Baby Marrow in Tomato and Tamarind Curry

We are very lucky living so close to Brighton. It is truly the vegan capital of the UK and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to vegan and vegetarian restaurants to chose from when eating out. Even the meat-serving restaurants often have an unusually high number of vegan offerings and we found one…

Traditional Yorkshire Parkin

I hate fireworks. There I said it. At this time of year in Britain you may as well admit to hating puppies or a nice cup of tea. Fireworks are loud, they upset my dogs and firework displays largely involve standing in a drizzle saying ‘woooo’ with a few other bored souls. So perhaps we…

Autumn Fruit Crumble

I have heard distressing rumours that Americans don’t really eat fruit crumbles. Pies yes, cobblers yes but not the wonderful warming treat that is the crumble. I hope that someone in the comments below will tell me that this is just vile slander and that they are, at this moment in time, tucking into one.…

No “meat”balls and pasta sauce

This hits the spot. A rich tomato sauce and the world’s quickest, easiest and cheatiest (it’s a word) meat-free meat balls. I don’t usually use processed foods but this seems to work really well and sometimes you need to be able to throw together something delicious and nutritious in a hurry. serves 2-3 4 veggie…

Autumn lentil and vegetable stew

Boy is this just about perfect for those cold autumn days. We currently have a gale battering the south coast of Britain and we need something warming and cosy. This might just be it. You could add a different mix of vegetables but root veggies work best with long slow cooking. serves 2 1 large…

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…

Vegan Hero #2 Isa Chandra Moskowitz

There must have been a time before Isa but I can’t picture it. Her cookbooks are the mainstay of the vegan cook. My two favourites are Veganomicon and Vegan with a vengeance. All her books are written with humour and a sense of fun. She makes vegan cooking exciting and accessible and her recipes are…

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…

Sourdough Bread

Last year I read an article on making Sourdough bread and in a fit of excitement poured flour and water into a jar and waited… and then got a bit confused about what to do next… and put it into the fridge until it started to smell and then threw it away. This time I…

Green Thai Curry

One of my favourite dishes. I love the balance of the heat of the chillies and the cooling coconut milk here as well as sharp hit of lime. As with so many dishes you can add whatever vegetables are in season or lurking in your fridge but the ones here are the ones that I…