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

Carrot Top Pistou Recipe with Lemon

Open jar of homemade vibrant green carrot top pistou with a red napkin in the background.

Back off Bugs, carrot tops aren’t just for bunnies. This naturally vegan recipe for carrot top pistou produces a vibrant, fresh and zingy condiment that livens up all sorts of dishes. It’s super quick to make and can be on the table in five minutes.

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Mushroom Pâté with Walnuts – Packed Full of Vegan Umami Goodness

Mushroom Pâté with Walnuts and Butter Beans on Toast - Delicious, Nutritious and Vegan

If you like a quick and easy spread that’s full of umami flavours and packed with goodness, this mushroom pâté with walnuts and butter beans might be for you. It’s easy to make, delicious for vegetarians and great for vegans too.

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Vegan Cream ‘Cheese’, Spiced Pickled Beetroot & Lettuce Sandwich

Vegan Cream Cheese, Spiced Pickled Beetroot & Lettuce Sandwich

This vegan cream cheese, pickled beetroot & lettuce sandwich is fabulous for packed lunches. Indeed it’s a good standby for any time you need a quick meal in a hurry. The recipe for vegan cream ‘cheese’ is super simple to prepare and is made with only 3 ingredients (not counting salt and water). If you’re a beet fan like me, you’ll also find an easy recipe for spiced pickled beetroot.

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Cucumber Roll-Ups with a Garlicky Feta & Mint Filling

Cucumber Roll-UP with a Garlic Feta Mint Filling

If you’ve never rolled a cucumber, I urge you to do so. These cucumber roll-ups with garlicky feta & mint filling make for a delicious refreshing summer starter,  light lunch or barbecue accompaniment. They’re really easy to make, especially if you have the OXO Good Grips Chef’s Mandoline Slicer 2.0 at your disposal.

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Minted Broad Bean Spread – Making a Mint This Summer

As we move from late spring into early summer, broad beans start to make an appearance here in the UK. I’m very fond of broad beans, but I know not everyone’s a fan. I can almost guarantee, however, that this minted broad bean spread will appeal to anyone who tries it.

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Failed Nut Butter and a Surprisingly Good Pear Almond Butter

Pear Almond Butter

Failed nut butter may not sound like the most promising of posts, but do read on. I unwittingly turned my failure to make almond butter into a delicious pear almond butter, which is definitely worth blogging about.

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Tahini Sauce with Clementines, Smoked Paprika and Pizazz!

Tahini Sauce

A couple of weeks ago I made maple tofu skewers for a BBQ supper. They were a roaring success, as was the tahini sauce with clementines and smoked paprika that I made to accompany it. This recipe is another in my Flavours of the Middle East series.

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Wild Garlic Pesto Two Ways – Quick, Easy & Delicious

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild garlic is a forager’s favourite: it’s easy to see, easy to identify and easy to gather. It tastes great too if you’re a garlic lover like I am. The season is quite short, so time is of the essence. This year, for the first time, I made wild garlic pesto. It’s so good and so versatile, I’ve been using it in all sorts of recipes. More of that later.

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Chip n Dip – Smoky Red Pepper Bean Dip and Chive Guacamole

Chip n Dip

I do love a good dip. They make a great starter to go with nibbles when entertaining, can form part of a mezze type meal and often make a great sandwich filling too. So when I was challenged to take part in a chip n dip exercise, by creating a dip, I was most definitely up for it. I also have an easy and rather nifty competition with a great prize, so do read on.

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Aubergine Dip, The Cranks Bible and a Giveaway #70

Aubergine Dip

The Cranks Bible: a timeless collection of vegetarian recipes by Nadine Abensur is one of my treasured cookery books. I bought it when it was first published in 2001 and have taken inspiration from it ever since. Despite its frequent use as a bed time read, there are many recipes I’ve barely looked at. The one for aubergine purée with cumin pitot is one such, or in my more prosaic terminology, aubergine dip.

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