Chickpeas with Lemon, Parsley and ‘Feta’

I had some chickpeas left over from using the aquafaba. I tend to keep them in a storage bag in the freezer until I need them, then pick what I want from the bag. This time I was in the mood for something with a real lemon taste that could be served cold. I had…

Quick and Easy Guacamole

When I first started making guacamole I was working in a restaurant that over-salted everything and added, in my opinion, too many ingredients where a simpler approach was required. It was a chain and they wanted uniformity, and I was quite often so frustrated with the way things were done that I would quietly alter…

Chilled Granola Peach Crumble

Crumble doesn’t always have to be a lengthy process. You can make a fairly quick and easy crumble if you’ve got some granola lying around. For this recipe I’ve chosen peaches for the filling, which needed using up in my fridge, but you can use any fruit that you have available. The same with the…

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Tart

I’ve always loved chocolate and orange as a combination. Chocolate and mint is ok but, for me, chocolate and orange will always win out. This, like all opinions on food, is highly subjective. Samantha, my wife, has a preference for the choc-mint combo, though she does like the orange as well. This dessert makes use…

Green Pea Pasta Salad with Pan-Fried Peaches

I’m getting more and more interested in gluten-free dishes lately. I don’t have an intolerance myself but my daughter has been recently diagnosed with one so I’m looking at ways of cooking that don’t involve wheat flour, yet also without using some of the many processed options out there. I found green pea pasta in…

Vegan Chocolate Tart

Who doesn’t love chocolate? I think it’s one of the main reasons many vegetarians wince at the thought of going the full hog and switching to veganism. And I get it: chocolate is amazing. I certainly wouldn’t want to live without it. Hopefully this recipe will help change some minds about chocolate, because it really…

No Bake Blueberry Tart

This tart is much more in the style of a cheesecake, with its biscuit base and deep-filled centre. The reason I have refrained from calling it a cheesecake is because I have not used anything resembling a soft cheese flavour. If you want to experiment, then I see no reason why not to use some…

Chocolate, Orange and Hazelnut Mousse

Though this is a mousse with a lot of ingredients, it is still a very easy one to make as all you need to do is blend them until they are smooth. This is a great way to impress at a dinner party without going to too much effort. Put a chilled dish of this…

Luxurious Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Some of you will have already come across my post for chocolate mousse made with tofu, which is a very good and easy mousse to make. There is a little more to making the aquafaba version, but it does mimic the non-vegan method for those of you who have ever made one with egg whites….