Baked Rhubarb with Sweet Potato, Swede and Crushed Hazelnuts.

Rhubarb lends itself well to savoury dishes if given the right sweetness during cooking. It is also an extremely delicate plant to cook with and as such must be dealt with carefully if you want to keep it intact. For this recipe the rhubarb is baked in a syrup for about 15 minutes, without touching…

Courgette Fritters with Basil and Dill Dressing

Vegetable fritters are an ingeniously tasty way of getting vegetables in you. They’re basically a pancake batter that’s crammed with whichever vegetables you happen to have lying around. I’ve chosen courgettes and spring onions because of their fresh taste and the fact that courgettes grate really well (though you do have to squeeze the moisture…

Vegan Braised Tofu Thai Cakes

This dish uses the same technique as the potato rosti and is a great way of doing something a little different with your spuds. It involves grating the raw potato and squeezing as much of the moisture out as you can so that you don’t end up with a mushy, water-logged mixture that isn’t going…

Vegan Chocolate Biscuits

Forgive my lack of posts recently. Launching my Vegan Cook School around the Christmas period has certainly taken up the majority of my time. Now that the school is open for business, it’s great to be back to writing recipes again. This is the start of Veganuary and the beginning of a vegan adventure for…

Mulled Pears with Vegan Whipped Cream

This is a great Christmas dessert, or something you can have any time of year, especially if you’re having dinner guests. Poached pears have long been a favourite of mine, so this time I wanted to do something with them that captured the essence of the winter season. Mulled pears seemed the obvious choice, using…

Cherry and Cranberry Pies – Vegan and Gluten Free

Not everybody likes mince pies, so I wanted to make something that could be an alternative to them. Something very much like mince pies, but at the same time not. I came up with these cherry and cranberry pies, which are a delicious substitute for when you’re having guests over. These are also vegan and…

Chickpea, Apple and Cashew Cutlets

This is a lightly spiced patty that can be served with a variety of side dishes. I go for a quite simple rice and salad, but you can also put it in some pitta bread or even a burger bun if that’s what you have lying around. Preparation time 15 minutes plus cooling time. Cooking…

Richard’s Homemade Hot Chilli Sauce

With an endless variety of chilli sauces on the market, it’s understandable to ask the question ‘why bother making my own?’ It’s a perfectly reasonable question. There are a lot of really good chilli sauces out there that don’t cost much more than a pound to buy, which is cheaper than buying the ingredients and…

Super Easy Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Who doesn’t love the decadent feel of a spoonful of chocolate mousse on the tongue? As a vegan, you can’t just nip to the shops and buy one, but you can have one setting in the fridge a few minutes after you start making it, and that’s what we’re going to do here. For this…

Vegan Christmas Stuffing Balls

This recipe uses ready-made stuffing mix as a base. I used sage and onion (and, of course, made sure it was vegan) but you can use whichever is your favourite. You can do your own breadcrumbs and flavourings if you want to. I personally think there’s enough to do on Christmas day already, so I…