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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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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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Now that we have safely passed January, and all notions of serious dieting have sensibly been put aside, I hit you with a healthy cookbook. One that has a Plan {yes, that is supposed to capitalised}. But please don’t run away, or scroll too quickly to the recipe. It isn’t a diet, diet. I promise. Recently …

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In frosty January it is so tempting to cuddle up on the sofa with a bowl of carbs (mashed potatoes/spaghetti/brownies/mac and cheese/yada yada…). But yummy as this proposition is, it pretty much goes against the grain (geddit) of our inner urge to do a little January spring clean. And I’m not talking dusting. If you are …

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“Let food by thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates (father of medicine), 431 BC So, it’s out with the five-a-day message and in with the 7. Or perhaps 10. Or maybe just more than we are currently eating. All hail kale. And sweet potatoes. And tomatoes….

This is an easy, warming vegan stew that is easy to double or halve, gets better as leftovers and freezes well. And as if that weren’t enough, this tagine lends itself to using seasonal vegetable so is economical and environmentally friendly, too. In the summer, use more Mediterranean type veg and serve at room temperature. At any time of the year you can speed up the prep by using frozen vegetables. Serve for dinner or lunch with green salad plus couscous, quinoa, baked potato, steamed pitta bread or in wraps. Extra harissa and a few slices of griddled halloumi are great add-ins.

This is an easy, warming vegan stew that is easy to double or halve, gets better as leftovers and freezes well. And as if that weren’t enough, this tagine lends itself to using seasonal vegetable so is economical and environmentally friendly, too. In the summer, use more Mediterranean type veg and serve at room temperature. …

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