Ackee with Spinach and Bacon

In Jamaica majority of the time Ackee is mostly served with salt fish and fried dumplings, or cooked dumplings, boiled green bananas and yam! Or eaten with bread. Ingredients 1 can Ackee 340g Handful of baby spinach 1 pk vegan bacon chopped 1 small onion finely diced 1 tsp black pepper Pinch of salt 3…

Creamy Carrots and Broccoli

A creamy sauce with cheese makes vegetables so much more appealing. This dish is more like a Christmas holiday, dish when making always go for a vegetable that’ll be around all year round. Ingredients 2 cups thinly sliced fresh carrots 2 cups fresh broccoli florets 3 vegan eggs 2 cups oats milk 1/4 cup vegan…

Sweet Spicy Corn on the Cob

Highlights: Corn was first cultivated in part Mexico and Central American Corn contain complex carbohydrate which gets digested at a slow pace It has many benefits during pregnancy, for both mother’s and babies About 10,000 years ago, corn was first cultivated in parts of Mexico and Central America. Corn is usually considered a vegetable but…

Sweet Potato Salad with New Potato And Peas

Usually, we’re having a party and thinking of salads some people would include potato salad. I have never thought of using sweet potato in my salads or combining both knowing one is sweet while the other has a different taste and texture, adding peas which are also a little sweet and fresh spinach not knowing…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

Indian-Style Shepherd Pie..

Most people cook shepherd pie in winter, it’s also good for entertainment as it can be made in an advance and heated through just before serving. You can spice up the mashed potatoes by adding a couple of finely diced green chillies, then scattering some grated cheddar cheese before baking. Ingredients 3 large potatoes 1…

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…

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…

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/…

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…

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients 900 g/2 lb pumpkin flesh (after peeling and discarding the seeds4 tbsp olive oil1 large onion, peeled1 leek, trimmed1 carrot, peeled4 garlic, peeled and crushed1.7 litres/3 pints waterSalt and freshly ground black pepper½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg150 ml ¼ pint vegan single-cream alternative ¼ tsp cayenne pepperWarm herby bread to serve Method.. Cut the…

Italian Bean Soup

Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil1 leek, washed and chopped1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed2 tsp dried oregano75 g/3 oz green beans trimmed and cutInto bite-size pieces410 g/ can cannelloni beans drained andRinsed75 g/3 oz small pasta shapes1 litre 1 ¼ pint vegetable stock8 cherry tomatoesSalt and ground black pepper3 tbsp freshly shredded basil Method.. Heat…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cheesey corn..

Boil corns in salt water with 1 chilli pepper (optional) in a saucepan Boiled for 20-25 minutes, then remove from heat and drain and served hot with vegan butter or grated vegan cheese… Corn was first cultivated in parts of Mexico and Central America. Corn contain complex carbohydrates which gets digested at a slower pace…

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…

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…

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…

Broccoli Miso Hot Pot

Ingredients: 300g (1 ½ cups) brown rice 150 g 1 ½ cup broccoli florets 1 leek, trimmed sliced and rinsed 1 tbsp miso paste 1 fresh chilli, deseeded and Finely sliced 1 tbsp tamari 1tsp brown sugar ½ x 400g packet firm smoked Tofu, cut into small cubes 1 tbsp olive oil 1 spring onions,…

Pulsed Broad Bean and Pearl Barley Salad:

This combination of beans and grain, provides all eight essential amino acids for building and repairing your whole body.. very easy and quick to prepare and really tasty as well. Ingredients: 40g (1 ½ oz/scant ¼ cup) pearl barley 1 tsp vegetable stock powder 30g (1/4 oz) broad (fava) beans 2 tbsp olive oil Juice…

Spinach, Ricotta and Pesto Lasagne:

