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 […]

Rich Red Hot Chilli Salsa Gluten-Free Pizza

I think that by now, those of you who are familiar with my recipe repertoire, will know that I love a variety of different food. I am addicted to diverse colours and textures, satisfying mouthfeel, wonderful taste and aroma, anything else that makes the senses feel alive and kicking. So, today is a gluten-free day – but everybody is demanding pizza, pizza, pizza from the Mouthwatering Vegan kitchen. I’ve been wanting to turn my hand […]

The Ultimate Genius Vegan Eggs (click link to see more pics)

These are genius Vegan ‘Hard-Boiled Eggs’ that taste every bit as good as the real thing, without the cholesterol or cruelty . . . INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING ‘HARD-BOILED EGG WHITE’ 1½ cups (375ml) soya milk, or any other creamy non-sweetened vegan milk of your choice under ½ tsp kala namak (otherwise known as black salt – it has a sulphuric “egg” flavour, so is essential for this recipe (you should find this at your local […]

Monster Beet Burger

These taste great. Serve with oven baked veggies, courgettes, aubergines, tomatoes and sweet potatoes – alongside a green herb fresh salad (use coriander/cilantro and basil).  For an all gluten-free option use pre-cooked short grain brown rice.   Makes around 4 burgers   INGREDIENTS 2 cups cooked pearl barley 2 beetroot, peeled and cooked (don’t overcook it), then when cooled, grate (drain if needed) and set aside 1½ cups sugar-free pineapple, roughly chopped 1 tin red […]

Stuffed Mediterranean Loaf – Super Mouthwatering Treat

I stuffed a loaf with my Giardiniera recipe last year, but since I had run out of my giardiniera, I made this delicious delight with the contents of my fridge – and it was truly one of the best snacks I’ve had in my life !  It is such a treat, crunchy on the outside and full of colour, with contrasting texture and wonderful tastes on the inside – one bite and your bought, sold, […]

Hot Balls in Hot Fresh Tomato Sauce on Hot Pitta Bread

We had a rare situation at home today – warring factions over what to eat for dinner ! My partner wanted my ‘Keftethes’, whilst my daughter wanted spicy pizza.  The only answer ? To keep them both happy by serving spicy ‘meatballs’ on something close to a pizza – well, in this case, pitta bread – which I first covered with a delicious hot tomato sauce.  Both of them went crazy, and I had the […]

Maltese Style Baked Macaroni

Crunchy on top, yet moist in the middle, this is a favourite dish in our home. In many households this dish is traditionally made with a mixture of minced meat (ground crumble),  usually both pork and beef mixed. They then bind it with eggs – I used tofu instead which did a great job.  Cheese is added, which also helps the mixture to bind – I used my own homemade cheese, but use whatever you […]

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 […]

Hot Spinach, Olive & Artichoke Pie

This pie is simply scrumptious !!!  I am so proud of this creation of mine.  It’s definitely child-friendly, my 7 year old daughter loved it, and had seconds.  I have to say, it’s one of the best vegan pies out there, and you’ll be going back for more.  Full of flavour, aroma, texture, colour, and a visual feast – honestly, this is an impressive piece of work that you will repeat again and again.  It’s […]