Vegan Miso Soup with Tofu and Vegetables

Vegan Miso Soup with Tofu and Vegetables

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Soup, Vegan Recipes
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Vegan Miso Soup with Tofu and Vegetables
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I love this Miso Soup recipe because it's rich in umami flavour, packed with protein and very satisfying. This recipe uses tofu, chestnut mushrooms, savoy cabbage, spring onions, red chilli and roasted seaweed which is just a sliced up sushi nori sheet. Feel free to use whatever veggies you like! This particular recipe is for 2 for a main course, but you could easily divide into 4 servings for a starter.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Vegan Miso Soup with Tofu and Vegetables
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I love this Miso Soup recipe because it's rich in umami flavour, packed with protein and very satisfying. This recipe uses tofu, chestnut mushrooms, savoy cabbage, spring onions, red chilli and roasted seaweed which is just a sliced up sushi nori sheet. Feel free to use whatever veggies you like! This particular recipe is for 2 for a main course, but you could easily divide into 4 servings for a starter.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat the vegetable stock in a large pan and slowly add the miso bit by bit until fully dissolved. Avoid adding all the miso at once or it may not dissolve properly.
  2. Add the drained cubes of tofu along with the cabbage, nori, mushrooms, white parts of the spring onion and half of the sliced chilli. Simmer for 5 minutes, do not boil.
  3. Gently separate the udon noodles and add to the pan. Simmer for another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Serve in large soup bowls and top with the rest of the spring onions and chilli.

Vegan Halloumi Salad

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Salads, Vegan Recipes
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Vegan Halloumi Salad
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This recipe uses Violife's Mediterranean Style Block which is a plant-based alternative to halloumi cheese. When fried it tastes very similar to the real thing, and it's amazing in this salad!
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Vegan Halloumi Salad
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This recipe uses Violife's Mediterranean Style Block which is a plant-based alternative to halloumi cheese. When fried it tastes very similar to the real thing, and it's amazing in this salad!
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Salad & Halloumi
Dressing
Servings: person
Instructions
Halloumi
  1. Take 1 of the 2 slices that comes in the pack of Violife, and split it in half down the thin edge to make 2 thinner slices. Cut these into rectangles. You should end up with 6-8 thin pieces.
  2. Fry the pieces for approx. 10 minutes, ideally on a griddle pan, turning occasionally.
Salad and Dressing
  1. Add the salad leaves, avocado slices and sliced baby plum tomatoes to a bowl or plate.
  2. In a separate bowl, add the lime juice, olive oil, vinegar, basil and red chilli with a pinch of pepper. Mix well
  3. When the halloumi is ready, gently toss the salad with the dressing before topping with the halloumi pieces. Tuck in!

Vegan ‘Tuna Mayo’ Sandwich

Posted by on Jul 29, 2018 in Sandwiches, Vegan Recipes
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Vegan 'Tuna Mayo' Sandwich
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I used to love a tuna mayo sandwich before I went vegan, and now you can make something that's pretty damn close without using any animal products! This recipe is quick, cheap and very easy to make.
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 5-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 5-10 minutes
Vegan 'Tuna Mayo' Sandwich
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I used to love a tuna mayo sandwich before I went vegan, and now you can make something that's pretty damn close without using any animal products! This recipe is quick, cheap and very easy to make.
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 5-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 5-10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: sandwich
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to the high-speed food processor you use to make smoothies and blend into a coarse paste.
  2. Spread onto one side of vegan-buttered bread. I used cucumber for the other side, but is just as nice with lettuce (or both!).

Quick Vegetable Stir Fry with Noodles

Posted by on Jul 28, 2018 in Chinese, Vegan Recipes
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Quick Vegetable Stir Fry with Noodles
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When you're hungry and just want something really fast... look no further! This takes 10 minutes (if that) and is incredibly tasty. Just use what you have! This version uses mushrooms, aubergine and red pepper with green chilli for a bit of a kick. I also cheated and used 'straight to wok' medium noodles, which are just so convenient when you want food now.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 3 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 3 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Quick Vegetable Stir Fry with Noodles
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When you're hungry and just want something really fast... look no further! This takes 10 minutes (if that) and is incredibly tasty. Just use what you have! This version uses mushrooms, aubergine and red pepper with green chilli for a bit of a kick. I also cheated and used 'straight to wok' medium noodles, which are just so convenient when you want food now.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 3 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 3 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Chop all your veg and heat 1 Tbsp oil in a wok before throwing it all in. Saute for 2 minutes
  2. Add the dark soy sauce and mix well. This will season the veg nicely and add some colour. Add the chinese five spice and ensure everything is covered evenly. You only need about 1/2 tsp of this! Saute for another 2 minutes.
  3. Create a hole in the middle of the wok and add the noodles along with the light soy sauce and white rice vinegar, mix in well. The hotter the pan the better at this stage. Fry the noodles in the middle for 1-2 minutes before mixing with the veg and serving with fresh coriander sprinkled on top.
Recipe Notes

Other great veg options for this include beansprouts, green beans or mange tout, sliced water chestnuts and broccoli. You can make a great stir fry using almost any vegetables you have available!

Chickpea & Avocado Salad

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Vegan Recipes
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Chickpea & Avocado Salad
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This salad is one of my favourites because it's fresh, quick and full of flavour. It's almost a chunky chickpea-guacamole type thing and so easy and cheap to make.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5-10 minutes
Chickpea & Avocado Salad
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This salad is one of my favourites because it's fresh, quick and full of flavour. It's almost a chunky chickpea-guacamole type thing and so easy and cheap to make.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5-10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Add the chickpeas, avocado, tomato, onion, chilli, garlic and coriander onto a bowl along with the juice of both limes and mix well with a pinch of salt and pepper. Great with warm pitta bread!

