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 […]

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 […]

Hot Sexy Roast Potato Wedges

I am obsessed with potatoes, I have sometimes made this with a mixture of sweet potatoes as well as ordinary ones, so mix and match as you please. They are more-ish, I warn you, and are a meal in themselves, especially when served with your favourite green herb salad with a little onion. Also ideal for b’que accompaniment ! Use your imagination, as these potatoes marry well with vegan sausages as well as vegan burgers, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]