The mighty mung bean one pot wonder

Best cure for blue Monday!? Wild weather beach walks to clear out the cobwebs and a giant sharing pot of mung bean, cannellini and potato coconut curry. Yummmmm…. This was a real… “What have I got leftover that would feel … Continue reading

Cauliflower, kale and coconut rice with marinated tofu and pineapple pieces

Everyone needs this dish in their lives. No seriously… Its sooo good. Cauliflower, kale and coconut rice topped with tofu and pineapple marinated in brown rice syrup, soy sauce and Rebel Chillis green chilli, lemongrass and ginger. For the rice: … Continue reading

Messy burrito alert! Cheesy tofu, seitan and mushroom scramble with pesto, cream and garlic tomato sauce.

I was edging towards a take away this evening but just managed to steer myself to the kitchen and gather up odd and ends for a super messy burrito. The perfect rainy day fix. Burrito filling: I mashed a handful … Continue reading

Sausage and bean casserole with a spicy kick

Hearty comfort food at its most delectable! Who doesn’t love simple, tasty recipes with just a handful of ingredients. I was too busy digging into this one pot wonder to take many pics but I see that as a positive … Continue reading

Sweet potato and split green pea veg balls in a spicy tomato sauce with cheesy courgette chips.

There isn’t much that can beat a hearty bowl of (non meat) meat balls (sweet potato, mushroom, mixed seeds and split green peas) in a spicy tomato sauce topped with cheesy courgette matchstick chips. For the meat balls: I have … Continue reading

Sundried tomato and tofu curry (ish) one pot wonder with garlic and almond wild rice. Yum!

If you’re feeling lazy and have sweet chilli sauce and a tin of coconut milk there is always a scrumptious cheats dish just minutes away. ¬† Sundried tomato, spinach, tofu and chickpea sort of curry ish dish with a garlic, … Continue reading

Wasabi spinach pesto with romanesco broccoli and mixed nut spaghetti.

One delicious and seriously more-ish lunch dish. Wasabi spinach pesto with romanesco broccoli, mixed nuts and gluten free spaghetti. Snip off your little broccoli trees and into a pot of water. Bring to the boil and then simmer until tender … Continue reading

Beet, kohlrabi, grapefruit and pomegranate salad with a basil and pecan pesto

Oh sunny salads how I love you! This delicious combo is just bursting¬†with flavour and as fresh as fresh can be. 1 cooked beetroot sliced thinly with a mandolin. 1 kohl rabi peeled and put through the spiralizer. If you’re … Continue reading

Poutine you devilish dish you…. Happy Canada day!!!!

If you’re on a diet of any description look away now…. Noooowww… It’s definitely the least aesthetically pleasing dish ive ever posted but man is it yummy. (In the deep fried cheesy sort of way.) I couldn’t let Canada day … Continue reading

Quesadillas filled with spinach, butter beans and avocado with a wasabi cream dressing

Super quick¬†lunch time quesadillas filled with spinach, butter beans, avocado and yummy violife dairy free pizza cheese from Art of Zen Foods topped with cherry tomatoes, avocado, red onion¬†and a wasabi cream dressing. Heat frying pan and drizzle with olive … Continue reading

Wild garlic and beet pizza with a broad bean and pea pate. This one makes me smile!

Stuffed crust using Dee’s‚Äč spicy bean burgers with wild garlic pesto, broad bean and pea pate, beets, violife creamy and a milled dillisk. Yes! yes! yes! ¬† Same dough as every week- 190g self raising flour 3.5g dried yeast 110ml … Continue reading

Stuffed bean curd crepes, spicy coriander and pickled radish with lime infused lotus seeds

Asian inspired vegan yumminess. This took no less than 15 min to make and I think I’ve found a new favourite snack! Lotus seeds where have you been all my life…Bean curd crepes stuffed with mixed veg, coriander chilli and … Continue reading

Asparagus and broad bean pizza with spinach pesto

Asparagus and broad beans aren’t most definitely not the first veg that spring to mind when planning a delicious pizza but trust me on this they are a fab combo. I used wholemeal flour this week for the base: (pretending … Continue reading

Ballyhoura mushrooms in a coconut and saffron sauce. Sublime!

A lovely comforting late lunch of roasted buckwheat and Ballyhoura mushrooms in a coconut saffron sauce with a side of mixed leaves, Brazil nuts and this amazing coconut and coriander reduction I picked up at the Olive Factory‚Äč in Kinsale … Continue reading

Creamy leek and mushroom calzone. Yes a million times over.

Creamy leek and mushroom calzone. Enough said. Simply delicious. Same cheats dough as every week: 190g self raising flour 3.5g yeast 100ml ¬†of water Pinch of salt Splash of olive oil Combine dry then wet ingredients kneed, Roll and fill … Continue reading

Jerusalem artichoke and black garlic ravioli with a cashew spinach pesto

Jerusalem artichoke, black garlic and violife creamy filled ravioli with a cashew and spinach pesto. You can’t beat fresh pasta! And it’s so flippin simple! Now before you get deterred by the ingredients above I was just experimenting with what … Continue reading

Cheeseeeeeyy penne balls from leftover pasta. Waste not want not and all that.

