Tag: Vegan

Vegan Mushroom Sauce with Chestnut and Cranberry

Vegan Mushroom Sauce with Chestnut and Cranberry

This vegan mushroom sauce is made with portobello mushrooms and pureed chestnuts. You could thin it down and pour it over nut roast, or just pile it on roast veg and mash. It’s that tasty it deserves to be the star of the show. I […]

Vegan African Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato and Chilli

Vegan African Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato and Chilli

This vegan African peanut soup is not an authentic recipe, but my take on a West African dish – adapted for busy modern lives. African style peanut soup sounds very exotic, doesn’t it? It tastes pretty exotic too. My adaptation takes just 20 minutes and […]

Why become flexitarian? Just Eat Less Meat!

Why become flexitarian? Just Eat Less Meat!

A friend recently shared this article, and it made me a bit less hopeless about the future of the human race. Flexitarianism – eating less meat – shouldn’t be just a lifestyle choice for a few. It’s the direction we are all headed, and we […]

Speedy Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Apricots

Speedy Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Apricots

A  vegan Moroccan chickpea stew that’s speedy enough for weeknights, with all the exotic flavour of a tagine. It’s January, and it’s not even doing anything exciting like snowing here in York. The Christmas chocolate is running out and your summer holiday is a long […]

Tuscan Pasta Salad with Cannellini Beans

Tuscan Pasta Salad with Cannellini Beans

This tuscan pasta salad makes a perfect hearty dinner, side salad or lunch – or take along to your next barbecue or potluck. I love a hearty salad – I’m not saying your diet’s done for if you eat this, but it is a full […]

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Fried Tofu

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Fried Tofu

This carrot and ginger soup will warm you up! What’s your winter been like? We’ve had snow several times this year, which  makes it the coldest winter York has seen in a while. We haven’t had snow laying for a significant time since 2010 – […]

Cauliflower and Lentil Curry with Coconut Milk

Cauliflower and Lentil Curry with Coconut Milk

This cauliflower and lentil curry is the perfect winter warmer, and great for introducing children to curry. I can say this with certainty as my 3 year old, who gobbled up curry when he was a baby, is going through a fussy patch. I can’t […]

Orange Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Orange Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Roasted carrots and parsnips are a staple of roast dinners here – but I feel the orange is underrated in the festive period. We have mackerel pate and clementines for Christmas lunch (the roast is in the evening), and Santa often leaves a clementine in […]

Slow Cooked Aubergine and Lentil Curry

Slow Cooked Aubergine and Lentil Curry

An aubergine and lentil curry cooked in the slow cooker for all the flavour and none of the hassle – and no bitterness. Do you eat a lot of aubergine? It was never something I ate a lot of growing up – just the odd […]

Slow Cooked Adzuki Bean and Sweet Potato Curry

Slow Cooked Adzuki Bean and Sweet Potato Curry

  This slow cooked adzuki bean and sweet potato curry is an easy slow cooker dish the whole family will love. Our last trip to the local Asian supermarket to buy pulses resulted in the familiar split peas and butter beans, plus something called red […]


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