Summer fruit welcomes a brand-new stone-fruit variety to the shelves this year and it’s called Metis®. Pronounced Me-teece, this natural cross between a plum and apricot is firm and crisp on the outside while being sweet and juicy on the inside. Metis® fruit has been naturally bred using bees to cross-pollinate apricot pollen and plum blooms … Continue reading Roasted Metis®, Mint and Cream Cheese Crostini
A fluffy, light and filling vegan take on the classic omelette made with chickpea flour. This version is packed with vegetables, cheesy, savoury garlicky flavour and topped with a fresh avocado salsa. It’s a delicious egg-free, gluten-free, high-protein brunch, lunch or dinner option. Kale and Mushroom Chickpea Omelette I can remember the first time I … Continue reading Kale and Mushroom Chickpea Omelette
The ultimate bowl to celebrate the best of homegrown British vegetables – a sticky sweet aubergine rainbow bowl filled with colour, texture and flavour. Served with hummus and buckwheat this is the perfect vegan, gluten-free and vibrant dinner or lunch bowl. Sticky Sweet Chilli Aubergine and Hummus Rainbow Bowl There is nothing better than a … Continue reading Sticky Sweet Chilli Aubergine and Hummus Rainbow Bowl
A classic and staple hummus recipe that is quick, cheap and delicious. It’s creamy, rich in flavour and goes with pretty much everything.
The ultimate summer salad – this really is packed with everything summery! A light but filling salad with quinoa, roasted squash, tropical fruits, summer berries, creamy avocado and sticky coconut clusters. This is my new favourite salad and I hope it will become yours, too, plus it only takes 30 minutes to make. Coconut Summer … Continue reading Coconut Summer Salad
Light and fluffy homemade flatbreads topped with crunchy paprika chickpeas, juicy roasted vegetables, crispy kale chips and lashings of creamy hummus. The ultimate finger food that is as comforting as it is fresh, healthy and vibrant. “This is my favourite kind of meal” are the exact words I said as I finished my last mouthful … Continue reading Crunchy Chickpea, Kale Crisp and Burst Tomato Flatbreads
This salad has to be one of my favourite salads of all time and it could not be more simple. It’s a deliciously nutty and hearty mix of brown rice with sweet juicy corn, peas and fresh rocket with chewy dried apricots, tropical coconut flakes and chopped hazelnuts and pistachios. It’s an easy mix of … Continue reading Nutty Rice Salad
I’ve recently found myself talking and thinking a lot about spices, Asian and Indian cuisine. For a long time I wouldn’t really enjoy an Indian takeaway as so often they are loaded with a lot of excess oil and are highly Westernised version of the authentic Indian cuisine that it is replicating. But then since … Continue reading Sticky Asian Aubergines with Coconut Rice and Curried Chickpeas
What is better than a big bowl of noodles, you ask? A big bowl of noodles drizzled in a deliciously creamy, rich and flavourful tahini dressing, that’s for sure. Tahini features heavily both in my recipes and in my daily meals that don't quite make the ‘gram. From drizzling over salads, to spooning from the … Continue reading Tahini Noodle Satay Salad
A vibrant, nutritious and wholesome quinoa salad that packs a punch of flavour and texture - it makes a perfect dinner with leftovers for lunch for the next few days. It is a simple salad that you can enjoy again and again, giving you a low-cost and healthful salad. This Rainbow Quinoa Salad is one … Continue reading Rainbow Quinoa Salad
A vibrant and fragrant spiced cauliflower rice salad with chickpeas, carrot ribbons, spinach and juicy dates topped with toasted cashew nuts, a creamy tahini drizzle and fresh herbs. Moroccan Cauliflower Rice with Dates Toasted Cashews and Tahini This is one of my favourite meals that I keep making on repeat but hadn’t yet written down … Continue reading Moroccan Cauliflower Rice with Dates, Toasted Cashews and Tahini
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. Miso Bean Stuffed Butternut Squash with … Continue reading Miso Bean Stuffed Butternut Squash with Tahini Cream
I think I may have just upped my chilli game and it couldn’t have been easier or quicker to make. Chilli (non-carne) is one of my go-to meals to feed friends and family who are perhaps less than persuaded by a vegan lifestyle. Why? Because as I wrote about in my Veganuary hacks, offering a … Continue reading Chickpea Chilli with Guacamole
Flavour packed smoked paprika falafel with crunchy hazelnut crumb - deliciously vegan and gluten free, they only require 10 ingredients.