And the leftovers train keeps choo choo-ing along. This time it’s the turn of penne! There was a bowl of penne pasta with a spicy tomato sauce sitting happily in the fridge so rather than reheat it for a repeat … Continue reading

Spiralization station!

Delicious, lazy sharing plate of roasted and spiced chickpeas spiralized courgette, carrots and red cabbage in yesterdays pesto. It’s a real self service meal but tasty nonetheless.

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Roasted chickpeas:

1 bowl of chickpeas
Pop into a ziplock bag and pour in your favourite spices.
I added coriander, all spice, sumac and chilli flakes along with a pinch of salt.
Zip and shake shake shake.
Onto a lined tray at 180x for 15 min or so.

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For the veg:
Spiralize a courgette, carrot and a piece of red cabbage
Bathe it in lots of pesto and add the yummy spiced chickpeas.

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I just served this up in a salad bowl along with a chopping board of sauces and leaves.
DIY vegan style!
Tortillas work great too but I just love cabbage leaves and bok choi with this. So light and fresh.

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Love

Louise

x

Not quite a soup, not quite a dahl, not quite a stew… but damn scrumptious!

A long day today called for the laziest one pot dinner I could think of and here it is… Not quite a soup, not quite a Dahl, not quite a stew…. But my oh my is it scrumptious. Comfort food at it’s best and as simple as you can get.
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Into a pot pop:

1 cup of each of the following
Basmati rice
Mung beans
Lentils

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Spices: (flavour to your liking)
Cardamon
Nutmeg
Garam masala
Cinnamon
Coriander
Garlic Powder
Salt/pep
Fenugreek leaves
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1 can of coconut milk
Scoop of coconut sugar
Splash of sweet chilli sauce
5 cans of water. (I just use the coconut milk tin to measure out)
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Give it a nice little stir
Bring to boil
Cover, reduce and leave for an hour. (Overnight would be better but hunger called) 
Top up on spices etc as required.
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Serve up!
I told you it was easy and super delicious.
Add more water and into the blender to turn it into a soup if you so wish.
I popped a scoop of spinach pesto from yesterday’s recipe on top along with a sprinkling of salted peanuts, chilli flakes and parsley.

Serve up with a nice chunk of bread and enjoy.

Love
Louise

x

Just roll with it!

Tonight’s din dins couldn’t be easier or more delicious. God bless you jus rol pastry!

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How to:
Defrost a roll of pastry
Roll out
Spread with sweet chilli sauce
Top with 6 slices of Art of Zen Foods amazing Violife cheese slices. (Thanks art of zen for keeping me stocked up) Leave an inch or two at the sides and top to allow for excess bits popping out when you roll.
Top with coriander, crushed cashews, chilli flakes, parsley, chopped leeks, sprouts and red cabbage.
Get rolling! As tight as you can and then carefully cut into slices.
Pop onto a lined baking tray.
Into the oven at 200 for 15 to 20 min with 1 min under the grill at the end for extra browning.

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For the dipping sauce:
Blend a handful of garden peas, garlic powder, salt/pepper and half of a large carton of soy yoghurt.

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Voila!

I’m calling this a sharing plate but let’s be honest that’s unlikely to happen. Vegan heaven

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Love

Louise

x

The pumpkin has landed! A soup to beat all soups

Soupy sort of evening! I do love my soups and it doesn’t get much more seasonal than mr. Pumpkin.

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Prep the veg:
Peel, chop/slice a pumpkin, 2 potatoes, 2 or 3 small red onions, 2 cloves of garlic.
(Scoop out seeds from the pumpkin and set aside)
Pop all the veg into a heated and oiled pan and cook off for 5 min
Then into a pot and cover with veg stock until you cover the veg.

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To flavour:
Salt/pep
Half a can of coconut milk
Nutmeg
Cinnamon
Pinch of coconut sugar
A scoop of engevitas nutritional yeast flakes.

Boil, reduce and let simmer for up to an hour.
I used my hand blender to blitz into a delicious soup.

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For the pumpkin seeds:
Seperate flesh from seeds
Pop the seeds into a pot of salted water. Boil, reduce, simmer for 15 min and drain.
Pop into ziplock bag and sprinkle in spice of choice
I used sumac. Smoked paprika is great too.
Onto a lined tray at 200c for 20 min along with a sprinkle of salt and olive oil.
Yum!

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To pretty up the soup:
I topped it with parsley, chilli flakes, the spinach pesto that is making an appearance all week and the toasted pumpkin seeds.

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A big slice of chunky bread (or two) for extra dip-ability!

Winter I’m ready for you. Yum!

