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10 Minute Garlic Mushroom Pasta

10 minute garlic paste recipe vegan

Ingredients:

•2 portions of dried or fresh pasta (you be the judge of your own portion😉)

•180g chestnut mushrooms

•2 large garlic cloves

•1/4 tsp cracked black pepper

•1/4 tsp sea salt

•50g spinach

•1/4 tsp chilli flakes

•125ml oatly cream (single cream)
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Method

1.Bring the pasta to boil in a pot of water with a generous pinch of salt ( boil for 10 minutes)

2. In a separate pan chop the mushrooms then add to a deep frying pay with a generous glug of olive oil, fry for around 4-5 minutes

3. Finely chop the garlic then add to the pan with the garlic and fry for a further 1-2 minutes until cooked

4. Add the single oat cream and stir in the black pepper, salt and chilli flakes

5. Drain the water from the pasta (leaving a little to stir in with the sauce) then pour the cooked pasta, spinach and water in with the garlic sauce

Taste test adding a little more seasoning if needed & enjoy!

*note, I love adding a little dash of smoked paprika too*

10 minute garlic paste recipe vegan
Recipe Sides & Savoury Snacks

Crispy Cauliflower Leaves

crispy cauliflower leaves reduce food waste

Ingredients

Leftover cauliflower leaves from 1 - 2 heads cauliflower

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tbsp homemade harissa paste (recipe here)

Method

Preheat the oven to 180ÂşC

Thoroughly wash the cauliflower leaves and strip the stalks (you can leave these on however they're a little crunchy)

Massage the harissa and salt into the leaves then place on a lined baking tray, bake for 15-18 minutes until crispy

Enjoy!

 

crispy cauliflower leaves reduce food waste
Bread & Dough dessert Recipe

Cinnamon Buns

vegan cinnamon buns recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup oat milk | 250ml 

2 ½ cups plain flour | 440g

1/2 cup caster sugar | 100g 

1 heaped tsp fast yeast (7-8g)

Âź tsp salt

½ cup  room temperature dairy free margarine (not melted) |100g

 

Cinnamon sugar filling:

100g dark brown soft sugar (around 4 tbsp)

55g caster sugar (around 4 tbsp)

100g soft butter (around 4 heaped tbsp)

1 tsp cinnamon

 

For the cinnamon icing:

100g powdered sugar | 1 cup

2 tbsp oat milk

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp soft butter

1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

 

Method:

 

Bring the oat milk up to room temperature then pour in the sugar and yeast, leave for 5 minutes to react (it should create bubbles)

 

In a large mixing bowl add the flour, salt then slowly pour in the oat milk and fold together loosely

 

Lightly whisk the butter to make sure it's at room temperature (should be soft but not runny) then add to the bowl with the dough  

 

Flour a surface then knead the dough for around 10 minutes (the texture should be slightly sticky but not sticking to your hands, so if needed add a dash more flour at a time)

 

Pop a drizzle of olive oil into the bottom of a large bowl then add the dough, pop a tea towel over the op and leave in a warm spot of your home for around 1-1.5 hours to double in size (if it's particularly cold, it may need up to 2.5 hours to rise)

 

Whilst the dough is rising, bring the cinnamon butter filling together by simply bringing the ingredients together in a bowl with a silicone spoon or spatula until it creates a sugary butter texture

*preheat the oven to 180ÂşC*

Once the dough has risen place back onto a floured surface and give another quick knead for a few seconds to knock back the dough, then using a rolling pin roll out into a large rectangle shape (approx 40 x 25cm) then spoon on the cinnamon butter filling

 

Roll the dough into a sausage shape (lengthways) then using a sharp knife, slice through the midde, then repeat until you have 8 even(ish) cinnamon rolls

 

Place into a baking dish (I've even seen people bake them in muffin tins) and bake for 40 minutes in the middle of your oven

 

Take out, allow to cool, in the meantime mix all of the cinnamon icing ingredients together in a bowl then drizzle over the top

 

Enjoy!

