Sweet Onion and Thyme Shortcrust Pie

There are a lot of ingredients for this pie but it’s really simple to make and mostly consists of adding things here and there, rather than requiring any particular cooking skills. And most of the ingredients will already be in your cupboards somewhere! Shortcrust pastry 4 oz vegan margerine, 8 oz white flour, pinch of … Continue reading

Moroccan Chickpea and Parsnip Tagine with Couscous

Delicious tagine suitable for cold winter nights or in the garden during sunny evenings. 1 tin chopped tomatoes; 1/2 cup passata; 1 onion (sliced); 1 garlic clove; 1 tin chickpeas; 1 parsnip; 1 small chilli; salt and pepper; 1 tsp each of cumin, coriander, cinnamon and ginger; 2 strands of saffron; handful of raisin; oil … Continue reading

Spicy Bean Burger

This recipe is dedicated to my friend Rachel, who recently decided to try out being a vegan 🙂 It is really quick and easy to make and perfect for trying out new protein sources. It tastes great too! Bean burger: 200g kidney beans; 150g black beans; 1 small shallot; jalepenos to taste; 1 carrot (grated); … Continue reading

puffed pasty with a ham, cheese and onion filling

2 small sheets of puff pastry or 2 10cm squares cut from a larger sheet, olive or rocket tapenade, 1 slice vegan ham, vegan cheese (grated), 1/2 small onion (sliced) Follow the defrost instructions on the back of your puff pastry packet. Spread each sheet with a thin layer of olive or rocket tapenade, which … Continue reading

Thai Red Curry Paste

This is my boyfriend Thomas’ dish. I thought I would share it with you because fish sauce is usually used in thai and chinese cooking. The one place I can relax with the certainty that I won’t be getting fish sauce in my thai curry paste is my kitchen! You can also double or triple … Continue reading

Homemade Rustic Pizza

Makes 4 regular sized pizzas Pizza Dough 550g plain flour, 1 tbsp (or packet) dried yeast, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 250 ml warm water, olive oil Toppings (some of my favourites…the choice is yours!) 3 tbsp passatta (lightly spread), onion finely sliced, yellow pepper finely sliced, cherry tomatoes, rocket (ruccola), jalepenos, black olives, … Continue reading

Lentil and spinach curry with almond spiced rice

Lentil and spinach curry 225g lentils, 5 handfuls spinach, 1 bay leaf, 2 onions, 1 garlic clove, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, fresh coriander Spiced rice with almonds and coconut 1 cup rice, 2 cups water, 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil, … Continue reading