Basil Pistou and Oat Creem

These were the two extras I used in the cucunber mint soup in the last post. As promised, here are the recipes. Both very quick and easy. Basil Pistou - Ingredients: 2 C fresh basil, loosely packed 4 cloves garlic, minced (use only 2 if they are the very large cloves)...

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Ratatouille – French and Vegan

Still on the French mission - to veganize traditional French recipes. And Ratatouille is a pretty easy one, which I made using lovely fresh produce from the local markets we encountered. Ingredients: 2 large courgettes (or 5 or 6 small ones) 2 aubergines 4 onions 4...

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Mushroom Bourguignon

As usual I start with apologizing for not posting in a while. But I would like to think I post when I have something useful to say, rather than just posting for the sake of it. My excuse for not posting is we are travelling again - aboard our boat in France! Which is...

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Lentil and Nut Roast

A Nut Roast is one of the go-to vegetarian main course dishes. For our recent pop-up vegan dining event (Check out our Green and Vegan FB page), we decided to do a vegan version. Over there years we have made several nut roasts but have never found a really great...

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Vegan Sushi

Vegan sushi is something I never in my wildest dreams imagined I would make! But I did, and it worked very well. We served it as a starter at on of our pop-up dining events (check out our Green and Vegan FB page) a while back. A couple of people commented that it was...

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Vegan Quiche

Vegan Quiche So here is our recipe for the courgette vegan quiche that we served as a main course for the first run of our vegan underground restaurant. See the last post.   We had been trying to make a good vegan quiche for a while. Some (non vegan) friends...

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Vegan underground restaurant

Karen and I have always dreamed of hosting a vegan underground restaurant in our home. Where did this daft idea come from then? Long before we discovered raw and vegan food, we always enjoyed having dinner parties at home and entertaining with food. I just love being...

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Fool proof bean burgers

Fool proof bean burgers Over the years we have had many attempts at vegan bean burgers with varying success, the main problem being getting them to stick together. Still on our boat, Karen came up with these - Guest post by Karen: Have you ever seen a yummy looking...

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Melty vegan cheeze

Melty vegan cheeze This melty vegan cheeze is great. Working is one of those unfortunate necessities of life, and I've been working offshore for the last 6 weeks. The last posts were all prepared well in advance. I am now travelling, in betwixt and between, but...

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Vegan Stir Fry

Vegan Stir Fry Smoked Tempeh and vegan stir fry I seem to think stir fries were originally the domain of carnivores - it was a good way to quickly cook a meal. But our vegan stir fries are one of Karen's favourite meals. I'm not going to give a specific recipe, as you...

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Thai green curry – Raw and Vegan

Thai green curry - Raw and Vegan Raw vegan Thai Green Curry Finally got around to making this raw vegan Thai Green Curry again. I first discovered it on the FEAST and TASTE raw food courses run by Deborah Durrant of Deliciously Raw. There are a couple of differences...

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Onion Tart – Vegan

Onion Tart - Vegan Vegan onion tart We have not done much vegan baking at all but Karen wanted to try this dish as a starter at our last dinner party. The original idea also came from the Leafy Green Cafe recipe book by Antonia De Luca, but we also needed to make this...

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Chickpea Cutlets

Vegan chickpea cutlets Having had such success with our Vegan Ham at Xmas, we wanted to find a quick and easy vegan meal with that 'meatiness' which would appeal to our carnivore friends. Karen came across this chickpea cutlet recipe which we tested. They were indeed...

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Quest for the perfect vegan burger

Vegan burger patties and salad Burgers are always a great meal, but vegan versions can be a bit bland. The store bought ones always seem over processed. My first shot at homemade vegan burger patties was last year while we we travelling on the boat in Netherlands....

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