 

vegan cinnamon buns recipe
vegan cinnamon buns recipe
vegan cinnamon buns recipe
Dinner Recipe

Massaman Curry with Sweet Potato & Lentil

Vegan Massaman Curry with Sweet Potato and Lentil

Comfort food at it's best! With this dish, you can either add all of the stock and spiced ingredients to a food processor to make a paste and simply fry then add the stock and coconut milk. This is a much quicker way, however I've written up the slightly longer process but just as delicious!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4 portions with rice / naan

Ingredients

For the curry 

1 white onion, finely diced

4 cloves garlic, finely diced

1 tbsp olive oil

1 thumb sized piece of ginger, (½ grated and ½ chopped finely)

2 stalks fresh lemongrass

1 red chilli, finely chopped

700ml veg stock

90g red lentils | ½ cup

1 tsp tamari

1 tbsp peanut butter

400ml tinned coconut  milk

 

Veg

1 red pepper, cut into large slices

1 medium sweet potato

70g fresh or frozen spinach

 

Spices & seasoning

 

½ tsp salt 

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp paprika

Ÿ tsp ground cardamom 

Âź tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ground dried coriander

½ tsp turmeric

2 bay leaves

 

To garnish

1 lime quartered

2 spring onions finely chopped

1 tsp black & white sesame seeds

Drizzle chilli olive oil

Method

Heat the olive oil in a large pan, when hot add the diced onion and chilli and fry for around 4-5 minutes

Add the chopped ginger and pepper chunks and fry for a further 3-4 minutes before adding the finely chopped garlic and allow to cook before tossing in the sweet potato chunks

Stir in the spices, lemongrass stalks and bay leaves and heat for a few minutes before adding the lentils and stock

Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes then turn the heat down to a medium temperature whilst adding the tamari, grated ginger, peanut butter with a generous pinch of salt and bubble for a further 15 minutes until the lentils have softened 

Once the lentils have broken down add the spinach and coconut milk and stir together, giving a taste test after a few minutes - this is the perfect chance to add any more seasoning or spice to your preference

Serve up with basmati rice or naan (or both) with a fresh squeeze lime, sprinkle of sesame seeds and finely chopped spring onion

Enjoy!

Vegan Massaman Curry with Sweet Potato and Lentil
Vegan Massaman Curry with Sweet Potato and Lentil
dessert Recipe

Pomegranate & Pecan Chocolate Bark

pomegranate nut pomegranate bark

Ingredients

 

80g good quality chocolate (I used Benefit Vitamin Chocolate)

1 tsp coconut oil

1 tsp cacao powder

Âź cup pomegranate seeds

1 tbsp chopped nuts (I used almonds and pecans)

½ tsp salt

 

 

Method

Simply melt the chocolate, coconut oil and cacao powder together in a bain marie on a low heat

Pour onto a flat surface with baking parchment or foil underneath

Scatter the nuts and pomegranate seeds on top and allow to set

Sprinkle the salt on top and break up into bite size chunks

pomegranate nut pomegranate bark
pomegranate nut pomegranate bark
Dinner Recipe

Creamy Pancetta & Crispy Sage Pasta (Vegan)

Pancetta butternut sage pasta vegan
Ready In 25 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients

 

  • 1 red onion - finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 100g chargrilled red peppers antipasto
  • 50g vacon lardons (I used the brand Pioneer)
  • 200g Sainsbury's mezzi rigatoni
  • 1 lemon
  • 100g Oatly crème fraiche
  • 80g peas
  • 80g butternut squash - chopped into cubes
  • 2 sage leaves
  • 10ml olive oil

Method

 

Chop the squash into cubes then add to a pot of boiling water along with the pasta, allow to boil for 12-15 minutes

Finely chop the onion and gently fry in the olive oil with the sage leaves for around 5-6 minutes, then add the minced garlic cloves and continue to fry gently for a further 1 minute

Remove the sage leaves then add the vacon lardon pieces and the chargrilled peppers and gently fry for a further 3-4 minutes

Once the pasta is cooked and the squash is soft, drain and add to the pan with the fried peppers and onions then stir in the oatly crème fraiche and peas, add the salt to season

Serve into bowls and add a squeeze of fresh lemon and garnish with the chopped fried sage leaves

Pancetta butternut sage pasta vegan
Pancetta butternut sage pasta vegan
Dinner Recipe

Easy Pea(sy) & Lemon Arancini

vegan lemon and pea arancini recipe

Ingredients:

190g Cooks&Co Lemon & Pea risotto (cooked and cooled)

1/4 oat milk | 60ml

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs | approx. 60g mixed with 1 tsp garlic powder, large pinch of salt and pepper

1/4 cup dairy free mozzarella | 40g

To garnish
2 tbsp garlic infused olive oil mixed with 1/4 tsp chilli flakes

OR my delicious homemade harissa 

Method:

