Glamorgan ‘Sausages’ In Eggplant ‘Bacon’ Wraps

A Glamorgan sausage is a traditional Welsh sausage, with the main ingredients being leek and cheese.  So I thought this should be an obvious candidate to be veganized.  But I must admit, the Glamorgan sausages I had in my pre-vegan days were a bit on the boring side, so I decided to liven my version up a bit.  I was inspired by the ‘devils on horseback’ recipe, which is usually prunes or dates wrapped in […]

My Tutti Frutti Pesto & Quinoa Citrus Salad

This is an incredible salad – a powerball of superfoods.  It’s best served slightly warm or at room temperature is  best and it’s a hearty salad for the autumn, winter and spring months – it is full of rainbow colours, vitality and has a wonderful aroma and texture.  The taste is sublime and you will want to make this again.  If you have extra left, refrigerate it and place it in an airtight container, but […]

Pomodoro & Petit Pois Sauce

Rich, and easy to make, this sauce is child friendly, everybody friendly really, as it tastes sublime and it’s a quick non fuss treat !!!  Just wanted to add a ‘make it quick’ dinner to serve when time is not on your side, but your appetite wants something great tasting ! Here it is !  Enjoy ! INGREDIENTS olive oil for frying 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 cups chopped tomatoes (if using fresh, be […]

Golden Cheezy Cauliflower ‘Cheese’

This is the best vegan cauliflower cheese in the universe – no joke, it’s too good to be true, and extra moreish. You can also use a little mustard, and dip your cauliflower in it (I love Frenchs American Classic) – I will leave you be the judge of these.  Feel free to substitute broccoli instead of cauliflower.  Serve with your favourite salad, or as an accompaniment for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or a special dinner.   […]

Summer Bean & Cauliflower Salad With A Zesty Edge

I love this salad, it’s so easy to make, so very nutritious and delicious, and a work of art on your serving dish.  You will enjoy this any time of year.  Drizzle with lemon on top, and my choice is to serve this warm.  I recommend serving it with hot crunchy garlic bread !   INGREDIENTS 2 cups cooked borlotti beans, or other of your choice 1 cauliflower – use the florets freshly cut flat […]

A Choice of Two Exotic Spring Salads

More wonderful fresh produce from the Gardens at Villa Bologna, served in their inimitable Ceramika Maltija dishes. Spring is in the air, and so are flavours of the Med from Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes for your joie de vivre !   Red Cabbage, Spring Onion & Roast Pecan Nut Salad, with a Sweet Toffee-Style Fruit, Maple & Balsamic Dressing ¼ fresh red cabbage, shredded or finely chopped 1 spring onion (scallion), chopped ¼ cup roasted pecan […]

Aunt Polly’s Magical Eggplant Dip

I have had this at my aunt’s house many a time, and I simply love it. I managed to extract the ‘secret family recipe’ from her, and here it is in all it’s simple glory.  You will love this – it’s just so Mediterranean and flavoursome, and goes well with fresh Mediterranean bread and crudités, and a glass of chilled white wine. A great summer treat, and so easy to make too ! INGREDIENTS 1 […]

Zesty Zucchini & Fava Bean Garlic Dip

Dip deep into the Mediterranean . . . A simple dish made with simple locally grown produce.  Villa Bologna has some great produce here in Malta.  I visited last week, and just couldn’t resist the produce and the pottery, simply beautiful (the Ceramika Maltija bowl in the picture is one of theirs).  Their broad beans match no other that I’ve ever laid my eyes on, and their lemons ever-so-fragrant. This is made with locally grown garlic […]

Griddled Eggplant Steaks In A Sweet Balsamic Sauce

I had a beautiful looking eggplant, and I really fancied making something special of it.  I kept the whole thing simple, and concentrated on the taste, colour, texture and aroma.  The result – a wonderful, wonderful dish full of juicy goodness and stunning colours. Here it is for you to be enjoyed as a side dish to either serve with pasta or rice, or as a main dish, served with hot crusty bread, and some […]

Seafood Platter Dip

This is the most amazing seafood dip ever.  Tasty, ‘fishy’, the sea in your mouth, for all those vegans who miss the taste of fish – this one’s truly for you !  A great sandwich filler, perfect for picnics to come, party food, or just a weekday snack filler.  Make it, enjoy it, and come back to me with your feedback.  Thanks. INGREDIENTS 1 400g can cannellini beans, or 2 cups home-cooked cannellini beans 2 […]