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 Veganise the dish having already made a less authentic, but totally delicious Tropical Ceviche (see separate post Lentil, Mango & Avocado Ceviche ).  But what…

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, and Colombia. For a veganised version of a more traditional Ceviche recipe, please see my post: Veganised Peruvian Ceviche . However, for this recipe, I’ve…

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 day-dreaming of past adventures & recreating flavours of Thailand in my hummus bowl. This is my favourite hummus flavour made with vegan Thai Red Curry…

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 manner everywhere. What to make with a bumper crop of ripe tomatoes?Why my favourite classical Spanish recipe of Salmorejo chilled soup of course. Salomorejo is…

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 as a main. Traditionally the potatoes are cooked in olive oil; but if you are Spanish, please don’t read any further 😉 … I normally…

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….

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, so I didn’t use courgettes which are traditional ingredients in this dish. It’s delicious with crusty bread or as a side. Ingredients: What you Need…

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 thing I feel like doing is cooking. However, I have a bumper harvest of homegrown tomatoes that I need to use. What’s easy & cooling?…

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 to accompany a Thai meal? This is my veganised version of the typical Thai Salad,  Som Tam: INGREDIENTS SAUCE: 🌶️ 2 tbsp garlic , roughly…

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…