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.
The perfect Mediterranean salad with nutty black rice and lentils, smokey sundried tomatoes and olives. Dressed in a simple balsamic-olive oil dressing, this is a delicious, vegan, gluten free and healthy meal.
The triple-c curry as I like to call it, but I didn’t think that was too catchy for a recipe name?! I’m really getting into comfort food right now, with the drop in temperature, the dark evenings and feeling the fresh air as you step outside. This curry is one of those dishes that you … Continue reading Chickpea Carrot and Chard Red Thai Curry
A healthy, vegan take on a ‘meatball sub’ this meatless version is delicious, flavoursome and saucy. Packed with a rich tomato sauce, crunchy vegetables and fluffy flatbreads, these make a great lunch or dinner option.
A vegan version of a classic favourite with all the comfort, flavour and deliciousness of the original – a rich vegetable packed tomato sauce with No-Meat Ballz and spaghetti
Hearty, rich and flavoursome no-meat balls filled with brown rice, black beans and mixed herbs. The perfect vegan, gluten free alternative to a classic favourite.
A wonderfully creamy soup with cumin spiced notes and sweet parsnip that will warm you up on a cold winters day.
A festive-infused vegetable and roasted nut roast that is easy to make from seasonal ingredients. It’s hearty, comforting and packed with flavour.
Christmas spiced stuffing falafel balls full of festive herbs, chestnuts and cranberries. Enjoy these as a side or as the star of the show.
Sticky and sweet, these are my favourite way to enjoy carrots and parsnips and they make a great side dish part of a roast dinner.
Tangy, sweet and caramelised… this is the best way to enjoy sprouts.
This is one of the meals I come back to time and time again to make for my family. It is one of the meals that they also suggest I make when I offer to cook the evening meal. I keep telling them it’s so simple and there’s really nothing to it but still they … Continue reading Sicilian Caponata with Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes
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
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
The seasons are definitely changing and with the longer nights, shorter light hours and cooler weather, comes a shift in eating habits. While I still do enjoy a colourful vegetable packed quinoa salad or a crunchy kale salad, the evenings have me craving warming bowls of stews or curries. Both are a great way to … Continue reading New Potato, Red Lentil and Coconut Curry
I may not be the world’s biggest cheese fan, but when it comes to cream cheese, well that’s another story. I associate cream cheese with bagels and although it is not something I often have, it makes them even more delicious when I do. How do you like to enjoy your cream cheese? There are … Continue reading Tofu Cream Cheese plus Artichoke and Chilli Cheese Dip
This is the ultimate comfort food – a tomato-based and vegetable-packed stew with added peanut butter. Have you tried peanut butter in curries and warm dishes before? Notwithstanding my numerous peanut satay sauces, I was a bit wary (despite my love for the nutty stuff) but I am totally sold because of this recipe. This … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Tomato Peanut Butter Stew
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’m feeling rather pleased with myself as I write this, I must say, and for several reasons. Although, the main one being that my meat-eating family love this dish and from looks alone you cannot tell this isn’t regular meaty mince. On the taste, they said you can tell it’s plant-based but that this was … Continue reading Sunflower Mince and Kidney Bean Chilli
I am all aboard the comfort food train at the moment, what with the cooling weather conditions and the shorter daylight hours. My body is craving something warming but equally nutritious and vegetable packed. This recipe is like a hug in a bowl. It is one of those meals you can whip up after a … Continue reading Rich Red Pepper and Chickpea Stew with Hazelnut Dukkha
This Golden Rice Autumn Nourish Bowl with Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomato Black Beans may just be the hug in a bowl you’re after today. Or all season, for that matter. It’s such a comforting and nourishing bowl (hence the name) and it is filled with feel good foods. We hear a lot about … Continue reading Golden Rice Autumn Nourish Bowl
I am posting this colourful bowl in time to still celebrate Organic September. Have you joined in at all? I will admit I do not buy everything organic but there is lots of research out there to highlight which produce it is most important to source organically (a quick google of "The dirty dozen fruits … Continue reading Beetroot and Date Quinoa with Tamari Kale and Mushrooms
