Basmati Tomatoed Spiced Rice with Spinach, Mushroom & Cheese


This is a beautiful dish.  I say this because it looks wonderful, and has the most amazing of flavours.  It is easy to prepare and is one of my favourite rice dishes.  I sometimes make enough for 2 days, as it comes in handy if you’re too busy to cook daily, and it keeps well in the fridge in an air-tight container.  It is a kind of fusion, with both Greek and Indian notes.  Try […]

Mature-Style Golden Cheddar . . . has arrived !!


This is our new Mature Golden Cheddar 100% Vegan – it is now available from MIDAS FINE ART CHEESES. Cholesterol Free, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Cruelty-Free. Full of all the Classic undertones of Cheddar, Exquisite Texture, Great Mouthfeel & Sublime Taste . . . Available to purchase online, together with our ‘Decadent White’, ‘Rich Blue’, and ‘Melting Stretching Mozzarella’ (see gallery below). Also, please go and check out our MIDAS Facebook page.

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 […]

Cream of Pimento Pumpkin & Mushroom Pie (with a Wheat & Quinoa Crust)


What a pie ! One of the best I have ever tasted.  Its unique flavours lend themselves for a great treat to share with friends (non-vegans will love this).  It is so packed with flavours, great texture, and a wonderful aroma.  My fussy young daughter went for seconds and that’s quite something ! Serves 8 generous portions (depending on appetite). INGREDIENTS 3 to 4 Tbsp olive oil for frying 2 to 3 cloves garlic, sliced […]

Middle Eastern Tahini Salad


This wonderful salad goes well with just about every Middle Eastern dish. It’s rich in flavour, very appetizing, and is one of my favorites of its kind.  To spice it up, you can also add chopped hot pepper.  You can serve this along side any veggie burger, with falafel, accompanied by hot pita bread.  It’s a great one to serve up for guests, and also fantastic as an accompaniment to vegan BBQs. INGREDIENTS 2 tomatoes, […]

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 […]

Leek, Zucchini, Spinach & Mozzarella Quiche With An Almond Topping & Quinoa & Multigrain Crust


A delightful quiche – child friendly, full of flavour and extra nutritious with its sublime filling and great crust.  This is ideal to take with you cold to the beach or on a picnic.  Or serve warm at home with your favourite salad – either way, you will love it and it’s almost impossible to tell it is vegan and totally cholesterol-free.  Enjoy this any time of year – also feel free to vary and […]

Best Ever Pasta Salad – Gluten-Free, Cholesterol-Free, Lactose-Free, & Vegan of course


I knocked up this salad at lunchtime to take to the beach, and it was awesome – really tasty, wonderful flavours and textures.  My young daughter loved it too, which is saying something as she is a fussy one !  The combination of sweet and savoury lingers on, and makes you feel as though you are eating your main meal and dessert together, except that the flavours really compliment one another.  An excellent treat for […]

Fusilli with Spinach, Labneh ‘Cream Cheese’, & Roasted Black Olives


This was amazing, delicious and to die for.  Labneh is beautiful, and I have actually realized, ever so versatile.  I got an idea to mix it with pasta and see what happens, and to our surprise and delight it was so smooth and beautiful, rich yet light – I can’t explain how easy to eat this was.  I added pre-cooked spinach and tossed in some black roasted olives, drizzled on some olive oil, and garnished […]