Non-meat koftas with couscous, pomegranate seeds, apricots and radishes

Non-meat koftas with couscous, pomegranate seeds, apricots and radishes. From Instagram:     Like this? Try these too: Macaroni Cheeze (the vegan version of Mac’n’Cheese and it tastes great) Vegan Sunday breakfast – the legendary avocado toast. Chickpea Salad Wraps (aka “vegan tuna mayo”!) Bakewell Tart (vegan, dairy-free and damn delicious)  

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Mushroom Risotto

I know everyone thinks they can make a risotto but there is an art to it. A good risotto is all about time. It can’t be rushed. You have to add the stock little by little until you get that lovely, creamy consistency that marks out a really good risotto.   Ingredients (serves 4): 300g […]

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Vegan Chicken and Mushroom pies

These individual “Chicken” & Mushroom pies are creamy and tasty inside, with a nice homely smell from the hot, cooked pastry, herbs and wine. I make no excuses for taking advantage of shop-bought foods like ready-made puff pastry and Quorn “chicken” pieces from the supermarket. Let’s be realistic, we all have time constraints and our […]

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Puff pastry pizza

It’s pretty self-explanatory but let’s give it a couple of sentences. This is my family’s version of a quick, healthy pizza. It takes about the same time to make and cook as ordering from your local takeaway/delivery service and it’s healthy (well, it’s healthier) because you control all the toppings and ingredients. Because it’s a […]

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Lebanese Moussaka

There are lots of variations of moussaka from the countries of the eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans. Some versions contain meat (usually some kind of mince, in fact) but this classic Lebanese moussaka is meat-free by default so it is ideal for vegans and vegetarians. You could easily pimp up this recipe with extra layers of sliced vegetables. Courgettes, potatoes and sliced […]

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Seitan (baked seitan, for meatloaf, for beef-like pieces and for replacing ground, minced beef)

This recipe is for baked seitan. In both texture and taste, seitan is ideal for making a veganised meatloaf, or for cutting into beef-like pieces or strips, or for replacing ground minced beef e.g. in tacos and tortillas. Seitan is made from vital wheat gluten – the protein found in wheat. There’s a very good explanation […]

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Yam & Peanut Stew

If you cook, you’ll probably recognise this sequence of events:  You find a recipe online. Let’s say it’s a recipe for a yam & peanut stew  You think “ooh that sounds interesting, I’ll make it someday”  One night soon after: 6pm arrives, there’s nothing prepared for dinner so you end up making a hearty winter […]

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