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 Espa├▒ol 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 ­čśë … I normally…

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 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…

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…

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…

Gluten Free ­čŹő Lemon Drizzle Cake

Preparation Time: 15-20 mins Cooking 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.┬á┬á So I was determined to recreate a recipe (but this time┬á using gluten free flour & refined sugar alternatives) whilst still keeping the…

Persian Inspired┬á 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┬áNowruz. 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,…

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, ‘Carrot Cake’ recipe. It’s rather tasty if I say so myself; I’ve just had a slice with a cuppa. This recipe is not only full…