Sometimes you just need a no frills bowl of chilli non carne to get you through the day. When I make any one pot wonder I try to always do it the night. Firstly it always and forever will taste … Continue reading
Tofu scramble quesadillas are probably the brunch I whip up most often. Always a crowd pleaser when served as a sharing platter. They take no time at all and are utterly scrumptious. I must have 20 variations of this dish … Continue reading
I’m so glad I whipped this up yesterday. Tis a tad gloomy out there today so a warming bowl of vegan chowder is just the ticket. I have a few variations of this v chowder with sweet potato and corn … Continue reading
Greens beans and I have had a fractious relationship over the decades. My earliest recollection of being served up this veg in a restaurant was as an over boiled, squeaky, flavourless side dish with water jetting out on each chomp. … Continue reading
This little bowl of beige puree certainly doesn’t come across as the most visually exciting dish but it really is a winner. So tasty and super versatile. Tarator (yip I spelled that right it’s not our other friend tartare) is … Continue reading
Last nights cabbage rolls were a hit. I just love cabbage. Yes I’m going to get all poetic about our humble little brassica. The intricacy of the leaves, the varying shades of green. What’s not to love. If your childhood … Continue reading
Oh Vietnam! I wish I had a year to eat and explore. Quan Chay Tam Quang Minh is next up. An unassuming spot that is just brimming with delicious food. We were on our way to the beach (following more … Continue reading
One evening in Brisbane and after a little vegan googling I came upon a place called Netherworld. I would describe it as a retro arcade meets craft beer specialist meets vegan junk food heaven. My sort of place. We spent the evening … Continue reading
The organic boho was definitely the spot that I was messaged most about when I called out for your top recommendations. We popped in here on Saturday afternoon after ticking off a few tourist must do’s earlier in the day. Copenhagen … Continue reading
This was by far the nicest meal we had on our mini break away in El Medano. Fuori di zucca is a vegetarian restaurant but oodles of vegan options and it is also conveniently positioned across a cobbled path from a quaint health … Continue reading
When you’ve only got 72 hours in a city a second if not third breakfast is mandatory. Our choice was a quaint and quirky Swedish vegetarian restaurant called Kalaset. It hadn’t been on our list but when we finished up in … Continue reading
Our first port of call on Saturday morning was to Landbagariet on Frederiksborggade. Admittedly it was our first port of call on the Sunday also. One can never have too many pastries. If you are looking for a bakery in … Continue reading
After spending a incredible 10 days in Brisbane with family and friends celebrating my little sisters wedding (I want to do it all again) we rented a car and took a spin down the coast as we were flying out of … Continue reading
After giving you a glimpse into our 17 hours in Byron bay it was only fitting to give you a sneak “eating peek” into 18 hours in Hanoi. Uu Dam Chay is an exquisite restaurant that we happened upon while strolling … Continue reading
We spent a few days in central Hoi An and our hotel had complimentary bicycles which we availed of. A few kilometres from the bustling maze of streets in Hoi An is An Bang beach and The fishermans vegan restaurant. … Continue reading
Banh (cake/pastry) Mi (wheat) is the generic name for bread in Vietnam. Variations of Banh Mi are sprinkled throughout the country. It’s conception was in Saignon and its history is a fusion of Vietnamese and French colonial influences. We sampled … Continue reading
The vegan zone restaurant was situated just a hop and a skip from our hotel in Hoi An. Opened just a few short months it was another shining example of the beautiful vegan dishes on offer throughout Vietnam. … Continue reading
Where to begin? While I posted sporadically on insta stories over the last few weeks I took a break from proper posts here and on insta and I’m all the better for it. I’m back with a grateful heart, a … Continue reading
A “hearty” breakfast this morning! Pun most definitely intended. Buckwheat flour, hazelnut milk, maple syrup and vanilla pancakes. Equal measures of milk and flour with a drizzle of maple syrup and vanilla essence. Blitz in a nutri bullet. I used … Continue reading
