Vegan almond and cherry rock buns

If you are going to spend hours out on an ice cold trail you are going to need something warming to come into. The siren call of a mug of cinnamon tea and a couple of these rock buns call me home from the biting winds of the South Downs. The recipe is adapted from…

Spanish Greens and Rice

This is my new favourite meal. A big plate of green vegetables and smokey chilli flavours. I am not usually a fan of meat substitutes, there are so many nicer things out there to eat, but I recently discovered a good one. It is a chorizo like stick of wheat protein/seitan and adds a lovely…

Winter vegetable stew with vegan dumplings

I love it when the first signs of autumn appear. It means I can stop eating light little salads and embrace hearty one pot stews and bakes. I started cooking this last winter and almost cried when the stupid sun arrived and it felt wrong to eat dumplings when those around me were pining for…

Buckwheat and Roasted Root Vegetables

I love buckwheat. It is nutty, warming, full of protein and nutritious. I can’t think of a better food for the early autumn that seems to be descending on England. I first read about this wonderful grain in my favourite non-vegan cookbook “The Vegetarian Hearth” by Darra Goldstein. The subtitle is “Recipes and Reflections for…

Vegetable Box Summer Garden Salad

I love a veg box. This might make me a bit odd but every week it feels like I’m opening my presents on Christmas morning. I really like vegetables. I’m on my third company now. The first delivered a huge box of fruit and veg and was much cheaper than the supermarkets. The trouble was…

Calcium Rich Tofu and Greens

This dish could provide you with your daily requirement for calcium in just one meal. It also, luckily, happens to be delicious (and vegan of course) 🙂 These quantities serve one so just do the maths. It sounds like a lot of green veg (good!) but it will wilt down. 1/2 cup brown rice 125g…