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

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.

(more…)

An Italian Feast – Grazie Ufuud

Ufuud Pasta & Sauce

There is no doubt about it, Italians are proud of their food heritage and they have every right to be so. With its fresh flavours, vibrant colours and simplicity, Italian cuisine ranks as one of the world’s best and is one of my personal favourites. It’s had a massive influence on British food. Where would we be without our pizza, spaghetti Bolognese, lasagne, risotto and more recently the panini? But there is far more to it than these familiar dishes.

(more…)

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.

(more…)

Spiced Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad with Millet, Peas and Lentils

Roasted Picnic Vegetables

We’ve been blessed with a good summer this year and my how we needed it after seven months of solid rain. Along with the good weather comes the picnic season. Eating outside with simple food that hasn’t meant hours spent in the kitchen is what many of us are after – I know I am.

(more…)

Fasulye with Dukkah Roasted Tofu

Fasulye

Street food in the UK, I’m very glad to say, is on the up and up. Hot dogs and burgers made with cheap and often unhealthy ingredients are making way for fresher and more vibrant fare. With this in mind Cauldron Foods are challenging bloggers to create a street food recipe using one of their vegetarian products. Cauldron Cumberland sausages have long been a favourite of mine, but I am less familiar with their tofu. Sausages, I thought would be too easy, so I opted for the tofu.

(more…)

Chocolate Bean Burgers To Go – With Hot Chilli Sauce

Chocolate Bean Burgers served with hot chilli sauce.

 A versatile and tasty veggie burger with a good grating of chocolate to give extra richness and flavour. Although quick and cheap to make, these chocolate bean burgers contain egg so are not suitable for vegans.

(more…)

Three Allium Courgette Tart with Smoked Chilli

Three allium smoked chilli courgette tart.

Caramelised onions, leeks and wet garlic give a lovely sweet taste to this delicious three allium courgette tart. The chilli paste gives a gently smokey flavour, the chocolate adds depth and the cheese adds a salty creaminess.

(more…)

Caramelised Onion and Cocoa Yogurt Dip

Yogurt Dip

It’s not only National Vegetarian Week, but it’s National Yogurt Week too. Being both vegetarian and passionate about yogurt, I couldn’t let this go without a post. Nayna over at simply food recently mentioned making a caramelised onion and yogurt dip at an event. I was immediately struck by this excellent idea and thought I’d try and create my own version – with a chocolate twist, of course.

(more…)

Beetroot Muffins with Walnuts, Wild Garlic & Goat’s Cheese

Beetroot, Walnut, Wild Garlic and Goat's Cheese Brunch Muffins

Savoury muffins for brunch are a wonderful thing. They taste good and you can pack in whatever vegetables you happen to have to hand. They make an interesting and easy packed lunch too and they’re ideal for picnics. These beetroot, walnut, wild garlic and goat’s cheese brunch muffins are particularly fine ones.

(more…)

Welsh Pancakes (Crempogau) for St David’s Day

Welsh Pancakes

Welsh Pancakes, aka crempogau, are delicious in their own right. Here they’re served with a savoury leek & mushroom chocolate sauce. But you can just as well drizzle them with maple syrup, a sweet chocolate sauce or fruit curd instead.

(more…)