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Korean Bulgogi loaded with vegetables and completely vegan. #Koreanfood #vegan #recipe #vegetables #bulgogi #koreanbbq

Korean Bulgogi loaded with vegetables and completely vegan. #Koreanfood #vegan #recipe #vegetables #bulgogi #koreanbbqPerhaps Korean food is not the first thing you think of when you crave a bowl of comfort food. This recipe, for a vegetable-packed vegan version of the classic Bulgogi Korean barbecue, might just change your mind. With its savoury-sweet and only gently spicy kick (or no kick if you wish), this is a one-pan dish perfect for spooning over hand-held bowls of hot, steaming rice. Continue reading

This quick, #Mexican-inspired #breakfast #vegetable #quesadilla is loaded with fibre and colour. An easy way to eat towards your 10-a-day.

This quick, Mexican-inspired breakfast vegetable quesadilla is loaded with fibre and colour. An easy way to eat towards your 10-a-day.

This quick, Mexican-inspired breakfast vegetable quesadilla is loaded with fibre and colour. An easy way to eat towards your 10-a-day.Do you want an easy way to eat veg in the morning, before you’re even out the door? With no juicing, smoothie-ing, or heating up leftover dinner?

Let me introduce you to theย breakfast vegetable quesadilla. Ready in about ten minutes, it really is so simple and so filling. And, of course, mighty scrumptious. Grated sweet vegetables, shredded leafies, a scrape of refried beans, and optional gooey cheese and vegan bacon – what’s not to love?

This is something that I have been enjoying for breakfast and brunch over the years, but thought it was too damn simple to write up. And then I posted it on Facebook and Instagram and got such a great reaction that I thought, well maybe you might like it too. I hope that you do. Continue reading

Sheet Pan #Korean #BBQ Tofu - so easy for a weekday #vegan #dinner

Sheet Pan #Korean #BBQ Tofu - so easy for a weekday #vegan #dinnerHalloween is sneaking up fast, and I’m afraid that I have very few Halloween specific recipes to point you to. But, with its blood-red sauce, I do think my easy Korean BBQ Tofu might just about pass muster as scary food – certainly if you are as messy as me. I plan on eating this on All Hallow’s Eve, answering the door to unsuspecting trick or treaters with the sticky vermillion remnants on my face. Instant zombie costume!

I make no claims that this is in any way authentic. It is not intended to be. Hence the (ish) in the title. But this vegan weekday kind of recipe is delicious, using Korean-style ingredients easily available to most of us. Continue reading

Salted Caramel Apple Nachos are your new favourite quick snack or dessert for the family - or just you.

Salted Caramel Apple Nachos are your new favourite quick #snack or #dessert for the family - or just you. #saltedcaramel #easyrecipe #nocookrecipe #apples #dessertnachosSalted Caramel Apple Nachos are your new favourite quick snack or dessert for the family – or just you. Sprinkle and drizzle them with tasty toppings and be crunching away in no time. Plate licking is positively encouraged.

Apple nachos are not a new thing, but if you are someone who occasionally craves something sweet and crunchy, this is all the reminder you need. Enjoy them with just a drizzle of salted caramel, or go full-nacho and load them up with my menu of toppings. The images you see are what I fancy, but honestly the add-on options are as broad as your imagination. Continue reading

#Mediterranean #Lentil, #Turmeric and Lemon Broth - #antiinflammatorydiet #soup #vegetables #recipe

#Mediterranean #Lentil, #Turmeric and Lemon Broth - #antiinflammatorydiet #soup #vegetables #recipeThis healthy, colour-packed recipe scoops up some key anti-inflammatory ingredients and simmers them in a silky autumnal broth. Whether you are fighting a cold, feeling low in energy or just fancy a nourishing bowl of something tasty, be sure to make time for this intensely flavoured and easily made soup. I bet you already have the ingredients.

#Mediterranean #Lentil, #Turmeric and Lemon Broth - #antiinflammatorydiet #soup #vegetables #recipeBuilt on a base of quercetin-rich red onions, immune-regulating garlic and anti-inflammatory darling turmeric, the broth – at once light and hearty – floats a veritable who’s who of nutritious food superstars. Kale, carrots, lentils, sun-dried tomatoes (for a tasty dose of lycopene) and lemon zest, not to mention fresh herbs and chilli flakes, come together to invigorate you on the coldest and shortest of days. You can change the kale for cabbage of any kind; add in some cooked grains for heft; leave out the chilli flakes. But what I would say is that I have carefully balanced the flavours until I (and my chief tester) have judged it to be perfect. I would urge you to first try it as written before making it your own way – although you know I love it when you make my recipes YOUR recipes.

We have declared this our favourite soup of the season. I doubt I will better it, to be honest. But I will try! Continue reading

Juicy plums in and on this upside down style of #cake make it super moist and naturally sweet. #glutenfree, whole grain and lower added sugars and fat. A healthier kind of #baking. #oats #fruit

Note: Due to a “plug-in” issue this is being reposted from earlier this autumn. Apologies if you have already read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

plumcake2Mother Nature has picked my plums for me. And apples.

