Festive Lentil Stuffed Butternut Squash

Festive Lentil Stuffed Butternut Squash with Chesnut Brussel Sprouts

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

Baked Pumpkin Falafel Bowl with Herby Hummus and Roasted Carrots

Baked Pumpkin Falafel Bowl with Herby Hummus and Roasted Carrots

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

Wild Rice Stuffed Butternut Squash with Glazed Walnuts and Tahini Cream

Wild Rice Stuffed Butternut Squash with Glazed Walnuts and Tahini Cream

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

Pumpkin Pie Spice Overnight Oats with Cinnamon Pears

Pumpkin Pie Spice Overnight Oats with Cinnamon Pears

Thick and creamy overnight oats filled with pumpkin pie spices perfect for a quick and easy breakfast. Serve with sticky and fruity cinnamon baked pears for a juicy and wholesome combination that is great this time of year (or any!). My love for oats continues along with my current obsession with anything and everything pumpkin … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Spice Overnight Oats with Cinnamon Pears

Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Coconut Whip

Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Coconut Whip

Light and fluffy chocolate cupcakes with a melting chocolate centre topped with smooth and creamy chocolate coconut whipped vegan “buttercream”. These cupcakes are a treat for the whole family and are really easy to make. I cannot believe this is my first cupcake recipe on the blog. After many cakes, muffins, cookies and cheesecakes, here it … Continue reading Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Coconut Whip

Zhoug Roasted Aubergines with Crunchy Chickpeas and a Goldenberry Pumpkin Seed Buckwheat Salad

Zhoug Roasted Aubergines with Crunchy Chickpeas and a Goldenberry Pumpkin Seed Buckwheat Salad

A richly flavoured, light yet hearty vegan and gluten-free dinner or lunch that is packed with fresh vegetables, wholesome grains and colour. Juicy tender roasted aubergine, crunchy protein-packed chickpeas and chewy zingy goldenberries make for a feast for the senses. A quick and easy meal option that works well both warm and cold – save … Continue reading Zhoug Roasted Aubergines with Crunchy Chickpeas and a Goldenberry Pumpkin Seed Buckwheat Salad

Vegan Koftas with Charred Peppers and Coconut Yoghurt Dip

Vegan Koftas with Charred Peppers and Coconut Yoghurt Dip

The ultimate veganised dish that will please meat-eaters and non-meat-eaters. These Vegan Koftas are packed full of rich and earthy flavours and served with cooling cucumber yoghurt dip, they make a delicious and hearty dinner. Throw in some roasted vegetables and this is one vibrant, nourishing and wholesome meal for all the family. I am … Continue reading Vegan Koftas with Charred Peppers and Coconut Yoghurt Dip

Roasted Metis Mint and Cream Cheese Crostini

Roasted Metis®, Mint and Cream Cheese Crostini

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

Raw Cherry Chocolate Baobab Cheesecake

Tribal Smoothies and Raw Cherry Chocolate Baobab Cheesecake

Tribal smoothies are an industry leading brand when it comes to active nutrition and their range of exotic fruit smoothies are packed with organic baobab proving “natural fuel for life”. They are champions of “real-food” so their smoothies are great energising pouches for on the go fuel. Although, as you’ll see, they are also great … Continue reading Tribal Smoothies and Raw Cherry Chocolate Baobab Cheesecake

Crunchy Chickpea, Kale Crisp and Burst Tomato Flatbreads

Crunchy Chickpea, Kale Crisp and Burst Tomato Flatbreads

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

Sticky Asian Aubergine with Coconut Rice and Curried Chickpeas

Sticky Asian Aubergines with Coconut Rice and Curried Chickpeas

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

Moroccan Cauliflower Rice with Dates Toasted Cashews and Tahini

Moroccan Cauliflower Rice with Dates, Toasted Cashews and Tahini

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

Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake Slices

Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake Slices

Raw cheesecakes are still a fairly new sweet treat creation for me, after discovering how easy and creamy they are with the right kitchen equipment. In fact, in 3 months I’ve created several cheesecake recipes and this Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake joins my previous Salted Almond Chocolate Cheesecake and my Lemon and Pistachio Raw Cheesecake, … Continue reading Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake Slices

Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices

Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices

These almost raw, no-bake slices may just be a little bit addictive… you have been warned. I love making new variations on raw slices and experimenting with different flavour combinations and these bars are testament to one tasty afternoon of experimenting.  Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices These ones … Continue reading Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices

Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Dairy II

Following from the previous post about Dairy Hacks for a stress-free and enjoyable Veganuary, I am now sharing top tips to replace other dairy products. Carrot and Raisin Bundt Cake We are fortunate enough today that the supermarket shelves are well stocked with delicious and nutritious alternatives to your usual dairy products like cheese, yoghurts, … Continue reading Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Dairy II

Orange and Cranberry Almond Biscotti

Orange and Cranberry Almond Biscotti

With a knowledge of the Italian language, it still makes me chuckle that ‘biscotti’ in every other language refers to this particular type of sweet treat, whereas ‘biscotti’ literally translates to mean ‘biscuits’. The Italian call these type of crunchy biscuit cantuccini which I think sounds much more exotic and enticing, don’t you agree? Nevertheless, … Continue reading Orange and Cranberry Almond Biscotti