Meals

Rosemary and Lemon Pearl Barley Soup

Rosemary and Lemon Pearl Barley Soup

Ingredients (serves 3-4): 1 cup pearl barley 1/2 cup red lentils 1 large onion 1 medium carrot 3 sticks celery 5 cloves garlic 1 tsp dried thyme 1 large sprig rosemary 2 vegetable stock cubes 1 lemon Salt and pepper   Method: Start by chopping […]

Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara

Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara

   I’ll hold up hands up and say that before I went vegan I was an absolute carbonara lover. It was one of my main quick go-to meals (all be it one of the least healthy) as it was just one of those ultimate comfort […]

Sweet potato and lentil coconut soup

Sweet potato and lentil coconut soup

Ingredients (Serves 4): 1 fresh red chilli 5 cloves garlic 1 large onion 1 large sweet potato 1 tin coconut milk (full fat) 2 tins green lentils 150g fresh spinach 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp tumeric 1 tsp paprika 2 vegetable stock cubes 3 […]

Asian style tofu buddha bowl

Asian style tofu buddha bowl

Ingredients (Serves 2):   For the tofu: 1 block firm tofu (400g) 3 tbsp agave nectar 1 fresh chilli 4 cloves garlic 1.5 tbsp tomato puree 1/2 lime 3 tbsp dark soy sauce 1 tsp paprika 2 tbsp sesame oil   For the rest of […]

Mean Green Salad

Mean Green Salad

  Ingredients (Serves 2): 100g kale 100g spinach 4 cloves garlic (crushed) 1 tbsp capers 12 kalamata olives 6 sun-dried tomatoes 2 tbsp sunflower seeds 1/2 lemon Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper   Method:   1. Start by removing any thick stalks from […]

Comforting split pea soup with pesto and mixed leaves

Comforting split pea soup with pesto and mixed leaves

  January is notorious for being one of the most down in the dumps months. Christmas is over, it’s cold, the days still quite short and it all just seems to drag. So I feel it important to make sure you have quick sources of […]

Garlicky portobello mushroom steaks with spicy chips and rocket

Garlicky portobello mushroom steaks with spicy chips and rocket

It’s somehow happened that I’ve fallen into a new kind of love affair with home-made chips. I used to make these for myself sometimes at uni, but over the past couple of years have fallen out of the habit. Now, the chips are back. They’re […]

Roasted maple butternut squash with parsnips and pecans | Tips on being vegan at Christmas

Roasted maple butternut squash with parsnips and pecans | Tips on being vegan at Christmas

    I can see how Christmas dinner can be quite daunting if you’re new to being vegan. When someone says ‘Christmas dinner’ I’m guessing what springs to mind for most people is lots of meat, gravy, potatoes in duck fat with a few roasted […]

Hoisin mushrooms with spring onion and sesame pak choi

Hoisin mushrooms with spring onion and sesame pak choi

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted anything- things always seem to get quite busy around this time of year which I love, but I’ve come to realise that in order to enjoy the Christmas season, planning should be involved. I managed to […]