and seasoning in a soup maker or…

Warming Vegetable and white bean stew with mustard dumplings

Veggie stews with vegan chorizo and soft gluten gluten dumplings to top it off, with beautiful flavours. Ingredients: 200g (7oz) dried white beans 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, crushed 130g (4 ½ oz) vegan chorizo Sausages, cut in thick slices 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste 230ml (8fl oz) vegan…

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,…