Creamy Mushrooms and Butterbeans with Quinoa and Roasted Veg

I was doing a bit of experimenting this evening. I made some cashew queso sauce from the recipe in the No Meat Athlete cookbook – basically it’s cashews, garlic, arrowroot, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika and chipotle. This stuff is amazing – creamy, cheesy, smoky, nutty sauce.I gently fried up some onion and chestnut mushrooms, and…

Homemade Seitan, Roast Potatoes and Kale

Seitan is a thing I had never heard of until going vegan. For the uninitiated, it’s essentially wheat gluten made into a solid form that can use in similar ways to meat. Apparently it is often used in Asian cookery. I had seen it for sale ready-made in health food shops, but hadn’t tried it….

Vegan Junk-Food from VX London

A trip to London for work normally means buying something for the evening train ride home, and today was no exception. In the past I have normally got something uninspiring from a station supermarket – sandwich and crisps or similar. Today I had a bit of time before my train was due to leave, so…

Butternut and Sage Risotto with Lemon and Olive Kale

Tonight a recipe from a kindle book I bought, simply called ‘Vegan Slowcooker Cookbook’ by Laura Hamilton. It seems a good collection of recipes, and slow cooker makes everything nice and simple. The book suggests pumpkin, but I used butternut squash. Maybe I’ll try it again in a month’s time when the shops are full…

Nut-Crusted Tofu with Quinoa and Sugar-Snap Peas

So apparently I have become the kind of person who cooks nut-crusted tofu and serves it with quinoa. Well, I’m alright with that because this evening’s dinner tasted amazing. This was another recipe from the No Meat Athlete Cookbook. It’s not the kind of thing I normally cook, but I thought I’d give it a…

Oumph! Pizza

It’s been a long day, we didn’t get home until 8.30pm so something quick and easy was needed. I had read that Oumph! have launched a new vegan pizza at selected Tesco stores, including the one I shop at, so tonight was the night to give it a try. This is the second vegan pizza…

Homemade Mint Raita

I went out for a curry last Friday, and was pleased to find that there were a lot of vegan choices. Sadly, as I excepted, the mint dipping sauce for the poppadums was (as is traditional) based on yoghurt. Tonight we were finishing off a coconut and green bean curry from the freezer, so I…

Huel

For six months or so before going vegan I had noticed Facebook ads for something called Huel, marketed as a ‘nutritionally complete food’. I wasn’t really interested at first. I figured it was a kind of protein shake, and I’ve never been into that kind of thing. I decided to give it a try back…

Homemade Oat Milk

I haven’t found it difficult to give up milk. There are so many alternatives out there (soya, cashew, almond, coconut…), it really isn’t hard. None of them taste exactly like cows milk, but most taste pretty good. They don’t behave exactly like cows milk either, so I’m learning which kinds work best for different uses….

Tofu Stir-fry after a Weekend Away

I’ve been away for a residential weekend as part of a study course I’m doing. It was the first time I had really had to rely on someone else to cook me vegan food. I had informed my college in advance, so just had to trust that the message would get through. I have stayed…