A naturally vegan and gluten-free homemade pesto stirred through tender roasted aubergine, sticky tomatoes and pasta. This meal is quick and simple, easy to batch cook to enjoy warm or cold throughout the week. I love playing around with pasta and using my fresh pasta, I wanted to develop a new, healthy and vegan twist … Continue reading Roasted Aubergine and Tomato Pesto Pasta
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 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
A vibrant and delicious buddha bowl recipe that is easy to make and perfect for healthy, vegan and gluten-free meal prep. A mixture of sticky ginger turmeric tofu cubes, fresh and cooked greens and a creamy golden tahini dressing. I love buddha bowls, in fact, they are my favourite way to eat. You can fit … Continue reading Sticky Ginger Tofu Buddha Bowl
A rich and warming tomato and coconut based dahl with golden roasted cauliflower – this is a deliciously simple and healthy vegan, gluten-free and wholesome lunch or dinner for all the family. The season for warming food is most definitely here and all I am craving is lots of warming dishes. There have been so … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower Dahl
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 rich, creamy and vegetable-packed curry to make you glow from the inside out. This vegan, gluten-free and deliciously healthy curry is packed with warming spices and flavours and comes together in 25 minutes. Who doesn’t love a good curry? They are so warming, comforting and so flexible. You can add any number of herbs, … Continue reading Golden Chickpea and Aubergine Peanut Curry
A richly flavoured Mediterranean-style ragu with sundried tomatoes, olives and vegetables served with roughly mashed and creamy tahini butter beans. This vegan, gluten-free and healthy dish is packed with protein, comforting flavours and takes 20 minutes to make. Gratitude is a wonderful thing and I try to always think of things I am grateful for … Continue reading Sundried Tomato and Olive Ragu with Tahini Butter Bean Mash
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
This autumnal-inspired smoothie bowl is the perfect cross-over for the late summer sunshine and the cooler September days. A thick and creamy fruit and vegetable-packed breakfast bowl or smoothie that packs lots of warming, cosy flavours and is full of nutrition. My social feeds seem to be covered with pumpkin pie spiced recipes at the … Continue reading Mango Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl
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
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
Flavour-packed, vegan and gluten-free fritters packed with vegetables, protein and rich sun-dried tomato Mediterranean flavours. These fritters are perfect for a lazy weekend brunch with friends or to make and eat on the go mid-week. They are great with a side salad and some simple lime guacamole or served with pitta breads as a sandwich … Continue reading Cauliflower and Sun-Dried Tomato Breakfast Fritters
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 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
Welcome to aubergine heaven. This recipe is creamy, rich in flavour and highly addictive - but it’s also healthy, completely made from whole foods and vegan-friendly. Smoky Aubergine Baba Ganoush When it comes to dips, hummus still reigns king (or queen) among most people and I think that’s down to a lot of mediocre aubergine … Continue reading Smoky Aubergine Baba Ganoush
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.
It’s been far too long since I have shared a hummus recipe – since my Red Pepper and Walnut Hummus July 2018 – and I cannot believe that this is only the second recipe on my blog for hummus. It’s often a joke that hummus should be its own food group, especially for vegans and … Continue reading Edamame and Artichoke Hummus
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.
Deliciously rich and indulgent, these healthy chocolate mousse pots are naturally sweetened, vegan and gluten-free.
Enjoy this scrambled tofu on toast for a speedy and filling vegan breakfast or serve it up for friends over a lazy brunch – packed with flavour, vegetables and colour.
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 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.
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
Birthday cakes! For years, I have been put in charge of the birthday cakes in my family, long gone are the Colin the Caterpillar days along with the sickly-sweet Victoria sponge cakes layered with fake jam and yellow buttercream. Can you tell I have a slight aversion to these types of cake? I just think, … Continue reading Carrot and Raisin Bundt Cake
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 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
Let us all celebrate The Great British Bake Off 2018! What is a cup-scone I hear you ask? Very simply, it is a hybrid between a cupcake and a scone. When baking these little carrot cake bakes, I was a little dubious of the texture given the nature of coconut flour. The batter is very … Continue reading Carrot Cake Cup-Scones
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
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
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