Wait … Don’t leave. Stick with me! I know the contents of the photo look daunting to but Sambal goreng is one of those dishes that is so deliciously rewarding. If you pick up a few ingredients in your local … Continue reading
Category Archives: Dinner
Coconut and lime sweet potato stew
As requested another back to basics one pot wonder. Similar to the veg Tagine the only ingredients that might look a bit daunting are the list of herbs and spices. I’ve mentioned this before but if you make a plan … Continue reading
Faux samo with sorrel and potato
Cheat samosas! When I whipped these up originally is was one of those evenings where deliveroo was looking mighty tempting but I managed to scroll on by and raid the fridge leftovers instead. The sorrel leaves quietly wilting away were … Continue reading
Delectable vegan tagine
I never stray too far away from one pot wonders during the hibernation months. Minimal effort, hearty, flavorsome and always better the following day. I whipped up a veg tagine of sorts yesterday. Well Louises take on a tagine. A … Continue reading
Tofu wrapped in tofu! A delectable stuffed beancurd roll
I’m sure I contradict myself weekly with proclamations of “this is by far my favourite dish to make” but I love food so much 😂 and every dish presents new culinary joy and a flurry of love flows from said … Continue reading
Delectable vegan chilli non carne
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
Seitan stuffed cabbage rolls
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
Pistachio breaded tofu with an avocado and coconut sauce
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
Spicy red cabbage with goji berries and hazelnuts
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
Sunday dinner seitan roll up
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
Savoury spelt pancakes with a creamy mushroom stuffing
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
Seitan stew and colcannon
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
The most decadent vegan mash and gravy in town
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.
Spicy vegan sausage rolls with black bean hummus
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
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
Quinoa and tofu crumble
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
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
Rainbow vegan plate
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
Cheese and tomato vegan pasta bake
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
Spicy lentil shephards pie
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
No plan is the best plan sort of dinner.
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
Rice and lentils get a decadent makeover
Turmeric rice, broad beans and dill is an Iranian dish in its origin. Baghali polo by name. It’s a favourite of mine and below is my version of it with a lemony twist. Jasmine rice cooked through in stock, flavoured … Continue reading
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
Open (cheats) lasagne vegan style
Happy happy vegan new year to you all! I like to tell myself that the first meal of the year sets the bar for the year ahead and my good God this is a super start if I do say … 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
Bank holiday brunch burrito bowls!
Bank holiday brunch burrito bowls! I could have eaten 5 of these they are so good. For the bowl: Heat a tortilla in a pan Remove and drizzle with olive oil, Garlic and chilli powder. Place an oven proof bowl … Continue reading
Spag bol with a veggie twist. Simply delicious!
It’s a spag bol sort of night! Comfort food at it’s best. I was thinking when I was eating this that if I was to invite everyone from the page for dinner (can you imagine how much fun that would … Continue reading
A heart of colcannnon… Feeling the love…
A mixed plate if ever there was one but I always listen to my cravings and dish up accordingly. A heart of colcannon awww Fennel with lemon and Parmesan Baked tofu in tomato sauce Pea, garlic and mint purée. For … Continue reading
Chicago deep dish goes vegan!
Chicago style deep dish pizza. It speaks for itself. I followed my usual weekly cheats dough recipe but added lots and lots of butter 😳 eeekkk… So bad but it was just so crumbly and yum. 190g self raising 3.5g … Continue reading
New favourite salad alert!
A little in love with today’s rainbow salad! So tasty and ridiculously simple. Salad: Baby potatoes Tofu Mixed leaves Mixed nuts Cherry tomatoes Avocado Red cabbage Spinach garlic mayo: Soy milk Garlic Spinach Salt/pep Squeeze of lemon Chop and boil … Continue reading
Slurpy noodle bowl in less than 10 min. Foolproof and delicious
Noodle heaven in less than 10 min. I love a lazy soupy noodle dish after a long day and this one is foolproof and simple. In a heated wok with oil pop the following: Knuckle of grated ginger 2 cloves … Continue reading
Vegan pancakes filled with creamy garlic mushrooms and leeks
Pancakes bring me such joy! It was a toss up (pun intended) whether I would start savoury or sweet but it was difficult to resist my favourite… Creamy garlic mushrooms and leeks. I love pancakes and eat them all year … 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
Three cheers for faux fish and chips.. hip hip hooray…
Three cheers for fabulous faux fish and chips! Us little vegans need not miss out on this deep fried tradition ha ha. Simple, not so healthy but oh so delicious plate. For the garlic mushypeas: I love garden peas so … 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
Hi ho hi ho its a delicious vegan Pho….
Whats not to love about Pho? Broth, noodles, herbs, spices, yumminess! and vegan pho is the easiest pot of love you will ever make. No rules well ok a few but I’ve made this 100 different ways and it always tastes … Continue reading
Sunshine on a plate… Delectable Summer salad
Quick sunny salad to salute the lovely weather today. A trio of little toms, cannellini and green beans, toasted macadamia and sautéed shallots. Mmm… Chop and pop the tomatoes in the oven at 180 for 30 min. Drizzle with a little … Continue reading
Wild garlic and beet pizza with a broad bean and pea pate. This one makes me smile!
Stuffed crust using Dee’s 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
5 min easy PEAsy (pun most definitely intended) sunny cous cous salad
Simply scrumptious sunny cous cous salad. 1 cup of cous cous 1 cup of butter beans 2 cups of garden peas 1 pomegranate 1 red chilli 1 garlic clove Creamy violife cheese Sunflower seeds In a mixing bowl pour one … Continue reading
Tofu, pineapple and pomegranate pizza. A joy for your little vegan senses
Oh pizza thank you for being such a constant in my life you fill my Friday nights with doughy cheesy happiness. I’ve given up saying “new favourite pizza alert” but if I hadn’t given up saying it then I would … 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
Get stuffed! ….. with these yummy peppers.
Stuffed peppers are in my top 3 lazy but delicious vegan dishes! No finesse required just pack in the filling and let the oven do all the hard the work. For the filling: Into a pan pop- 1 cup of … 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 in Kinsale … Continue reading