BBQ pulled jackfruit with homemade BBQ sauce

Why eat a dead pig when you can enjoy the experience of a pulled pork sandwich without using one?  Jackfruit has been used in South East Asia for a really long time.  A recent export to the west, it has become more common with the popularity of veganism and plant based diets.  It’s a pretty…

Dutch pancakes

York has a brand new and excellent pancake house. It’s run by a couple (I think) and they really care about their business and their customers. Rumour has it that they felt terrible turning away a vegan who had visited for a pancake, and so set about making a vegan and gluten free pancake that…

Baba Ghanoush

السلام عليكم (Hello) Baba Ghanoush (from herein, BabaG) is a firm favourite of my life.  Until quite  recently, I didn’t know this was something the majority of people I know are not that familiar with.  I thought it had made it to western tables along with hummus.  I am wrong.  Fast overview – BabaG is…

May-O, Vegan Maaaay-O

Alright, how are things going? I’ve been really busy doing all that shit I don’t want to do.  I’ve got a couple of recipes to share that I’ve really enjoyed recently.  This first one is for some mayonnaise, and it will sit in your fridge in a tupperware pot or jar for some TIME before…

Vegan Spanish omelette

On Sunday morning, post drinking and board games with friends, I woke up thinking of the breakfast I wanted.  It was a little unconventional. I wanted something ‘egg-like’ and then tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, avocado, and above all, some sourdough.  The idea for ‘veganising’ this omelette popped into my head, and so I headed downstairs whilst…

Japanese inspired carrot salad

This salad is great alone, with other salads, at a barbecue as an alternative to boring coleslaw, and to make lunch look like more than sandwiches. It’s spicy, tangy, sweet and savoury. All good things. It takes 5 minutes to make.  Ingredients 4 large carrots 2 spring onions 2 tbsp raisins 1 chilli (I used…

Smoked paprika, sweet potato and red lentil soup

The popularity of soup is growing in our house.  They are (on average) very low fat, flexible to what you have available, warming, quick to serve once made (and, quick to make IMO). The place where I had fallen down in the past is not having 2 or 3 main flavours, and confusing the soups…

TLT (Tofu, Lettuce, Tomato)

This really does rival the BLT when done properly.  People often ask if I miss bacon, and I don’t, in any way, even the smell has lost its power; however, as a concept, this sandwich is foundational in the history of sandwiches.  I would serve this up to the most ardent of meat eaters. The…

Ultimate dal

An easy staple. Dal happens at least once a week in our house. Over the last two and a half years, we’ve made our share of dals. From the BBC recipes, to vegrecipesofindia ones to cookbook ones, to ones claiming to be like restaurant tarka dal, from Gujarati dals to Pakistani dals – the is…

Raw Asian tofu salad

Jamie Oliver does something similar with beef.  The image I’ve used here is from when I made a lazy version of this.  The dressing is the DON.  This is fresh, crunchy, spicy, tangy, sweet and a great lunch of dinner.  If you don’t have all the veg, don’t worry about it, use something else, or…

Caribbean Tortilla Cups

These are a very easy light lunch that I’d recommend to anyone! You need a cupcake/muffin tin. Ingredients 6 wholemeal tortillas (or white ones) 1 large ripe avocado*, cubed 1 large ripe mango, cubed 1 red pepper, diced 1 green pepper, diced Half a red onion, chopped finely 1 scotch bonnet chilli (or other hot…

Right here, right now: Pea and Thai basil soup

I cannot cope with wasted food.  I think it is terrible, and soup has saved the day many times over.  It’s also a thing of beauty, because unlike many dishes, soup genuinely brings all the flavours of the ingredients together, so you can make something quite special, in my opinion.  The main plus on soup…