Quick & delicious plant based recipes for healthier & happier living!
Chick ’n’ NuggetsWe came up with more than ten different versions of these one afternoon, trying to get the right texture and bite while keeping the recipe easy and quick to make. We reckon we got it right with this recipe – let us know what you think!Easy High Protein BurgerThis one was part of our Feburguary series – high protein quinoa and sweet potato burger! It’s super easy to make, freezes well and reheats better. Chickpea Tikka MasalaChicken tikka masala has been called the UK’s national dish, originating when a chef added tomato soup to a curry to make it less spicy! Our version, based on chickpeas and aubergines, is rich, creamy, and lovely and ‘meaty’!QuesadillasSimple, quick and satisfying, a quesadilla is based around a hot tortilla folded over with cheese (queso), which sticks it all together. Here, we charred some sweetcorn to give it extra flavour and bite, and made it into a lovely salsa with black beans. Along with some avocado and vegan cheese, it’s turned into this delicious Mexican snack!Vegan QuicheDuring the summer sometimes you can be at a loss for what to eat, the warm weather makes heartier dishes too hot and heavy to eat. This vegan quiche is the perfect alternative, it’s light and fluffy and can be filled with any fast cooking veg you want. It’s so easy to make and it stays together great so it’s perfect for a lunch box.Oil-free Creamy Mushroom PastaEasy Lentil Stew in 5 MinutesWe’re getting the 5 minute dinners going again with this delicious Spanish stew, it’s so vibrant and tasty and incredibly quick and easy. The vegan sausages add a lovely surprise bit of grizzle that chorizo would have originally added and the colour really makes it pop.Pizza PudaIf you were lucky enough to get Jasmines book for Christmas you might have seen how delicious this pizza looks. Such an inventive way to make the base and Jasmine is a gorgeous person we loved spending the day with her.3 Easy Vegan DinnersHere are 3 of my go to dinners for those hectic evenings. Proof that eating healthy is as quick and accessible as it is delicious. Ultimate Vegan CannelloniWe served Cannelloni in the cafe for a long time and it was always a hit with customers, especially on the cold days. It’s such a lovely warm belly hug of a dish!A perfect meal of these dark winter evenings.Chocolate Chilli PieIt’s that time of year again, time to crack out the old winter warmer dinner recipes and add this one to it. This Chocolate Chilli Pie is an amazing dish that feels like a belly hug. It’ll feel the whole family and tastes even better the next day if you’re prepping your meals for the week.Dave’s Jungle CurryHere’s a delicious recipe Dave used to make when we opened the cafe over a decade. He used to use whatever veg he had close by and it was always a winner with our customers. Pea and Broccoli KormaHearty dinner season is here and we have the perfect korma recipe for you. This is such an easy and affordable dish that’ll keep the whole family happy.Thai Red Curry in 5 MinutesThis is definitely one to try, we used a special ingredient to get the colour and the flavours are amazing. Easy Bean CurryCooking a delicious meal doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive, using accessible ingredients and some super savvy shopping tips we’ve created this lovely recipe perfect for every level of chef.Vegan Three Course MealHere is the ultimate tool to swoon the vegan of your dreams!! Eating vegan and eating a three course sinner doesn’t not have to be expensive. We set ourselves a challenge and here’s the result!Vegan Doner KebabWe always have a laugh in the happy pear and most recently we were messing with Marty one of our Baristas about kebabs. Marty loves a good old fashioned kebab and being us we were talking up a vegan option to him which resulted in a challenge which resulted in this video!Vegan Palak PaneerWe’re blessed to have such amazing staff at the happy pear, Santan, is such a talented chef with 20 years experience cooking. We showed us how to make this delicious Palak Paneer using vegan ingredients instead of the stand ingredient.Indian Curry Sauces X3 WaysWe shot another video with our Indian super chef Santan, this time we’re cooking three Indian sauces, these were absolutely delicious. We are so privileged to have such talented people on our team.Coconut CurryWe love a good curry and we were feeling very inspired by shooting with our friend Santan so we decided to cook one of Dave’s favourites, a coconut curry. This is a super easy family pleasing dinner. Let us know what you think if you try it.One Pot Wonder: LasagneThis is literally a one pot lasagna, no oven needed. We cook the lasagne by soaking the sheets in boiling water while making the tomato sauce and then top it all off with a cashew cheese. We think it is epic, super original and we found it to be a real breakthrough!! Really well worth making.One Pot Wonder: RatatouilleRatatouille is a delicious belly warmer with a name fancy enough to impress anyone you cook for. This one cooks itself, once you have everything in the pan Mr. Oven does the rest.Moroccan TagineFancy a delicious homemade Moroccan tagine? This vegetarian tagine recipe is easy to cook with low cost ingredients – Moroccan food is super tasty and this dish is a always big hit on the menu at The Happy Pear. Super tasty Moroccan recipe is a quick and easy dinner. It’s a great low fat and low calorie option that takes just 40 minutes to make. This recipe is highly nourishing and is bursting with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Definitely worth a try!Red Lentil DahlThis smooth red lentil Dahl melts in your mouth and will leave you coming back for more. An easy homemade vegetarian curry recipe that is super simple, quick and comforting, quite like a hug on a mid-week night!