Mushroom & Sweet Potato Vegan “Bolognese” or Pasta Sauce

OK so bolognese is traditionally made with minced meat - I know, I know! We call this mushroom bolognese, so I am keeping that name here. But we don't eat meat here, so this is our delicious vegan alternative. It's really just a mushroom & sweet potato sauce with Italian spices and serves well with spaghetti, noodles, [...]

Lentil Cottage Pie… gluten-free, vegan, feel-good comfort food

I've gone bonkers for potatoes lately, enjoying them most days in one way shape or form. Have rather bizarrely gone almost completely off grains at the moment. A temporary potato obsession perhaps ha ha. I am delighted to know that potatoes contain double the amount of B vitamins than pasta and 6 times more than [...]

Easy Ratatouille in 20 minutes – gluten-free, vegan meal

Ratatouille comes in many shapes and forms all over the world over. It typically consists of courgette (zucchini), aubergine (eggplant), onion, garlic, sweet bell pepper and tomatoes. It's basically a stew that can be served as a side dish or as part of a main meal with jacket potatoes, bread, rice or quinoa. There are [...]

Spicy Black Beans One Pot – Vegan Comfort Food with warming spices

Why does it seem that the least photogenic 'sloppy' food that I make always tastes the best!?! Today I am sharing a super feel good, 'Spicy Black Bean' comfort food recipe. This recipe excites me. It's one of those delightful, medleys of deliciousness. Where the flavours dance and entwine to become so much more than [...]

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 [...]

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' [...]

Beetroot Masala Dahl with Leeks, Ginger and Coconut – easy vegan meal

This week I've decided to share my delicious beetroot inspired masala dahl recipe. This rather easy blend, contains leeks, red lentils, tomatoes (in the form of passata/crushed tomatoes), garam masala and a hint of coconut. The flavours all dance and entwine in the pot, to create a wonderful feast of deliciousness. It's an economical dish, [...]

Black Bean & Mushroom Shepherds Pie – that every one will love!

This week due to popular request, I am sharing my feel-good, hearty and delicious, vegan shepherds pie recipe. This meal is all about a well-balanced, nutritious, gluten-free, vegan feast of deliciousness. I'd just like to take a moment to share my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been sharing their excitement with me over this [...]

Cauliflower Raw Slaw with Turmeric Quinoa in 15 minutes (vegan gluten-free)

Fast food is usually associated with highly processed, mass produced junk that is full of rubbish! Normally something that you can grab and go in a moment, rip off the plastic packaging and munch in a flash, regardless of any helpful nutritional content.  On the other hand, I've been making super healthy FAST food ever [...]

Chickpea Curry in 15 minutes – super healthy & vegan

Hands up who is looking for deliciously healthy meals that you can make in no time at all? Me me!!! As much as I love to spend time in the kitchen, I must admit that my usual daily efforts usually involve making quick and easy meals. Being a conscious kitchen foodie however, means  that I don't [...]