Baked tofu in a pistachio breading, creamy avocado and coconut sauce and a sprinkle of pomegranate. Slice your tofu to your liking and set up your breading section. As a liquid egg replacer there are a number of options here. … Continue reading
Christmas or not I love a good red cabbage and this is by far my favourite combo. The colours, the flavours and the sneaky shortcuts without losing the taste. Take half a red cabbage finely chopped, 3 scallion, 4 beets … Continue reading
Not sure what you’d call this concoction. Dinner rolled up maybe ha ha? Whatever it is anyway it’s yummy and makes for a great sharing dish. Defrost a roll of jus’rol pastry. A lifesaver for those “I don’t fancy cooking … Continue reading
There’s something so comforting about pancakes and with a batter that take two minutes it’s all the better. I always use this recipe (equal measure flour and plant milk) and just switch it up with vanilla, agave etc if I’m … Continue reading
I may have had seitan stew and colcannon for breakfast. Who makes the food rules anyway. It always tastes better the following day and the flavours go next level. The colcannon I made here was a case of using up … Continue reading
A slightly messy but delicious beet and avo tartare. Super quick and easy to construct and always looks fancier than it is. I had some leftover cooked beets so I just cubed them and seasoned with balsamic reduction, salt, pepper … Continue reading
Now I love my mash. Love, love, love my mash. I would pick it over dessert any day. It’s true A few weeks ago I read an article discussing how to make the perfect mash and my oh my were they spot on. So here it is veganized (not a real word) Please note that this is indulgent as hell, laden with calories and isn’t your budget potato dish however life is short so eat the pricey mash I say.
For the mash:
Peel and cube potatoes. The smaller the better. I used three large potatoes for
Into a pot and cover with tinned
coconut milk and unsweetened almond milk. Yes you read right 😂. You can use all coconut milk here too if you want to go all out.
Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and leave to cook through.
Once cooked through get mashing.
No draining required just use the existing liquid.
Season with salt/pep, herbs of choice (I used rosemary and thyme here and I grated optional shavings galore of violife vegan parmesan.)
The best you’ll ever make! For an extra bit of boldness add a pour of melted
vegan spread. Eek!
For the mushrooms:
Marinade your portobello mushrooms in a mix of soy sauce, garlic, thyme, sweet chilli sauce, garlic and lemon juice.
Remove from the marinade and into the oven at 200c for approx 30 min. Every 10 min or so add a little more of the leftover marinade to the mushroom and flip at intervals.
Remove and slice or leave whole.
I added a little boiling water to the remains of the sticky marinade in the oven dish to make a gravy but this is optional. I poured this into a pan and heated through adding a little cornflour to thicken. A spoonful of mustard for a nice complimentary kick and a shake of ballyhoura mushrooms porcini dust to bring out the mushroom vibes. It makes for a fab gravy.
Serve up whatever way suits you best.
I made smaller portions for this dish as it’s just the two of us so the quantities above would make enough for a generous dish for two with some leftover gravy.
This is one of the easiest, freshest, most satisfying snacky sort of salads to whip up on a lovely day like today. 1 cucumber 2 scallions Handful of nuts Handful of basil leaves Chilli flakes Dressing: Always an easy one … Continue reading
These look sort of fancy but are absolutely the opposite. Super quick sausage rolls with black bean hummus. I grilled four of Dees delicious gluten free vegan sausages and then grabbed two tortillas which I halved and spread a little … Continue reading
Move over Buddha bowl … Poke is here to stay. My simple take on a vegan poke bowl! Soooo tasty. A base of sushi rice drizzled with soy sauce, rice mirin and sesame oil topped with radishes, pickled ginger, scallions, … Continue reading
Jus-Rol pastry helping me food cheat and look fancy since 199…. well for a long time. Quickedy quick little vegan brunch rolls. I filled them with Moodley Manors vegan bacon that I just sautéed in a pan. I added a … Continue reading
My day has been made all the sweeter by this new little salad. I think it’s nudged a past salad out of a podium position to make the top three. Very moreish. What you’ll need: Rocket leaves or leaves of … Continue reading
