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 for all & it’s extremely tasty. From Burgers to Meatballs, Sunday Roast loaf to special occasion Wellington, this easy Black bean mix, forms a perfect…

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 West Africa. There are so many versions of this dish doing the rounds, I was keen to find out what’s traditional in terms of ingredients….

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 much debate about what is, & what isn’t Paella. To the Valencians, the recipe for Paella is sacred & only refers to the traditional dish…

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 home-made feta cheese and … An idea was formed. I tore the tofu into pieces (which I always think looks more Chick’n like than perfect…

Vegan Pad Thai – Thailand

Approx Time to Make: 45 mins Pad Thai has always been a favourite of ours, both on our trips to Thailand (or at home). It can easily be veganised & a great way to revive those holiday memories. I’ve posted the recipe before, but this time it came out rainbow coloured, purely because of the…

Papas con Chorizo (Soyrizo)

Time: 20-30 mins prepping & cooking (serves 4 good portions) Chorizo is a Spanish creation, but Mexicans have adapted it to their tastes over the centuries, and nowadays it’s very different compared to its Spanish counterpart. The origins of chorizo in Mexico date back to the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire. By then (1519-1525),…

Lentil & Black Bean Meatballs in Tomato & Ribera Wine Sauce (with peas)

Preparation time: 30 minutes Rather than make my usual Black bean & Buckwheat burger/meatball recipe, I decided to sub the buckwheat for lentils for a change. Ingredients: 🧆 1 cup cooked green lentils🧆 0.5 cup cooked red lentils drained well & then mashed down🧆 1.5 cup cooked black beans blended with some gently mashed 🧆…

Aubergine, & Chick’n Coconut Curry

Preparation & Cooking Time: 30 minutes Serves 4 I wanted a ‘quick n easy’, but tasty meal after a hectic week; this aubergine curry takes 30 minutes. Luckily, I’d rescued some baby aubergines from a plant covered in the red Saharan Sand (now mud) the previous day, so they would make the perfect showcase ingredient….

Lemon, Avocado, Pea & Mint Orzo with Bac’n Bits

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Serves 6 people Ingredients: 💚 2 cups (300g) cooked Peas fresh or frozen💚 ¼ cup handful Mint leaves chopped💚 1-2 TSP Lemon juice💚 Salt and Pepper💚 1.5 Avocados chopped (depends on size)💚 0.5 Avocado sliced for decoration 💚 2 cups (300g) dry Orzo 🥓 1 block Smoked Tofu chopped into small…

Persian Inspired  Pomegranate, Tofu Chick’n With Cinnamon, Pilaf

Cooking: 20 minServes: 6 peoplePrep: 15 min On Sunday March 20, millions of people around the World celebrated Nowruz. Put very simply, Nowruz is a 13 day celebration which marks the Persian New Year, and the beginning of Spring. The festival is celebrated in many countries with significant Persian cultural influence, including Iran, Iraq, India, Afghanistan,…