Mouthwatering Red Bean, Mushroom & Carrot Stew


This is a quick stew, nutritious and full of hearty goodness !   It’s delicious, filling and warming too – ideal for the cold days ahead. It is child-friendly and this was gobbled up almost instantly.  Serve with either short grain brown rice or some hot crunchy bread of your choice.  It’s a winner, it’s a keeper for us.   Hope you make and enjoy it too, and let me know how yours goes here on my […]

My Tutti Frutti Pesto & Quinoa Citrus Salad


This is an incredible salad – a powerball of superfoods.  It’s best served slightly warm or at room temperature is  best and it’s a hearty salad for the autumn, winter and spring months – it is full of rainbow colours, vitality and has a wonderful aroma and texture.  The taste is sublime and you will want to make this again.  If you have extra left, refrigerate it and place it in an airtight container, but […]

Aunty Gwen’s Baked Cheezy Angel Hair Pasta with Golden ‘Cheese’ Tomatoes


This dish will bring tears of joy to your eyes !  Well, if not, it will certainly make an impression !  I first tasted this from my adopted aunt many years ago.  She was half English and half Flemish – she made this dish with very fine pasta, then lavished it with lots, and I mean lots and lots, of smotherings of cheese, then butter, and then tomatoes.  She then baked it until totally golden, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Super-Easy Savoury Festive Balls with an Orange Twist


These are super easy to make, delightful and kids love them too.  Enjoy ! Serve with sweet chilli sauce, or any other relishes your heart desires.   INGREDIENTS 6 non-meat faux sausages (I use Linda McCartney) – if frozen, allow them to thaw, then process and set aside in a large bowl 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped a handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped salt to taste 1 tsp egg replacer […]

Rose-Infused Blackberry & Apple Almond Christmas Crumble – Gluten Free


This year, 2013, my soul has craved a change for many reasons, but we won’t go into all of that.  Suffice it to say, my head has been whirling ideas around that I have just felt compelled to follow.  Textures, colours, and aromas float above my eyes, and what I see makes my mouth water.  To that end, I bring you a most sublime Christmas (and gluten-free) dessert that will have you singing songs of […]

Christmas Meat-Free Magic Loaf


Many people have been telling me that they wish they could prepare their Christmas dinner a day ahead, always concerned about having time to enjoy the day itself.  It is for that reason that I have created this dish.  The parsnips and carrots are already integrated into this dish, and therefore you only need to prepare some roast potatoes and brussels sprouts on the day. Of course the potatoes can be peeled and cut a […]

Spicy Fruit & Orange ‘Chicken’ Christmas Curry


Why not create a Christmas curry ?  The other day I found myself concocting spices and ingredients that would make for a wonderful festive curry.  This is what I came up with – a huge success, as well as a finger-licking finish !  Grapes, jumbo raisins, ‘chicken’ and lentils, combined with cinnamon, star anise, curry, chilli, and all things nice.  And then, to really make a sublime success of it, a creamy (nut) finish, that […]

Vegan Shakshuka – ‘Breakfast In Israel’


This recipe is dedicated to the people of Israel who have embraced veganism, and to my good friend Gary Yourofsky, who is touring Israel for a second time this month, and who has helped to enlighten so many people in Israel to the benefits of veganism. This recipe is a daily staple in Israel, very often eaten for breakfast, or as a light lunch.  Its origins are thought to have been rooted in Africa – […]