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Cannellini hummus with dukkah

Dukkah is a mix of ground spices, nuts and seeds. You can use it as a condiment for many...(Read more)

Cauliflower sumac salad

If you haven’t tried sumac before, you are in for a treat! It gives a sour note and a...(Read more)

Sweet potato soup

Delicious as a soup but you could also try this as a curry sauce. Simply make it a bit...(Read more)

Almond or cashew cream

This mouthwatering recipe is the perfect creamy accompaniment to any dessert pie or cake.

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Yorkshire pudding

...because what Sunday roast would be complete without it?

Check out our alternative recipe too, ...(Read more)

Brazil and hazelnut rissoles

These small and tasty croquettes would go well with a cheezy dipping sauce or guacamole – perfect for a...(Read more)

Carrot and almond spread

There's more to life than hummus! Try this on some crackers or dip some veggie sticks for a tasty...(Read more)

Cauliflower cheese soup

For an easy way to sneak more cruciferous veg into your diet, try this gorgeous soup. Serves 4

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Cherry basil crumble bars

This recipe is from The Great Vegan Bean Book.

It’s the beans that allow the crust to...(Read more)

Cottage 'cheese'

Just like its dairy counterpart, this vegan version is low fat and high in protein and calcium... but tastes...(Read more)

Cucumber and Chinese leaf with gado-gado sauce

Gado-Gado is a classic Far Eastern sauce that goes beautifully with the crisp freshness of cucumber and Chinese leaf....(Read more)

Greek salad

Close your eyes as you eat this fresh and salty salad and picture yourself sitting on a Sun-drenched Greek...(Read more)

Herbed quinoa salad

If you've never cooked with quinoa, don't be scared, it's actually really easy to prepare. This is a great...(Read more)

Homemade yoghurt

Of course you can find soya yoghurt in most supermarkets these days but we bet you never imagined it...(Read more)

Melty white 'cheese'

Pour this thick, creamy sauce over steamed vegetables, baked potatoes, macaroni - or drizzle it over pizza or casseroles...(Read more)

Mini vegan quiches

This is a great, easy recipe that you can vary to your hearts content.(Read more)

Parmazano sprinkles

Sprinkle over any savoury dish for a delicious, nutty taste.



Basil is traditionally used as the main ingredient with pesto but this recipe also works well with spinach leaves...(Read more)

Potato scones

This is a great way to use up leftover potatoes. No waste here!

Serves 4

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Red pepper courgette and ‘bacon’ mini-quiche

These tasty and colourful mini-quiches make great starters for a dinner party extravaganza.


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Red wine gravy

You can find vegan gravy granules in the shops but homemade just taste so much better. This is the...(Read more)

Vegan sausage rolls

Ideal for kids' parties, a quick lunch or even a comforting dinner when served with mashed potato and loads...(Read more)

Scrambled ‘egg’ on toast

A delicious start to the day, great with veganized full english breakfasts or in breakfast burritos! The possibilities are...(Read more)

Spinach, smoked tofu and tomato salad

Tofu is so extremely versatile. The smoked variety has a gorgeous taste and the crumbly texture goes wonderfully with...(Read more)

Stuffed chillies in walnut sauce

Can you take the heat? In reality the creamy sauce helps counter the heat from the peppers. Gorgeous served...(Read more)

Sunflower and mushroom spread

Sunflower seeds are wonderfully healthy, packed with iron, vitamin E and other essential nutrients. This spread is a great...(Read more)

Vegan mayonnaise

Flavour, texture, consistency … this is a dead ringer for the real thing!


Baked chilli arancini balls

Recipe courtesy of The Food Rhino. (Read more)

Mr Organic Bruschetta Swirls

Either as a savory breakfast or just a simple snack, these swirls can be made in record time and...(Read more)

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