I love Thai food – I love the fresh flavours, the vibrancy of the dishes and the ingredients they celebrate. Talk about eating the rainbow… this bowl is packed full of colours and is a true feast for all the senses. A beautiful array for your eyes to focus on, the fragrant smell of the … Continue reading Thai Style Cauli-Broc Salad with Peanut and Lime Satay
Ever wondered what a Fattoush Salad is but been too afraid to ask, supposing you should have already known? Hands up now, let’s be honest. I was definitely one of those people who glanced at a menu and thought ‘mm that sounds delicious’ but never quite knew what it meant. I knew it was a … Continue reading Fattoush Salad
This salad just screams summer to me. It’s full of vegetables, is light but filling enough for lunch and comes together in under 10 minutes – which is perfect when the sun is shining and you don’t want to waste precious vitamin-D time. I just love coronation-curry style flavours and I think this highlights the … Continue reading Chickpea Coronation Style (Cauli-)Rice
Banging. That would be one word to describe this salad. A feast for the senses. That would be 5 more words to describe this salad. A rainbow bowlful of deliciousness. That would be 5 more words to describe this salad. Crunchy. Salty. Sweet. Tangy. Fresh. Zesty. Creamy. Colourful. That would be 8 more words to … Continue reading Crunchy Coconut Chickpea Kale Salad with Figs and Tahini Dressing
‘chicken’ meet ‘nugget’ Aka tofu cubes meet a crunchy baked coating. These little bites got so much love on my social media story at the weekend and I am so excited to share them with you. I’m not usually one for ‘fake meats’ or ‘meat alternatives’. I love tofu, tempeh and seitan but when they’re … Continue reading Vegan Tofu Nuggets with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Asian flavours always make my heart sing and combine that with my adoration of cucumber and obsession with avocado and I’m bound to enjoy this dish. But I am pretty sure that you will, too. Homegrown cucumbers cannot be beat, my family grows them in greenhouses and I always look forward to visiting for the … Continue reading Spicy Ginger Cucumber Salad with Smoked Tofu
I love a quinoa salad, and while I’m so pleased to see the world catching on to the little grain and its amazing qualities, there are way too many ‘superfood quinoa’ salads on restaurant menus for my liking. Each one promises to be packed with superfoods, but when I read the ingredients, they are always … Continue reading Mango Edamame Sesame and Tahini Quinoa
What a fiesta of a bowl! Pack in all the colours of the rainbow, all the different textures and all the best bits from Mexican and summer food into one joyful bowl. Plus, this delicious lunch or dinner dish can be served as part of a mezze of salads or at a BBQ as a … Continue reading Mexican Mango Salsa Bowl
There is one simple inspiration behind this meal: something I can eat easily that is soft on my teeth. A few days into my Invisalign teeth straightening journey, I was in quite a bit of pain and struggled to bite foods. I had never experience sensitive teeth before, nor dental work at all so it … Continue reading Tomato Spiced Sweet Potato Smash
What’s a coodle I hear you ask? Well, we’ve had zoodles or courgetti, so what to call a carrot noodle? A coodle, of course! I thought it was obvious anyway. This recipe makes the most of gorgeous carrot spirals without scrimping on those all important carbohydrates that make this a beautifully balanced meal. I chose … Continue reading Noodles and Coodles with Spicy Almond Satay
I have to admit, while cauliflowers may not be in season right now, I am still loving them and buying them quite frequently. I do try to eat seasonally as often as possible (bring me ALL the summer strawberries) but sometimes when a craving kicks in, you cannot ignore it. And surely there are worse … Continue reading Pistachio and Date Quinoa with Roasted Cauliflower
Hello! Welcome to a new favourite meal of mine. Why is it a new favourite, you ask? Well, it combines the much-loved but perhaps over-done chickpea-based falafel ball with my love for tofu. Enter: tofu balls. What is even better is the Spicy Tomato Sauce that they are served with. You may know I love … Continue reading Spicy Thai Style Tofu Balls with Spicy Tomato Sauce and Miso Caramelised Onions
Every country has its own cuisine, and what I love most about getting to know a new country is getting to know its cultural dishes and ingredients. I’ve never been to Egypt but I definitely want to go at some point, although I must admit the inspiration for this recipe came from the abundance of … Continue reading Egyptian Spiced Courgette and Butter Beans with Turmeric Dukkha
I’ve called this a variation on Mac n Cheese, but my comforting pasta dish is a far cry from the butter and cheese laden dish. Over the years, I have tried, tasted and read about numerous cheese-free cheese sauces. The initial ones I made weren’t too spectacular, but it only made me more determined to … Continue reading Butternut Squash Mac n Cheezey Greens with Cheezey Hemp Sprinkle
