With its mild taste and soft texture, dhal has got to be the most family-friendly Indian dish! I first introduced dhal to Lucien when he was a toddler. As a twist on the classic recipe – and to bring a touch of sweetness and creaminess to the dish – I added some creamed coconut and butternut squash. He absolutely loved it! Fifteen years on, and this recipe is still a firm family favourite. We make it at least a couple of times a month!
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Peanut Butter and Lime Pad Thai
Pad Thai has to be my favourite noodle dish ever! It has such a fresh taste and combines so many delicious flavours and textures – it’s sweet, sour, salty, crunchy and chewy. No wonder it leaves my taste buds singing!
In today’s post I’m sharing the recipe for an easy plant-based Pad Thai that is perfect for a weeknight meal. It comes together in just 30 minutes (from scratch!)
Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese
I’m so excited to be sharing today’s recipe with you… it’s for a creamy vegan Mac and Cheese that’s really simple and quick to make. When I first made the sauce, I was amazed at how good it tasted, especially considering how basic the ingredients are. I had a hard time stopping myself from spooning the whole lot into my mouth straight from the blender!
And not only is it delicious, but it’s healthy too! 🌟 For me, this Mac and Cheese is comfort food at its finest. It’s been a winner with my family and I hope you enjoy it too!Continue reading “Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese”
Moroccan Roasted Vegetables with Jewelled Couscous
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.
Check out all those beautiful colours!!Continue reading “Moroccan Roasted Vegetables with Jewelled Couscous”
‘Butter Chicken’ … Vegan Style!
Hey lovely people! Today I’m sharing a vegan version of the classic Indian dish Murgh Makhani (‘Butter Chicken’). While the chicken, cream and butter have been replaced with plant-based alternatives, there has been no compromise in flavour or consistency. The dish is filled with beautiful Indian spices and is really flavourful, but mild enough (heat wise) to be appealing to all members of the family.
As well as being a tasty, cruelty-free version of traditional ‘Butter Chicken’ it also happens to be packed full of nutritional goodness. It’s rich in B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and a whole array of minerals, including iron, calcium and zinc. It is also super high in protein. A single serving provides an incredible 70% of the protein RDA! Unlike the traditional dish, this vegan version is low in fat and contains zero cholesterol. It’s a winner all round!Continue reading “‘Butter Chicken’ … Vegan Style!”
Chinese Egg-Fried Rice … Vegan Style!
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!Continue reading “Chinese Egg-Fried Rice … Vegan Style!”