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 the ingredients & found a dish called #besanbhurji ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป I love it for a protein packed breakfast or snack. This is how I make mine:…

Loquat Crumble: High Protein, Gluten Free, Low Sugar.

Who doesn’t love fruit crumble? ๐Ÿคค Loquats are grown here on the Costa Tropical & exported across Spain. They have a very short season: April (although these are the last few left on the tree at the beginning of May). They are such a juicy sweet fruit, they didn’t need sweetening, when I stewed them…

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 itโ€™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),…

Healthy Banoffee Pie Breakfast Pots

Prep Time 20 mins Serves 4 After making Black Forest Cake Breakfast pots recently, I’m prepping some Healthy Banoffee Pie pots. Made with a home-made toasted Granola base, date caramel, banana chia pudding & soya yoghurt topping. Ingredients: ๐ŸŒ 1.5 cups of Granola (I make my own) ๐ŸŒ 8-10 dates, soaked in hot water overnight…

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: ๐Ÿง† 1 cup cooked green lentils๐Ÿง† 0.5 cup cooked red lentils drained well & then mashed down๐Ÿง† 1.5 cup cooked black beans blended with some gently mashed ๐Ÿง†…

Papaya & Guava Spiced Chutney

Prep Time: 15 mins Cooking: 1 hr Ensure you have a thick bottomed saucepan suitable for jam making. With a glut of Papaya here on the Costa Tropical, I’m looking for all types of recipes to use them up. What better than Chutney? Similar to traditional spiced mango chutney, this fruit chutney is bursting with…

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: ๐Ÿ’š 2 cups (300g) cooked Peas fresh or frozen๐Ÿ’š ยผ cup handful Mint leaves chopped๐Ÿ’š 1-2 TSP Lemon juice๐Ÿ’š Salt and Pepper๐Ÿ’š 1.5 Avocados chopped (depends on size)๐Ÿ’š 0.5 Avocado sliced for decoration ๐Ÿ’š 2 cups (300g) dry Orzo ๐Ÿฅ“ 1 block Smoked Tofu chopped into small…

Loquat, Lentil & Avocado Ceviche

Prep time: 15-20 minutes Happy Spring Equinox! ๐Ÿ’ I love this time of year here on the Costa Tropical, Granada… The change of seasons & changing of the crops. Avocados & Papaya are still in season, but late March/April brings the short season for Loquats (Nispero in Spanish). A fruit I’d never heard of before…