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
It may be summer, but here in England, the cold and grey days are still around and there are times when the sun never seems to have his hat on. That said, I could eat this Lightly Spiced Quinoa and Black-Eyed Bean Stew even on the hottest of days, especially if allowed to cool down … Continue reading Lightly Spiced Quinoa and Black-Eyed Bean Stew
Who doesn’t love Mexican food? I am a huge fan and love experimenting with different flavours, combinations and different styles of Mexican cuisine. I’ve got my Mexican Feast Buddha Bowl recipe, but I also love fajitas, burritos and simple Mexican fried veggies with guac. What could be better? Smokey spiced vegetables and beans, served with … Continue reading Paprika Baked Bean Tacos
What isn’t to love about a flatbread? Sturdy enough to hold your favourite fillings, but not quite as stodgy as some bread. They’re the perfect sandwich alternative. But that’s not it. I also enjoy these flatbread instead of tortilla wraps and pittas, or alongside crudités and hummus, the possibilities are endless. As well as being … Continue reading Easy Fluffy Flatbread
2018 has been the year I fell in love with Tempeh. Truly, madly, deeply. On my journey to veganism, I travelled through a ‘raw diet’ stage, a ‘superfood healthy’ stage and a focus on consuming next to no ‘processed foods’. Now, while I still incorporate all factors into my day to day eating, I have … Continue reading Bacon Bits Tempeh Kale & Lentil Salad w/ a Creamy Turmeric dressing
Welcome to my new favourite way to cook rice. There’s no fancy techniques involved, no expensive equipment just some plain old white rice and coconut milk. Now, I may well be late to the coconut rice game, but I’ve always found the options on restaurant menus of ‘sticky coconut rice’ less than appealing. I always … Continue reading Coconut Rice w/ Greens and Spicy Sesame Sauce
It’s the fourth and final post in my Butternut Squash Series and I am excited to share this last one with you. This meal was actually a spur of the moment dish, as I wasn’t ‘feeling’ my original stuffed squash recipe, so although it may seem like a bit of a random combination, it works … Continue reading Ratatouille Stuffed Butternut Squash w/ a Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
My love for butternut squash is strong, as you will have noticed, this being my third post in the Butternut Squash Series. This may be my favourite of the meals so far, but there’s still one more post to go so the jury is still out. While I am again roasting chunks of squash today, … Continue reading Smokey Butternut Squash, Maple-Balsamic Sprouts and Quinoa Bowl
Did you roast some extra butternut squash while making my Roasted Squash and Kale Slaw Salad w/ Buckwheat and Lemon Miso Dressing? If yes, then great minds think alike, and this recipe will come together much more quickly. If not, then do not fear, this is still a simple recipe that delivers on big flavours…. … Continue reading Butternut Squash Macro Power Bowl
When you’re cooking for one, you either become incredibly bored with eating the same thing on repeat, or you become inventive with how to use leftovers. Or better yet, how to meal prep and plan in advance when you’ll use that other ¼ of a butternut squash. I have become the latter. I love being … Continue reading Roasted Squash and Kale Slaw Salad w/ Buckwheat and Lemon Miso Dressing
This is one of those unusual salad combinations that will play on your mind for a while until you make it. Then you’ll savour each mouthful and before you know it, you’ve wiped the bowl clean and you wish you had more. So then you’ll dream about the pears with tamari again until you just … Continue reading Tamari roasted Cauliflower and Pear Wild Rice Salad
I first dreamt of this recipe at a time where it was meteorically spring yet the cold winter weather persisted, which sounds like England all over. My body didn’t know what it wanted to eat. Was I to celebrate the arrival of spring with lighter, fresher dishes or still cling to the warming, comforting nature … Continue reading Roasted Roots Lentil Quinoa Salad w/ Mustard-Coconut Vinaigrette
Sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? But no, after all the ‘cheese-free’ cheeses, the ‘milk-free’ milks and the chilli-non-carnes, there is another vegan saviour to take centre stage: vegan egg-mayonnaise. I’ve never been a fan of egg-mayo sandwiches. As a child, the thought of boiled eggs, mashed up with mayonnaise repulsed me and the smell?! … Continue reading Egg-less Egg-Mayo
Sashimi rollin’ they hatin’…. Another food-based pun. I do apologise, but that won’t stop me! I’m only just getting started. On this sushi note, who doesn’t love a good nori roll? Well, my family to start with. They have never been fans, so this is something I have had to enjoy by myself or with … Continue reading Rainbow Sushi bowl with Apricot Kernel Satay Sauce