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Vegan Pumpkin Pies

Vegan Pumpkin Pies

Vegan Pumpkin Pies

  • 01 h Prep. Time
  • 6 Serves
Around November I always have a hankering for Thanksgiving food, even though it's not something I've ever celebrated outside of a fun trip to New Y...

Vegan Sticky Date Puddings

Vegan Sticky Date Puddings

Vegan Sticky Date Puddings

  • 01 h Prep. Time
  • 8 Serves
Although I try to keep a healthy, clean and wholesome diet, some occasions call for a rich, delicious and utterly indulgent dessert, and my Sticky Date Puddings with Whiskey Caramel Sauce falls right into that category. This dessert is made by combining a soft, sweet date pudding, a creamy vanilla buttercream, crunchy gingerbread snaps and a thick, whiskey infused caramel sauce. Served with vegan ice-cream, it's guaranteed to impress anyone with a sweet tooth, and is the perfect treat to present at special occasions, festive celebrations and dinner parties. 

Vegan Raspberry Turnovers

Vegan Raspberry Turnovers

Vegan Raspberry Turnovers

  • 20 ' Prep. Time
  • 10 Serves
It's always exciting to create a recipe that includes vegan pastry, especially when it tastes as good as this one does! Making your own pastry does require a time commitment, but it's absolutely worth it and tastes just as good as the non-vegan versions you used to enjoy. This recipe uses my chocolate croissant pastry, but is filled with a sour raspberry filling and topped with a lemon glaze. I like to make a batch of these and freeze them for when last minute friends come by, or serve them for a lavish morning tea for vegans and non-vegans alike. 

Spirulina and Edamame Green Bowl

Spirulina and Edamame Green Bowl

Spirulina and Edamame Green Bowl

  • 45 ' Prep. Time
  • 4 Serves
As a vegan cook, you can never have too many salad, veggie or buddha bowl recipes, especially if you make a lot of your own meals or enjoy entertaining. My Spirulina and Edamame Green Bowl is packed with all sorts of healthy goodies, and feel free to experiment with additions of your own. If you can't find spirulina noodles, use another type of noodle like vermicelli or udon. 

Vegan Apple Pies

Vegan Apple Pies

Vegan Apple Pies

  • 1 h Prep. Time
  • 4 Serves
Apple pie is one of those classic, hearty and comforting desserts that often takes me back to a particular time, place or memory. It's so yummy when served warm with a scoop of ice-cream, and there's not reason vegans have to miss out! My recipe is easy to follow and makes four individual pies or one small share pie, and uses the technique I read about years ago (I wish I remember where!) of microwaving the apple filling prior to cooking the pie in the oven, giving the apple an extra chance to cook through and leaving you with a soft filling and crunchy crust. It's another one of my recipes that also freezes well, so make a batch before a dinner party and reheat in the oven just before your lucky guests arrive! 

Chocolate and Cinnamon Babka

Chocolate and Cinnamon Babka

Chocolate and Cinnamon Babka

  • 02 h Prep. Time
  • 8 Serves
Babka always makes a wonderful dessert, morning tea snack or sweet treat for sharing. It's made up of that winning combination of bread and chocolate, which are two of my favourite things, and is so versatile allowing for different types of fillings, spices, and flavours. If you're not planning on serving it for a group, cut it into pieces, place in the freezer and heat when you're ready to enjoy (the chocolate will melt a little too - yum!).

Crispy Cauliflower Bowls

Crispy Cauliflower Bowls

Crispy Cauliflower Bowls

  • 01 h Prep. Time
  • 4 Serves
My Crispy Cauliflower Bowls recipe is a wonderful addition to the vegan kitchen, and is a regular in my house because it's made up for some of my favourite ingredients, tastes AMAZING and is an easy to make and healthy dinner option. Cauliflower, sweet potato, edamame and other ingredients made it a great meal for vegans, vegetarians or those of you trying to eat less meat, as it'll leave you feeling satisfied, satiated and full of plant-based goodies that make up a complete, meat-free diet. If you're eating this as a main the recipe makes two full portions, but it can feed a couple more if you've got other dishes, too.

Loaded Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • 30 ' Prep. Time
  • 2 Serves
If you're anything like me, you're always looking for new ways to enjoy nature's greatest gift: the sweet potato. It makes such a great base for vegan meals (as well as an excellent side), and this recipe is no exception. All you need are a couple of pantry items, some veggies and of course, sweet potato, to create a healthy, irresistible, plant-based meal. You can prepare most of the elements in advance if you're serving a large group, and experiment with fillings, flavours and toppings. 

Mild Lemon and Matcha Muffins

Mild Lemon and Matcha Muffins

Mild Lemon and Matcha Muffins

  • 35 ' Prep. Time
  • 16 Serves
Matcha has many health benefits, but can often been overpowering if not used in moderation. This recipe uses just enough to get that lovely, rich t...

