Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Air Fryer Carrot Falafel with Tahini Sauce

Air Fryer Carrot Falafels

Never mind raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, falafel are definitely one of my favourite things. They transport me straight back to the bustling streets of Alexandria in Egypt. Every street corner had its own falafel vendor who sold them fresh and hot, stuffed into pitta bread and drizzled with tahini sauce. We used to have them for breakfast as a special treat. These air fryer carrot falafel may not be the authentic recipe, but they’re delicious and are a breeze to make.

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Spiced Parsnip Spinach Soup with Apple and Turmeric

Parsnip Spinach Soup

Lunch, Soup, ThermoCook, Vegan | 19th January 2016 | By

Soup is such a wonderful thing. This spiced parsnip spinach soup with apple and turmeric is a quick, delicious and nutritious meal. The sweetness from the parsnips, acidity from the apple and earthiness from the spinach give it a particularly tasty and rounded flavour profile. The additional flavour from the spices makes this an ideal winter warmer.

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Cucumber and Celery Smoothie or Summer Soup

Cucumber and Celery Smoothie

A couple of months or so ago, I decided we needed a change from fruity smoothies for our morning breakfast. Delicious as they are, I’m more used to having something savoury at this time in the morning – it just feels right somehow. This cucumber and celery smoothie is so versatile it doubles up as a cooling summer soup.

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Spiced Courgette Fritters – Simple & Delicious

Courgette Fritters

Lunch | 27th July 2015 | By

When a friend kindly left me a multitude of courgettes on my doorstep the other day, I was delighted. Not only were they freshly picked, but they were small, multi-coloured and pretty. My friend was equally delighted, she can’t give them away fast enough. Any number of recipes have been developed to make the most of this seasonal abundance. When I consulted Twitter, the oracle spoke: spiced courgette fritters it was.

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Quinoa, Watercress, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad with Roasted Asparagus

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa has been one of our staples for many years now, but we rarely have it in salad form. With the weather warming up (well we have had the odd day), thoughts turn to summer salads. What could be nicer than sitting outside on a summer’s day and eating a delicious salad for lunch or supper?

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Black Bean & Bulgur Wheat Feta Salad

Black Bean Salad

Canned food can be a life saver. This black bean & bulgur wheat feta salad uses a variety of tinned and jarred goods. It’s a quick, tasty and nutritious salad which works well both as a main meal or light lunch. It’s also ideal for packed lunches, picnics and buffet style meals.

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Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

I’ve always been a big fan of mushrooms, I can’t help myself. When I was asked to feature a recipe for creamy garlic mushrooms on my blog, it took me a whole two seconds to decide. Mushrooms with garlic and cream is probably my favourite way to eat them.

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Spiced Lentil, Carrot and Roasted Tomato Soup

Lentil & Tomato Soup

Lunch, Savoury Chocolate, Soup | 25th January 2015 | By

Recipe for a warming, nourishing and colourful lentil, carrot and roasted tomato soup,  flavoured with herbs and spices. It takes a while to cook, but this allows the flavours to develop and become even more delicious.

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Miso Muffins with Kale, Carrot and Courgette

Savoury Miso Muffins with Kale, Carrot & Courgette

Lunch, Savoury Chocolate | 25th September 2014 | By

If you haven’t tried miso in savoury muffins before, you’re missing a trick. It gives a wonderful umami hit and added depth of flavour. These miso muffins are made with wholemeal spelt flour and loaded with extra veg. We added kale, carrot and courgette, but other veg would work well too. They’re ideal lunch box fair, but would also give an excellent morning boost if you had one for breakfast.

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Spelt Cocoa Pitta Breads with a Versatile Avocado Egg Filling

Spelt Cocoa Pitta Breads with a delicious avocado egg sandwich filling.
This recipe for spelt cocoa pitta breads may sound a little odd, but it’s very good and well worth trying. The pittas are soft and delicious with just a hint of cocoa to give added depth and flavour. Serve them with a versatile and tasty avocado egg sandwich filling that pairs remarkable well. This filling also works as a tasty dip.

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