Baked Stew Like My Mamma Used To Make


Winter is approaching, time is short and comfort is yearned for, and that is why I have created this dish –  my mum used to make this for us all (not vegan though, I’m afraid).  All I remember was the joy of the potatoes melting in my mouth, and crunchy bread and raw onion served alongside this dish – oh, a truly mouthwatering experience.  Here it is – from my table to yours.  You can […]

Split Pea, Spinach & Leek Soup


This three green soup is sublime – truly.  Packed with nutrients, it’s going to be a regular in this household.  I mean, what could be better when one not only eats for pleasure, but also enjoys health benefits at the same time.  A twist of lime (now almost one of my trademarks) puts this soup in a league of its own.  Make it, taste it, share it, and most of all, enjoy it ! Serves […]

Rawlicious Red Cabbage & Orange Salad with a Raw Thousand Island Dressing


Full of vibrant colour and life, and the most delicious vegan thousand dressing ever, combines to bring a delight full of benefits to your dinner table.  Also great for those on a soya-free diet. INGREDIENTS ½ red cabbage, cut into thin strips 1 medium sized onion, cut into thin strips 1 orange, peeled & chopped into medium pieces 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds 1 tsp flaxseeds ¼ zucchini, sliced into thin strips METHOD Place the above […]

Best-Ever Baklava


Baklava – a dessert served in many countries around the world, all with their own personal touch.  This is a very rich sweet, and therefore not one you will indulge in frequently.  I make this once a year – maybe twice, at most.  It’s not a weight-loss dessert, it’s not a totally healthful dessert – it is an uplifting, and very flavoursome dessert, to enjoy and lift the spirits.  Having tasted the different takes of […]

Raw Crunchy & Zesty Coleslaw


It occurred to me that I should post some raw recipes of mine. Our diet consists of cooked food of course, but we eat a fair amount of raw food daily, even if it does come in the form of salads, fresh raw juices and smoothies, as well as a handful of raw desserts.  So, I am going to include a few now and then, so that the raw vegan repertoire is also featured here […]

Mini Orange ‘Bounty’ Truffles (Moist Centred Mega-Orange & Coconut)


These truffles are inspired by the fantastic response I got to my vegan ‘Bounty’ Bar (  As you may have noticed from my blog, I rather love the combination of chocolate and orange – and coconut.  Did I say I love truffles too ??  Well, these truffles are wonderfully delicious and reek of edge, zest, tanginess and orange dark chocolate – so, you see, it does not get better than this.  Hope you enjoy them […]

Lime Chilli Pasta Twist (& More)


I am developing a fetish for lime. And the surprising thing about it is that it is by no means a monogamous fruit – oh no, it’s naughty enough to mix with just about anything that wishes to stand by it.  Well, maybe not to that extent, but not far off.  Today I wanted to cross the boarders with my buds, I wanted to really be free with my culinary instinct, and you know, it […]

Lime Pickle Bean Salad


This salad is awesome, and not that dissimilar to my Middle Eastern-Style one in terms of the chosen bean and some of the veggies, but otherwise it’s different because of the amazing lime pickle dressing, which just takes it around the other side of the globe, and leaves your mouth watering for the next spoonful – it’s outrageously good ! INGREDIENTS 2 cups cannellini beans – I used a tinned brand, washed and drained (or […]

Spanking Spanakopita


Spanakopita is a traditional Greek Pie – both rich and delicious – stuffed with spinach, onions and ‘feta cheeze’, as well as a herb filling, and encased beautifully within a flaky filo pastry – it makes it a very attractive and decadent dish to serve.  Once your ingredients are on your kitchen worktop, it’s a relatively easy dish to prepare. TIP : Serve with a Greek salad.  Or a tomato and onion salad, with a […]

Galaktoboureko (Greek Custard Slice)


This recipe of this wonderful Galactoboureko is simply mouthwatering. I have been making galaktoboureko for years now, and have perfected it down to a T.  So, if you love Greek food and Greek desserts, you’re in for much delight here. INGREDIENTS 1 350 g (12.35 oz) pack firm silken tofu 4 heaped/rounded Tbsp Birds Eye Custard Powder (or cornstarch) – use more if you want a thick set custard 2½ Tbsp semolina 4 cups (1 […]