Tomato Tart with Beetroot Salad

Masterchef doesn’t usually offer much for a vegan but for once it came up trumps. Although I tweaked it to my liking it did at least provide the inspiration for this tomato tart. You need to find read to roll puff pastry that is vegan (easy in the UK at least) but after that it…

Superfood Salad

We went out for dinner last night to a lovely vegetarian restaurant in Brighton called Food for Friends. We both had their salad for a starter and I decided to try to replicate it as best I could for my lunches at the start of the week and for dinner tonight. It is. a great…

Quinoa, beetroot and walnut salad

This is a really simple side dish that I love with salad, falafel and hummus but would also be great in the winter with some buckwheat, red cabbage and tempeh. Serves 2-4 1 cup quinoa 1 large grated beetroot 1 large handful of chopped walnuts 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar Heat the quinoa in a small…

Winter vegetable stew with vegan dumplings

I love it when the first signs of autumn appear. It means I can stop eating light little salads and embrace hearty one pot stews and bakes. I started cooking this last winter and almost cried when the stupid sun arrived and it felt wrong to eat dumplings when those around me were pining for…

Buckwheat and Roasted Root Vegetables

I love buckwheat. It is nutty, warming, full of protein and nutritious. I can’t think of a better food for the early autumn that seems to be descending on England. I first read about this wonderful grain in my favourite non-vegan cookbook “The Vegetarian Hearth” by Darra Goldstein. The subtitle is “Recipes and Reflections for…

Vegetable Box Summer Garden Salad

I love a veg box. This might make me a bit odd but every week it feels like I’m opening my presents on Christmas morning. I really like vegetables. I’m on my third company now. The first delivered a huge box of fruit and veg and was much cheaper than the supermarkets. The trouble was…

Beetburger – Make these and leave the cows alone

  This recipe started life as one of Isa Chandra’s from Post Punk Kitchen but over the last few months I have adapted, changed and generally buggered around with it until it became the wonder you are looking at now. It only takes a few minutes to prepare but then benefits from a little time…