All posts tagged: meat free

Sundried Tomato Pesto

I am throwing out another pasta recipe simple because I LOVE pasta. I could eat pasta everyday and be happy… every type of pasta.. pasta in soup, baked pasta, pasta salad and spaghettis! This is a recipe you can literally throw in to any blender appliance and end up with a gorgeous creamy sauce. I used a Nutribullet for mine but it would also would with a food processor, regular blender or even a stick blender. Currently I am feeling like I want to celebrate the simple foods. Things that you can make quickly after 11 hours at work all day and still it will taste delicious and not be too bad for you. Things that are not impossible to make that week before pay day when you look into the contents of your cupboards and try to work out how to be creative with some rice, pasta, baked beans, dried herbs and if your lucky half a tin on tomatoes and some spinach in the fridge. I find within the vegan online community the lines …

grilled seitan kebabs with a creole spiced coconut sauce

Grilled Seitan Kebabs with a Creole Coconut Sauce

  So I have kind of fallen in love with spice mixes recently… See my recipe for Sambar Masala Spice Mix. I love making that big jar of mixed herbs and spices and have it just waiting for me to easily transform a meal. I find it much more time efficient than measuring out the exact spices everytime you make a meal… This way you have a selection ready to go last minute if your in a hurry. As I am in Cape Verde where one of the main languages is Creole it seemed fitting to put together my own Creole recipe. As with the Sambar Masala recipe, after this seitan recipe, my favourite way to enjoy Creole Spice Mix is on oven baked potato wedges or roasted sweet potato. It also makes an awesome rice dish when you replace the spices in this Vegetable Paella with the Creole Spice Mix. For this recipe I used a Seitan I made from scratch, washing a plain flour dough to get to the gluten… It’s a pretty …

Spicy Sausage Sandwich Patties

There is something about being this close to the equator that makes all the nasties and germs come out to play, like they are airborne just waiting to make you sick. So… apologies for not having more posts to share recently, I seem to spend more days sick than healthy here. So I’m getting back on the green smoothies (minus the berries which sadly don’t exist here) and back to the gym to get healthy again. This sausage recipe is one I really like to make… or did before we ran out of gluten flour. Now all our seitan is make the old traditional way from plain flour. I keep thinking how easy and convenient it is to go to any supermarket or health shop in UK and find fast and easy ready made vegan sausages, so this recipe is for people who live in parts of the world where veganism isn’t so easy, but to show it’s never impossible. Note: If you have no idea where to find gluten flour, can’t for whatever reason order …

Stuffed Seitan Roast

And now for the main event of your Vegan Christmas Dinner. Just because it’s vegan it doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste amazing! This Stuffed Seitan Roast really brings all the other elements of this dinner together. Serve alongside Perfect Roasties, Sage Onion and Apricot Stuffing, Minted Apple Sauce, Red Wine Onion Gravy and mountains of lightly steamed and roasted vegetables. All the classics such as roasted parsnips, mashed sweet potatoes, braised cabbage, burnt broccoli, Brussel sprouts, roasted carrots etc. But don’t forget to save room for the Apple Crumble, or whatever other delicious vegan Christmas desserts you have waiting! Note: This roast can be made in the morning and left to cool before things get too hectic. Then just slice off the portions you need for dinner and reheat for 10 minutes until hot all the way through just before serving. This way it free’s up space in the oven and preparing the dinner can be more relaxed and less overwhelming! Have an awesome Christmas everyone, I hope you try out a few of these recipes! …

Sage, Onion and Apricot Stuffing

Christmas! It’s less than a month away and is my absolutely favourite time of year for food! This year will be my forth year away from my family for Christmas since joining the Sea Shepherd crew, and before I never used to be fused about it. I think being away from home these last few years has made me miss it even more. I’m not religious at all, I just think it’s a nice time of year to celebrate your friends and family, eat some amazing food, sit in front of an open fire in your pajamas all day with it snowing or raining or frosted over outside! I miss it a lot, though we will certainly not be missing out on the huge roast dinner this year… even if it is 26°c outside! This is a recipe that for me should be the main part of any roast dinner… even when I wasn’t vegan it was never a real roast dinner without the stuffing. It was my Mum who used to add the apricots, …