I had a strong craving for a good, hearty bowl of chilli at 3am this morning and I couldn’t wait to make it. Chilli has always been something that I have enjoyed, but the last couple of weeks it has become one of my go-to meals as it’s easy to make and full of protein; plus beans have always been a staple in my food cupboard, so I’m always luckily enough to be able to throw a meal together one ever I get a craving. Continue reading “Easy One Pot Vegan Chilli.”
I’ve been making this taco mix for years and years. I love it. I love it in tacos and I love it as part of a taco bowl. What’s more is that it’s really easy and quick to make, which is how I like to roll these days.
Continue reading “Veggie Tacos with Guacamole & Salsa”
I have a really good korma recipe that I have perfected over the years, based on how I remember it tasting when my mother used to make it for us as kids. But unfortunately mine has quite an extensive list of ingredients and if I haven’t pre-prepped the korma paste for my freezer beforehand, then I don’t often get to enjoy it. However, this 10 minute curry is a saviour for when I want a curry in a hurry and combined with 2 minute microwave rice, you can have a good, nutritious vegan meal in less than 15 minutes. Continue reading “15 Minute Vegan Chick’n Coconut Curry”
I get messages quite often from people, through Instagram, asking me to help them with vegan protein sources. So I ran a poll on my Instagram stories, last Thursday, to find out whether there were others who would like me to put together a blogpost with easy to find, basic protein sources too. And 98% of you voted yes – the other 2% were contrary meat eaters, who felt it necessary to vote nonetheless. Continue reading “Veganuary: Where Do You Get Your Protein From?”
I created quite a few recipes for Christmas last year and I enjoyed every minute of it. When I first started my Instagram page and blog two years ago, I never went out of my way to create recipes to share. I made them because I was either craving the food at the time or wanting to try something different to mix up my diet and if it was good, then I’d post the recipe here. I had a lot of fun last year and I couldn’t wait to get started on writing more recipes this year. Continue reading “Bacon Wrapped Roast with Sage & Apple Stuffing”
What do you do at 12.30am on a Sunday morning, when you can’t sleep? Me. I think of blogposts that I can write and then write said blogposts, even though I have numerous other blogposts that I have a.) Not finished or b.) Finished, but haven’t posted. All done while watching repeat episodes of Gogglebox. Although, my best recipe ideas are often created late at night on a hungry stomach, so hopefully this post will be just as successful on little sleep. Continue reading “Where Do You Get Your Protein From?”
Do you have a vegetarian or vegan visiting you over the Christmas period? Are you are at a loss as to what to serve them? I know it can be stressful to cook at Christmas time – there’s just so much to get done – then throw a vegetarian or vegan into the mix and you have yourself a very stressful little Christmas; as you not only have to be extra vigilant with the ingredients, but you also have to be aware of cross contamination too. Continue reading “Vegetarian Herb Pate”
Were you a person who enjoyed a hearty corned beef hash before you crossed over to the vegetarian side? Yeah. Me either, but I was watching Diners. Dives & Drive-Ins on the food network the other night and someone had made this exact dish, as a carnivore meal. I couldn’t remember the ingredients as it was 3am, so I threw this together this morning using leftover potato mash, cauliflower and peas; which my family had left from a dinner last night. Even though this was made with Quorn mince, I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it as much as I did. Thankfully Quorn mince is a lot more visually appealing than corned beef and a lot tastier, as well as being vegetarian – I couldn’t live without it. I don’t like to toot my own horn often, but my vegetarian ‘corned beef’ hash was full of flavour and didn’t require any additional sauce either, as the yolk acted like a natural sauce and when each element was spread on some warm, buttered wholemeal, crusty bread, this was definitely one meal I didn’t want to end in a hurry and the best part of all was that I didn’t feel bloated after it either.
This ‘corned beef’ hash is extremely simple to make too and providing you are using leftover vegetables, it’s fairly quick to make – I made this in 20 minutes. You can also replace the potato mash with cauliflower mash if you prefer and use whatever vegetables you have really. This doesn’t even have to be served as a big hash: you could make burger sized cakes with them too. I don’t have children myself and the future looks bleak for me, but I think this is definitely a good way to get those little tykes to eat their veggies, while getting a decent amount of protein too and you could even add a little more grated cheese over the top of the hash; if they are anything like me, they will devour the whole thing, or just pick the cheese off 😉
- 200g Mashed Potato
- 100g Cauliflower Mash (cooked)
- 100g Garden Peas (cooked)
- 1 Large Spring Onion
- 150g Quorn Mince (defrosted)
- 35g Low-fat Cheese
- 1 Free Range Egg White
- 1 Heaped Tsp Chopped Garlic
- Handful Fresh Rosemary
- 1/2 tsp Chilli
- 5-10g Butter
- 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1 Free Range Egg
- 2 Slices Wholemeal Bloomer Bread (optional)
- Heat a non-stick pan or skillet with the butter, on a medium heat.
- Add all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl (minus the last 2 ingredients) and combine the ingredients evenly. You will need to grate the cheese and garlic, and chop the rosemary too before adding to the bowl.
- When your pan is hot enough, spoon half of the mixture into an 8′ frying pan, pat it and form it into a circle and cook on both sides until golden brown.
- Place your bread into a toaster or under a grill, then with the leftover butter, butter the toast.
- Pop the hash onto a plate and keep it warm with foil or in an oven with the heat down low.
- Crack the egg into the pan, place a lid over the top and cook until all the albumen has turned white.
- Plate up and enjoy.
It’s been a while since I last updated you all with a recipe. But today you’re in luck, because I have two. The first is a low-fat – easy to make – aubergine and courgette lasagne. The recipe uses my favourite meat alternative –Quorn Mince. Continue reading “Easy, Low-Fat, Aubergine & Courgette Lasagne”