When I get back from work late, or tired, or both, it’s hard sometimes to motivate myself to cook something proper for dinner. I often find myself eating freezer junk or having a takeaway, when I’d much rather have something healthy. Here’s my solution. Pasta, whatever random ingredient I find in the fridge, and a quick […]Read More Three quick and easy vegan pasta sauces
View this post on Instagram Awesome tasty chilli with beans and seitan #vegan A post shared by Mrs Veg Ⓥ (@mrs_veg) on Jun 17, 2014 at 1:40pm PDT Chilli was one of the first proper dishes I learned to cook. When I became vegetarian in my early teens I started helping my mum out in the […]Read More Chilli con seitan
I’ve been growing my own chillies at home for a few years now. If you look after the plants well, they can keep fruiting from spring all the way through to autumn and beyond. There’s always a bit of a glut around late summer though, and if you preserve that glut well you can have […]Read More Drying red chillies
It’s Sunday, it’s cold outside, yes… I’ve been making soup again. I could probably fill my entire blog with soup recipes and never run out of ideas or get bored. Here. squash is roasted to bring out the full depth of the flavour. Chickpeas add texture and balance the sweetness and richness of the squash. […]Read More Spicy roasted squash and chickpea soup
Nut roast. It’s one of those dishes that vegetarians and vegans dread. Usually the domain of unimaginative chefs (see my stuffed pepper post for the full rant) or boring old hippies that only eat bland, brown food and probably crochet their own underwear (let’s face it, we all know at least one). I’ve decided to […]Read More Come back nut roast, all is forgiven!
There are many things a vegetarian might see on a restaurant menu that will make their heart sink. Dishes that can be satisfying and delicious, but when made by a begrudging meat-eating chef in a busy kitchen will invariably be a stodgy, tasteless disappointment. Common failures include risotto, vegetable lasagne, and mushroom stroganoff. I was […]Read More Chilli and corn stuffed peppers
I love soup. It’s healthy, filling, usually cheap, easy to make, requires minimal thought and co-ordination, and best of all, you can put pretty much anything in it. Making soup is a lovely calm activity for a gentle Sunday morning, and if you make a massive batch you’ll have a couple of days worth of […]Read More Two-soup Sunday, part one – any veg minestrone