Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Vegan Dinner Recipe: Pasta Alfredo with Mushroom and Sundried Tomato

This recipe is the bomb. It's easy. It's quick. It uses one pasta pot and an blender. It's delicious. Sure, it's probably not going to win any healthy eating prizes, but it's worth it for the taste. We eat this like once a week, because, well, we're vegan, so we're super healthy naturally, right? :)

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Vegan Dinner Blog: Artichoke Pasta

This is not my own recipe, this is a link to a delicious recipe I found on One Green Planet. I'm trying to get back into recipe blogging, but failing that I'm putting up links when I make a meal off the internet because... you know... we all gotta eat, and frankly, there are some PHENOMENAL recipes already there for the taking and I am here to guide you to them!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Vegan Lunch Recipe: Trio Of Dips

As a vegan, my idea of a naughty dinner isn't fast food. That's my idea of being really grossed out. My idea of a naughty dinner is carb loading on home-made turkish bread smothered in delicious dips. Also, if you can bear to share, these also are really easy to whip up when people are coming over, and can be made extra healthy by serving with chopped veggies and crackers.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Vegan Lunch Recipe: Brown Rice and Pineapple Salad

I love pineapple. I love it with ice-cream, I love it on pizza. And I love it in salad. It's one of my favorite savoury salad fruits, along with mango. Anyway, even people who aren't cracked about pineapple should give this salad a go. It makes a lovely colourful accompaniment to any picnic table.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Vegan How-to Recipe: Burger Buns

These are everything in the processed white-fluffy-bun range your little heart could POSSIBLY desire. I now, even though it's considerably more work, make burger-buns EVERY TIME I want to have burgers because they taste SO MUCH BETTER than supermarket ones. I promise. TO THE KITCHEN!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Vegan Dinner Recipe: Burger Beet Patties

Just say yes, guys. Just say yes. I found this recipe on the post punk kitchen, and I make them ALL THE TIME. With my own home made burger buns. Hells yes, these burgers are the business. And friends, are they FILLING. Let us begin:

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Vegan How-To Recipe: Shnitzel!

God these shnitzels are great. They are gluten and chickpeas, they're easy as pie... no wait. They're easier. And they can fill in as burger patties, be served with salad, on sandwiches, as a snack. They are such a great meat-shnitzel replacement, so whatever one would do with those, do with these. This recipe is based on one of Isa Chandra Moskowitz's fantastic recipes, I can't remember which book though. BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL SO GREAT. (Love you Isa.) If you want to see her website the link is juuuust up there to the right - the Post Punk Kitchen.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Vegan Lunch Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas and Cauliflower

This is a great salad. It's great with other salads, it's great with gluten shnitzels (which I'll be serving them with), and it's great on its own for lunch. AND it's protein packed because of the quinoa/chickpea combo. Boom.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Vegan Dinner Recipe: Nut Burger Patties

This recipe is adapted from one of the Hare Krishna recipe books. I'm pretty sure it was originally vegan anyway, bless them, but I added some stuff for extra deliciousness.

These babies can certainly be eaten on buns, with a bit of ketchup and mayo and mustard, some fried onions, some sliced tomato, lettuce, beetroot, avocado... god I'm hungry. Or, if one can't deal with the idea of eating bread (that was me) One could serve it with bean salad and a roast veggie stack. DEEE-LICIOUS.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Vegan Lunch Recipe: Easiest Mixed Bean Salad

Ever had that uh-oh, I-have-to-take-a-plate-to-a-picnic-I'm-already-late-to feeling? Or even that dinner-is-in-half-an-hour-and-it's-all-beige-thus-far feeling? Who hasn't. Let's make it colourful and massively tasty, and take half an hour. This is a go-to summer salad which is great for lunch, or a side for dinner. And it's like ONE STEP SALAD. Boom.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Vegan Breakfast Recipe: Miracle green smoothie

I am not one to get over-excited about smoothies. In fact, I have harboured a deep suspicion about smoothies for some time now, assuming drinking your breakfast is a rookie move. Even as I get older and lazier, I still like chewing. Furthermore, I used to not think of a smoothie as REAL FOOD. 

