Luscious Dark Chocolate & Carob Pudding Cake with a Rich Chocolate & Carob Glossy Frosting

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Tweet Here’s a fantastic ‘must-keep’ recipe I created for you. Again, ideal for Birthday parties, a Christmas tea-time surprise, Thanksgiving, or any other festive occasion that calls for celebration. This cake is luscious, moist, fresh, very chocolaty, and rich in a light kind of way. I created a glossy frosting, which is beautifully decadent. Once you make this, there’s no going back. I love carob, and that is why I added it to this cake […]

Thanksgiving Festive Shepherd’s Pie

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Tweet 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 […]

Magic Warming Mushroom Miso Broth

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Tweet I call it a magic broth because it just feels and tastes so comforting, and I find it soothing, and yes, healing. A fast broth to prepare, full of goodness and a wonderful full flavour, making it a great convalescing soup, as well as a great starter for that rich main course meal. It’s ideal as an autumn/winter starter preceding vegan roasts or other similar dishes that require some effort – one often thinks […]

Barley, Pesto Kale & Zesty Veg Salad

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Tweet Super healthy, super delicious, and super colourful salad for any time of the year – packed full of nutrients, protein, and flavour. Can be served as a meal in itself warm or cold. INGREDIENTS ¾ cup pearl barley (preboil, and set aside) 3 Tbsp flaming raisins (or other of your choice) ½ a red bell pepper, chopped into small squares (give them a fast scorch) 1 large spring onion, chopped 2 -3 cups of […]

Halloumi Cheese Tart

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Tweet This is truly a fun and easy tart to make, especially when you have made the halloumi recipe from my forthcoming book, YASOU, which should be available for pre-ordering very soon. If you wish to make it in advance of purchasing my book, then you can either use the Feta cheese recipe from my first book MOUTHWATERING VEGAN (available from Amazon), or any other meting vegan cheese which will work with this recipe. Serve […]

Ultimate Carrot & Coconut Cake with a Soft Vanilla Frosting

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Tweet This is definitely the best carrot cake I have ever made – not visually, but as far as taste is concerned. We couldn’t stop indulging, one bite after another and well, it was so addictive. I really am totally chuffed by the result. So, go make, bake, shake and enjoy because you will love this treat.   Make your frosting first.   INGREDIENTS FOR FROSTING 150g vegan cream cheese, pre-chilled (I used Tofutti) 4 […]

Broccoli Tart With A Cheesy Custard Filling

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Tweet Yet again, another ‘Chopped’ challenge in my kitchen (Ted Allen’s high-octane programme on Food Network, for those that don’t know), and what a resounding success too. Not only did this tart burst with flavour, it was also a very handsome dish indeed. I kept the accompaniment strictly in the red/pink zone – made a red cabbage, beetroot, and red onion salad served with a very exotic dressing – Heavenly ! just place in a […]

Rice, Lentil & Sausage Pot

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Tweet 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 […]

Cream Of Mushroom & Zucchini Pie

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Tweet 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 […]

Vegan Raw Chocolate-Carob Swiss Roll Roly Poly Log

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Tweet With Thanksgiving round the corner, it’s time to start getting cosy round the hearth, and reach out for the comfort foods – without getting to comfy round the girth, I hope ! This is a totally irresistible chocolate log, though I chose to use carob in this instance, which I thoroughly recommend because of its amazing flavour when incorporated in this way. It’s another of those raw desserts that’s right up there, rubbing shoulders […]