Quick & delicious plant based recipes for healthier & happier living!
5 Tips for Kitchen EssentialsHere are our top tips for anyone looking to stock up on food in the coming few weeks.
We based this on food that can be used in multiple ways and multiple recipes, is highly nutritious and is cheap and widely available.
Hope this is of some help. We hope you stay safe and healthy during this period and send all our love.Creamy Spiced Black Bean Quesadilla Creamy spicy, crispy and oh so delicious! These are low in fat, oil free and only take 10-15 mins to make - they make a wonderful dinner or healthy snack. Although tamari is not technically a Mexican condiment Dave jokingly said when he was last in Mexico he found a bottle in an asian store! It does give more flavour and saves time so worth using if you can.Oil Free Thai Yellow CurryGive this simple, easy OIL FREE yellow Thai curry recipe a go. We’ve made this with coconut milk and a blend of spices, creating a deliciously creamy and aromatic curry! Being oil free it’s great for anyone trying to lose weight! If you want to learn more about #oilfree plant based cooking then check out our Happy Heart course.No Oil Creamy CarbonaraCreamy delicious and the king oyster mushroom bacon is so good - this a fabulous dinner and no oil and low fat but not lacking in flavour. This make a wonderful weekly dinner for any pasta lover.Facon Double Cheese BurgerA Vegan “Bacon” double Cheeseburger, impossible you say. We can’t recreate bacon but here we give you a “Facon” double cheese burger, we have cooked tofu and let it get a great grizzly texture then coated it in a delicious marinade of umami bacon flavours. Topped on a double burger with vegan cheese, this is fast food vegan at its best! 100% Veggie BurgerThis 100% veggie focused bean free burger, doesn’t use TVP or Seiten and is full of veggie goodness with blended oats and seeds for added fibre to make a seriously tasty Burger.
Lasagna BurgerThis might sound absolutely ridiculous and if you are Italian please apologise to your Nona for us but this is delicious! As part of our Feburgruary series where we post nothing but burger recipes for the month of February we really try to push the boundaries of where the burger lies. In this recipe, we've taken all the best bits of the lasagna and put it in a burger for you!Piri Piri Chickn BurgerThe infamous piri piri sauce is of portuguese origin and delivers a lovely spicy, smokey and acidic note, here we use king oyster mushrooms as our white meat. This burger is rocking - the king oyster mushrooms are remarkably grizzly and when combined with the piri piri sauce deliver a taste sensation!Roasted Veg Pasta BakeRoasted vegetable, creamy, pasta bake! It’s a super tasty, warming, nourishing and so easy to eat dish, that you’ll find yourself going back for seconds and thirds! It’s a recipes from our online Ultimate Vegan Cooking Course - where we teach you how to cook without recipes, using a framework approach to cooking. It’s a 6 week online course that can be done from anywhere in the world. In the course we distill nearly 14 years of experience as vegan chefs in our own cafes. Best Frozen Cupboard BurgerThis is such a great easy go to Burger recipe, we wanted to keep all the
ingredients to items you would have in your cupboard, ideal for batch cooking
at the weekend for the week ahead and storing in the freezer to cook straight
from frozen when you need them. Burgers sorted now you just to decide what
delicious toppings to add : ) Enjoy! Fish burger – Filet “no” FishA wonderful take on the classic - here we use tofu, cashew nuts and nori to create a really tasty fishless fish that is breaded and fried to give a crispy exterior. Serve with some toasted buns and an easy to make tartare sauce and this one is a winner!Sticky BBQ Mushroom Rib BurgerThis sticky BBQ sauce is addictive and would be great on so many dishes and veg. Here we have tossed meaty king oyster mushroom in bbq sauce in our version of a vegan rib sandwich served on a toasted bun with mayo and pickles! Enjoy!Basil and Almond Pesto PenneHere’s a fab basil & almond pesto with whole meal penne and sun blushed tomato. This recipe is so perfect for a tasty, quick, easy dinner - takes 15 mins to make and serves 4. We make tonnes and tonnes of pesto so really know our way around making pesto and this is delish. Sriracha Sauce 2 WaysSriracha originates from Thailand and often has about 60 per cent chilli, here we compare a traditional 5 days fermented Sriracha vs a 5 minute Sriracha vs the original version.5 Minute Dahl for Weight lossCooking doesn't always have to take loads of time. Try this low calorie, zero effort Dahl, it takes 5 minutes to cook. This is such a great recipe to cook after a long day if you prefer to eat freshly made dinners rather than meal prep. You can add or subtract any ingredients you like and use whatever you have to hand. The main things is you're cooking a whole food plant based low calorie vegan dinner. 3 French Mother SaucesOrigins; Marie Antoine Careme wrote the “L’art de la cuisine Française au dix- neuvième siècle” and it is here we first hear of all 4 sauces described as the foundation for most french sauces, with Hollandaise being added later. 4 out of the 5 sauces start with a roux (equal part fat and flour).
3 french mother sauces
1. Bechamel - roux and milk
2. Veloute - roux and clear stock
3. Hollandaise - traditionally egg yolks , butter and acid - lemon juice or white wine (could serve with vegan eggs benedict with the tomato sauce, asparagus and hollandaise, chives ) - in our vegan version we make an emulsion like vegan mayo with pinch of turmeric and Nutritional yeast.
Katsu CurryOrigin; Traditionally Katsu curry started in Japan at the turn of the 20th century or a bit earlier as “Tonkatsu” a crispy breaded pork cutlet with a curry sauce. Possibly curry was first brought to japan by British soldiers from India. The Japanese call western or non Japanese dishes made in the Japanese style “yoshoku” Curry is now nearly as popular as Ramen in Japan. And Katsu curry is a thick sweet curry sauce that we serve here with breaded crispy sweet potato in place of the traditional breaded pork. Spaghetti MeatballsCreamy Curry SauceBe prepared for some soul food, this dish ticks all the boxes! It's packed with veg, is easy to make and it's packed with flavour - it's also a great one if you're a fan of meal prep as it keeps well and is suitable for home freezing!Crispy Teriyaki Tofu with Chinese Pancake and Plum SauceWe're really proud of this one. This is a taste explosion. Crispy Fried Teriyaki Tofu with Plum sauce and Chinese pancakes, it's a mouth full in more ways than one. Its an amazing combination of flavours and textures. Really easy to prep and make a few days in a row, the sauces will last well over a week in the fridge. Easy Cheese Pasta SauceThis is a simple creamy cheese pasta sauce based on sweet potato and pasta water meaning that its higher in fibre and yet still tastes fab! Well worth trying!
Easy Bolognese SauceTikka Masala SauceThis is the national dish of the UK apparently originating from a curry house in Glasgow where a taxi driver ordered a curry, it was too hot so he sent it back to the kitchen so the chef added tomato soup and the tikka masala was born! Our version is based on chickpeas and aubergines, it is rich, creamy and lovely and “meaty”!Creamy Red Pepper and Basil Pasta DinnerThis is a great 1st vegan dinner recipe, it's a deliciously creamy dish and such a crowd pleaser! To make this a super quick, easy dinner, we use jarred roasted peppers, a great cupboard staple, garlic powder that you can get in most stores and works even better than fresh in this creamy cashew sauce.