About Me

‘Bringing World Flavours into your Dining Room; sharing my Home-made Vegan Recipes’

After living & working in the UK for most of our lives, my husband & I decided to give up our jobs in the summer of 2013 & see a bit of the world. We spent 4 years travelling extensively in Central America, Asia & Europe enjoying an abundance of new foods along the way.

Then we decided to spend time in Spain, in Andalucia, on the border of Almeria/Murcia, interspersed with some shorter travelling experiences.

After reading ‘How Not to Die’ by Dr Michael Greger in 2016 & then researching more by watching the variety of educational animal ‘industry’ & vegan ‘blockbuster’ videos; our lives changed.

I also studied Vegan Nutrition, to ensure I have sufficient knowledge to keep healthy nutritionally balanced meals on our table. I include these principles in the recipes I design.

In winter 2019/2020 the world of course, became a different place. We’d just returned from Thailand & 12 days later, Spain put it’s inhabitants into a strict house confinement for 49 days …… That’s when my passion for cooking & experimenting with recipes was ignited!

In December 2021, we moved to the Granada Province & an outstanding stretch of coastline known as the Costa Tropical. Because of a microclimate caused by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, an amazing selection of Tropical Fruit grows here, which never ceases to amaze me. I love to use locally grown produce in my dishes.

So that’s me in a nutshell. My food passions are:

💕 I love to veganise the Classics, plus cook dishes from around the world.

Spring Vegetable Quiche

💕 I believe in buying local & in season, wherever possible; so most of my ingredients are grown locally here on the Costa Tropical.

💕No fancy expensive ingredients here; just nutritious, budget friendly recipes.

Home-made Tofurkey & Roasted Veggies Salad
Vegan ‘Paella’

💕 Plus Some local Spanish cuisine & a dash of creativity here & there.

