The Spice Maniac Burger

Probably the best vegan spiced burger in the world. This will speak for itself – it’s one of the most magical spicy burgers ever, with tons of umami, and you’re going to just flip over this one.   Mouthwatering is an understatement. This is also a gluten-free recipe, which you will make many times over in your lifetime. High octane ingredients make for the most scrumptious results. Serve in hot pitta bread and your favourite salad […]

Succulent Fiery Marinated Smoked Chilli Potatoes

These potatoes burst in your mouth with the most exotic of flavours – easy to prepare, and with the addition of wonderful vegan sausages (I used my own Bangers, which I far prefer to any commercial brands). A total meal in itself – serve straight from the oven dish with my extra flavoursome hot and sweet crunchy coleslaw for a full dynamic culinary experience – absolute flaming joy !   INGREDIENTS around 6 medium sized […]

Golden Courgette/Zucchini & Cheese Fritters (GF)

These crunchy delights make for a fast lunch, snack or dinner – serve with a bean salad for a complete meal or with sliced avocado.  They’re easy to make and bind ever so well.  Dip them in soya sauce or sweet chili sauce, or any condiment of your choice.  These will be a staple in your home as you’re going to love making them, and your family and friends will also love them.   Makes […]

Mushroom & Spinach Curry

A delightful and easy to prepare curry you will love.  It will fill the house with the most pleasant and heart-full aromas.  Enjoy with basmati rice or roti or chapatis, and poppadoms.  I like to make a raita with this for that extra dynamic. The savoury flavours and spices make for a celebration of the senses, and I love to play some sitar music and light a candle as we share in this little fiery […]

All in One EPIC Christmas Stew

If you really don’t want to go to town, but you want to look like you have – then present this stew to your friends and family and see if they don’t sing and dance your culinary glories.  This stew was influenced by Greek Cypriot family members over the years – I have incorporated it into an amazing stew, ideal to serve at your Christmas festive table.  All the carnivores will be amazed at just […]

My Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is one of my favourite curries, and I love varying the spices, and working to create excellence each and every time.  This time I particularly enjoyed playing around with the spices.  The result – a Heavenly palak paneer with loads of flavour, and a nice bite.  Serve with basmati rice, chopped fresh mango (I would almost go as far as to say it’s obligatory to do so), and crispy chilli popadoms. See my […]

Spaghetti Pomodoro (Tomato Sauce) with Real Almond Ricotta Vegan Cheese

This is a regular staple in our household – an easy to make, delicious pomodoro tomato sauce, which we serve on spaghetti or penne with generous helpings of my Almond Ricotta vegan cheese (see here for recipe), which partner perfectly with the sauce.  Feel free to spice your sauce up with a few chillies, or perhaps add in some chopped olives, which you can fry up at the beginning with the garlic before you add […]

Vegan Ramen

This ramen is delicious. Feel free to make some changes with the veggies, such as substituting zucchini, red peppers, or whatever takes your fancy. It’s a great meal in itself and ideal on a cold winter’s day. Full of flavour and wonderful texture, this will mark a ‘must-stay’ dish year after year. It is also a feast for the eyes. Play some soothing music and light a candle, your ramen will do the rest . […]

Supreme Vegan ‘Chicken’ & Spinach Curry

Taken from my ecookbook ‘The Spice Maniac Cookbook Vol I’, available from here   I tried out this curry after I made and enjoyed my hot chana masala. I made just a couple of changes and the recipe I created yielded a superb curry which I will make many times over. INGREDIENTS 2 cups of vegan ‘chicken’ pieces (I used the VBites brand) 1 large red onion, roughly chopped 1 large red chilli, roughly chopped […]

Zucchini Long Boats Stuffed with Spicy Beans

Stuffed vegetables have always been a huge favourite of mine, and I have to admit I was inspired in the early days by my mother who frequently stuffed them Greek style (Yemistes), and by my vegetarian father-in-law who used to cook a lot of Rose Elliott’s recipes – very well, I might add. However, I must also admit I have  been served my fair share of really poor stuffed veggies over the years – half-cooked […]