• Spicy Peanut Butter Vegan Stir Fry

    If a fresh meal can be cooked in about 15 hands-on minutes (or less, preferably less), it’s a winner in my book. As much as I love cooking, I love having time with my husband more. Or just sit quietly with no noise.
    Or, more realistically, having time to fold laundry and sort out the latest cloth nappy wash. That’s why I like making this spicy peanut butter sauce for an easy vegan stir fry dinner.

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  • Vegan Chickpea, Leek and Mushroom Pie

    I think Spring weather is trying to break through, but just not very hard. Today, it’s quite lovely outside – blue skies, no bitter wind etc. But snow is forecast later in the week?! What. I don’t remember a March ever being so cold, and I don’t appreciate it this year either because my winter coat stopped doing up sometime around the end of February. My solution? Cook warm, comforting foods like this vegan chickpea, leek & mushroom pie and hope that summer will magically appear. Early.

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  • Foolproof Vegan Lentil Lasagne

    If you ask my OH what his ideal dinner is, there’s a 50/50 chance that he’ll say lasagne (the other option, by the way, is ‘pie’). There was a time when I didn’t really agree – shock horror – and while it’s still not my go-to dinner request, it’s definitely moved up the rankings. And it’s all thanks to sussing this easy vegan lentil lasagne recipe.

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  • 15-minute Hummus Pasta (vegan, gluten free)

    I was looking back over the recent recipes I’ve shared with you guys, and I realised that aside from one soup, I’ve been on a baking marathon. I don’t only eat sweet treats and oatmeal, I swear. Although granted, oatmeal is a big part of my diet and almost a daily occurrence, so is a lot of other, more savoury, food. One of my recent weekend lunchtime treats? A quick bowl of hummus pasta.

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  • Turmeric, Carrot & Lentil Soup

    Well, I don’t know about where you live but up in Manchester, autumn has arrived with force! It came as a bit of a shock this past week, especially since I ended up in Prague on my birthday where it was 20°C and sunny, then returned to catch the edge of a hurricane. The sudden onset of wind and rain means I’m wanting hot lunches again, after a summer of salads and a few sneaky peanut butter and Marmite sandwiches. And what’s better than a delicious, flavourful turmeric, carrot and lentil soup?

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  • Curried Kale and Tofu Scramble

    Hands up if you like a savoury breakfasts? Well – this one is for you. Although, if you’re like me and prefer something sweet for breakfast then don’t panic either – just do what I do, and eat this curried kale and tofu scramble at lunch instead. 

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  • Gluten Free, Low Carb Fajitas

    Do you ever have those days where you start with something rich at breakfast, end up with something very luscious as a snack, and continue that theme on through lunch? By dinner time you’re kind of hungry, but also kind of aware that really, you don’t need a lot. That happens to me pretty often, especially at the weekend! What to do those days? Well, how about some gluten free, low carb fajitas?

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  • Healthy Grapefruit & Avocado Salad

    My only memory of grapefruit as a child, is that my mum would eat it when she was on a diet. She’d eat half of a grapefruit for breakfast, every day. I had no idea what it was, other than sour and apparently what was required to loose weight. Not that inspiring, right?

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  • Hoisin Duck and Pineapple Rice (Vegan)

    I never meant to make this dinner. I originally intended to use my mock duck to make vegan duck pancakes, but had a bit of a supermarket failure. What is a supermarket failure? It’s when you go to the supermarket and fail to get what you went there for. I went in with Chinese pancakes on my list, and left without them. Simple as that. Except, things got more complicated because I had all the ingredients for the aforementioned pancakes, and nothing else… But don’t worry, this isn’t a tale of woe and despair, it’s a tale of how I ended up with hoisin mock duck and pineapple rice and a delicious dinner instead.

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