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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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,...
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....
Spanakopita

Spanakopita

For me, as a young university student and very new to being vegetarian, spanakopita was love at first bite. It has been a long relationship and lasted throughout the years, altered for when I was vegan for 8 years and enhanced when I started growing my own herbs. I’m...
Polenta with Mushroom Ragu

Polenta with Mushroom Ragu

As with most things that are not cooked or seasoned properly, polenta has an undeserved bad reputation. Please let this recipe for Polenta with Mushroom Ragu change your mind. Yes, you can purchase pre-cooked polenta, but why would you bother when freshly made polenta...
Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagne has been in my little black recipe book for over 15 years. This recipe uses cupboard and freezer staples to create a delicious, wholesome recipe that is full of flavour. It can be adapted with the seasons but incorporating things like winter squash,...
Tom Kha Soup

Tom Kha Soup

Tom Kha Soup is comfort in a bowl. Creamy coconut milk, seductive chillies and fragrant lemon grass and lime leaves set this soup apart from any you have ever had. The vegetables can be swapped with the season, the coconut can be swapped to low fat if that is a better...
Vegan Lemon Tart

Vegan Lemon Tart

This recipe for Vegan Lemon Tart has been with me for most of my culinary career. I just realised that I have been keeping it secret and not sharing! I do apologise. The tart is lemony, zingy, creamy, sweet and tart, everything a lemon tart should be. The macaroon...
Galloping Horses Canapé

Galloping Horses Canapé

These little canapes not only look gorgeous, they are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Easy to make and simple to assemble. The satay sauce can also be used as a sauce or dressing for steamed vegetables. Roasted winter squash or cauliflower are lovely seasonal alternatives...
Curried Split Peas with Courgette

Curried Split Peas with Courgette

Curried Split Peas with Courgette is inspired by trips to the Caribbean where I first had split peas cooked in this manner. The split peas are not mushy like in soup or dhal, but indvidual, cooked, but still with texture. The last 15 minutes of the cooking time the...
Spicy Peanut Noodles

Spicy Peanut Noodles

Summer is all about not having to spend much time in the kitchen and not having to turn on the oven. Spicy Peanut Noodles accomplishes both of those and is very moorish! The rice noodles only need soaking in hot water, the veggies just need chopping. This is great as...
Roasted Summer Vegetables and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Summer Vegetables and Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a powerhouse food that contains a high amount of protein in every serving. Roasted Summer Vegetables and Quinoa Salad is great a main meal or a side and keeps well in the fridge for a few days. Instead of roasting the vegetables, try using the bbq if you...
Som Tum – Thai Green Papaya Salad

Som Tum – Thai Green Papaya Salad

Som Tum has is hands down my favourite Thai dish. I love the fragrant curries, the creamy soups and the tangy noodles, but this spicy green papaya salad makes my heart sing every time. The first bite takes me back to the the street food vendors of Thailand. Green...
Curried Sweet Potato Salad

Curried Sweet Potato Salad

Potato salad is a summer staple, this recipe for Curried Sweet Potato Salad is a exciting spin on the classic. The combination of roasted sweet potatoes and crunchy cashews is a match made in heaven, mingling with fresh coriander, curry powder and lime juice. Perfect...
Sesame Quinoa and Kale Bowl

Sesame Quinoa and Kale Bowl

Quick, easy, nutritious and tasty is what I look for in a weekday meal. Sesame, Quinoa and Kale Bowl ticks all of those boxes. Quinoa is a complete protein, kale gives you all the benefits of dark leafy greens and sesame, as well as providing flavour, adds a kick of...
Rhubarb Salsa

Rhubarb Salsa

Spring is here, that means it is time for rhubarb. Rhubarb is most frequently used for desserts, but this fiesta for the taste buds showcases the savoury side of rhubarb in Rhubarb Salsa. Salsa is one of my all time favourite condiments and as usual, homemade is...
Portobello mushrooms with Polenta and Wild Garlic Pesto

Portobello mushrooms with Polenta and Wild Garlic Pesto

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS WITH POLENTA AND WILD GARLIC PESTO Spring is in the air and soon the woodlands will be alive with wild garlic. Portobello mushrooms with polenta and wild garlic pesto is a perfect way to capture the flavours of the season. This recipe is from a...
Chickpea Pancakes Gluten Free and Vegan

