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A Croatian-inspired savory phyllo pie filled with glowing-stemmed rainbow chard, skin-on potatoes, loads of garlic and toasted fennel seeds. Naturally vegan.

A Croatian-inspired savory phyllo pie filled with glowing-stemmed rainbow chard, skin-on potatoes, loads of garlic and toasted fennel seeds. Naturally vegan. Unlike kale, mineral-rich chard doesn’t get a whole lot of love. At least in the US and UK. This is despite its glowing vibrant stems, generous, fleshy leaves, garden-hardiness, and impeccable nutritional profile (it’s related …

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A Polish spin on the classic Italian dish, risotto. Made with millet instead of rice, this easy vegan recipe is laden with wild mushrooms for a decidedly autumnal dish. A perfect Meatless Monday or midweek dinner choice for the whole family.

  Risotto is an oft-made and enjoyed dish in our house. Most especially on an autumn weekday evening, a candle glowing on my kitchen windowsill, and the cat curled up by the fire. A cosy meal for a cosy feeling. Throughout the fall months and into winter I will make risotto variously with buckwheat, barley …

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If you are toiling for a tasty midweek dinner idea, this gently spiced tomato and coconut prawn (shrimp) curry can be on your table in 15 minutes. Serve with pre-cooked rice or chapatis to keep it quick and easy.

If you are toiling for a tasty midweek dinner idea, this gently spiced tomato and coconut prawn (shrimp) curry can be on your table in 15 minutes. Serve with pre-cooked rice or chapatis to keep it quick and easy. I’m not known for my quick meals. In fact, looking through my recipes over the six …

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Easy blender "cheese" sauce with a savoury hit of white miso and shiitake mushrooms, mixed with cooked pasta, topped with tiny sesame eggplant cubes and slammed under the grill. Oh, and it's vegan - although your non-vegan friends may never know!

Easy blender “cheese” sauce with a savoury hit of white miso and shiitake mushrooms, mixed with cooked pasta, topped with tiny sesame eggplant cubes and slammed under the grill. Oh, and it’s vegan – although your non-vegan friends may never know! Admit it, these ingredients don’t really go together. Mac and cheese, quintessential American comfort food …

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Make pizza in a cast iron skillet for a quick and healthy midweek meal that the whole family will love. Use my quick wholewheat dough - or a pre-made - and top with smoked mozzarella and cooked lentils for a delicious, vegetarian deep-dish dinner, or hearty snack. Vegan adaptations are given.

Make pizza in a cast iron skillet for an easy and healthy midweek meal that the whole family will love. Use my quick wholewheat dough – or a pre-made – and top with smoked mozzarella and cooked lentils for a delicious, vegetarian deep-dish dinner, or hearty snack. Vegan adaptations are given.

Pearly-pink salmon kept juicy with a coating of creole spices and olive oil, cooked over vegetable-filled "dirty" brown rice. A healthy, family-friendly and surprisingly quick and easy recipe for a midweek dinner. Leftovers are great cold in a wrap - lettuce or grain.

Pearly-pink salmon kept juicy with a coating of creole spices and olive oil, cooked over vegetable-filled “dirty” brown rice. A healthy, family-friendly and surprisingly quick and easy recipe for a midweek dinner. Leftovers are great cold in a wrap – lettuce or grain. I’ve only been to New Orleans once. A long, long time ago – …

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An easy, vegetarian and family-friendly introduction to fermented food superfood, kimchi.

An easy, vegetarian and family-friendly introduction to fermented superfood, kimchi.  Kimchi is a big ask for some. Even more so for those with families to feed. For starters – not to put too fine a point on it – kimchi stinks. To highest Heaven. Even hardcore kimchi fans would have to admit this. In fact, …

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Ring in the Year of the Rooster with this "lucky" dish of spicy peanut butter and parsnip noodles. I can't promise health, wealth and happiness but I can pinky-swear that you will love this flavour-jammed quick, easy, lower carb vegan recipe. Adjust the spices to your liking.

This is a commissioned post. Ring in the Year of the Rooster with this “lucky” dish of spicy peanut butter, soba noodles and spiralized parsnips. I can’t promise health, wealth and happiness but I can pinky-swear that you will love this flavour-jammed quick, easy, lower carb vegan recipe. Adjust the spices to your liking. 

A hearty and rich cold weather comfort blanket of a recipe, with red wine, herbs, beans and wild mushrooms. Like any stew this vegan bean bourguignon gets better after a couple of days of flavour mingling, so make enough for leftovers.

A hearty and rich cold weather comfort blanket of a recipe, with red wine, herbs, beans and wild mushrooms. Like any stew this vegan bean bourguignon gets better after a couple of days of flavour mingling, so make enough for leftovers. I’m feeling a bit sheepish. This is the longest I have gone without writing …

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This festive skillet phyllo pie is not only stuffed with loads of delicious things (wild rice, chard, chanterelle mushrooms) but hides a secret layer of savoury baklava crunch. It is also great with a puff pastry lid instead of the phyllo pastry. Perfect as the vegetarian main course at your Christmas Eve or Day table. Easily vegan.

This is a commissioned post. Today’s two vegetarian recipes are extra special ones. Not because of what they are particularly – although shatteringly crisp phyllo pastry surrounding creamy wild mushrooms, wild rice, and sauteed chard is, I’ll admit, one of my new favourite flavour and texture mash ups. These holiday recipes are extra special because they …

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