Wild Rice Salad

Serves 4 This salad has far too many benefits to mention here – suffice it to say, its ingredients are highly nutritious, the taste is sublime, and it won’t be an effort to indulge. This recipe features in my book ‘Mouthwatering Vegan’ and I wanted to gift it to you to enjoy a good hearty and delicious salad from my book.  Bon Appetit ! INGREDIENTS 1 cup mixed rice, wild red and black, boiled and […]

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 […]

‘Pesto Cremoso’ – Super Creamy Pesto

This is the most delicious and child-friendly pesto ever, rich with a creamy subtle taste of the herbs, garlic and cream – you will fall in love with this. If you love cream, pasta and pesto, then here is the perfect dish for you, and fast to make too.  Feel free to add some chopped sundried tomatoes, or even black olives for a stunning looking result.  This dish is also great served to non-vegan guests, […]

Spinach, Ginger & Zucchini Soup With Lime Zest

This soup is super easy to make and super healthy too, enriched with vitamins and immuno-boosting nutrients.  It’s delicious and ideal to prepare when you are on the go, as it will boost your energy levels and help you maintain good health.  Enjoy any time of the year ! INGREDIENTS 1 kg fresh spinach, washed and drained, and chopped or 4 cups of frozen spinach 1 inch ginger, plus extra for garnishing 1 medium sized […]

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 […]

Cream of Asparagus, Leek & Parsley Soup

This is such a wonderful combination of ingredients.  Although we are still at the very hot tail end of summer – and summers here are very long – I needed to imagine that autumn was on its way, as a few clouds have shown their faces, and we’ve already had some much-needed rain.  Anyway, this soup took only minutes to prepare, and it’s a winner. I shall make this again, and again, and again, and […]

Deep Pan ‘Cheesy’ Veg Quiche

From time to time I find myself at a loose end, needing to produce a quick simple meal that all the family will devour – and to use up the veggies in the fridge whilst I’m at it.  As often as not, I fall back on the trusty old staple, the quiche.  This one I was particularly pleased with, as I used the well-matched combination of mushrooms, red pepper, and spring onions for the  base, […]

Cheesy Spinach Pasta Patties

I wanted to create something original, unique, tasty, filling, and simple. I also fancied serving pasta in an unconventional way – something that would also hit the spot for summer, as we’re sweltering in the August heat here.  These ‘cheesy’ patties were the result, and I have to say, they really worked. They’re light, incredibly moreish, and satisfying.  I would serve with a red salad – cherry tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, rocket (arugula), and so forth. […]

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 […]