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

Sicilian Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Fresh Herbs

Sicilian Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Fresh Herbs

A simple but delicious pasta salad that everyone can eat and everyone will love. Full of juicy tomatoes and fresh herbs, it’s both vegan and gluten-free.

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Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Leeks, Ginger, Garlic and Chilli

Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts

Love them or hate them, Brussels sprouts are an integral part of Christmas. So why not give your Christmas dish a spicy twist? These stir-fried Brussels sprouts with leeks, ginger, garlic and chilli will liven up the event.  They’re quick to cook and unlike boiling stir-frying makes the sulphury compounds of the sprouts less obvious.

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Easy Romanesco Pasta with Lemon & Garlic

Romanesco Pasta

Let’s Go Romanesco! Pimp up your pasta and have a fabulous weeknight meal that takes no time at all, but feels a little bit special. This seasonal easy romanesco pasta dish is a taste sensation. It’s quick and simple to make and is eminently suitable for vegans.

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Kill a Cold Lentil Curry with Kale & Red Peppers

Lentil Curry with Kale & Red Peppers

Curry, Dinner, Vegan, World Cuisine | 13th October 2016 | By

CT has a cold and I can feel a sore throat coming. In a bid to alleviate CT’s symptoms and stop myself from developing the cold, I’m turning to my all time favourite comfort food, dhal. In this instance it’s made with split red lentils, but pretty much any pulse will do. So for National Curry Week, I give you this Kill a Cold Lentil Curry with Kale & Red Peppers. Whether it will stop a cold in its tracks remains to be seen, but it’s a killer for flavour and full on satisfaction.

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Olive Garlic Spelt Bread with Halloumi aka Eliopsomi

Olive Bread

Eliopsomi is a Greek Cypriot olive garlic bread. This olive garlic spelt version is beautifully textured with a full on olive and garlic flavour and added depth from the halloumi. It’s great for mopping up sauce from the plate and its delicious toasted.

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Easy Aioli with Lemon and Dill – Use as a Sauce or Dip

Aioli

A quick and easy recipe for making aioli, sometimes called garlic mayonnaise. It’s flavoured with lemon and dill and can become almost addictive. Use this quick blender method to make a dip or sauce for raw or cooked vegetables. It goes particularly well with boiled new potatoes and, of course, chips.

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Three Allium Smoked Chilli Tart

 Several things combined to bring forth this three allium smoked chilli tart. I had some onions and some recently dug up leeks which were well past their best before date. It’s the season when onions are sprouting and leeks are bolting. We also had some wet garlic delivered in our occasional top up veg box. Likewise I had a courgette in the bottom of the fridge which was definitely passed its best. Although I’ve been using the Gran Luchito smoked chilli paste I was sent some time ago, I hadn’t created a specific recipe for it. I also wanted to take part in this month’s Tea Time Treats which is all about tarts and pies.

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