Garlic Mayonaise (for those who enjoy a potent breath!)

Quick mayo fix that will keep in the fridge for a couple of days! Follow this recipe to get a fluffy mayo that wobbles like the egg stuff. 4 tbsp soya milk 1/2 tsp mustard powder (or dijon mustard, depending on what you have) 3 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 garlic clove (for super garlic breath…half … Continue reading

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

Tomato and Ginger Chilli Jam

This is my most beautiful from-scratch creation. I looked in the fridge and the cupboards and experimented. Granted the idea is not mine, and quicker fast-fixes can be found in the supermarket…but nothing beats a home recipe. 100g cherry tomatoes (quartered); 1/2 cup passata; half an onion; 1 garlic clove; 1 thumb of ginger; 1/2 … Continue reading

A jumpstart to the morning: smoothies and muesli

I haven’t been posting for a while due to a hectic university schedule but over the next few days I have some yummy recipes to share with the internet world and myself, for posting a blog with pictures requires having something to photograph. Which of course means cooking and baking 🙂 I thought I’d get … Continue reading

Blueberry Muffins

1 cup wholewheat flour, 1 cup white flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 tbs baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen), 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup sunflower oil, 1/2 tsp almond essence, 1/2 cup soya milk Sit the wholewheat flour to seperate the coarse bran flakes. Set these flakes to the side … Continue reading

Tangy Blackberry Sorbet

1 cup water, 1 1/4 cup white sugar, 450g frozen blackberries, 2 tbsp lemon juice Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar until completely dissolved. Pout into a container and refrigerate until chilled, to make a sugar syrup. Thaw the blackberries and drain excess … Continue reading

Jerusalem Artichoke Chips with Homemade Garlic Mayonnaise

Jerusalem Artichoke Chips: 4 jerusalem artichoke tubers, salt and pepper, dried sage, sunflower oil for frying Garlic Mayonnaise: click for link to recipe! Jerusalem artichoke is not actually connected to the artichoke family, and is better treated like a potato. It also has quite a nutty taste. Roasting or frying are great ways to cook … 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

Classic Cream of Tomato Soup

This classic soup was inspired by the Heinz version, which I enjoyed as a child. Sadly it contains milk. 2 tins chopped tomatoe, 1 garlic clove (chopped), 1 onion (chopped), 1 tbsp sugar, 1 vegetable stock cube, 100ml boiling water, 200ml soya milk, 100ml soya cream Saute the onions and garlic in oil. Add the … Continue reading