Recipes

Polenta Tart

Breakfast Brunch Polenta Recipe Tart

This tart is incredibly filling and a satisfying addition to any weekend brunch. I love my polenta crispy on the outside and full to the brim with soft buttery leeks, sweet peppers and tart cherry tomatoes to finish on top. Polenta is really filling and a little goes a long way.... Ingredients: Fine polenta granules 1 1/2 cups 4 cloves garlic 1 red onion 1 leek 1 vegetable stock cube 2 tbsps of nutritional yeast Dried oregano 1 tsp. Salt & pepper Red and Yellow peppers Warm water 500 ml Dried chilli flakes Olive oil 2 tbsps. Fresh parsley– optional Method: ...

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Turmeric, Pineapple, Ginger & Chilli Muffins

Breakfast Cake Muffins

Ingredients: 1 cup of plain flour 1 1/2 tsp. of baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of vegan margarine 1/2 cup of soy milk 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 tbsp. apple sauce 1/2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar 6 pineapple rings 1/2 tsp of tumeric knob of fresh ginger grated 1 small red chilli 2 tbsps of oats Method:  Pre heat the oven 350ºF Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, tumeric & sugar in a large bowl In a small saucepan add the milk, margarine, ginger, apple sauce, vinegar & vanilla extract, place...

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Apple, Plum & Cranberry Muffins

Breakfast Desert Muffins Vegan Puddings

Due to the plums being rather tart and the apples having a sharp tang I added cranberries for extra sweetness and cinnamon because who doesn’t love cinnamon?  Even for the most inexperienced baker like myself these muffins are so easy to make & most importantly – delicious! Ingredients: 1 cup of plain flour 1 1/2 tsp. of baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of vegan margarine 1/2 cup of soy milk 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 tbsp. apple sauce 1/2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar 6 small plums 3 small apples 1/4...

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Tuscan Bean Pie

Beans Comfort Food Italian Legumes Protein vegan food

This dish is my Italian take on a traditional and much loved British classic – cottage pie. A rich tomato sauce with beans galore topped with a crispy herby mash. If you want to make it a little bit more decadent you could add a dash of red wine to the sauce. Crisp greens on the side are the perfect addition… You can thank me later! Ingredients: 2 cartons of chopped tomatoes 1 medium red onion 5 cloves garlic 1 tin of kidney beans, 1 tin borlotti beans 1 tin flagelot beans 1 tsp. each dried basil & oregano Salt...

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Baked Doughnuts

Vegan Cake Vegan desert Vegan Doughnut vegan food Vegan recipe

Author: Vibrant Veganista I wanted to attempt making a doughnut vegan style with only natural colours and flavours, also flavouring them with a slightly unconventional twist that ran through the icing to tantalise the tastebuds. With a recent trip to some beautiful lavender fields it gave me the inspiration to actually use lavender as a flavour. Not only does lavender have many properties when used as a scent such as inducing sleep, a bug repellent, calming & helps ease tensions - it tastes delicious when used delicately. The picture below of my Lemon, Raspberry & Pistachio doughnuts. To do this...

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