Month: September 2017

Lentil & Beetroot Pasta Sauce

Lentil & Beetroot Pasta Sauce

Beetroot pasta sauce you ask, really? Yes really! It does work, I promise. Homemade pasta sauce is just so much better than its shop bought counterparts and ketchup! Anyone can tell you that. If you’ve never tried to make one from scratch, I guarantee you’re…

Stir Fried Vegetables

Stir Fried Vegetables

This is a basic recipe for a stir fried vegetables, using seasonal produce. I went to a local farm shop this weekend and picked up whatever was on offer – leek, peppers, cavolo nero, and used it in this simple recipe. Use whichever vegetables you…

Thai Noodle Soup

Thai Noodle Soup

When it’s cold and wet outside, I am often in the mood for something spicy and warming, like this Thai noodle soup. It’s a delicious and comforting way to get lots of veggies and liquid in. Nutritionally, it’s best to use homemade vegetable stock, which…

Green Lentil Curry

Green Lentil Curry

This green lentil curry is a delicious and warming vegan dish, featuring onion squash aka Hokkaido pumpkin. It is a slightly modified version of this jimejinak.cz recipe. I did not have brown lentils, so I have used green, and I have made the curry a…

Vegan “Cheesy” Pasta Sauce

Vegan “Cheesy” Pasta Sauce

This “cheesy” pasta sauce is another variation on vegan mac’n’cheese style sauces. I have chosen to include onion squash, aka Hokkaido pumpkin in it, to give it a nice yellow colour. One could use carrot instead. Nutritional yeast adds cheesy flavour. I have inspired myself…

Paprika Butter Beans

Paprika Butter Beans

Paprika Butter Beans in this version is one of the simplest vegan versions of a traditional Czech dish (which usually uses chicken). I made this for a quick lunch today, as I had some leftover cooked butter beans in the fridge. If I had any…

Rice Noodle Stir Fry

Rice Noodle Stir Fry

Rice noodle stir fry is a quick, tasty and satisfying dinner for when one comes home from work. The thin vermicelli rice noodles do not require any cooking, just a quick soak. So the main job is to cut up and stir fry the vegetables.…

Vegetable Stock

Vegetable Stock

Homemade vegetable stock is a nutritious a cheap basic ingredient for making soups, stews, purees, pates and sauces. You can cook grains or vegetables in it too. It’s full of minerals and vitamins. To keep a constant supply, make sure you save up any vegetable…

Pumpkin and Red Lentil Curry

Pumpkin and Red Lentil Curry

Pumpkin and red lentil curry is one of my favourite dishes. It combines a creamy rich taste of onion squash with warming spice and coconut creaminess. If you have some homemade vegetable stock on hand, be sure to use it as the liquid in this…

Courgette Puree, Fried Tempeh and Grilled Polenta

Courgette Puree, Fried Tempeh and Grilled Polenta

Courgette puree, fried tempeh and grilled polenta is an example of a complete plate. We have protein in the form of tempeh, grilled polenta provides carbs, and we have cooked and raw vegetables. Seeds add crunchiness and essential fatty acids, whilst parsley adds vitamin C.…