Tag: vegan

Mushroom & ginger san choy bau

Even though I can no longer label myself as vegan I do still try to make vegan choices as often as possible and in fact I eat no red meat and very little chicken. {Dairy is the mistress I can’t seem to break up with but that’s a whole other post.} What makes me happiest ...

Vegan pasta salad with caramelised balsamic

This recipe will actually take me longer to type up than it did to cook. It’s perfect Summer eating, easily stretches to feed a crowd, and is full of vegetables too. You could definitely add some kind of crumbled cheese as well as olives and give it a Greek vibe, and some lentils or black ...

Mediterranean veggie & haloumi skewers

Still trying to be as vegetarian as I can, family BBQ’s would initially seem the most challenging, what with the assumption that a BBQ means red meat. Instead BBQ’s are a great way to get some delicious grilled veggies as well as salads and sides that are vegetarian and often vegan too. These skewers were ...

Black rice & quinoa salad with lentils and heirloom tomatoes

A salad that can either be enough of a meal on it’s own or do duty as a side, is filled with stacks of nutritious goodness, is easy to prepare AND tastes delicious: this is one of those salads. Label it as a superfood if you must, but the truth is that it really is ...

Taco Tuesday

It’s no secret that our family loves Mexican food. What began with a few packets of Old El Paso taco shells and nacho kits many many years ago has grown into a love affair with the more authentic kind of Mexican food, think hours of long slow cooking for pulled pork and adobo sauces that ...

Going vegan: a year later.

Just over a year ago I threw myself into being vegan the same way I do any new thing: with great enthusiasm and lots of loud declarations. In the first couple of weeks my waist shrank and all the abdominal bloating I was used to disappeared. I felt like I had rebooted my digestive system ...

Ajo blanco

Cold soups are not usually the kind of thing I’d think of making, but every time my husband suggest one I end up loving it. Gazpacho is a regular thing in our house, especially as during the Summer we tend to have everything we need for it growing in the backyard. But this velvety pale ...

Mediterranean black bean salad

This salad is what happens when you start off making fattoush but want to leave out the bread, decide to add black beans, and then top with Greek feta. This is my most favourite kind of Summer eating, all spread out on a large platter and assembled in minutes. It’s fresh and crunchy, light and ...

Vegan Tacos

I love Mexican food. Not that I’ve probably had the most authentic Mexican food, but between one of my favourite local restaurants serving up exciting and creative Mexican food and some experimenting at home I do know that it’s a favourite. Since becoming vegan Mexican food has shot even further up the list by being one ...

Sweet potato & chickpea salad with tahini dressing.

This is the perfect meal, especially in the warmer months. Easily changeable for whatever veg you might prefer or have to hand {pumpkin, asparagus, baby potatoes, and eggplant would work really well}, and filling enough all on it’s own. Quick too, just an assembly job once the sweet potato and pine nuts are ready. VEGAN ...