Spiced Lentil Dhal

This quick and easy lentil dhal is a warming dinner for those winter evenings. Step one: Rinse two cups of red lentils in a sieve. Then add these to a pan along with 4 cups of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Using a spoon scrape off any foam that rises…

Pizza Express has a Vegan Menu

Eating out in London as a vegan isn’t always simple.  However, there are options available. Having a quick google of ‘vegan restaurants near me’ you will usually find a few. This weekend I went to Pizza Express and was very impressed with their vegan menu . I had a Vegan Puttanesca (Jackfruit marinated in a…

Roast Butternut Squash Curry

This curry is great to batch cook and freeze for those evenings you don’t have time to cook. It is a wholesome meal. Step 1: Roast the butternut squash This can be done by cutting the squash in half lengthways, scoop out the seeds (keep these for later) Fill half a baking tray with water,…

Spaghetti Bolognese Minus The Meat

This winter warmer is the perfect dish to enjoy after a long day at work. Plus is super easy to make. Place the spaghetti in a pan of boiling hot water + let it simmer for 10 mins Meanwhile, chop one white onion + a clove of garlic. Lightly fry in the pan with water…

Roast Chickpea Nibbles

Need a healthy snack? Look no further. Empty a can of chickpeas on a baking tray or if you prefer use soaked raw chickpeas (will take longer to bake). Sprinkle them with spices of your choice, my favourites are; salt, peper, tumeric and mixed herbs. If feeling naughty add a glug of olive oil too….

Blueberry Pancakes

Nothing beats blueberry pancakes on a Saturday morning to kick-off your weekend. This sweet treat will simply melt in your mouth. Plus it only takes 20 minutes to make. Step 1: Mix the following in a bowl….. Half a mashed banana A handful or two of blueberries One mug of vegan milk (oat, soya or…

The Journey Begins

As the jolly waiter placed the region’s traditional cuisine in front of me my toes curled. I could feel my stomach somersault. My appetite suddenly disappeared. The dish was coated in layer of crispy batter. Fried chicken served in the same manner, was always a treat. So, why was this any different? Possibly because I…