Kelp Noodle and Papaya Salad with Peanut Dressing

Kelp Noodle and Papaya Salad with Peanut Dressing

Kelp Noodle and Papaya Salad with Peanut Dressing

  • 40 ' Prep. Time
  • 4 Serves
This is one of my FAVOURITE salad recipes, because it combines all of my must-have elements: it's healthy, crunchy, packed full of flavour and vegan. If you don't have kelp noodles you can substitute them for vermicelli, but I'd highly recommending trying to get your hands on some as they provide such a lovely texture to this crowd-pleaser. Make a big batch and enjoy it throughout the week, and definitely serve it at your next dinner party with some grilled tofu, smashed avocado and sweet potato fries. Yum!

Easy Udon Soup

Easy Udon Soup

Easy Udon Soup

A good soup is wholesome, warming and filling, and perfect for a last minute winter meal. My Easy Udon Soup is packed with veggies, tofu and other ...

Last Minute Vegan Curry

Last Minute Vegan Curry

Last Minute Vegan Curry

  • 20 ' Prep. Time
  • 4 Serves
I'll get straight to the point. This is a recipe for the day you come home late from work, starving, not sure what to make and with little time to make it. It uses spices you probably already have, pantry items most vegans always have on hand, and veggies that come fresh or frozen. The beauty of this recipe is that most of the ingredients can spices can be substituted for what you do have (and if you have fresh garlic and ginger, even better!), as long as you stick with the general recipe structure. Perfect for a cozy night in!

Vegan Caesar Salad with Maple Tempeh and Sesame Parmesan

Vegan Caesar Salad with Maple Tempeh and Sesame Parmesan

Vegan Caesar Salad with Maple Tempeh and Sesame Parmesan

  • 40 ' Prep. Time
  • 2 Serves
Years ago, Caesar salads were a regular part of my diet. I recall taking a break from my very first casual job and buying a creamy salad and a strawberry milk and devouring the whole thing. I wonder why my teenage skin was so bad?!
My Vegan Caesar Salad has the same creamy dressing, a cheesy parmesan and a crunchy crouton, but made with far healthier ingredients and without any animal products. The parmesan recipe is a personal favourite of mine, and can be added to any salad, pasta or veggie dish. This recipe is a real party pleaser and is a great introduction to tempeh, too! 

Choc Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Choc Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Choc Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes

  • 12 Serves

Perfect for a celebration, my Choc Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes are sweet, soft, moist, rich and totally delicious. They're easy to whip up and look fantastic as part of a morning tea or party platter, and in addition to being egg free, dairy free and vegan, can easily be made gluten free too. Once baked they can be frozen until ready to serve, or stored at room temperature in an airtight container.

Tomato and Black Bean Soup

Tomato and Black Bean Soup

Tomato and Black Bean Soup

I'm always inspired to create new soup recipes as the weather gets cooler, but honestly, I could eat this soup all year round. As someone who loves hearty food, I eat soup for two reasons: firstly, to feel warm and full, and secondly, because it provides a solid excuse to eat toast. This ticks both boxes, and is made using delicious black beans, veggies and spices. Make a big batch and store it in the fridge, and have your sourdough ready. 

Strawberry and Coconut Friands

Strawberry and Coconut Friands

Strawberry and Coconut Friands

  • 25 ' Prep. Time
  • 8 Serves
Friands are a familiar fixture at high teas and special events, as a more elegant and refined muffin or cupcake. They are delicate, soft and sweet,...

Wicked Chocolate Beet Cake

Wicked Chocolate Beet Cake

Wicked Chocolate Beet Cake

  • 20 ' Prep. Time
  • 8 Serves
Chocolate cake is always a winner, but this recipe makes a wickedly rich, moist and earthy dessert that has a unique and beautiful flavour. Don't b...

Miso and Brown Rice Balls

Miso and Brown Rice Balls

Miso and Brown Rice Balls

  • 01 h 35 ' Prep. Time
  • 20 Serves

Crunchy, tangy and full of protein, my Miso and Brown Rice Balls are the perfect freezer snack that can be added to almost any veggie base. Most of the ingredients will probably already be in your pantry, and once you buy a packet of miso paste you’ll find yourself using it in everything from salad dressings to stir-fries. Don’t be afraid to throw in your own combination of spices, too!

Vegan Opera Cake

Vegan Opera Cake

Vegan Opera Cake

  • 03 h Prep. Time
  • 12 Serves

I love coming up with decadent, extravagant and indulgent desserts, especially when the results are so fabulous! My Vegan Opera Cake combines a fluffy sponge, a creamy buttercream, a rich coffee syrup and a smooth chocolate ganache. It takes time, concentration and effort, but the results are well worth it. It's looks beautiful as the feature of a high tea, morning tea or party platter, and can be made in advance and frozen until needed. It's a rich and complex cake that will hit all the right spots. 

*Try not to confuse the layers. Your opera cake should be made up of (from top to bottom): croustillant, sponge, coffee syrup, buttercream, sponge, coffee syrup and ganache.

