A creamy yet light and vibrant soup of broccoli, peas and spinach finished with roasted broccoli croutons and pumpkin seeds. This healthy and nourishing soup is naturally vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free and comes together in 25 minutes. There is nothing more comforting in the cold weather than a bowl of warming soup (or, I also … Continue reading Broccoli and Pea Mint Soup with Roasted Broccoli Croutons
Soup season is here and this creamy red lentil soup with carrots and parsnips is a real winter warmer. Spiced with cumin, turmeric and nutmeg with lots of fresh ginger and garlic, it is a crowd-pleasing soup that is vegan and gluten-free. I love soup season – any excuse to curl up with a warming … Continue reading Creamy Spiced Red Lentil and Carrot Soup
A wonderfully creamy soup with cumin spiced notes and sweet parsnip that will warm you up on a cold winters day.
Soup season is officially here. Those days when all you crave for lunch is a bowl of soup to warm you through and the dark comes around all too quickly. Instead on focusing on the negatives, there are many things to celebrate that come with the cooler seasons. Those bright blue skies, fresh crisp air … Continue reading Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash and Hemp Soup
A fresh, vibrant and hearty Mexican themed salad with homemade crunchy tortilla chips and a tangy coconut sour cream dressing. Easy to make with simple ingredients while being protein-packed and gluten-free and plant-based. Salad season is fast-approaching, and I am so excited. As much as I love soups, stews and curries, I think salad and … Continue reading Tempeh Taco Salad
A vibrant and fresh plant-based shakshuka packed with herby flavours, and light and summery lemon. Served with simple, homemade gluten-free fluffy flatbreads, this meal is great any time of the day. I am really focusing on simple, home-cooked meals at the moment with fuss-free and easy to find ingredients. I want as many of you … Continue reading Green Shakshuka with Gluten Free Flatbreads
A vegetable-packed pasta dish with rich tomato flavours baked till slightly crispy with a crumbled tempeh topping. Sprinkled with lots of homemade almond parmesan, this vegan dinner is hearty, healthy and very easy to make for the family. Pasta is not a common dish in my recipe archives, but it’s not because I don’t enjoy … Continue reading Tomato and Chickpea Pasta Bake with Tempeh Crumble
A hearty, wholesome and easy no-yeast, no-knead loaf of bread inspired by the traditional Irish soda or wheaten bread. It takes less than 40 minutes with only 6 main ingredients and is naturally vegan, dairy-free and nut-free. This loaf of bread has been a long-time coming. Ever since my Irish flatmate at uni (in 2012!!) … Continue reading Seedy Wholemeal Soda Bread
A simple and delicious festive centrepiece or side to enjoy throughout the season – or all year long. Chestnut and cranberry lentils stuffed into tender squash topped with fresh herbs and pomegranate make for a vegan, healthy and gluten-free family meal. It’s time to kick start the festive season and what better way than with … Continue reading Festive Lentil Stuffed Butternut Squash with Chesnut Brussel Sprouts
Light and fluffy savoury pumpkin-filled falafel made with less than 10 ingredients and coming together in less than 30 minutes. These falafel are seasonal, vegan, gluten-free and are easy to make. Served with a refreshing herby hummus, cumin roasted coloured carrots, a fruity tabbouleh and fresh greens, this bowl is a feast for all the … Continue reading Baked Pumpkin Falafel Bowl with Herby Hummus and Roasted Carrots
Sweet and tender roasted butternut squash stuffed with a rich and nutty wild rice salad with the creamiest tahini dressing. This vegan, gluten-free lunch or dinner is hearty, wholesome, packed with nutrients and is warming comfort food at its finest. Autumn calls for squash and lots of it. From pumpkin to butternut squash to all … Continue reading Wild Rice Stuffed Butternut Squash with Glazed Walnuts and Tahini Cream
A Mexican feast in a bowl. This vegan, gluten-free and nut-free meal is ideal for meal-prepping for your lunchboxes throughout the week. A zingy blend of lime-infused beans, grilled corn and peppers with a cooling creamy avocado dip served with brown rice. This buddha bowl packs in 10 different plant-based wholefoods and a rainbow of … Continue reading Charred Red Pepper Corn and Black Bean Bowl with Avocado Crème
A colourful, zesty and flavour packed noodle bowl made from sweet potatoes! This vegan lunch or dinner bowl is also gluten-free, healthy, full of protein and is highly versatile depending on the vegetables you have to hand – plus it comes together in one pan in 20 minutes.
This recipe post wasn’t supposed to be a recipe post. I was using up a few ingredients I had to hand and fancied something warming and comforting. Then I came up with this, and I am so happy I threw these ingredients together in the way that I did. I cannot take full credit for … Continue reading Miso Bean Stuffed Butternut Squash with Tahini Cream
Fragrant Thai-style stir fry with ginger, garlic and chilli with a creamy, sticky peanut butter satay sauce – a deliciously quick and easy vegan dinner.
I have always been aware that while I am truly loving all the support and inspiration I find in the food and wellness social media network, not everyone I engage with is vegan, vegetarian or in the mindset of creating a plant-based lifestyle. That said, I am often overwhelmed by the support. For example, at … Continue reading Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Dairy I
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A gentle and warming bowl of Kitchari is one of the best and most loving things you can give to yourself, in my opinion. Full of nutrients, it is easy to digest and every time I take my first spoonful, I am so glad I took the time to nourish myself. I feel as though … Continue reading Nourishing Kitchari
Allow me to let you all in on a little secret: this post makes me feel like I’ve sort of made it, ever so slightly, in the food blogging world. My favourite inspirations often share reviews of upcoming cookbook releases either by friends or strangers and I think “wow, they must be big for so-and-so … Continue reading The Perfect Pasta Salad and The Vegan 8 Cookbook
I’d barely touched down in London and already I missed the eclectic and vibrant city that I got to know over my long girls’ weekend in Budapest. The Hungarian capital took my breath away; the tiny cobbled streets, the buzzing city vibe, the stunning architecture and the incredible food scene. Although Budapest is the capital … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Budapest
Soup: the answer to so many of our health – physical and mental – questions. Feeling under the weather and tired? There’s a soup that will lift your spirits. Feeling achey with a sore throat and headache? There’s a soup that will soothe you. Feeling a bit sorry for yourself after a long day? There’s … Continue reading Mint and Garlic Creamy Gazpacho
Zurich, Switzerland, is like no other place I’ve ever visited, from the moment I landed, everything seemed to flow seamlessly. It ‘worked’. It’s hard to put into words this feeling of events aligning, meandering from one occasion to the next, but trust me on this one. From touch down to passport control and to finding … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Zurich