Whole Wheat Mushroom and Kale Tartlets

These are a great little party piece if you happen to be having a buffet. You could even roll them out for that Boxing Day family gathering you’re just beginning to worry about. The recipe is for whole wheat pastry, which you can make from scratch. If you’re short on time, or if you want…

Oven Roasted Figs With ‘Blue Style’ Cheese

Remember the pineapple and cheese cubes on sticks we used to get at parties? Well think of this as the posh version. Your social cred will go up mega points if you serve these at your next bash, plus they take no time at all. Prep time: Maybe 5 minutes if you stop for a…

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…

Vegan Leek and Cheese Parcels

If you’re already thinking about your Christmas starter, then you could do a lot worse than these vegan leek and cheese parcels. Pan-fried leeks with garlic and cheese, wrapped in a crunchy filo pastry parcel and dipped in a luxurious forest fruit dipping sauce. If you’re having family over, then this is guaranteed to impress….

Salad of Vegan Halloumi and Tomatoes with Cashews and Potato Bread

This is one of those ‘what have I got in the fridge?’ recipes. My wife, Samantha, had bought some potato bread that she wanted me to do something with, and we had some leftover Vegan haloumi in the fridge that needed eating. These, and a few other miscellaneous ingredients, and you’ve got yourself a good…

Roasted Fennel and Broccoli Quiche

I wanted to experiment with some different gluten-free flours to see what results I could get. I’ve been using buckwheat flour as a staple for a while now and I wanted to change it up a bit. Not everyone can eat buckwheat. Also, I don’t want my gluten-free recipes to contain only one flour. For…

Very ‘Meaty’ Vegan Mozzarella Burgers

I refer to the term ‘meaty’ quite loosely here. It’s intended meaning being something of substance, something that you can chew on. Once you’ve been vegan for a while you lose any taste you once had for meat, but it still is nice to get something with some real texture, especially when it comes to…

Mushroom and Mangetout Risotto

A delicious and light summer evening meal that’s all done in one pan and doesn’t take too long to cook. Risotto is a good option if you want something quick and healthy without too much fuss. This version has chestnut mushrooms and mangetout and utilises vegan cheese as a substitute for parmesan. Prep time: 15…

Sweet Potato and Three Bean Nachos

I really can’t remember when I first discovered nachos. It was probably at a restaurant I worked at that had them on the menu. I know I didn’t have them growing up, and I was certainly into adulthood before I’d tasted them. Whenever it was, I’ve gone back for more many times since. As a…

Butternut Squash & Walnut Wellington

Christmas is the perfect occasion to be inventive with your cooking. You’ve got people coming around for the holidays. The whole family’s going to be there, so it’s time to impress. At least that’s one scenario. The other is that you’re the one doing the visiting, and we both know that your host is just…