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Delicious Leek Recipes – Vegan Friendly

easy vegan leek recipe ideas

For two years running I've had the pleasure of working with the British Leek Growers' Association. After 12 vegan friendly leek recipes, I'm still inspired to create more with this incredibly versatile veg. The humble leek can be transformed with just a few other ingredients, so here are my favourites!

No. 1 Glamorgan Sausage Roll

Filled with gorgeous sweet apples and leeks, this is a beautiful combination with the flakey pastry.


Find the recipe here

Garlic & Leek Twist Bread

A step up from the usual garlic bread, this loaf has a soft brioche like texture inside and a gorgeous hard crust on the outside. If you've ever had babka, it's like a savoury version of that!


Find the recipe here.

Leek Arancini with Pea & Garlic Dressing


Find the recipe here.

Leek, Sweet Potato and Nero Tart

This recipe works in the summer or winter. It's bright, vibrant and delicious! Just change the greens depending on the time of year, such as chard or nero in the winter.

Find the reipce here.

Butternut & Leek Filo Crown Tarts

These look so decadent on a table spread and make a gorgeous starter or part of a main - I'm planning on creating these as mini canapés this Christmas and New Year.


Find the recipe here


Food Love Stories, brought to you by Tesco

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Tesco’s Food Love Stories Campaign


Food Love Stories, brought to you by Tesco When you think of Tesco adverts, it’s usually a promotion for seasonal snacks or a two-for-one offer to make you rush to the nearest store…. You may not instantly think of a plant based recipe that not only looks fantastic but is vegan friendly! The new Food Love Stories campaign is a great shoutout to vegan recipes showing that they aren’t boring.


I am all for celebrating seasonal vegetables and trying to get you eating more plants, and what better way to get the nation excited then by showing them how easy and more importantly tasty it can be!


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Whether you’re vegan or not, this recipe is a fab way to get the family feasting. The key is all down to flavouring! Chilli, coriander and rosemary are perfect for seasoning vegetables that take these mushrooms from a earthy taste to a spicy and smoky sensation.


Smoked paprika is fantastic spice to add and works perfectly with the BBQ sauce. It is so important to season the mushrooms to really take them to the next level. Allowing the mushrooms to infuse in the oil and spices, then bake in the oven to go crispy, transforms your ‘shrooms into a filling and delicious main.

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I love finger food, by that I mean food that you can share with friends and family and get in there with your hands. These mushroom buns look fantastic, which means you start tasting with your eyes before having taken a bite. I love food that gets you excited to try and these will hopefully have the same effect on the people you’re feeding!


Gone are the stigmas attached to vegan food, being branded as boring, bland and expensive and hello to a simple recipe that shows how fun it can be!


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As a full time worker I understand the need for a quick and simple meal when you get home. Kicking your shoes off at the end of a long day in the office, then faced with the prospect of cooking in the kitchen for the next hour can be extremely off putting. Have no fear - this recipe takes minutes to prepare, uses only a few pans and is completely fool proof!


So if you want to try to incorporate more vegan food into your diet, or you simply love the look of this recipe, why not give it a go! You can get the kids or the partner to prepare the buns and side salad whist you tend to the mushrooms - after all #EveryLittleHelps!


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My Favourite Recipes From Last Month

Lentil Dhal



Tasty Toasts With Two Toppings

Simply Swap to Sweet Potato

For those of you who have followed me on social media, you will know I love toast (in fact I have written an entire blog post on it!) So I decided to give sweet potato toast a go - albeit a bit late to the party - but it was worth the suspense!

So how do you actually make sweet potato toast?

Just in a toaster! I know some people oven bake theirs however I am lazy so decided the toaster would do. It takes about 4 times as long as normal bread and you have to wait until the skin starts to blister to know it is cooked all the way through.

How do you know when its cooked?

 I found that slicing the sweet potato to only 1cm thick helped cook it all the way through. The thicker slices were a bit firm on the inside even when the skin was blistered, so I think with this toast the key is the thinner the better!


Mashed avocado, chickpeas, cracked black pepper, chopped chilli & fresh parsley & a perfectly poached egg sitting on avocado topped with fresh chilli.



Spicy Chickpea Patties

A Pitta Perfect For Lunch!

I had been experimenting making a chickpea scramble and had lots of leftovers so decided to throw them into some toasted pittas. 

 You can find the recipe for my chickpea scramble here 

These were a delicious mix of creamy avocado, fresh baby spinach, a dash of heat with freshly chopped chilli topped with a dairy free coconut yogurt. 

I warmed these pittas up by placing them in a cast iron skillet, then placing them under the grill until the pittas started to toast then drizzled the yogurt and garnished with fresh parsley.


I love the versatility of chickpeas and I feel I'm only beginning to scratch the surface in discovering all the ways they can be used! They have got around 7g of protein per portion so are a great way to keep fuelled for the day.



Lentil Dhal 

They don't call me Lucy & Lentils for nothing!

This recipe was one of the first to make it onto Lucy & Lentils - after all the name had to come from somewhere!I love making this dish again and again as you can alter it to fit whatever is in your pantry. Sometimes I add a dash of cinnamon, or bulk up the batch with some sweet potato, the end result is always different but that’s what I like about this recipe!

You can find the recipe for my Lentil Dhal here

Why not try adding a dollop of coconut yogurt, a pinch of parsley & cracked black pepper?



Oat & Date Cake

Why not grab a slice of my Vegan friendly energy packed cake!

With a colourful explosion like this, how can you say no?

I love making sweet treats with oats as they keep you going throughout the day with their slow releasing energy. This cake is:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Refined Sugar Free

 You can find the recipe for my Oat Cake here



Why not try making this batch in two halves, then melt dark chocolate for the filling?