Watermelon, Cucumber & ‘Feta’ Cube

  • Vegan Mincemeat🎄🌰⛄🌰❄️🌰🎅🏻
    No added Sugar No added Fat Here’s a recipe for Vegan Mincemeat I made last year & we loved. I held off making it alcohol free (the alcohol is cooked…
  • Vegan & Gluten Free Persimmon Cake
    Here’s the recipe I used by Helena from @thedeliciousplate Recipe Link 🔗 I wanted to make it #glutenfree So not having the recommended flours for baking, I’ve used a blend…
  • Gluten Free Date & Walnut Cake
    Preparation Time: 15-20 mins Cooking Time: Approx 40 mins Heat: 180°/160° fan 350°f (Gas 4) This cake brings back childhood memories. I remember my mum making Date & Walnut Cake…
  • Laksa
    Laksa broth can be made in advance & used to create a statement dish fir guests or a quick hearty treat for you & your loved ones. Ready made Laksa…
  • Gluten Free 🌼 Camomile Cake
    Preparation Time: 15-20 mins Cooking Time: Approx 1 hr Heat: 180°/160° fan Gas 4 I’ve seen Camomile cake recipes online & I so wanted to try to veganise a recipe…
  • Vegan Paella – Arroz con Verduras
    Preparation Time: approx 1 hr It’s Sunday here in Andalucia, Spain & the traditional day for families to come together & share the cooking experience that is Paella. There is…
  • Raw Tropical Carrot Cake
    Approx Time to Make: 30 mins I used to have a recipe for Raw Carrot Cake bars, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. So… I’ve made my own tropical fruit,…
  • Mediterranean Vegetable & Cheeze Quiche 🥦🍅🧅☀️
    Here’s a delicious vegan quiche recipe for you to try. It’s made with a vegan Béchamel sauce, so it doesn’t contain tofu like many online recipes do. If you make…
  • Vegan Frittata
    Approx Time to Make: 40 mins I’ve finally perfected the Frittata recipe I’ve been experimenting with for a little while. This gorgeous version is oven baked in a flan dish…
  • Gluten Free 🍋 Lemon Drizzle Cake
    Preparation Time: 15-20 mins Time: Approx 1 hr Heat: 180°/160° fan Gas 4 I love lemon drizzle cake & I used to have a delicious vegan recipe, which I’ve lost…
  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi (Gluten Free)
    Gnocchi made with healthy Sweet Potatoes & Gluten Free? 🤔Yep step this way! I’ve never made gnocchi before, but have wanted to for ages; this was great fun to learn….
  • Harissa Tofu Tagine with Hassleback Aubergines & ‘Feta’
    I’d made Hassleback Aubergines the day before & had two leftover. I raided the fridge to find Harissa Paste; a defrosted block of Tofu; some home-made vegetable stock & some…
  • Som Tam – Thai Green Papaya Salad
    On our trips to Asia, one of our favourite sides, is Thai Green Papaya Salad. With a current glut of Papaya right now here on the Costa Tropical, what better…
  • Vegan Peruvian Ceviche
    Ceviche Peruano is a citrus-infused raw seafood dish popularised in Peru, but found in many coastal areas of Latin America such as Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, and Colombia. I wanted to…
  • Lentil, Mango & Avocado Ceviche
    Ceviche is the most famous Peruvian dish. This popular seafood dish claims origins in Lima, Peru, but is found in many coastal areas throughout Latin America such as Ecuador, Chile, Mexico,…
  • Thai Red Curry Hummus
    Approx Time to Make: 15 mins (The timing doesn’t include rehydrating & cooking chickpeas as you can also use tinned or frozen). It’s raining here in Spain today, so I’m…
  • Chilled Salmorejo Soup
    Preparation Time: 15-20 mins I didn’t plant tomatoes, they must be the discarded seeds of our previous owner’s Tomato plants from last year, as they are sprouting in an unruly…
  • Refined Sugar Free – Protein PackedVegan Chocolate Mousse
    This Vegan Chocolate Mousse uses Refined Sugar Free Vegan Dark Chocolate, which includes #Stevia not sugar (I use the Spanish brand Valor) Two out of three of the ingredients might…
  • Tofu Caesar Salad
    Caesar salad is one of the most calorific salads there is, what with the fried croutons & Caesar Dressing. Therefore my aim with this recipe is not only to make…
  • Vegan Spanish Tortilla
    Prep & Cooking Time: 30 mins Living in Spain, Tortilla Español is a staple dish here, whether it’s a slither on top of crusty bread for tapas; or served whole…
  • Easy Black Bean & Buckwheat Burger
    Preparation Time: 20 minutes Makes 8-10 burgers Out of all the wholefood veggie burger recipes I’ve concocted, this is still my favourite. It’s Soy & Gluten Free making it versatile…
  • Maafe – West African Peanut Stew
    Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 -5 Categories Used: World Flavours, Meat Alternative, High Protein This dish originates from Mali, but is popular in many parts of…
  • Pisto (Spanish Stew)
    What is Pisto? Pisto is a hearty Spanish ‘stew’. It’s more reminiscent of ratatouille, but it’s finely chopped & sweeter. I had a bumper crop of aubergines, tomatoes & garlic,…
  • Watermelon Gazpacho
    (you can use beetroot or strawberries if you don’t like/have watermelon) Prep time 15 minutes As I write this, Europe is in the middle of a heatwave & the last…
  • Tabbouleh High Protein, Gluten Free
    Prep time 20 mins Tabbouleh Salad is a healthy vegan Lebanese appetizer, traditionally made with bulgur, parsley, mint and chopped vegetables. This version provides lots of Protein & is Gluten…
  • Vegan Port & Cranberry and Jalapeño & Pepper Cheeses
    I love making quick n’ easy vegan cheeses, but I really do not like the taste of coconut oil in a lot of the recipes you find online. That got…
  • Vegan ‘Goats’ Cheese Roulade & Individual Boules
    Approx Time to Make: 30-45 mins I’ve made different variations of this tofu based ‘cheeze’ many times, which I absolutely adore. This time, I decided to make it & divide…
  • Cranberry Sauce using Dried Fruit
    Approx Time to Make: 30 mins Cranberry sauce isn’t something that is readily available in the supermarkets here in Spain & you have to find the independent shops geared towards…
  • Vegan Feta Cheese Alternative
    Approx Time to Make: 40 mins (+ time to soak nuts overnight) For me Vegan Cheese is the one thing that has yet to be perfected … Well at least…
  • Besan Bhurji (Indian Spiced Mushroom & Chickpea Flour Scramble)
    Who fancies an Indian spiced breakfast? I’ve been making this mushroom, chickpea flour and Indian spiced omelette/scramble for ages, but I never knew it was an actual dish. I Googled…