Herb Stuffed Pumpkin

Herb Stuffed Pumpkin

Herb Stuffed Pumpkin

  • 30 ' Prep. Time
  • 2 Serves
Pumpkin is a versatile vegetable for a vegan, providing a creamy base for dairy free cheese sauce, a hearty addition to pump up a grain salad, or as the main ingredient in a party pleasing main. This recipe is a lovely one for a dinner party, and can be made as outlined below, or in mini-portions to please a crowd. You can stuff it with anything you like, top with vegan cheese or be bold by making it with sweet potato instead!

Lentil Shepherd's Pies

Lentil Shepherd's Pies

Lentil Shepherd's Pies

  • 4 Serves
Whether you're hosting a dinner or just looking for a winter warmer, nothing is more hearty than a pie (or better, many pies!). My Lentil Shepherd's Pies are healthy, made with veggies and spices, free of cheese, dairy and meat, and taste fantastic. You can prepare the veggie mix in advance and even freeze it, making it an ideal dinner if you don't have a lot of time. You can experiment with the veggies you have in the fridge, and even top with sweet potato or pea mash if you'd prefer.

Oat and Barberry Bisciuts

Oat and Barberry Bisciuts

Oat and Barberry Bisciuts

  • 15 ' Prep. Time
  • 8 Serves
Barberries are tart and juicy, and although aren't everyone's cup of tea, taste marvelous when combined with oats. My Oat and Barberry Biscuits are...

Apple Pastry Puffs

Apple Pastry Puffs

Apple Pastry Puffs

  • 04 h Prep. Time
  • 10 Serves
I love a good mini-pastry, for breakfast, dessert, as a snack, or for pretty much any meal quite frankly. This is a time consuming but easy recipe for a basic vegan puff pastry, with an apple filling that can be made without or without any added sugar. It's made with plenty of vegan butter and isn't so much a healthy treat, but if you avoid adding sugar to the filling it's a better option than many of the store-bought desserts. Feel free to experiment with fillings based on what you have handy! 

Easy Banana Celebration Cupcakes

Easy Banana Celebration Cupcakes

Easy Banana Celebration Cupcakes

  • 15 ' Prep. Time
  • 16 Serves
Banana cupcakes are a classic choice for the vegan baker, as the banana makes a wonderful egg substitute, and adds a lovely moistness (sorry, I kno...

Crunchy Corn Fritters

Crunchy Corn Fritters

Crunchy Corn Fritters

  • 10 ' Prep. Time
  • 4 Serves
Another day, another vegan breakfast! Corn fritters used to be my go-to order at breakfast cafes, but it's tricky finding a place that does them without eggs, and many even have added cheese and sour cream to this crunchy delight. As regular readers know, I've recently committed to creating a vegan breakfast menu, with versions of my favourite non-vegan snacks that taste as good as the real thing (maybe even better, but let's not brag). Serve these with a tangy relish, vegan sour cream or heap of smashed avocado!

Easy Baked Sesame Tofu

Easy Baked Sesame Tofu

Easy Baked Sesame Tofu

  • 45 ' Prep. Time
  • 4 Serves
Having a handful of good tofu recipes is essential for the vegan chef. Depending on whether I'm cooking a healthy dinner for one, making a feast fo...

Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

  • 10 ' Prep. Time
  • 2 Serves
It's recently become my mission to create a series of recipes for vegan and non-vegan eaters alike, that are veganised versions of classic dishes t...

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Walnut Mince

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Walnut Mince

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Walnut Mince

  • 15 ' Prep. Time
  • 4 Serves
Sweet potatoes are so versatile, perfect for fries, curries, salads and even brownies! This recipe is a healthy twist on stuffed potatoes, which are usually full of greasy meat, thick sour cream and cheese, and are very heavy. It's a great option if you enjoy hearty meals but don't want to fill up on breads and fried food, and is packed with protein and plenty of other good stuff. You can even make a big batch of mince and use it on sandwiches and pasta, too! 

Vegan Pain au Chocolat (Chocolate Croissants)

Vegan Pain au Chocolat (Chocolate Croissants)

Vegan Pain au Chocolat (Chocolate Croissants)

  • 5 h Prep. Time
  • 16 Serves
Before I was a vegan I had a few lovely pastry recipes that I never expected to use again, and I pretty much gave up on enjoying store bough pastries as well. It wasn't until recently that I decided to attempt a vegan version of my favourite pastry, the pain au chocolat, which I'm excited to report turned out magnificently! This recipe is wonderfully easy to make but does take time and patience, and should definitely be enjoyed in moderation. Feel free to experiment with different types of chocolate, jams or fruit, too! 

Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding

Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding

Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding

  • 15 ' Prep. Time
  • 4 Serves
One of the most common misconceptions about plant based food is that it never tastes as good as 'normal' food, and is made almost entirely of tofu and air. Anyone who has tasted well made vegan food knows this is so wrong, particularly when it comes to dessert. When you eat a non-vegan cake, are you enjoying it because you can taste the eggs and milk? Of course not! Not only are vegan desserts delicious and often even better than their non-vegan counterparts, they're cheaper and quicker to make.