Main Dishes

Eat-All-Week Caribbean Rice & Peas

Eat-All-Week Caribbean Rice & Peas

I can eat this by the bucketload. Rice and Peas is a traditional dish in countless regions, but most people tend to think of the gorgeous Caribbean islands where it is a staple food and routinely served up as a side dish to pretty much […]

Chunky Best-Ever Vegan Macaroni Cheese

Chunky Best-Ever Vegan Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni cheese was always one of my favourite dishes when I was vegetarian, and I wasn’t about to give it up when I ditched dairy! I make this quite a lot for my daughter when she has a friend over for tea and I’m always […]

Vegan Jambalaya + Johnnycakes

Vegan Jambalaya + Johnnycakes

Anyone who has read this blog before will know that I love a one-pot meal, and if I can make it in the slow cooker, even better! This fab, flavoursome (and also pretty frugal) jambalaya is also quite versatile – you can enjoy it freshly […]

Kid-Friendly Katsu Curry (Vegan)

Kid-Friendly Katsu Curry (Vegan)

I only just recently found out about katsu curry. It’s a Japanese curry which is essentially a smooth mild sauce (think chip shop curry sauce, guys – sorry Japan) poured over breaded chicken, veggies and rice. I saw it mentioned again and again when I […]

Wholewheat Fusilli Rapid Ragù – Our Favourite Speedy Supper

Wholewheat Fusilli Rapid Ragù – Our Favourite Speedy Supper

How’s your week going? I have spent most of it dressed in multiple layers of knitwear whilst clutching hot water bottles, slouching around the house like some frost bitten sloth. I don’t tolerate the cold particularly well (my most-used winter phrase is “I’ve got poor […]

Fabulous Festive Nut Roast With Cranberry Sauce

Fabulous Festive Nut Roast With Cranberry Sauce

Yes that’s right. A NUT ROAST. Before your dismiss the idea completely, I really want to tell you that in the 20+ years I’ve been vegetarian, I’d never even tried a nut roast until the last month or so. And now I can’t get enough […]

Tofu Thai Green Curry

Tofu Thai Green Curry

With summer fast approaching, I suspect this will be the last of the posts utilising the slow cooker before it is tucked away until autumn. But what a scrumptious dish for a season finale! This Thai curry is super easy and packed with veggies and […]

Shepherdess Pie

Shepherdess Pie

Isn’t this the loveliest name for your dinner? I’ve been making variations of this since I first turned vegetarian (terrifyingly, twenty years ago) and I was trying to replace a Sunday family favourite – shepherd’s pie. I have no idea when the vegetarian (vegan, in […]

Southwestern Black Bean “Cowboy” Chilli (Slow Cooker)

Southwestern Black Bean “Cowboy” Chilli (Slow Cooker)

As promised, here is another slow-cooker recipe, and definitely my current favourite – it tastes brilliant, and is incredibly easy to make! Slow cookers are FANTASTIC. Did I already mention that? Well it’s worth repeating. I am in love with my slow cooker, and this […]

Chickpea Curry (Chana Masala)

Chickpea Curry (Chana Masala)

I love this recipe – it was the first curry I ever made! I have no doubt it’s not quite ‘authentic’, but who cares when it’s got so much going for it. It’s super healthy, naturally vegan and I’ve been making it for about a […]

Slow Cooker Spicy No-Fry Refried Beans

Slow Cooker Spicy No-Fry Refried Beans

I’m beyond happy with this recipe. It’s a dream to make (i.e. you need to do almost nothing, except soak some beans) and makes enough refried beans to be used as a base for many meals over several days. It’s a super-frugal dish, fat free, […]

Caribbean Biryani

Caribbean Biryani

I know this tongue-in-cheek dish sounds like a bit of a weird culture clash, but hear me out. I’ve been a fan of chucking rice, peppers and mixed beans together for as long as I can remember. Soon after I started working in London, I […]