Category: Recipe

  • French Lentil Soup with Tarragon and Thyme

    Now that winter has arrived, I’ve been enjoy making and consuming soup again. There’s something comforting about a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter’s night. This recipe is the best lentil soup recipe ever. I’ve adapted it from one in Veganomicon, a brilliant vegan cookbook written by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero both of whom […]

  • Spring rolls

    I grew up with a Thai chef and did not take as much advantage of this as I probably should have. One thing she did teach me though was how to roll spring rolls and I am very grateful for that. Spring rolls are fairly quick and easy to make and also very, very cheap. […]

  • Vegetable and cashew nut pasta

    Here’s a quick and easy recipe that’s also quite adaptable. You can use whatever vegetables you’ve got in the fridge. The ground up nuts give it a lovely creamy texture. I use cashews because I love them but other nuts are fine too. I’ve made it with almonds before and that worked well. I can’t […]

  • Sicilian sweet potato and chickpea stew

    This is a recipe from Jamie Oliver’s book, Save, which I had in the UK but had to leave there. It was absolutely delicious and a recipe that everyone must have. Unfortunately I couldn’t remember it exactly so I started searching for it online and finally found it on the DizzyLizzyFood blog. Jamie Oliver’s version […]

  • Tofu sausages

    Sausages are great comfort food and their importance at the neighbourhood BBQ makes them a social food too. So it’s only fair that veg*ns should get to enjoy them as well. And who doesn’t love and appreciate a good sausage or maybe two? Tofu sausages ————————– 1.5 cups wholemeal breadcrumbs 250g tofu 1 small onion […]

  • Curry puffs

    Curry puffs

    Here’s another vegan recipe. This one is particularly versatile and loved by all. Even my children love it so it’s a good way to get them to eat lentils. It’s also good party food when you cut the puff pastry into bite-sized triangles. The only negative is that it can be time-consuming, especially if you’re […]

  • Dahl – healthy, cheap and vegan

    A friend of mine seems to think that veg*n food is more expensive than meat (you know who you are). I thought I’d challenge this with a series of posts on cheap and healthy vegan recipes. Here’s the first. I’m not exactly sure how much this costs but red lentils are not expensive. A 500gm […]

  • Best ever hazelnut ice-cream with cointreau (and it's VEGAN)

    I gave up dairy products earlier this year for a variety of reasons – environmental, health, animal welfare – and I haven’t missed them in any way except for ice-cream. I love ice-cream. There are some reasonably good dairy-free ice-creams out there but they’re expensive and so I’ve been experimenting with making my own. Most […]

  • Vegan toothpaste and poo cake (a.k.a choc-mint slice)

    This recipe is too good not to share, is very easy to make and uses ingredients that most of us already have in the pantry. Biscuit base 1/2 cup rice bran oil 3 weetbix 1 tbsp cocoa 1 tsp baking powder 170g flour 85g sugar Peppermint icing 1 cup icing sugar 2 tsp peppermint essence […]

  • Recipe: vegan nut brittle

    I love sugar and desserts and all things sweet and I reckon that if you’re going to indulge in something deliciously sweet, then it’s a good idea to make sure it’s full of nuts. Nuts are a good source of protein and will help slow the absorption of sugar into your blood stream which is […]

  • Recipe for Lebkuchen

    Lebkuchen is a delicious German Christmas treat. The English translation is gingerbread but it doesn’t actually contain any ginger. I got this excellent recipe for lebkuchen a few years ago from a German friend and have been making it every Christmas ever since. Ingredients: 500g honey 375g sugar 2-3 eggs 15g cinnamon 4g ground cloves […]

  • Recipe for Playdough

    Here’s a great playdough recipe I’ve been meaning to share: 3 cups flour 1.5 cups salt 1 tbs cream of tartar 3 tbs oil 3 cups boiling water Combine dry ingredients. Add water, oil and food colouring.  Knead. Add more water if the mixture is too dry. A cool sensory addition is essence to match […]