In today’s post, I’m sharing a Moroccan-inspired dinner that my family has been loving lately. It’s super easy to make, highly adaptable and a great make-ahead option. These past couple of weeks have been scorching hot in the UK, so we’ve really enjoyed this dish at room temperature. It’s equally delicious served hot or cold.
* This blog post was originally posted on October 18, 2013. The page was refreshed July 2019
This week, one of my lovely readers emailed and asked whether I could share our recipe for falafel. I was more than happy to oblige! I know I’ve posted numerous pics of our falafel in the past, so this recipe share is way overdue.
My family are huge fans of home-made falafel. They’re so versatile! You can flavour them to suit your tastes, and they’re delicious eaten hot or cold.
In today’s post, I’m sharing one of my new favourite lunches. It consists of a broad bean, avocado and lime smash served on crispy bread, topped with radish slices. It’s so delicious and fresh-tasting!!
As well as being super tasty, it’s full of nutritional goodness. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, heart-healthy fats, fibre and protein. Broad beans are an especially rich source of antioxidant vitamin C.
You’ll be pleased to hear that it’s really easy to make too, and ready in 15 minutes or less. Delicious, nutritious and easy… this is definitely my favourite kind of food! While I enjoy it as a lunchtime treat, it could easily be served as a savoury breakfast or light supper option too.
Today, I’m delighted to be sharing a recipe for a delicious vegan camembert-style cheese. When I started food blogging back in 2011, I would never have dreamed that I would be sharing such a recipe but here we are, in 2019, where it’s pretty much possible to veganise anything!! Whether you avoid dairy for ethical, dietary or environmental reasons, this creamy, cashew-based cheese is more than a worthy substitute for traditional camembert. Not only does it taste amazing, but it also has a beautiful texture. As it bakes, it forms a skin on the outside, yet remains soft and gooey in the middle.
Unlike a lot of hand-made cheeses, this one is incredibly quick and easy to make. It takes just 10 minutes hands-on time and is ready to serve in half an hour. It’s also super cheap. I calculated that this cheese cost me just 65p to make, which is way cheaper than any vegan cheeses you’ll find in the shops.
And while it feels like an indulgent treat, it’s actually good for you! It’s rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, B vitamins and a whole host of minerals, including zinc, manganese, magnesium and iron. Unlike its dairy counterpart, this plant-based camembert contains zero cholesterol as well as significantly less saturated fat. Oh, and most importantly, it’s cruelty-free… no cows were harmed in the making of this cheese 🐮❤️ It’s a winner all round!
Today’s recipe for Seitan ‘Chicken’ is a new favourite of mine. It’s easy to make, has a succulent, chewy texture and tastes great. It can be torn into chunks and used as a meat substitute in dishes that traditionally use chicken (such as Butter Chicken), or it can be sliced and used for sandwiches. I especially love to slice it into discs and pan-fry it in a little olive oil for a warm sandwich filling.
Seitan has a super high protein content. Today’s recipe contains a wopping 52% of the protein RDA per 100g. It’s also high in B vitamins and a range of minerals, especially iron, selenium and zinc. It’s low fat and contains zero cholesterol so, providing you’re not gluten intolerant, this recipe makes a tasty, healthy, cruelty-free alternative to chicken.
In today’s post, I’m sharing a recipe for a Chinese “Egg-Fried” Rice that’s perfect for serving any night when you need a quick and easy meal on the table. Not only is it tasty, but it’s also packed full of nutritional goodness. It’s especially rich in protein, vitamins A, B and C, and an array of minerals. For example, a quarter serving of the recipe provides a whopping 48% of the protein RDA, 55% of the calcium RDA, 53% of the vitamin C RDA and 168% of the vitamin A RDA!! It’s also much lower in fat than traditional Chinese egg-fried rice and contains zero cholesterol.
And, most importantly, it’s cruelty free! No hens or chicks were harmed in the making of this meal!