Side dishes

Easy Vegan Vegetable Fritters

These easy vegan vegetable fritters are a delicious and easy way to get your daily dose of vegetables. They are an excellent source of fibre, nutrients and antioxidants. You can enjoy them as an appetiser, side dish or snack.  Eating vegetables can be a challenge for many, especially when it comes to making it exciting. However, there are so many ways to make eating your veggies an enjoyable experience. With the right approach, and a handful of good recipes, you can make eating vegetables something that you look forward to every day! We all know that eating your '5-a-day' and 'including the rainbow' is something we all should be doing for our health and wellbeing. I think what most people [...]

Cauliflower & Chestnut Soup (Vegan & Gluten-free)

This cauliflower & chestnut soup is delicious & warming. Perfect to enjoy during the festive season or even as a starter on Christmas day. There's nothing more comforting than a warming bowl of soup on a freezing cold day. The past week has been so cold that I'm finding myself craving nothing but soup, tea and hot chocolate.  I don't know about you, but we still have another week before Christmas Day and I've already overindulged way too much. It's just too tempting not to want to try all the Christmas foods and treats that pop up in supermarkets shelves around this time of year. The cold weather isn't helping with my insatiable appetite either. I definitely notice I feel [...]

Middle Eastern Chickpea Aubergine Flatbreads

These Middle Eastern chickpea aubergine flatbreads are prefect for a healthier 'fakeaway'. They taste amazing, packed with flavour and are so easy to make! I grew up eating something called 'Lahm Bi Ajeen', which literally translates to 'meat in dough'. It consisted of a basic flatbread dough, topped with a tomato minced meat mixture. Like a Middle Eastern pizza, if you will, flavoured with Middle Eastern spices.  I've been making a vegan/vegetarian version for years, the toppings of which vary depending on my mood and what I had available at the time. However, chickpeas and aubergine are probably my favourite toppings for this recipe, so that's exactly what I'm using today. A Middle Eastern and Indian flavour fusion - I'm [...]

Iraqi Lentil Soup (Vegan)

Super easy and nourishing soup that's ready in 30 minutes. This Iraqi lentil soup only calls for a handful of ingredients and there's no blending required (less washing up!). It's also fairly high in protein and fibre.   I feel like Iraqi food (and Middle Eastern food in general) doesn't get anywhere near the attention it deserves. I know I'm biased when saying this (because I grew up eating it), but Middle Eastern food is the tastiest, most delicious cuisine ever! It can also be fairly healthy with lots of colourful veggies, protein, spices and fresh herbs.  As you can imagine for a hot country like Iraq, soups weren't the most popular thing to eat. This is the one and only [...]

Vegan Quorn Crunchy Strips Nachos

*This post is sponsored by Quorn* Mouth-watering nachos layered with Quorn Crunchy Strips, salsa, guacamole and vegan cheese. Super easy to make and perfect for a speedy healthier ‘fakeaway’. I’m not going to lie, I am partial to a takeaway. My partner and I sometimes order in on a Friday evening and it’s something we both look forward to from time to time, particularly if it’s been a stressful week. I’m the one who usually prepares meals and as a food blogger who spends most of my days thinking about recipes, testing recipes and creating recipes for content, I like to give myself the day off cooking on Friday nights. It’s always nice to have someone cook for me for [...]

Vegan Gluten-free Kimchi Pancake

If you're a fan of kimchi you NEED to try this recipe! This vegan gluten-free kimchi pancake is perfect for a speedy lunch or as a yummy side dish. I've been meaning to share this recipe for a while, but I really wanted to film a video showing you just how easy they are to make! I LOVE kimchi and making it from scratch has been on my to-do list for a while now too, but I haven't mustered up the courage to take on the challenge yet. Hoping I'll be brave enough to attempt it soon though! I'll have to keep you updated on how I get on. Until then, I always make sure I have a can/jar of [...]

Vegan Cavolo Nero Sausage Rolls

*This post is sponsored by Discover Great Veg* A plant-based version of a British classic made with added veggie goodness and a bit of heat to make it even more warming and comforting! This one is for all the sausages roll fans out there looking for a quick and easy plant-based sausage roll recipe. A yummy flaky crust with a chilli sausage cavolo nero filling - great for a speedy weekday dinner or a weekend treat. Also one to make for picnics now that the weather is warming up! I’m teaming up again with Discover Great Veg to provide you with inspiration on new and exciting ways to Go Green and include spinach, kale, and cavolo nero in your daily [...]

4 Vegan Cracker Topping Ideas

 4 Vegan Cracker Topping Ideas * This post is sponsored by Nairn's* Quick, easy and scrumptious snack ideas - these 4 vegan cracker topping ideas are perfect to make as a healthy snack to keep you going in between meals. I'm not going to lie, snacking it probably one of my favourite things to do. It's a way to break up my day and take mental breaks from my busy work/life schedule. When things get a little to hectic, I like to get up from my desk, make a calming cup of tea and put together a quick yummy snack to munch on. It really does help reduce my stress levels, but also ensures my blood sugar levels don't drop [...]

Chocolate Stars Granola

Chocolate Stars Granola * This post is sponsored by FREEE* If you love cereal and are looking for a bit of a change, try this healthier chocolate stars granola that’s vegan, gluten-free and so moreish! I know you love make-ahead of time breakfasts as much as I do. They really are such time savers and take the hassle out of your morning routine. It’s even more convenient when it’s easy enough to take with you to work if you don’t even have time for a sit-down breakfast. Skipping breakfast is not an option for me. If I don’t have a good filling breakfast in the morning it really plays havoc on my appetite later on in the day, especially late [...]

Vegan Sweet Potato Cakes

Vegan Sweet Potato Cakes A delicious side to any meal, these vegan sweet potato cakes are yummy and really easy to make.  Seeing that my mushroom stuffed potato cakes are one of the most popular recipes on my blog, I thought I'd create another potato cake recipe only this time using sweet potatoes. This humble vegetable is so tasty as it is, but when mashing it with other vegetables and spices, shaping it into cakes and frying it in some coconut oil, they taste that much more amazing!  There are two ways of preparing the potatoes in this recipe. You can either boil them until soft, leave to cool and then mash them. Or what I like to do is roast them in the oven with salt, [...]

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