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

delicately scented ginger flapjack to share

225g vegan margerine, 2 tbsp golden syrup, 450g rolled oats, 225g light brown sugar, 1 tbsp ginger, 1/2 tsp baking powder, pinch of nutmeg Melt the margerine over a low heat and add the syrup. Mix the remaining ingredients in a seperate bowl and add to the syrup/margerine mixture. Stir until oats are covered. Grease … 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

Pancakes with banana and maple syrup drizzles

Makes approx 8 – 10 These pancakes are simply delicious. The batter makes enough for a satifying breakfast or dessert for two. We usually have them for a lazy weekend breakfast with a cold glass of orange juice, or just generally whenever I get cravings…I’ve even made them at midnight! My recipe is for banana … 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

Heaven in a cupcake

Makes 12 Coconut and Raspberry Sponge 192g flour, 128g sugar, 64g coconut flakes, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 115ml warm water, 115ml soya milk, 79ml sunflower oil, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp white vinegar, 1 tsp raspberry coulis per cupcake Raspberry coulis: 2 handfulls raspberries, 1 tbsp water, 2 tbsp icing sugar…blended … Continue reading

Adaptation of a German childhood favourite

Germany. The country where being vegetarian¬† means piling the meat component of a dish high on the side of a plate. I grew up here as a teenager and needless to say, when eating out with my family (who loved a bit of schweinshaxe, or pig knuckle) I shook my head and opted for a … Continue reading

Sage, Thyme and Onion Stuffing Muffins

6 slices of bread (cubed), olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, 3/4 cup onion (diced), 1/2 cup fresh parsely (minced), 1 tsp dried sage, 1 tsp dried thyme, 1 cup vegetable stock, salt and pepper Mix makes 6 small muffins (increase by 1 slice of bread per person if you need more). Blend about half of … Continue reading

Carrot cake with white chocolate and cream cheese frosting

  Carrot Cake 225g grated carrot, 170g raisins, 140g white flour, 140g wholemeal flour, 170g sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, 200ml vegetable oil, 200ml water, pinch of salt, dash of vinegar, 1/2 tsp vanilla essence White chocolate and cream cheese frosting 2 tubs cream cheese (I prefer to use a sweet version, such … 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