Creating delicious and nourishing plant-based food

Month: July 2017

Creamy Sweet Potato Hummus

Creamy Sweet Potato Hummus

Hummus is so simple to make and easy to experiment with since you can add almost any vegetable to transform the taste. I have created a variation on my perfect hummus recipe by adding sweet potatoes which provide a rich creamy texture.

Mint Pea Falafel with Butter Beans

Mint Pea Falafel with Butter Beans

Inspired by the flavours in the mint pea dip I recently made, I decided to experiment and transform it into a falafel. This recipe for mint pea falafel is similar to my sweet potato falafels that I made last week. Instead I have substituted the chickpeas and sweet potato for the butter beans and peas.

Nutty Crunch Granola

Nutty Crunch Granola

My nutty crunch granola recipe is so simple and easy to make. It only contains four ingredients: roasted buckwheat, cashews, almonds and maple syrup. The combination of the roasted buckwheat and nuts gives the granola a crunchy texture whilst the maple syrup provides a delicious sweetness. This nutty granola is great for breakfast with coconut yogurt or chia pudding and served with fresh berries!

Cherry Chia Pudding with Roasted Buckwheat

Cherry Chia Pudding with Roasted Buckwheat

Chia pudding for breakfast involves planning ahead the night before but is definitely worth the effort. It only takes a few minutes to assemble the ingredients in a bowl and you can leave it to sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, just add your toppings and you’re ready to enjoy!

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Falafel

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Falafel

Since I’m completely obsessed with hummus, falafel is also one of my favourite foods as it is basically the same ingredients. Instead of a creamy dip, a delicious blend of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, cumin and coriander are all rolled into a ball and baked in the oven. In this recipe, I have added sweet potato which makes the falafel even more delicious.

Mint Pea Dip

Mint Pea Dip

This mint pea dip is simply delicious and perfect for a summer dip. Fresh mint complimented by the zesty lemon makes the taste so light and refreshing. The addition of the tahini provides a creamy texture and rich nutty flavour to contrast with the lemon and mint tones.

My Perfect Hummus

My Perfect Hummus

This is my recipe for the perfect hummus – call it my ‘signature’. I love the creamy texture of the tahini blended with chickpeas and the subtle spice of cumin with the tangy lemon. The tamari adds a rich earthy depth to the taste.

Cauliflower Couscous with Peas and Feta

Cauliflower Couscous with Peas and Feta

Cauliflower has become very popular recently, particularly in the form of cauliflower ‘rice’ or ‘couscous’ as a grain free alternative. If you have a food processor, making cauliflower rice is really easy.  Simply process the cauliflower until it resembles a fine rice-like or couscous-esque texture. Cauliflower couscous is very versatile to substitute for grains or quinoa in dishes such as tabbouleh.

Roasted Buckwheat Granola with Banana and Goji Berries

Roasted Buckwheat Granola with Banana and Goji Berries

This granola contains buckwheat instead of oats. Despite its name, buckwheat is not a grain but is actually a fruit seed that is part of the rhubarb family. As a pseudo-grain, buckwheat is a great alternative for people who are coeliac. It is also rich in minerals including manganese, magnesium, copper and B vitamins, to name a few.

Middle-eastern inspired Za’atar and Aubergine salad

Middle-eastern inspired Za’atar and Aubergine salad

I adore middle eastern flavours and incorporate them into a lot of my cooking. This middle-eastern inspired salad includes roasted aubergine spiced with za’atar, chickpeas, pomegranate seeds, fresh coriander and a tahini-lemon dressing.

Maya Mango and Banana Smoothie Bowl

Maya Mango and Banana Smoothie Bowl

A smoothie bowl is my ideal way to start the day through the summer months, topped with fresh berries, pumpkin seeds and goji berries. Smoothie bowls are a great opportunity to be creative with breakfast and personalise your perfect smoothie. Simply prepare a smoothie, pour it into a bowl (rather than a glass) and add your own choices of toppings. You can include anything from fresh berries, seeds, nuts, fresh fruit or granola. The combinations you can create are endless!


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