Love
Louise

x

Dee’s stuffed crust pizzatastic…

Three Halloween cheers for Friday night pizza night! Hip hip hooray… So many trick or treaters tonight delighted the weather cleared up for them and the style!? Amazing… Far cry from the black bin bags of yesteryear…
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For the cheats dough mix:
190g of self raising flour
1/2 a sachet of yeast
110 ml of water
1/2 tablespoon oil,
A pinch of salt and sugar
I added some garlic powder to this weeks batch.
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I had a craving for Dee’s sausages as I was driving home tonight but alas they were sold out in my local shop but I did pick up her omega burgers and I chopped them up into slices and used them as my stuffed crust. Perfect!

Roll out dough and place burgers slices/sausages around the perimeter of the dough. I splashed a tiny bit of sweet chill along the fold too and sealed!

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For the pizza toppings:
My yummy spinach pesto as the sauce base
Topped with beautiful mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and red onion from my organic republic veg box along with black olives and the one and only Art of Zen Foods Violife pizza cheese.
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Into the oven at 180c for 20+ min with 2 min under the grill and a drizzle of olive oil.
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Three slices in already! Tricker treater greeting is hungry work ha ha.

Happy Halloween

Louise

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The King of all pasta sauces…..

Quick and delicious pasta dish! My homemade ravioli plan went out the window when I spotted some leftover blackberry and beetroot tagliatelle in the press!

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For the yummy sauce: (my favourite and so easy)
Into a blender pop –
A carton of soy cream
A handful of artichoke and sun dried tomatoes
(Set two or three of each aside to have whole in the dish)
A generous splash of wine which of course is optional but mmm mmm mmm….
2 cloves of garlic
A bunch of scallions
Season to you liking with salt/ pep and a little lemon juice.

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For the pasta:
Boil a pot of water, add pasta pinch of salt and splash of oil and leave for 5-8 min.

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Drain and add pasta to your yummy sauce along with half a block of grated violife mozzarella cheese.
Pop back on a medium heat until the cheese melts and the sauce is to your liking.

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I topped it with some leaves, parsley and milled spicy pumpkin seeds (the seeds from the other night ground down, great for sprinkles)

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Veg on the side:

I steamed some of the delicious sprouting broccoli I picked up yesterday in kinsale and then topped it off with chilli flakes, salt, lemon juice and grated rind.

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Yay for quick and easy dishes!
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Louise

A high kicking lasagne supreme (vegan style)…. with garlic/pea and tofu/cheese sauces…

A lasagne of sorts tonight. Colourful, nutritious and perfect raw or cooked. I opted for a baked version tonight as there was an ol’ Autumnal nip in the air.

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How to:

The veg-
I thinly sliced a huge courgette (took photo then deleted it by accident boo) with my mandolin and used it as the pasta sheets.

I had left over Asian slaw from the other day that was perfect for using up (shredded red and white cabbage, green onions, carrots, mangetout) with sliced mushrooms and broccoli.

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For the sauces:
The pretty green mix consists of peas, a splash of soy cream, clove of garlic and salt/pepper blended

The cheese mix is just as easy and delicious! Half a block of tofu, a quarter block of art of zen violife pizza cheese, garlic, nutmeg,
Cinnamon, splash of olive oil and salt/pepper blended.

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Now the fun bit! Get layering….. Anything works with this recipes so don’t feel you have to stick to my choices. It’s great for using up leftovers too. I added some mixed herbs and chilli flakes too.

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For the top layer use the rest of the violife cheese to grate over the top then into the oven at 180 for 35 min. Mmmm…

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I served it up with a salad of mixed leaves, chickpeas, sugar snap peas, chilli flakes, lime zest and juice, olive oil, salt and pep.

Night night everyone! Sleep well

Love Louise

x

All the bbbb’s…..Beluga, blackberry and beetroot!

Beluga lentil cake with blackberry/beetroot tagliatelle, beet leaves and coconut sweet chilli sauce may sound super fancy and a tad complicated but I promise as with most of my dishes its quick and easy and pretty as a little vegan picture.

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For the lentil cake:

Boil and drain beluga lentils and broccoli.

Blend with dillisk, salt, onion, pumpkin seeds mixed herbs and anything else that takes your fancy. I also added some ground flax seed and water to help it bind. Scoop into metal rings and onto a lined tray.

Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 min at 200c.

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For the pasta:

Boil water, add a pinch of salt and drizzle of olive oil and pop in the blackberry and beetroot tagliatelle (15 min.) I normally try to make my own pasta but this was just too inviting at the market and was packaged up their in front of me. Scrumptious.

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For the sauce:

Into a wok add a tin of coconut milk, grated ginger, squeeze of balsamic reduction, pur√©ed garlic, generous glug of sweet chilli, agave syrup and a squeeze of lemon. I’m all about flavouring to your liking with these sort of sauces.

For the beet leaves:

Saut√© in a little garlic and oil. Simple… They¬†smell a little like rhubarb and are loaded with goodness. Great in salads too.

Time to eat! Yum

Love

Louise x