Roast Beetroot Falafels – easy gluten-free vegan deliciousness

I've often though that if I owned a food van serving street food, then beetroot falafels would be top of my menu. They're traditionally deep fried (I grill or bake mine) and served in pita bread (making them an excellent grab n' go food). And here's the best part - they just happen to be [...]

Butternut Squash & Ginger Sauce (with rice noodles) 15 minute GF Vegan Dinner

As much as I adore spending lots of time in the kitchen and making an abundance of different dishes for guests, when it comes down to the day-to-day practicalities of my life, I tend be a bit partial to making dinner fast - usually within 15 minutes! There is a real art to making quick [...]

Vegan Raspberry & Apple Crumble Pie – Gluten-free and Healthy

Gluten-free pastry is a whole different experience to regular wheat or spelt based pastry. Personally, it help me to throw out any conventional ideas about pastry making, because the process for creating, is somewhat different (easier too). I've opted for a solid pastry base on this pie, along with a crumble topping. It can be [...]

Creamy Tomato & Rosemary Soup with Sweet Potato & Lentils

Ok here we go! The colder weather is on it's way here in the Northern Hemisphere. Out come the pans - warming soups are suddenly on the menu again. That nurturing, heart-warming feeling - ahhhhhh. The thing everyone loves about soup is that you can make them all in one pot. That means they are [...]

Raspberry & Apple Vanilla Breakfast Compote – with a hint of coconut sugar & ginger

Compote is actually really a dessert from medieval Europe. But times change and I adore making compote (which in this case is essentially, gently, stewed fruit, with a little je ne sais quois) for breakfast. I first started making this after I moved to Somerset in the South West of England, at which point every [...]

Vegan Cashew Lime Pesto – Cauliflower Salad – 2 ways

If you've been tuning in here for any length of time, you might have noticed that I am a bit of a fan of cauliflower salads. In this recipe, I am sharing a totally new variation, dressed with a delightful vegan pesto. I am using cashews, lime and basil as the main ingredients for the [...]

Coconut, Mint & Pea Soup “out-of-this-world delicious” – Healthy vegan recipe

This is perhaps one of the most popular soup recipes that I make. When I say popular, I mean, judging by the response I get when I serve this to group. Oh my goodness, on the most recent retreat I catered for in Sweden, I was absolutely showered with 'OMG, this is the best ever' [...]

Hemp & Pumpkin Seed Flapjack Bars (oat bar) sweetened with dates – vegan & gluten-free

If you live in the UK, Ireland or thereabouts, then a 'flapjack' is a very popular bar made from oats. If you live in Australia, New Zealand or North America, then you might know them as muesli bars, granola bars or oat bars. Here in England, flapjacks are typically baked using butter, golden syrup and [...]

Black-eyed Bean & Beetroot Salad with Tahini Sauce

Black-eyed Beans (known as 'Black-eyed peas in the US - even though they are actually a bean) are a fabulous addition to conscious cuisine. In today's recipe, I am using black-eyed beans, in a delicious beetroot salad with tahini sauce. You can buy black-eyed beans in a tin or carton, although if you buy the [...]

Melt in the mouth, chocolate chip, vanilla biscuits – gluten-free vegan

I've experimented a lot with  gluten-free, vegan baking over the last few years and love the exciting plethora of textures and experiences that can be created. It all depends on how you use the ingredients available to you. This biscuit is all about its 'melt-in-the-mouth' texture and it's gorgeous taste. It holds together exceedingly well [...]