Buckwheat and hazelnut pancakes with a chocolate orange sauce

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

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

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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

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

this dish.

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.

❤️

Louise

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

Spicy vegan sausage rolls with black bean hummus

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Hokey poke…

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Vegan brunch rolls

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Preserved lemons, beetroot and goji berry salad

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Mushroom stroganoff

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Courgette, cantaloupe and pomegranate salad

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Tofu scramble quesadillas

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Bagel with the works

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Cheesy teriyaki toasties

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Gluten free porridge bowl

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That’s a wrap!

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Breaded sriracha tofu and teriyaki noodles

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Artichoke and runner bean salad in a maple lime dressing

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Daikon, cabbage and tofu stuffed bean curd rolls

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Spaghetti in a wasabi, spinach pesto with romanesco broccoli and mixed nuts

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

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Pomegranate, fig and vegan parmesan pizza with the best mint hummus!

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No title required… Just photo drooling

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Easy peasy chickpea fritters with oodles of salady bits!!

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Last brunch of 2015! One pan three cheese wonder

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Apricot and fig mince pies with vegan coconut “Baileys”

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

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Festive sides: Aubergine, tomato and vegan mozzarella ring

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Festive sides: Balsamic, rice syrup carrots and borettane onions

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Festive sides: Asparagus spears with vegan parm, mint pesto, crushed almonds and dried cranberries

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Festive sides: Horseradish, mint, seitan mash and my mums creamy thyme stuffing

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Festive sides: Boozy breaded brussel sprouts

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Festive sides: Creamy cheesy kale gratin

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Sausage and bean casserole with a spicy kick

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A vegan brunch sandwich to beat all brunch sanwiches!

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Cheeky choccy chip dough balls with a healthy twist

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

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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