Earlier in the week Storm Ali blew through on winds of 80 miles per hour, tossing my garden around like a salad. A salad of leaves, branches, garden furniture and fruit: it’s a bit of a mess. I haven’t been out yet to fetch the furniture or scavenge for fruit. But I will.

What do you think should I do with my literal (appropriate use of this word for a change) windfall of fruit? The world’s largest fruit crumble? A huge vat of jam? Fruit butters? Ferment the poor suckers? I have no idea. I’ll need to think fast though before I have the world’s plumpest, fructose-high squirrels. I already see them, right now, scampering on the tumbled over furniture and using my towering oak tree as a helter skelter ride. Some look a little fatter already… ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading

Layers of chard, quinoa, grilled eggplant, marinara sauce and optional cheese equals easy, nutritious, autumn #comfortfood #healthyrecipe #vegetarian #oliveoil #casserole #quinoa

NOTE:ย Iโ€™ve had issues with a blog “plug-in”, so most of you have not been getting updates from me for quite awhile. As the recipes were just hanging around in the ether I will be re-posting most of these late summer/early autumn recipes. Apologies if you have managed to see these by coming straight to my site out-with email and WordPress reader notifications. Normal service will resume soon Now, to that Cheesy Quinoa Bake recipe!

I don’t know about you but I am in need of some comfort. And I’m not just referring to the sudden slide from a sun-filled summer to an uncertain autumn.

The daily punctures to reality as delivered by the news have me deeply unsettled and yearning for comfort in all forms: hugs with kindred spirits; getting immersed in a work of fiction; pottering in the kitchen. Continue reading

A hearty, #vegan lentil and quinoa #burger stuffed full of herbs, olives and marinated peppers then slathered with an incredible avocado-dill tzatziki sauce.

 

NOTE: I’ve had issues with a “buggy” plug-in, so most of you have not been getting updates from me for quite awhile. As the recipes were just hanging around in the ether I will be re-posting most of these late summer/early autumn recipes. Apologies if you have managed to see these by coming straight to my site out-with email and WordPress reader notifications. Normal service will resume soon Now, to that recipe!

For those of you looking for a truly scrumptious vegan burger recipe that you would happily serve to non-vegans, this is the one. Although it is based around the now-classic vegan burger combo of lentils and quinoa, I assure you there is nothing “worthy” about them. And, the texture and mouth-feel is soft and, dare I say the “m” word, moist. No coughing or water gulping with these babies. ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading

#Mediterranean #Lentil, #Turmeric and Lemon Broth - #antiinflammatorydiet #soup #vegetables #recipe

#Mediterranean #Lentil, #Turmeric and Lemon Broth - #antiinflammatorydiet #soup #vegetables #recipeThis healthy, colour-packed recipe scoops up some key anti-inflammatory ingredients and simmers them in a silky autumnal broth. Whether you are fighting a cold, feeling low in energy or just fancy a nourishing bowl of something tasty, be sure to make time for this intensely flavoured and easily made soup. I bet you already have the ingredients.

#Mediterranean #Lentil, #Turmeric and Lemon Broth - #antiinflammatorydiet #soup #vegetables #recipeBuilt on a base of quercetin-rich red onions, immune-regulating garlic and anti-inflammatory darling turmeric, the broth – at once light and hearty – floats a veritable who’s who of nutritious food superstars. Kale, carrots, lentils, sun-dried tomatoes (for a tasty dose of lycopene) and lemon zest, not to mention fresh herbs and chilli flakes, come together to invigorate you on the coldest and shortest of days. You can change the kale for cabbage of any kind; add in some cooked grains for heft; leave out the chilli flakes. But what I would say is that I have carefully balanced the flavours until I (and my chief tester) have judged it to be perfect. I would urge you to first try it as written before making it your own way – although you know I love it when you make my recipes YOUR recipes.

We have declared this our favourite soup of the season. I doubt I will better it, to be honest. But I will try! Continue reading

Green herb and coconut #cauliflower with crispy paneer crumbs is a light Indian-inspired #supper dish or zesty #sidedish. #vegetarian #Indianfood #recipe

Green herb and coconut #cauliflower with crispy paneer crumbs is a light Indian-inspired #supper dish or zesty #sidedish. #vegetarian #Indianfood #recipeThis is an Indian-inspired cauliflower dish that is light, bright and packed with punchy flavours, courtesy of the lime-spiked mint and coconut chutney sauce. For the all important texture I’ve thrown in both pan-crisped paneer crumbs and nibs of toasted cashews. To make it vegan, leave out the paneer and use more cashews. This is brilliant on its own-i-o, or with plain, pan-seared white fish, a lentil curry, or even an egg curry.

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