All posts filed under: main meal

Get saucy – vegan lasagna sauce

comments 2
main meal / sauce

  Lasagna is just such a classic meal.  I used to cook it all the time before going vegan, but was never sure how to transfer it over using plant based ingredients. I should never have worried – the amount of plant based milks and cheeses around means lasagna will never go off the menu.  Plus you only need to substitute for some soy mince or lentils, or just make it all from veggies.  Most […]

Spicy vegan “chicken” nuggets

comments 2
main meal / seitan

You’ve gotta love seitan – making meat dishes out of plant based products for decades 🙂  I had seen recipes for seitan “chicken” nuggets all over the interwebs for months, and sampled them in various vegan restaurants (they were delicious), so thought I’d give it a crack myself. These ones are spicy, moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside.  Finger lickin’ good guys. Not a recipe for those trying to avoid gluten (sorry GF peeps!) but definitely […]

Beetroot burger patties

Leave a comment
burgers / main meal

Time time has come for me to stop relying on pre-made burgers and start making them myself… when I have time.  Seeing as I was recently off work for two weeks (one spent in Dubrovnik though) it was time to start. First up – beetroot burger patties.  So pink, so “raw beef”-like (ew ew ew), but so delicious. As always, with the food you make yourself you know  exactly what’s in it, and this is one healthy patty. […]

Balsamic tofu skewers

Leave a comment
main meal / tofu

I love a good skewer, and I love Mediterranean veggies and tofu, so here we are. I used to make skewers by cutting up the ingredients, popping them on skewers, drizzling and grill.  Grilling however is a right royal pain.  Ain’t nobody got time to check and turn, check and turn, check and turn every five minutes. The solution?  Cook it all first and THEN stick it on skewers.  I know, genius. Of course feel free to use any […]

Roasted Courgette Orzotto

comments 2
main meal / Risotto

  Orzotto is a thing!  I didn’t know it was a thing until I spent a week in Dubrovnik recently and tried some myself.  Oh boy, it was GOOD. Orzotto is basically a risotto made with pearl barley instead of rice.  The food in Dubrovnik has quite a heavy Italian influence (think pizza, pasta, grilled veggies… all the good stuff!), and orzotto is no exception. You can substitute the veggies in this with any other […]

Pistachio crusted tofu

comment 1
main meal / tofu

Spent a good hour in the kitchen the other night whipping up a vegan storm.  The tastiest part of the meal was the pistachio crusted tofu, and considering the ingredients list it didn’t take too long to prepare. With the tofu, pistachio and tahini combo, this recipe will ensure you’re well on your way to hitting your daily protein, iron and calcium recommended intake. And we like that kind of thing 🙂 There’s quite an ingredient list and takes some […]