Chickpea Pancakes Gluten Free and Vegan

Pancake day is upon us, I have had many requests for a gluten free pancake recipe. Low and behold, Chickpea Pancakes Gluten Free and Vegan. These pancakes can be served sweet with lemon and sugar or with alternative sweetener of choice, honey, agave syrup, coconut...
Pumpkin, Apple and Sultana Tagine

Pumpkin, Apple and Sultana Tagine

This weekend I had the pleasure of teaching this recipe from for Pumpkin, Apple and Sultana Tagine from my Moroccan Vegetarian Feast at the lovely Organic Farm Shop at Abbey Home Farm in Cirencester. Nestled just outside of town, on the Burford Rd lies a fruitful...
Moroccan Blood Orange and Date Salad

Moroccan Blood Orange and Date Salad

Inspired by my Moroccan cookery class this weekend, as well as it being citrus season, here is a lovely recipe for Moroccan Blood Orange And Date Salad. The orange blossom water, preserved lemon and sumac can all be found at world food markets, they are inexpensive,...
Ten Top Smoothies

Ten Top Smoothies

Whether it’s for breakfast or a snack, a smoothie is a great way to incorporate fruit into your diet. I have put together Ten Top Smoothies recipes that are tried and true. Protein powder or your choice can be added to any of them to boost the protein content....
Miso Noodle Soup

Miso Noodle Soup

Miso Noodle Soup is my vegetarian equivalent to chicken noodle soup when I am starting to feel poorly. Miso is delicious and packed with nutrition. It is a traditional ingredient used in Japanese cooking. Miso is made by fermenting soy beans with salt and koji, which...
Sesame Kale Crisps

Sesame Kale Crisps

Sesame Kale Crisps make eating healthy easy. Kale is a powerhouse vegetable, it is full of fibre, helps to reduce the risk of cancer, contains a high amount of antioxidants, supports the bodies natural detoxification process and it taste great. Sesame Kale Crisps...
Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

Salsa verde is a green Mexican salsa made with tomatillos. Tomatillos are a plant of the night shade family that is popular in Mexico and have a papery outer husk that is removed before eating, much like their family member physalis or cape gooseberry. Tomatillos...
Courgette Muffins

Courgette Muffins

Courgettes make these harvest style muffins moist and fluffy. This recipe is an old favourite of mine that I created while working at the Upper Valley Food Co-op in White River Junction, VT. I was asked to start a take away foods deli in the store, The Sweet Lilac...
Quinoa Peanut Burgers

Quinoa Peanut Burgers

The recipe for these Quinoa Peanut Burgers was born out of a trip to St. John, US Virgin Islands, aka Paradise, with my friend Cat to visit our dear friend Susie. She had just moved into her cabin and did not have a lot of ingredients stocked in her cupboards. What...
Aubergine Pizza

Aubergine Pizza

Most Fridays are pizza night in our house, last Friday it was Aubergine Pizzas Usually I make home made dough using wholemeal and white flour for a healthy, but light base. This weekend everyone was away so I decide to make something far less complicated and very...
Vegetarian Aubergine and Mushroom Satay

Vegetarian Aubergine and Mushroom Satay

Vegetarian aubergine and mushroom satay is a great version of the infamous Malaysian favourite. The recipe is a bit complicated, but don’t let that scare you off as it comes together rather quickly and even faster the next time you make it. The satay is great...
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

Vegan chocolate cupcakes with coconut frosting are by far one of my favourite cupcakes! This recipe is an oldie, but goody from my collection. It works great as a cake too, but cupcakes are much more fun. The recipe for the cupcakes is an old Depression era one using...
Chocolate Walnut Brownies –  Sugar Free, Gluten Free and Vegan

Chocolate Walnut Brownies – Sugar Free, Gluten Free and Vegan

These brownies are gluten free, sugar free, and vegan, but full of flavour. After several attempts and very patient neighbours I created a recipe that is worth publishing. Don’t get me wrong, they are not going to fool anyone for real thing, how could it, most...
Thai Butternut Squash Curry

Thai Butternut Squash Curry

This recipe will warm you on many levels. Thai butternut squash curry is easy to make and so satisfying. Shop bought Thai curry pastes often contain fish sauce, to ensure that your curry paste does not, follow the simple recipe below. The pan fried tofu is not...
Raspberry Mousse Vegan and Sugar Free

Raspberry Mousse Vegan and Sugar Free

Raspberry Mousse Vegan and Sugar Free, you don’t say… At the back of the freezer I stumbled upon the last of the frozen raspberries from the garden. Being that one of my garden chores today was pruning and staking the raspberry canes I thought it was very...