Halloween Smoothie

After abstaining from alcohol for most of October, I was extra excited to get involved in some Halloween partying.  Mercifully I escaped without any terribly ghoulish after effects, but I still think my body could do with a bit of TLC as we enter November.  This morning’s smoothie is so called because it is designed to provide a caring… Continue reading Halloween Smoothie

Veggie Breakfast Muffin

This bears a close resemblance to that hangover cure beloved of meat-eaters, but with far less of the junk (and no cows or rain-forests harmed in the process).  In addition, you can make it in the comfort of your own home so you don’t even have to drag yourself to the drive-through to enjoy it. Take… Continue reading Veggie Breakfast Muffin

Mixed Mushroom Risotto

Love them or loath them, mushrooms are an excellent source of vegetable protein.  There are many risotto recipes available – mushroom or otherwise – but few which are suitable for strict vegetarians. Recipes generally call for Parmesan which is produced using animal rennet.  But you can find ‘vegetarian hard cheese’ in some supermarkets which is a good… Continue reading Mixed Mushroom Risotto

Vegan Sunday Roast

Cannelloni, risotto and lasagne are all wonderful things…but they are NOT a decent alternative to a roast dinner for vegetarians, not to mention vegans!  If you want to make a vegan version of this Sunday favourite, you can easily put a bit more effort into making the vegetables the star of the show. Or, if you’d prefer, you… Continue reading Vegan Sunday Roast

Roast Beetroot & Onion Salad with Lentils

It is shameful that I don’t cook with lentils more often…considering that they are a cheap and convenient source of protein and other good things.  Today I set to put that right, creating this filling warm salad for lunch.  I have seen similar recipes which include goats’ cheese or feta but I wanted this to keep this… Continue reading Roast Beetroot & Onion Salad with Lentils

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Avocado & Kale Pesto

As the Indian summer finally wanes, I am finding myself drawn towards warming, vitamin-enriched greens.  Last night’s dinner was a broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage tofu stir-fry, and here’s today’s lunch, if you fancy some green goodness yourself…

Cashew, Apple and Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

These nutritious, delicious, energy-packed morsels are an adaptation of this Carrot Cake Cookie recipe on simplyquinoa.com.  I had all the ingredients to make them this morning – except the eponymous carrots.  No matter: thanks to my housemate’s granddad, we have a giant bowl of garden grown apples to use up, which I supposed would make a suitably sweet alternative.