hello??? Cashew Soy Vegan Yoghurt

Cashew Soy Vegan Yoghurt

Here is my cashew soy vegan yoghurt recipe. I have been making this yoghurt for about a year now. After lots of trial and error playing around various types of homemade vegan yoghurt, this is by far my favourite. Not only is the texture perfect and flavour delicious,...
hello??? Water Kefir

Water Kefir

I love carbonated beverages, but these days prefer ones that are probiotic and low in sugar. Water kefir is the perfect solution. It’s great in the morning, quenching in the afternoon and satisfying in the evening. Water Kefir is a probiotic beverage made with water kefir grains or a powdered kefir starter culture.

hello??? Rosemary Focaccia

Rosemary Focaccia

I have taught this rosemary focaccia recipe to hundreds of people over the years and everyone loves it. It has volumes of flavour and a big open airy crumb. Yes, you have to think ahead and start it the night before. Yes, it is messy. Yes, it has to rise twice before...
hello??? Baker’s Bagels

Baker’s Bagels

Growing up in Northeast America, bagels were a common occurrence for meals, whether it be breakfast or lunch, maybe even dinner!

hello??? Bánh xèo

Bánh xèo

The first time I had these beauties was on a trip to a Vietnamese friend’s parent’s house while at university. Six starving students tumbled out of a car to greet a very happy mum that had made a massive spread of traditional Vietnamese food to welcome her daughter...
hello??? Raspberry ripple cheesecake

Raspberry ripple cheesecake

I love making this raspberry ripple cheesecake – it’s as beautiful to look at as it is to eat! It’s also completely dairy free, utilising the creaminess of cashews and coconut yoghurt, in place of the usual cream cheese filling. It’s a great recipe...
hello??? Lemon and cashew rice

Lemon and cashew rice

For a thali, rice that has a bit of fanciness added to it is always welcome, that’s how I tend to use this Lemon and cashew rice. Lemon, cashews and a few spices dress up ordinary rice to make this dish worthy of eating on its own. Use it as part of your Thali,...
hello??? Sweet potato and black bean tamales

Sweet potato and black bean tamales

Tamales are one of my all-time favourite foods. This recipe was a staple item on the summer menu of my restaurant in California. Soft spiced dough steamed to perfection in dried corn husks and filled with roasted jalapeños, sweet potato and black beans. What’s not to...
hello??? Sticky Pear Gingerbread Cake

Sticky Pear Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread is one of my favourite flavours, dark molasses paired with warm spices. This cake adds poached pears to make it a real showstopper for Christmas or any other occasion. The recipe is easy to follow and absolutely delicious. If you can’t be bothered to...
hello??? Squash, Mushroom & Kale Wreath

Squash, Mushroom & Kale Wreath

Making a plant-based festive meal can be daunting, but with this Squash, Mushroom and Kale Wreath it’s simple! This recipe has been tried and tested at my A Very Vegan Christmas cookery class and has gone down a storm. SQUASH, MUSHROOM & KALE WREATH Serves...
hello??? Falafels


There are so many falafel recipes out there it’s a bit overwhelming. I’ve tried many over the years only to be disappointed by the mushy texture. Most recipes call for tinned chickpeas but this recipe uses dried chickpeas that are soaked overnight in bicarbonate of...
hello??? Thai green curry with green jackfruit

Thai green curry with green jackfruit

Green jackfruit is a great vegetarian alternative in curry. It has a great texture and absorbs the full flavours in the sauce. It’s sold in Asian markets or online. Make sure that you are purchasing the young green jackfruit in brine, not ripe and yellow in syrup. Pan...
hello??? Coconut and orange blossom biscuits

Coconut and orange blossom biscuits

At 4pm the streets of Marrakech flood with women and their daughters selling treats, and these coconut and orange blossom biscuits were my favourite!

hello??? Mexican wedding cakes

Mexican wedding cakes

Mexican wedding cakes are actually biscuits and are an example of culinary influence from Spain. These little cookies are traditionally served at weddings.

hello??? Tarka Dhal

Tarka Dhal

Tarka dhal has a base of lots of garlic, cumin seeds and amchoor powder. Amchoor powder is made from dried mangos and gives a gorgeous lemony taste to the dhal.

hello??? Aubergine and Lentil Moussaka

Aubergine and Lentil Moussaka

Aubergine and lentil moussaka is a hearty Mediterranean dish. I made this dish for my wedding years ago, so is a special recipe. Vegan version included.

hello??? Roasted Tomato Salsa

Roasted Tomato Salsa

When tomatoes are out of season and you fancy salsa, try this one instead of fresh salsa. Roasting the tomatoes adds more flavour and a better texture.