Follow the cooking instructions for the Cooks&Co risotto (I fried 4 cloves garlic before adding the
risotto mix to the pan)

Set aside and allow to cool completely

Roll 1 heaped tbsp of the risotto mix in the palm of your hand along with a pinch of the mozzarella -
it should be lovely and sticky

Roll each ball into the oat milk, followed by the panko breadcrumb mix, repeat until all the risotto is
used up

You can either fry the arancini balls in a frying pan filled with rapeseed oil (should be around 2cm
deep within the pan) for 5 minutes on each side until beautifully golden

OR you can drizzle the arancini balls in olive oil and bake at 180ÂşC for 25 minutes (they will be a
little less golden in colour if baked)

Drizzle in the garlic and chilli olive oil and enjoy with a salad or a delicious tomato and basil sauce

lemon and pea arancini easy recipe
lemon and pea arancini easy recipe
Dinner Recipe

15 Minute Chana Masala

vegan chana masala recipe tilda rice

Ingredients:

For the base

2 x 400g tin chickpeas

2 x 400g tinned tomatoes

3 garlic cloves minced

1 medium heat red chilli

1 thumb sized piece of ginger (1/2 grated and 1/2 finely chopped)

2 x 400ml coconut milk (optional to make it creamy as traditionally it's just tomatoes)

200ml water

 

Spices & Seasoning

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp garam masala

1/4 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp sea salt flakes

 

To top

150g fresh or frozen spinach

handful toasted hazelnuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds

1 x Tilda Wholegrain Basmati & Wild Rice pouch

Method:

Drizzle 1 tsp coconut oil tsp a frying pan then add the finely chopped chilli and chopped ginger with the drained chickpeas and fry 5 minutes

Add the finely chopped garlic to the pan and fry for 1 minute before pouring in the tinned tomatoes and water along with the spices and bring to the boil for around 6-7 minutes

Lower to a medium heat then add the grated ginger spinach and the coconut milk if adding then stir together until combined

Add the opened pack of Tilda rice to the microwave and heat for 2 minutes

Taste test the curry, adding more seasoning if needed

Add the chana masala to a bowl along with the hot rice, top with toasted nuts and seeds, another generous pinch of salt and enjoy!

vegan chana masala recipe tilda rice
vegan chana masala recipe tilda rice
dessert Recipe

Tahini & Chocolate Stuffed Dates

Tahini & Chocolate Stuffed Dates

Ingredients

6-7 juicy medjool dates

45g good quality chocolate (I used Cox & Co cacao nib)

3 tbsp good quality tahini + 1 tsp grape molasses mixed together

1 ½ tsp sea salt flakes

1 tbsp desiccated coconut

Method

Simply stuff each medjool date with a square of the cox & co chocolate, topped with the tahini and molasses dressing

Top each with a good pinch of sea salt

Sprinkle the dessicated coconut on top and enjoy with a cup of coffee

Tahini & Chocolate Stuffed Dates
Tahini & Chocolate Stuffed Dates
Dinner Recipe

Potato & Courgette Curry

potato and courgette vegan curry recipe

Ingredients:

2 courgettes

1 large red onion

3 cloves garlic

1 small red chilli

1 large baking potato

1 pouch of Tilda Wholegrain Pilau Basmati Rice

1 400g tin chopped tomatoes

200g block coconut cream

300ml boiled water

1 tbsp curry powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 curry leaves / bay leaves

½ tsp turmeric (optional)

A drizzle of olive oil

 

Fresh coriander and toasted seeds to garnish

 

Method:

Fill the kettle and boil it in preparation

Finely chop the red onion and add to a large pan with a drizzle of olive oil and fry on a medium heat for 5 minutes

Finely chop the garlic, then add to the pan with the onions for 1 minute

Quickly chop the courgette and potato into bite size chunks (this helps it cook quicker) and add to the pan

Pour in the tinned tomatoes, water, spices and seasoning and bring to a boil for around 6 minutes

Add the coconut cream and stir to create a beautiful golden colour (add a little turmeric if it needs more colour) and leave to simmer (not boil) for a further 5 minutes

While the curry is simmering, unseal the top of the Tilda Wholegrain Pilau Basmati Rice pouch and pop in the microwave for 2 minutes

Taste test the potatoes making sure you can stick a fork through, then when done serve up!

Garnish with fresh coriander and toasted seeds if you fancy, or just enjoy as is - it's delicious

potato and courgette vegan curry recipe
potato and courgette vegan curry recipe