Until I met THIS smoothie. This guy is so packed with nutritious goodness it keeps me full for hours, and makes me feel AMAZING. I am not kidding.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Vegan Dinner Recipe: Orecchiette with white wine, garlic and greens

This is a delicious, visually appealing dinner. A grown-up dinner. A dinner that I got from a cookbook and altered slightly... and that cookbook was by my fave vegan author, Isa Chandra Moskowitz. LOVE HER. It's not an all-the-time dinner... there's no protein source included... but it's really, really tasty. And therefore excellent to serve to non-vegans, to set a good example about how TRULY QUALITY a good vegan pasta can taste. Let us begin:

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Vegan Dessert Recipe: Ginger and apple steamed puddings

I had a lot of apples. A LOT. I also had the desire to slather something in caramel sauce and coconut ice-cream... and I realised the best way to do that was through together a whole load of delicious stuff and steam it in the oven.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Vegan Dinner Recipe: Pad-Thai, sort of

You know that bit in Hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy, where Arthur keeps trying to get a cup of tea from the machine on that improbability space craft and it keeps on giving him 'something that is almost entirely, but not quite, exactly unlike tea'? This is my 'something that is almost entirely, but not quite, exactly unlike Pad-Thai'.

I love a good stir-fry, but I generally get the hankering for one right before I make dinner, so there isn't time to pre-plan it shopping-wise. So tonight I got together all the bits and pieces I had that seemed appropriate and made the closest approximation to Pad-Thai that I could. And it tasted AMAZING. So I'm passing on the recipe to you guys. Don't say I don't do anything for you!

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Vegan Dinner Recipe: Rainbow risotto for a rainy day

Risotto. Is there anything more satisfying on a rainy day? This risotto is a flavourful medley of reds and greens, and, once you have the hang of it, is pretty easy, just with a lot of stirring.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Vegan Breakfast Recipe: Chia pudding

When you go to work very, very early in the morning (or you're just very, very lazy) sometimes putting any effort into breakfast at all is really hard. And maybe you would be tempted to skip breakfast, but we all know that is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!

With this handy prepare-the-night-before, keeps-for-a-couple-of-days recipe, you will ALWAYS eat breakfast, and LOVE it. And you can feel good about the fact that you're eating all those awesome power foods, so you can feel full all morning, AND you've basically eaten dessert for breakfast. This is a win win!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Vegan Lunch Recipe: Fresh rice-paper rolls

You know how sometimes you're all like, "wow, I really feel like a sandwich, but I don't actually feel like bread, and I definitely don't feel like a salad." You know how to solve those problems? Instead of bread, rice-paper. YEAH. And it is actually as easy as making a sandwich.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Vegan Breakfast Recipe: Staying-in-bed-all-day pancakes

These pancakes are SO GUARANTEED AMAZING that firstly, you will dream about them, and secondly, you will be in such a carb-sugar coma afterwards that it's the perfect excuse to have breakfast in bed. So you don't have far to fall into your carb-sugar coma. And in that coma you will dream about these pancakes. AND THE VICIOUS CYCLE WILL CONTINUE.

Here, friends, is the recipe:

Friday, 13 September 2013

Vegan Dinner Recipe: Colourful corn pudding with beans

This recipe is basically my tortillas recipe but with corn pudding instead of tortillas. Make the pudding first, then serve with bean and corn mix, an avocado salsa, some sour-cream, and a sneaky jalepeno if you're feeling dangerous. The balance of flavours between the sweet corn pudding and spicy toppings and smooth avocado makes this baby a winner in either summer or winter.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Vegan Dinner Recipe: Spaghetti and Beanballs

Spaghetti and meatballs. Lived without it for ages, even when I was a meat-eater. I just wasn't into it, but I certainly understood the theoretical appeal. When I worked at Ginos, the huge steaming plates of saucy pasta rolling with hearty fat meatballs looked like something I should be getting involved with during winter, or fits of despair, or whenever I needed a comforting pick-me-up.

And then I found this recipe, which is a bit of a variant on a fantastic one in the Veganomicon. If you are an aspiring vegan and you DON'T own the Veganomicon, GET ONTO IT, GET ONTO IT NOW.