Side dishes

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, [...]

Tefal ActiFry Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Sauce

Tefal ActiFry Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Sauce * This post is sponsored by Tefal * A delicious side or snack, this roasted cauliflower with lemon sauce recipe is so easy to make and a good way to add vegetables to any meal.  Roasting vegetables is by far my favourite way to cook and eat my five-a-day. It adds so much richness to and flavour to them without having to use many ingredients or flavours. Just a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper is enough to bring any vegetable to life and make them taste 10 times better!  Out of all the vegetables, cauliflower is my favourite one to roast (brussel sprouts is a very close second!). I find I can [...]

Air Fryer Vegan Samosas

Air Fryer Vegan Samosas Delicious crispy vegan samosas made healthier by cooking in an air fryer with less oil.  I love samosas, but they can be a bit heavy and greasy so I usually stay away from them. However these homemade air fryer samosas are so light, yet still taste delicious! The whole recipe only calls for 2 tablespoons of oil so they're much lighter and still as crispy as the ones you get from a takeaway.  It's not easy getting hold of vegan or dairy-free samosas, especially around where I live. So I haven't had a samosa in years and I really missed them. This was my first ever attempt at making samosas. I was under the impression that making your own homemade [...]

Herby Lemon Turmeric Cornish New Potatoes

Herby Lemon Turmeric Cornish New Potatoes *This post is sponsored by Seasonal Spuds* Delicious, zingy and herby potatoes that are packed with flavour and perfect as a summer side dish.  It finally feels like summer is here (hurrah!), so I'm craving all the light and summary flavours. When I was trying to think of a good flavour combination to go with a potato dish, my mind instantly went to turmeric. The lovely bright colour that screams summer, the mild taste and the added anti-inflammatory benefit seemed like the perfect option. I also love turmeric because although it's a spice, it's not "spicy", if that makes sense. It's a great ingredient to add to dishes to jazz them up for those [...]

Puy Lentil Tabouleh Salad

Puy Lentil Tabouleh Salad Here's a delicious, quick and easy meal idea for lunch, dinner or as a side. This puy Lentil tabbouleh salad is quick to put together and an easy way to get more veg and fibre into your daily diet.  I grew up in the Middle East so it's no surprise that Middle Eastern cuisine is my favourite. It can be really healthy as well. It is usually really heavy in red meat, oil/fat and simple carbs, mainly white rice and white bread. However, it can easily be made much healthier by swapping out the red meat with better protein options (tofu, beans/pulses, chicken), substituting the simple carbs with wholegrains (quinoa, brown rice, wholemeal flour) and using (much) less oil. Parsley is [...]

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