Roasted sweet potato, lentil and rocket salad – this hearty salad is filled with Ras el Hanout spiced roasted sweet potato and carrot, puy lentils, rocket and toasted pecans. Post sponsored by Appletiser.
The UK has been having the hottest Summer I have ever experienced in my life. It has been too warm out most days to eat heavy dishes and I have been craving lots of salads and barbecue foods to help beat the heat. Also, with all this hot weather, nothing beats an ice-cold glass of Appletiser to help you relax and cool down! (more…)
One pot mushroom pasta – a quick, easy to make creamy vegan mushroom spaghetti recipe that is all cooked in one pot. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, camping, or just for saving on washing up!
During the week I love a quick and easy meal that is simple to make yet healthy, and leaves you with minimal washing up to do afterwards. This delicious vegan one pot mushroom pasta ticks all of those boxes! (more…)
Mushroom lentil burgers – savoury, umami flavoured vegan veggie burgers made with mushrooms, puy lentils and walnuts. Packed with veggies and protein these burgers make a delicious healthier option that will satisfy even the meat eaters. Post sponsored by Stokes Sauces.
One of my pet hates is going out to eat and the only vegetarian/vegan burger option on the menu being a portobello mushroom “burger”; as in, a grilled mushroom in some bread. That my friends, is NOT a burger; that is a disappointing sandwich. More and more restaurants seem to be partaking in this annoying trend, and quite frankly, it needs to die. (more…)
Two delicious recipes for easy entertaining or snacking this Summer – hummus bowl with crispy north African chickpeas, and tomato, chilli and caraway jam. Post sponsored by Arden’s.
I am a snackaholic, I like to graze throughout the day; and while I do have a sweet tooth, I try to keep my snacks on the savoury side so I don’t overload on sugar. Recently, Arden’s sent me some of their delectable savoury snacks to try, and provided me with a couple of tantalising recipes to make to serve with them. (more…)
Vegan Mexican Bean Burgers – spicy black and kidney bean burgers with sweetcorn and chipotle. One of your five a day per burger! Post sponsored by Appletiser.
These vegan Mexican bean burgers are my ultimate bean burger recipe – spicy, flavourful black and kidney bean patties, that aren’t mushy in the middle and hold their shape perfectly when cooked. They are vegan/egg/dairy free, high protein, contain one of your five a day and are cheap to make too! (more…)
Potato salad with tahini herb dressing – warm Jersey Royal new potatoes tossed with a delicious tahini, herb and lemon dressing. The perfect side dish for Spring! (Vegan). Post sponsored by Tesco.
I am not the biggest fan of mayonnaise based potato salads, but ones with more of a pesto style of dressing are another matter. This potato salad with tahini herb dressing is fresh tasting and flavourful and I would quite happily just eat a bowlful of it on it’s own for dinner (or even just the dressing by the spoonful!). (more…)
Red lentil dhal with roasted cauliflower & butternut squash – an easy, healthy, delicious vegan meal that is good all year round! Post sponsored by Appletiser.
Dhal (or dahl or dal) is one of my go-to meals; it is easy to make, satisfying and very healthy. It is just as delicious eaten outside in the sunshine as it is when eaten wrapped up in a blanket on a cold day. Which is perfect for this awkward time of year, when the weather could go either way. (more…)
Spiced black beans and callaloo with coconut rice and plantain – beans and greens is a super quick, simple and healthy vegan meal that tastes great and is perfect for #MeatFreeMondays! Post sponsored by Appletiser.
Spiced black beans and callaloo with coconut rice and plantain is one of my absolute favourite quick and easy meals that I like to make whenever I am a bit short on time but still want a healthy meal that is tasty, satisfying and big on flavour. (more…)
Chickpea and lentil stuffed aubergines – a tasty, healthy vegetarian meal that looks impressive but is really easy to make! Post sponsored by Appletiser.
Aubergines are one of my favourite vegetables, as long as they are properly cooked of course; a spongy, undercooked aubergine is a sad thing indeed. These chickpea and lentil stuffed aubergines make great use of the vegetable for a meal that is not only delicious and easy to make but is healthy and looks very impressive too. (more…)
Peanut tofu stir fry – tasty tofu and veggies in a delicious, creamy peanut butter sauce. An easy, healthy, yummy vegan meal. Post sponsored by Circulon.
Stir fries have got to be one of the most versatile meals there is. Perfect for if you need a quick, healthy meal, if you are on a budget, and for vegans and carnivores alike. My absolute favourite kind of stir fry, and one that I make most often, is one with a peanut butter sauce, like this delicious vegan peanut tofu stir fry. (more…)