hello??? Za’atar Flatbread

Za’atar Flatbread

This recipe for Za’atar flatbread is a basic pitta with za’atar – a fragrant Middle Eastern spice mix – and olive oil. It’s just perfect to mop up everything in a mezze!

hello??? Roasted Plums with Honey and Thyme

Roasted Plums with Honey and Thyme

Roasted plums create a gorgeous dessert made of fragrant herbs, tart plums and sweet syrup. Vegan version included in the full recipe.

hello??? Bruschetta


Bruschetta is a simple classic, but when done right it’s just perfect. Using sweet fresh tomatoes, fragrant basil, and garlic-kissed toasted bread, this recipe delivers.

hello??? Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers

Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers

Stuffed tomatoes and peppers are a traditional Mediterranean recipe that are perfect for summery evenings, paired with a delicious and refreshing wine.

hello??? Greek Green Beans with Tomatoes

Greek Green Beans with Tomatoes

This Greek green beans recipe is a great way to use up the summer gluts of beans and can be served as a side dish or as part of a mezze.

hello??? Vegetarian Paella

Vegetarian Paella

Vegetarian Paella is such an attractive dish with the saffron kissed rice, fresh herbs, lemon slices and green olives. And this version uses even more veg!

hello??? Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Pulled jackfruit tacos is a great alternative to the classic Mexican dish – jackfruit is a wonderful vegetarian alternative for pulled pork.

hello??? Acaraje with Salada Fresca

Acaraje with Salada Fresca

Acaraje is traditionally from North East Brazil – they’re like falafel and made from black-eyed beans. This vegetarian version is served with fresh salad.

hello??? Saag aloo

Saag aloo

Saag Aloo is a traditional Indian dish that pairs spinach – one of the most versatile ingredients – and potatoes in a fragrant curry.

hello??? Gobi – Cauliflower Curry

Gobi – Cauliflower Curry

Cauliflower is a very underrated vegetable – this curry lets it shine. This reciple only takes aorund 30 minutes to cook and it’s so flavourful!

hello??? Chickpeas and spinach with chermoula

Chickpeas and spinach with chermoula

Chickpeas and spinach are two of the most universally liked ingredients. Paired together with chermoula, a marinade made from garlic, herbs and lemon, then finished with creamy yoghurt, this dish delivers. To ensure the yoghurt does not curdle, before stirring it in,...
hello??? Portabello mushroom fajitas

Portabello mushroom fajitas

 Fajitas trace back to Mexican ranch workers living across the border in Texas. Does that make it Mexican or Tex-Mex? You decide. Either way fajitas are great. This vegetarian version is made with meaty portabello mushrooms. Don’t leave the mushrooms to marinate...
hello??? Matar mushroom – mushroom and pea curry

Matar mushroom – mushroom and pea curry

Mushrooms add great texture to vegetarian dishes and the blended cashews provide a rich creamy base for this curry. Gravy is the sauce of the curry and it’s personal whether it should be thick or thin. The joy of cooking your own is you get to decide. Personally, I...
hello??? Spinach gnocchi with cherry tomato ragù

Spinach gnocchi with cherry tomato ragù

Gnocchi has a tainted reputation due to the prepackaged varieties available in the supermarket. They are bland and very stodgy. Freshly made gnocchi should be light and fluffy like little pillows. If you’re not a fan of gnocchi and have never tried freshly made, give...
hello??? Moroccan stuffed flatbread

Moroccan stuffed flatbread

These flatbreads are simple to make and absolutely delicious. Don’t be worried if the filling pokes through the dough, it will be fine in the end. The filling possibilities are endless – a variety of fresh herbs, spices and tastes can be added to create your own...
hello??? Samosas with fresh mint and coriander chutney

Samosas with fresh mint and coriander chutney

Everyone loves a good samosa. This samosa recipe makes a bundle of the little parcels, but don’t worry if they’re not gobbled up because they freeze well too. The secret to this recipe is the amchoor powder, which is a fruity spice powder made from dried green mangos....
hello??? Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is very satisfying and soulful.  This recipe is based on the traditional way to make it, however I’m leaving the option to add courgette, sweetcorn and beans to make the soup into a more substantial meal. The combination of beans, sweetcorn and squash...
hello??? Roasted squash and mango soft tacos

Roasted squash and mango soft tacos

In Mexico, the cheeses are very subtle and creamy, unlike the punchy cheddars we have in the UK.  Feta may seem a weird choice, but it works well – opt for a creamy feta instead of a salty or long cured one. Wensleydale is also a good substitute for Mexican cheese. ...
hello??? Insalata Caprese

Insalata Caprese

Simple, classic and timeless. There is a reason why this salad has stood the test of time. Best made in the late summer with homegrown tomatoes and basil or purchased from a local farmer’s market. Try heirloom or heritage varieties of tomatoes that offer flavour,...
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