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…

GF 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…

GF Lemon Drizzle Cake 🍋

Gluten Free – Vegan – Refined Sugar Free 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 somewhere.   So I was determined to recreate a recipe (but this time  using gluten free flour &…

GF Raw Tropical Carrot Cake

Approx Time to Make: 30 mins I have marked this as Gluten Free but it uses oats, so be sure to check yours for any added ingredients. 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, ‘Carrot Cake’ recipe. It’s…

GF 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 lined with baking paper This Frittata is bursting with seasonal veggies I had left over from a tray bake yesterday. It’s Just like a mini…

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…

GF 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…

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?…

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 here in Spain. Therefore, I’ve decided to focus on some simple recipes that anyone can try. Here’s my vegan feta alternative recipe. This is a…