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

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

Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins

What could be more autumnal than squash (or pumpkin), apples and cinnamon?  What could be more satisfying than a sweet treat that is full of wholemeal veggie goodness but sparing on the sugar?  Not much, which is probably why this recipe is popular – and much copied – on the web.  I tried it myself this morning, with some minor… Continue reading Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins

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…

Vegan Chilli

When people who eat meat are catering for a vegetarian they often make a separate veggie option.  I think they could make life much easier – and healthier – by creating a veggie meal which anyone can enjoy.  Here’s one of my favourites: chilli (not con carne, of course).  The recipe below is more of a guide… Continue reading Vegan Chilli