BBQ Jackfruit

So you have a can/jar of jackfruit in the cupboard and you have no idea what to do with it. I’m here to help ๐Ÿ™‚ What you don’t want to do with jackfruit is just eat it like it is – you have to spice and flavour that baby up, just like it’s a blockContinue reading “BBQ Jackfruit”

Butternut squash risotto

  I’m a big fan of risotto, and there are so many variations on what you can make it with that my head spins sometimes.ย  Tomato based, creamy based, arborio rice, pearl barley, ALL the different veggies… the list of combinations are endless. You need to follow the basics of risotto making to ensure itContinue reading “Butternut squash risotto”

Comforting seitan “beef” and barley stew

Anyone else make big old batches of seitan and use it in every damn thing?!ย  I used to love me a peppery beef stew when I wasnโ€™t vegan (I canโ€™t believe I used to eat that stuff, ewwwww), so a substitute thatโ€™s earth-and-animal friendly was very much needed for when I moved over to theContinue reading “Comforting seitan “beef” and barley stew”

Quinoa and sweet potato falafel

Confession time – I’ve never made a falafel myself at home that didn’t turn out terrible.ย  Not sure what it is exactly that I do to them but they seem to want to disintegrate whenever I deep fry them, and baking makes them taste too… healthy (you know [junk food] me).ย  But now folks, IContinue reading “Quinoa and sweet potato falafel”

Seitan steaks

So this is a recipe that I really HAVE to share with you all.ย  I make seitan once every couple weeks on the weekend, because it lasts ages, you can freeze it, it’s a brilliant source of protein and you can do so much with it. There are loads of seitan recipes knocking around theContinue reading “Seitan steaks”

Easy, healthy banana chia seed pancakes

Anyone else go through loads of bananas?!ย  I buy a bunch a week and wait patiently until they’re spotty enough to do stuff with – banana bread, frozen for smoothies and nice cream, and of course – pancakes. You can make pancakes as “bad” or as “good” for you as you like.ย  These happen toContinue reading “Easy, healthy banana chia seed pancakes”

Spicy tofu & brussels sprout fried rice

Hereโ€™s a combo that you might not think goes together, but it really does.ย  Brussels sprouts and fried rice?ย  Nah.ย  Oh, but YEAH. Many people arenโ€™t keen on that stinky little vegetable, but Iโ€™m a huge fan of sprouts.ย  Theyโ€™re usually only found as part of a roast dinner (hidden under the gravy), but afterContinue reading “Spicy tofu & brussels sprout fried rice”

BBQ pulled tempeh sloppy Joes

In my quest to veganise anything and everything, Iโ€™ve given Sloppy Joes the positivelyjen vegan once over.ย  I missed out on the โ€œjoyโ€ of Sloppy Joes before becoming vegan, because I was never really a fan of mincemeat (no surprises really considering whatโ€™s in the stuff…).ย  Now that tempeh is on the scene there’s noContinue reading “BBQ pulled tempeh sloppy Joes”

Tofu “eggs” benedict

I think Iโ€™ve probably only ever had two or three eggs benedict meals ever before going vegan.ย  There was always the worry that when you order eggs at a cafรฉ or restaurant theyโ€™re going to be too snotty and gross (EW), and that had forever put me off ordering them.ย  Plus being vegan, itโ€™s nowContinue reading “Tofu “eggs” benedict”

Vegan Christmas Pudding

A little while ago I was asked to take part in the John Lewis “Stir-up Sunday” Christmas pudding making event at Waitrose Cookery School, and boy was it ACE. Ok so basically I’d never heard of Stir-up Sunday before, but apparently it’s a thing.ย  A real thing where people gather together and make delicious ChrimboContinue reading “Vegan Christmas Pudding”