Mapled Smoked ‘Beef’ & Spinach Pie

Serves 2-3 hungry eaters   It was most difficult to title this pie because the filling has so many exotic flavours, and it’s simply addictive. Slight sweet tones from the maple, and smoky undertones from the smoked paprika, as well as other interesting culinary dimensions – this pie will be a ‘go-to again and again’ recipe for the cold winter months. My daughter had seconds so it really must have hit the mark – a […]

Best Ever Vegan Aloo Gobi !

Probably one of the best tasting aloo gobi’s ever. One of my dearest Indian friends always used to tell me that my aloo gobi was better than her mum’s, and her mum was a great cook – so that was a well appreciated compliment. I think this delight tastes better the day after it has been cooked – if that is not possible, try and make it in the morning for serving at dinner time. […]

Out Of This World Ocean Vegan Fish in a Golden Beer & Garlic Batter

Have you ever craved a hearty fish and chips dinner ? Well I have found a solution to kick that fix. Why don’t you try my vegan fish, and knock up some chips with this magical recipe ? The ‘fish’ won’t be as white as fish from the ocean, but the taste will be satisfying and enjoyable. Make sure you have salt and vinegar to hand, and also a thousand island dressing (see my recipe […]

Black Rice with Mushrooms, Lentils, Vegan Cheese & Orange

Another ‘Chopped’ moment in my mouthwatering vegan kitchen. Mushrooms, black rice, a tin of lentils, my homemade vegan butter, and dehydrated kale.   So I rustled up a great black risotto. This yielded superb colours, texture, fibre, protein, and was a feast for the eyes. Serve with steamed spinach drenched in lemon and extra virgin olive oil, or else with whatever vegan salad takes your fancy – great with slithers of avocado too, for a super […]

Spiced Golden Coconut Basmati & Quinoa Rice With Fruity Flame Raisins

This recipe is fantastic – it’s spicy, exotic, with bursts of many complimentary flavours. It’s a winner, and a must-keep. Serve it with my meatless meatballs * and some vegan yoghurt, with a handful of nuts – nutritious, and a feast for the senses. Note :  Here is a recipe for the vegan meatballs http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2014/04/05/meat-balls-romano-pepper-pomegranate-tomato-wine-reduced-sauce/   INGREDIENTS 2 cups basmati rice ½ cup black quinoa   Rinse thoroughly then boil the two together, drain and […]

Thanksgiving Festive Shepherd’s Pie

I adore Shepherd’s Pie – it is simply such a lush and comforting dish. I love giving it the odd twist to fit my appetite or the occasion, as it were. Here is my festive version, ideal for Thanksgiving Lunch or for Christmas, or any other occasion you look forward to. The whole kitchen is infused with scents of rosemary and cooked stew – oh yum ! You can use puy lentils in place of […]

Barley, Pesto Kale & Zesty Veg Salad

Super healthy, super delicious, and super colourful salad for any time of the year – packed full of nutrients, protein, and flavour. Can be served as a meal in itself warm or cold. INGREDIENTS ¾ cup pearl barley (preboil, and set aside) 3 Tbsp flaming raisins (or other of your choice) ½ a red bell pepper, chopped into small squares (give them a fast scorch) 1 large spring onion, chopped 2 -3 cups of kale […]

Broccoli Tart With A Cheesy Custard Filling

Yet again, another ‘Chopped’ challenge in my kitchen (Ted Allen’s high-octane programme on Food Network, for those that don’t know), and what a resounding success too. Not only did this tart burst with flavour, it was also a very handsome dish indeed. I kept the accompaniment strictly in the red/pink zone – made a red cabbage, beetroot, and red onion salad served with a very exotic dressing – Heavenly ! just place in a jar […]

Rice, Lentil & Sausage Pot

I confess this was one of those ‘Chopped’ moments (Ted Allen’s high-octane programme on Food Network, for those that don’t know) – from limited ingredients an amazing dish emerged. One that we all embraced, enjoyed and couldn’t get enough of. Filling, colourful, great texture, and great smell. This is an ideal dish for a busy, challenging week. Full of fibre, protein, and super flavoursome – make, cover, refrigerate and enjoy warm. It’s wholesome and nutritious […]

Cream Of Mushroom & Zucchini Pie

So yesterday I wanted to bake a pie fit for a king, as a long-standing friend of ours was due to have a late lunch with us – he is not vegan, but he loves my food. I must admit that this pie was rather exceptional – we all shared it, 2 large portions each. Yes, we over-ate because it was so very good. Puff pastry has such a character, and is the perfect carb […]