Baked Plantain with Orange and Cinnamon

Baked Plantain with Orange and Cinnamon

On one of our trips to Trinidad we were invited to lunch with Mr R’s aunty.  There was a lot of delicious food on the table and she had really gone to a lot of trouble to ensure we were all well catered for.  Her food was delicious and one of the dishes that has [...]

Fennel, Mint and Tomato Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Fennel mint tomato salad 02

Today we had a glimmer of summer, so I promptly went into garden to see what greenery there was to munch and also what I could rescue from the fridge in a bid to extend the summer feeling.  When faced with a bulb of fennel, a bunch of mint, some baby plum tomatoes and random [...]

Walnut and Almond Power Balls

Walnut & Almond Power Balls 02

  There are times when you need a little energy boost.  When all that is required is something small and nourishing to pop into your mouth and to power up and continue the day.  In these circumstances turn to these little energy balls and get your va va vroom on!  This is the basic recipe [...]

Garden Greens with Tamari, Ginger & Lime

Garden Greens with Tamari

  So, I finally made it out into the garden in between the showers of rain and to my surprise there was a fair few greens ready for the taking…ok so some of them had bolted but I thought the flowers were pretty and made a nice feature on the windowsill.  A quick turn in [...]

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Sometime life gets a bit hectic.  Sometimes you need to keep things really simple.  Sometimes you want something quick and tasty and sometimes believe it or not the humble cauliflower can fulfill all of these wants and desires. Enjoy!   Roasted Curried Cauliflower Serves 2 if using as a main or 3 to 4 as [...]

Warm Griddled Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas and Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Warm Grilled Veg Salad 2

What a week!  In fact I should say what a few weeks.  A lost camera lead, general technology meltdown, a virus and a lost recipe notepad….wowzers.  Thank goodness today’s recipe is straight forward in both the ingredients and method.  Such a chirpy little salad with its bold hits of flavour made me yearn for the [...]

Almond, Pear and Red Wine Cake

Almond Pear Red Wine Cake

I have been away in Spain for the last few weeks and inspired by the almond trees that were in blossom I thought it might be nice to create an almond based recipe with a few other ingredients that were on hand.  Whilst this recipe is not vegan, i think that it could easily be [...]

Climate Change Week Recipe for The Vegan Society

Climate Change Week 2012 Recipe

  This week is Climate Change Week and the good folks over there are bringing awareness to a global issue in a number of interesting ways.  Definitely worth popping over to their site to check out what has and is going on. I had the good fortune to be asked to submit a recipe for [...]

Leek & Onion Egg-less Frittata

Leek & Onion Frittata 2

Not too long ago I was raving about the wonderful omelette that I had made for my brunch.  Feeling a bit guilty that my vegan friends would have not been able to share that recipe I devised a special treat that we can all enjoy.  I have been told by an egg oficiando (that will [...]

Chocolate Cake with Orange Rum Syrup

Choc cake orange syrup

We had quite a busy Saturday and so the only sensible thing to do was to completely chill out on Sunday.  We put an end to the rushing around, to the hither and tither and relaxed for the whole day.  It was fabulous!  We ate well and enjoyed each other’s company and rounded the day [...]