This creamy veggie lasagne is a great meat-free alternative that’s delicious, you won’t miss the meat it’s great to freeze, just take out and allow to defrost the night before. Ingredients: 100g vegan butter 100g plain flour 600 mlVegan milk 400 g vegan ricotta 100 g vegan Parmesan cheese grated Whole nutmeg freshly grated 200…

Indian-Spiced Pumpkin Wedges:

kg (2 lb) pumpkin or butternut squash 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 2 cardamom pods 3 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 teaspoon castor sugar or mango Chutney For the coconut pesto 25 g (1 oz) fresh coriander leaves 1 garlic clove, crushed 1green chilli, deseeded and chopped Pinch of castor sugar 1 tablespoon…

Pasta & Bean Soup with Basil Oil:

Ingredients: 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbsp chopped rosemary 2 x 400g (13 oz) cans chopped tomatoes 600 ml (1 pint ) vegetable stock 400 g(13 oz) cans Borlotti beans, drained 125 g (4 oz dried small pasta shapes Salt and pepper Grated vegan Parmesan cheese,…

Hemp and Sunflower Kale Chips:

The first time I tried kale chips was from an health store and the only ingredients on the packet was salt and olive oil which was natural and tasty. Since then every chance I got whenever I’m in the area where I got the kale chip I would stop the health shop and grab a…

Rosemary Risotto with Borlotti Beans

Select a high- quality risotto in a subtle flavour as the base for recipe. The savoury beans, heady rosemary and creamy mascarpone will transform a simple product into a feast. For an even more authentic risotto flavour, substitute half the water with white cooking wine. Serve with simple salad of rocket (arugula) and Parmesan shavings…

Creamy leek+ Broccoli Pie

A hearty pie with crisp crust and smooth, creamy filling-do you think this could be possible eating plant based pie, no meat. Well it’s possible and it’s delicious and filling.. Ingredients: 4 leeks, trimmed and sliced 1 whole broccoli, broken into small Florets Sauce 60ml ( ¼ cup) soy single cream) 1 tsp whole grain…

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…

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)…

Sweet potatoes 🍠

Sweet is probably my favourite vegetable, especially when fried especially when dip in ketchup and are great with sea salt! The rosemary roasted sweet potatoes are a great alternative to the traditional roasted spuds to accompany a roast dinner. Rosemary-Roasted 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 4cm chunks 2 tbsp coconut oil 2…

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…

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…

Bubble and Squeak

Ingredients 60ml/4 tbsp sunflower oil or olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 450g/1 lb floury potatoes, cooked and mashed 225g/8 oz cooked Brussels sprouts, finely chopped Method: 1.Heat 30ml/2 tbsp of oil in a heavy frying pan. Add the onion and cook over a medium heat, stirring frequently, until softened but not browned. 2.In…

Spicy Asian Tofu Salad

Ingredients: ½ x 400g block firm tofu 100g buckwheats noodles 1 tsp coconut oil 1 carrot, peeled ¼ red cabbage, thinly sliced A handful of beansprouts A large bunch of fresh coriander, Chopped, with a few leaves Reserved to serve 2 tsp unsalted raw peanuts, (optional) chopped to Serve 1 tsp sesame seeds, (optional) to…

Chinese Cauliflower Rice with Pak Choy

Ingredients: Cauliflower rice 1 head of cauliflower, quartered 1 tbsp chickpeas 1 tbsp desiccated coconut (optional) 1tbsp linseed oil 1 garlic crushed 2 tbsp tamari ½ tsp ground cinnamon 3cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and Chopped 1 x190g tin sweetcorn, drained 200g (1 ½ cups) Frozen peas a handful of beansprouts ¼ bunch of…

SQUASHETTI & MEATBALLS

Rather than looking at healthy eating as missing out, think of it as altering your favourite meals so that you can enjoy them knowing they’re loading your body with goodness while still satisfying your taste buds. Pasta is made from vibrant, nutritious butternut squash and the ‘meatballs’ from protein-rich whole foods. My pasta should look…