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 […]

Vegan Greek-Style Roast “Lamb” (Kleftiko)

Kleftiko literally means “in the style of the klephts”, and traditionally this is lamb slow-baked on the bone, first marinated in garlic and lemon juice, originally cooked in a pit oven. It is said that the klephts, bandits of the countryside who did not have flocks of their own, would steal lambs or goats and cook the meat in a sealed pit to avoid the smoke being seen.   Well, in spite of my having […]

Pumpkin & Cashew Nut Ravioli in a Rich Piccante Sauce

This post is from our new sister site The Spice Maniac ! Malta is lucky to have Daniel Mangion – I can only describe him as a pasta genius, but it doesn’t quite stop there. Not only is his pasta incredibly delicious, but he also makes vegan pasta with the most delightful and decadent plant-based fillings. Here we indulge in a Pumpkin & Cashew Cheese filling, and he really packs them up, so that when […]

Gob-Smacked Sticky Tofu Burgers

This recipe is a gift to you from my book ‘Mouthwatering Vegan’ (published by Random House 2013), available from Amazon US or Amazon UK along with most other major online & retail booksellers.   From the point of view of taste – this has got to be one of the tastiest burgers I have ever had. I am not going to say much about it because I’m gob-smacked at the result. It’s spicy, a little […]

My Vegan Tava

This recipe is a gift to you from my book ‘Mouthwatering Vegan’ (published by Random House 2013), available from Amazon US or Amazon UK along with most other major online & retail booksellers.   My yearning for Greek food comes to me from time to time – maybe it’s my genes reminding me that embedded in the Med somewhere, I sprouted into life, and it’s thanks to my parental lineage (my father a Greek Cypriot, […]

Stuffed Cauliflower Baked with Crispy Zucchini Spirals in a Lemon & Mustard Dressing

Look and see what an impressive feast I have created for you. It’s a great deal easier to make than meets the eye. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you will need to use an equivalent kitchen gadget or tool (see this link for further help).   Anyhow, it’s fast approaching Easter, so many of us will be needing some inspiration for Easter lunch. I think this magnificent dish will more than fit the bill […]

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 […]