Vegan cheese and spinach pie

Cheese and spinach pie, vegan

We’re serving this recipe at the Vegan Fair and Bake Sale in Exeter UK on Sat 12 April, and thought it would be great to share it in advance. Continue reading

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Cream of tomato soup (vegan)

vegan cream of tomato soup

Creaminess is the key with this soup, so it has three ingredients to make it creamy: cashew nuts, potato and coconut cream. They all add to the flavour too – not in a dominating way – just enough to make it extra tasty. Continue reading

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Mushroom and red wine shepherd’s pie

mushrooms

For me shepherd’s pie is comfort food, a big hearty dollop on a plate that tastes so good  it’s the only thing on the plate that you’re really interested in.

I’ve tried a good few recipes for shepherd’s pies and like this one the most. It took a few tweaks though. It’s got all my favourite savoury flavours in it – yeast extract, soya sauce, liquid smoke and wine. And see what you think of the mix of green lentils and tvp, for me, the combination gives an ideal texture.

I finish it off with mustard mash, and it’s always tempting to have a few mouthfuls before it goes in the oven. But I wait, because once it goes crispy in the oven it’s perfect. Continue reading

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Asparagus and vegan cream cheese on crostini

Want a quick and easy nibble to offer at a party? Try this.

asparagus on crostini, vegan

Bread stick/s (see Notes)
Olive oil
Vegan cream cheese (see Notes)
Spring onions, finely chopped
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Favourites list: 7 online recipe resources

… for vegan recipes, ideas and inspiration.

mouthwatering vegan

Mouthwatering Vegan
Packed with flavour, the recipes on this vegan blog tend to work really well. A fair amount of the recipes use fake meats and cheese, but you’ll also find plenty without. A couple of favourite recipes are my vegan burger king and the custard slice.

postpunk

The PPK recipe blog
By Isa Chandra Moscowitz. Recipes that work, and taste really good. A mixture of healthy and indulgence recipes and not much reliance on fake meats and cheeses. The instructions for each recipe are clear, and hints and tips are given. A favourite is the chickpea cutlets. Continue reading

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Vegan Chinese recipes – soya sesame dessert

We made a similar dish to this on a Japanese vegan cookery day course at the Vegetarian Cookery School in Bath. Here we’ve adapted it to make it sweet rather than savoury.

Sesame pud, vegan

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Vegan Chinese recipes – broccoli and cashews in black bean sauce

If you haven’t used fermented black beans before, this sauce gives a quick and tasty introduction. Fermentation completely transforms black beans and you don’t need to use many to add their delicious, intense flavour to a dish. It is hard to describe their unique taste, they are very savoury, slightly bitter, rich and musky.

fermented black beans

Fermented black beans

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