Vegan Bacon, Tomato & Avocado Sandwich

Posted by on Jul 22, 2018 in Sandwiches, Vegan Recipes
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Vegan Bacon, Tomato & Avocado Sandwich
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A massive brunch sandwich with Tofurky Smoky Maple Bacon Strips, fried onions, avocado, tomato, melted vegan jalapeno & chilli cheese and sriracha mayo.
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Vegan Bacon, Tomato & Avocado Sandwich
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A massive brunch sandwich with Tofurky Smoky Maple Bacon Strips, fried onions, avocado, tomato, melted vegan jalapeno & chilli cheese and sriracha mayo.
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Instructions
  1. Fry the Tempeh strips with the sliced onions for approx 5 minutes, turning occasionally until browned. Melt the cheese on top of the bacon strips for a few minutes at the end.
  2. Add the avocado, tomato, bacon strips with cheese and onions to 1 slice of bread. Add about 1 tbsp of mayo and 1 tbsp sriracha to the other slice.
  3. Cut, eat!
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Quick Vegan ‘Chicken’ & Sweetcorn Sandwich

Posted by on Jul 21, 2018 in Sandwiches
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Quick Vegan 'Chicken' & Sweetcorn Sandwich
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So simple yet so damn good! A super-satisfying plant-based 'chicken', sweetcorn and mayo sandwich with a drizzle of sriracha. Perfect! This requires a few shop-bought ingredients and does not involve any cooking. Get it all from Sainsbury's.
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Quick Vegan 'Chicken' & Sweetcorn Sandwich
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So simple yet so damn good! A super-satisfying plant-based 'chicken', sweetcorn and mayo sandwich with a drizzle of sriracha. Perfect! This requires a few shop-bought ingredients and does not involve any cooking. Get it all from Sainsbury's.
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Ingredients
Optional
Servings: person
Instructions
  1. Mix the Chick'n, Vegenaise & sweetcorn into a bowl and put between bread. Drizzle some sriracha for a bit of spice. Easy, delicious!
Recipe Notes

Spicy Rice

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Vegan Recipes
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Spicy Rice
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This is a great accompaniment to so many dishes, and it tastes so good! I like my food hot so I always either add more chilli flakes or sprinkle some fresh cayenne peppers over the top when it's done (when they're in season!). It's very easy to make and the ingredients are usually knocking about in the kitchen somewhere, so give it a go!
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 40 minutes
Spicy Rice
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This is a great accompaniment to so many dishes, and it tastes so good! I like my food hot so I always either add more chilli flakes or sprinkle some fresh cayenne peppers over the top when it's done (when they're in season!). It's very easy to make and the ingredients are usually knocking about in the kitchen somewhere, so give it a go!
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the garam masala, cayenne pepper and red chilli flakes. Cook the spices for 1-2 minutes before adding the onion and cooking until slightly browned.
  2. Add the garlic and mix for another minute.
  3. Add the stock (I used a Tesco Vegetable Stock Pot), carrots, celery, salt & pepper, rice and 450ml of boiling water (2 parts water to 1 part rice). Give it a good stir and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce to a low simmer, cover with a lid and cook for about 30 minutes until the water has been absorbed. Try not to touch the rice at all at this stage however temping it may be to keep stirring!
  5. When it's cooked and the water has been absorbed, add the peas, green beans and bell pepper. Give it a mix and take off the heat. I add these bits right at the end so they aren't too soft and they maintain some crunch.
  6. Sprinkle some fresh red chilli over the top and serve!
Recipe Notes

This will be enough for 2-4 people as a side dish. I keep it chilled for up to 5 days and it's absolutely fine to heat in the microwave. Cook in batches and freeze for a quick meal!

Sweet Potato & Nut Burgers

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Vegan Recipes
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Sweet Potato & Nut Burgers
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I love these because they're so quick to make. You can pretty much use anything you want for this recipe; carrots, sweetcorn, onion, chilli, different herbs and spices. You can get "nut cutlets" in Aldi which is where I got the inspiration from. Those are very nice and pretty cheap! This recipe is cheaper though.
Servings Prep Time
4 1/4 pounders 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 1/4 pounders 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 20 minutes
Sweet Potato & Nut Burgers
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I love these because they're so quick to make. You can pretty much use anything you want for this recipe; carrots, sweetcorn, onion, chilli, different herbs and spices. You can get "nut cutlets" in Aldi which is where I got the inspiration from. Those are very nice and pretty cheap! This recipe is cheaper though.
Servings Prep Time
4 1/4 pounders 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 1/4 pounders 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 20 minutes
Ingredients
optional
Servings: 1/4 pounders
Instructions
  1. Dry-fry the onion in a large saucepan on medium-high for around 3 minutes until slightly brown. Add 1 tbsp water at a time if it starts to stick.
  2. Add the garlic and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and bring to the boil. Add spices at this stage if you want to.
  4. Reduce heat and add the soya mince, lentils and salt. Add a splash of water and mix thoroughly before simmering for 20 minutes with the lid on. Try not to let it stick to the pan!
  5. While the mince is simmering, cook and drain the pasta. Save some of the starchy liquid to add to your mince if it gets too thick.
  6. Add the basil to the mixture and taste to see if you need to add more salt or spices. I add black pepper and a handful of kale at this point. Put the lid on and cook for a further 1-2 minutes until the kale has cooked.
  7. Serve and sprinkle some nutritional yeast over the top like you would Parmesan cheese.
Recipe Notes

These are great to chill or freeze if you want to make them in batches. Cook straight from frozen under the grill or bake for about 20 minutes on 200°C.