Best Ever Vegan Christmas Cake

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This awesome boiled fruit cake is a firm family favourite in our household, and will definitely be on the table over Christmas. I first tasted this awesome recipe many years ago, back in the days when I was vegetarian – I loved it and I have been missing it ever since. So I retrieved the family recipe, and set out to veganize it, in the hope that it worked. It was every bit as good […]

Chocolate & Cream French Toast With Pan Seared Bananas, Cinnamon & Salted Peanuts

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There is no getting away from the fact that this is decadent in the extreme, and . . . well . . . very, very naughty. But what the heck, the festive areason is round the corner, we’re wrapped up inside for a cosy winter, and this is exactly what we’re craving at this moment – even if it is contrary to all our dietary instincts. It’s actually very simple to make, and my take […]

The First Vegan Chocolate Cheese in the World . . . .

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Pumpkin, Rosemary & Sundried Tomato Farfalle

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This dish is a must-keep, and promises subtle but distinct flavours mixed together.  The pumpkin’s subtle flavour, the rosemary distinct flavour, a little chilli and the sundried tomatoes are wonderful companions to this marriage.  Very child friendly (I remove the chilli seeds from the chilli). INGREDIENTS 400g fresh pumpkin (the more orange in colour the better), chopped into small squares 8 sundried tomato halves, chopped 2 to 3 cloves garlic 1 cup (250 ml) vegetable […]

My Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie

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Lemon meringue is an old English favourite, and for me it is so reminiscent of childhood.  As with so many nostalgic recipes, I had it marked down on my list of ‘must veganize’ dishes.  Well this one has really surpassed all expectations, and has all those yummy qualities of the original.  With the help of egg replacer, I managed to recreate a light meringue, and also the wonderful lemony filling.  Once again proving that, although […]

Double Devilled Choc N Orange Mousse Cheesecake

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This recipe was inspired by the famous Terry’s Chocolate Orange, which we used to enjoy as children. A combination that works so well, that I had to base my next vegan cheesecake around it !   INGREDIENTS FOR BASE 1 cup pecan nuts (you may slightly toast these if you wish) ½ cup toasted sunflower seeds 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (natural cacao powder can be purchased from here in the US, or from here […]

Basmati Tomatoed Spiced Rice with Spinach, Mushroom & Cheese

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This is a beautiful dish.  I say this because it looks wonderful, and has the most amazing of flavours.  It is easy to prepare and is one of my favourite rice dishes.  I sometimes make enough for 2 days, as it comes in handy if you’re too busy to cook daily, and it keeps well in the fridge in an air-tight container.  It is a kind of fusion, with both Greek and Indian notes.  Try […]

Mature-Style Golden Cheddar . . . has arrived !!

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This is our new Mature Golden Cheddar 100% Vegan – it is now available from MIDAS FINE ART CHEESES. Cholesterol Free, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Cruelty-Free. Full of all the Classic undertones of Cheddar, Exquisite Texture, Great Mouthfeel & Sublime Taste . . . Available to purchase online, together with our ‘Decadent White’, ‘Rich Blue’, and ‘Melting Stretching Mozzarella’ (see gallery below). Also, please go and check out our MIDAS Facebook page. www.midasdeli.com

Stuffed Mediterranean Loaf – Super Mouthwatering Treat

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I stuffed a loaf with my Giardiniera recipe last year, but since I had run out of my giardiniera, I made this delicious delight with the contents of my fridge – and it was truly one of the best snacks I’ve had in my life !  It is such a treat, crunchy on the outside and full of colour, with contrasting texture and wonderful tastes on the inside – one bite and your bought, sold, […]

Hot Balls in Hot Fresh Tomato Sauce on Hot Pitta Bread

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We had a rare situation at home today – warring factions over what to eat for dinner ! My partner wanted my ‘Keftethes’, whilst my daughter wanted spicy pizza.  The only answer ? To keep them both happy by serving spicy ‘meatballs’ on something close to a pizza – well, in this case, pitta bread – which I first covered with a delicious hot tomato sauce.  Both of them went crazy, and I had the […]