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…

Carrot and Red Pepper Soup

Now that the British weather is returning to us, perhaps it’s time to take a look at some food to warm the insides as the nights begin to get longer. Soups have long been favoured by us Brits but, for reasons that I can’t quite figure out, we get a lot of it processed in…

Lemon and Ginger Cookies – Vegan and Gluten-Free

I love sweet things that taste of lemon. You can give them to me over chocolate any day of the week. Not that I don’t love chocolate also, but that zesty tang has always been a favourite of mine. When I was a child I chose lemon curd over everything else to spread on my…

Creamy Kale Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes

I am deeply in love with polenta. When I have it I think to myself ‘why am I not having this all the time?’ It’s true that it can be hard work to cook, and it does make a mess of the pan, but don’t let any of that put you off. Polenta is awesome,…

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…

Blackberry Panna Cotta

I was given chef moulds as a Christmas gift last year and this is the first time I am getting to use them. I’d had trouble in the past using other moulds, as there was nothing to push the food through and onto the plate, leaving me to have to use a knife around the…

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…

Vegan Quiche Lorraine

  Who hasn’t enjoyed a quiche at one time or another? For most of us in our pre-vegan days, this enjoyment came from packaged quiche bought from the chilled section of the supermarket, its top wrinkled slightly from the cold and the pastry soft. Rare was the opportunity to taste a quiche fresh from the…

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup

A light soup is a welcome meal even in the warmer weather. I’m not talking about heavy stews with tons of ingredients, served thick enough to keep upright the proverbial spoon, but something much thinner, gentler on the pallet. Something suiting a lazy afternoon in the sunshine. There are probably a whole host of soups…