When a salad just won’t cut it but you’ve got that almost Friday feeling and want something quick and comforting it’s mushroom stroganoff aaaalll the way. What you’ll need: Mushrooms Garlic Red onion Cornstarch Veg stock Tinned coconut milk Tarragon … Continue reading
I love how salads are more about construction and flavour than adhering to a strict recipe. As you’ve probably guessed from my posts over the years measurements and precision are not my strong points. A splash and a dash I … Continue reading
I love a good sharing plate! Super quick rainbow salad and tofu quesadillas. The side salad contains red pepper, yellow courgette, bok choi, mango, halzenuts, red onion, pomegranate seeds and sesame seeds but the dressing is the clincher here. Newgrange … Continue reading
Bagel alert! Who said salads are boring ?! Toasted bagel topped with smashed chickpeas dressed in minced garlic, salt, pep and a drizzle of agave, carrot, red and white cabbage and scallions with a spoon of rebelchilli , cucumber rolls … Continue reading
When life gives you leftover quinoa.. make a super quick tofu and quinoa crumble. No plan with this I was just using up some leftovers. I cubed a packet of tofu, sliced a large onion, minced three cloves of garlic … Continue reading
Ah simple toasties. I toasted arbutus bread topped with melted vegan mozzarella from the lovely Bob of little green leaf, tofu stripes and chopped asparagus sautéed in a pan after being marinated in a teriyaki dressing and finally my favourite … Continue reading
Experimenting evening for a little side project. The nicest dish I’ve eaten in a long time if I do say so myself but aesthetically please ignore the ugly arty carrot puree swish that I attempted for the first time. Practice … Continue reading
You can’t beat a messy porridge bowl 😃. I used brown rice flakes here in place of oats for a gluten free alternative. I cooked it through and added half a mashed banana and some lime juice and zest. I … Continue reading
When a sandwich just won’t hit the spot for lunch it’s a case of make of pretty plate of your favourite things. Red rice, lentil Dahl, a sort of tomato and bean seitan curry that I just made up as … Continue reading
Super duper messy smoothie bowl to kick off the week but it tasted delicious. A bit of everything in there. Mango, melon, banana, coconut water and baobab powder topped with a mix of kiwi, wheatgrass, chlorella and spirulina finished with … Continue reading
Breakfast wrap with the works this morning. Comfort food is always a winner. Amazing Mediterranean wraps from Alsham bakery that I picked up in Supervalu Clonakilty. I topped them with hummus, cheesy leftover tofu scramble, lentils, mushrooms in a sundried … Continue reading
Epic baked potato alert! Nicest sharing brunch I’ve had in a long time if I do say so myself. Baked potato stuffed with tofu scramble, guacamole, balsamic, garlic and thyme mushroom and onion mix, beets blitzed and seasoned with lemon … Continue reading
Oh pasta bake! The last week has been super busy so it’s nice to be back in the kitchen and not grabbing a random take away today. I made up a yummy tomato sauce with 2 tins of tomatoes, a … Continue reading
It’s curry night so I made up a batch of super quick flatbreads as sauce mops. Mix equal measures of self raising flour (Or flour of choice) and unsweetened dairy free yoghurt. Add a pinch of baking powder. I didn’t … Continue reading
Dinner from Monday night. 😃❤️ Breaded tofu and a quick veg noodle stir fry this evening. I stir fried the noodles along with some mushrooms, celery ribbons, carrots, radishes, green onion sesame seeds and sugar snap peas and seasoned it … Continue reading
The nicest warm salad I’ve made this year I think. Well when I say made .. it’s more constructed. I love a good sharing plate. I picked up runner beans and artichokes in the Wilton farmers market yesterday. I just … Continue reading
I love when an experiment goes right. These turned out better than I had hoped with just a few adjustments from my original plan. Prepared, cooked and served up in under 20 min too what nots to love. What you’ll … Continue reading
Shepherds pies were made for busy Monday’s! and breatheeee… The day is almost complete 😃 What’s not to love about spicy lentils and butterbeans topped with cheesy creamy mash. What you’ll need: 250g garden peas 400g lentils 250g butter beans … Continue reading
I must say the meals that aren’t planned are always the best. Fridge raid produced this mixed bag and it was mighty. -Pomegranate, basil, green onion and tomato salad -Cauliflower, pear and chilli salad with a satay dressing -Avocado tartare … Continue reading