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
Category Archives: lunch
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
Back to basics leek and potato soup
It’s rare that I post the simple everyday soups and sambos that I throw together. I was only thinking this week that the questions I get messaged most are … Where do I start if I want to go vegan … 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
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
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
Beet and avo tartare
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
Asian inspired cucumber, chilli and basil salad
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
Vegan brunch rolls
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
Preserved lemons, beetroot and goji berry salad
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
Courgette, cantaloupe and pomegranate salad
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
Tofu scramble quesadillas
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 with the works
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
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
Cheesy teriyaki toasties
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
Rainbow brunch burrito
Epic open burrito station for brunch today. No recipe really just oodles of rainbow veg hanging out together. Tortillas topped with spicy broccoli rice, aduki beans heated through with a little drizzle of lemon and minced garlic, mushrooms, cherry toms, … Continue reading
AVOcini anyone ?
Who needs arancinis when you can make “AVOcinis” ha ha ha. I’d really love to think I invented this today but im sure there’s lots lurking online somewhere else too. Avocado stuffed with Moodley Manor bacon that I chopped up … 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
Baked cabbage and shallot fritters with dill and cucumber violife vegan cream cheese
The ingredients used in this dish are super versatile. If fritters aren’t your thing then you can just eat as is and have yourself a delicious cabbage, ginger and dill salad. I would normally add some cucumber here if that’s … Continue reading
Spaghetti in a wasabi, spinach pesto with romanesco broccoli and mixed nuts
A delicious and seriously more-ish 20 min lunch dish! This is another one with the Veganuary crew in mind. They are high kicking their way through the month and keeping each other motivated. Amazing stuff. Well done to you all. … Continue reading
Easy peasy chickpea fritters with oodles of salady bits!!
A sharing platter of chili chickpea fritters on a salad of rocket, spinach, cashews, mango, cucumber, sun dried toms and a drizzle of last nights leftover garlic and coconut cream sauce. I do love myself a fritter! These are super … Continue reading
A vegan brunch sandwich to beat all brunch sanwiches!
If there was an imaginary medal for “best sharing brunch sandwich while watching the rugby World Cup” this would take gold. I was giggling with excitement constructing this. Grab a large loaf of arbutus bread and get layering: (photos below … 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
Super green pancakes topped with pomegranate, beets, asparagus and a broccoli/avocado puree.
What this dish lacks in finesse it makes up for tenfold in flavour. I came back from a lovely morning run in the sun absolutely ravenous…. Beans on toast were looking like the fall out option but I pushed on … 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
The perfect vegan crumpet! Simply delightful….
Oh crumpets you are simply delightful! Even saying the word makes me smile. I made a handful of crumpets yesterday that were quickly devoured by hungry mouths so I decided to shake it up this evening with the leftover batter … 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
Double decker of tempeh bliss (and anything else I could find in the fridge)
Droolworthy double decker tempeh sandwich. Wow this was just heavenly! For the sambo: Tempeh glorious tempeh I don’t eat enough of you. I marinated 2 large slices early this morning in rice syrup, sriracha, garlic powder and balsamic vinegar and … Continue reading
Melon, courgette ribbons and minty olive pesto calling out for sunshine!
Nothing brings a smile to my face like a messy summer salad. This one just screams sunshine so I hope by eating this it will magically conjure some up. Rain rain go away…. Melon Courgette ribbons Tomatoes Mixed nuts Cress … 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
Raw rainbow rice rolls with a mirin and soy dipping
Keeping it colourful and raw tonight. Lots of heavier dishes over the week so was craving a rainbow. Rice rolls filled with beetroot, carrot, cucumber, mint, coriander, avocado, scallion dressed with sesame seeds, chilli flakes, squeeze of lime and rice … Continue reading
Roasted tomato and garlic soup with dairy free cheese toasties
I’ve been a very good student this week and have been dedicated to the transfer of my recipes to the big bad world of the blog. I had just finished up for the day and was craving a comforting bowl … 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
Cucumber and daikon carpaccio with a rice mirin dressing
As salads go this is one of my favourites. Delicate, aesthetically pleasing, refreshing and takes about 5 min to make I had this as my afternoon nibble and it really hit the spot. I call it my little daikon and … 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
Cabbage bowls filled with celeriac noodles, beets and an avocado rocket pesto.
Cabbage cups filled with celeriac noodles, beets and an avocado rocket pesto. Healthy, hearty and oh so quick. How to: Peel off a cabbage leaf. Sprinkle with chilli oil or olive oil! I just love the kick of chilli. … 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
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
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
Oh mac and cheese you sinfully beautiful dish
Oh mac and cheese you sinfully beautiful dish. I won’t be regaling you with the nutritional benefits of this heavenly dish as they don’t exist but I can tell you I drooled the whole way through making it and in … Continue reading