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Steak-spiced #cauliflower stuffed into charred tortillas and topped with a sesame-chipotle #salsa and pomegranate-cabbage slaw. Make some for a light supper, or as part of a bigger buffet of #Mexican dishes. #vegan #tacos

Steak-spiced cauliflower stuffed into charred tortillas and topped with a sesame-chipotle salsa and pomegranate-cabbage slaw. Make some for a light supper, or as part of a bigger buffet of Mexican dishes. Don’t forget the cold beer! As usual, I have missed the boat with this one. Last weekend was Cinco de Mayo, and even though …

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Usually  a chicken dish, this baked not-fried panko-crusted tofu sits atop homemade, aromatic Japanese katsu curry sauce for a lunch or dinner to please and delight vegetarians, vegans and meat-lovers alike. A silky side of miso aubergine slivers and yuzu-splashed spinach round out this palate-pleasing recipe.

Usually a chicken dish, this baked-not-fried panko-crusted tofu sits atop homemade, aromatic Japanese katsu curry sauce for a lunch or dinner to please and delight vegetarians, vegans and meat-lovers alike. A silky side of miso aubergine slivers and yuzu-splashed spinach round out this palate-pleasing recipe. It is with my head hung in shame that I …

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Forget the nut roast this Christmas and serve these vibrantly-coloured puff pastry tartlets. Topped with beetroot and goat’s cheese puree and sweet roasted carrots, they are a perfect vegetarian showstopper main course. Especially as it can be made prepped ahead and assembled just before serving. You can also make this as one large tart.

Forget the nut roast this Christmas and serve these vibrantly-coloured puff pastry tartlets. Topped with beetroot and goat’s cheese puree and sweet roasted carrots, they are a perfect vegetarian showstopper main course. Especially as they can be prepped ahead and assembled just before serving. You can also make this as one large tart. Tis the …

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A paleo, low-carb crab and shredded cabbage salad, with Asian flavours. Easily doubled. A great light lunch for one or starter for two.

A paleo, low-carb crab and shredded cabbage salad, with Asian flavours. Easily doubled. A great light lunch for one or starter for two. Is this the total opposite of every other recipe being posted right now? Are your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds all turkey, pumpkin pie and cornbread stuffing? Although I live in the …

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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 and …

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Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, charred cabbage gives new life to good old bistro staple, the Caesar salad. And the easy vegetarian dressing is damn near drinkable. Unlike Caesar made with lettuce, this recipe can be prepped head and assembled when you want to eat. Be prepared for an intensely umami experience.

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, charred cabbage gives new life to good old bistro staple, the Caesar salad. Unlike Caesar made with lettuce, this recipe can be prepped head and assembled when you want to eat. And the easy vegetarian dressing is damn near drinkable.  Be prepared for an intensely umami experience. Smoke …

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Use your blender and one simple trick to zap whole cauliflower into perfect "rice" for this throw together summer tabbouleh bowl.  Add in harissa chickpeas, pre-cooked quinoa, herbs, veggies and a creamy feta and herb dressing for a cool but slightly spicy lunch or supper. Picnic-perfect and lunchbox-luscious, too.

Use your blender and one simple trick to zap whole cauliflower into perfect “rice” for this throw together summer tabbouleh bowl.  Add in harissa chickpeas, pre-cooked quinoa, herbs, veggies and a creamy feta and herb dressing for a cool but slightly spicy lunch or supper. Picnic-perfect and lunchbox-luscious, too. When it’s too hot to think, let …

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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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This green smoothie sneaks in the goodness of berry powders to amp the nutrition, colour and taste. A perfect, easily digested and delicious breakfast, snack or post-workout boost. How can you not feel better after drinking this?

This green smoothie sneaks in the goodness of berry powders to amp the nutrition, colour and taste. A perfect, easily digested and delicious breakfast, snack or post-workout boost. How can you not feel better after drinking this? The night before can mean a lot of things. Too much food, too much booze, too many desserts; too much …

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