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  • 13
  • Jan

Recipe: Dutch ‘Zomer Hotspot’

This Dutch staple is easy to make and a wonderful comfort food. There’s even a famous story behind it: after the siege of the Dutch city of Leiden, the dish was supposedly left behind in a copper pot by the fleeing Spanish army.

Dutch ‘Zomer Hotspot’

1 kg potatoes, peeled

50 g vegan margarine

3 spring onions, sliced

1 carrot, thinly sliced

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tsp curry powder, plus more for seasoning

Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender.
  • Heat the vegan margarine in
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  • 13
  • Jan

Recipe: Summer Sauerkraut Salad

Add a Bavarian touch to your BBQ or potluck this summer with this lovely, fresh twist on the German classic. Great for piling on a vegan hot dog or as a side dish. It’s also one that should be made in advance, leaving less hassle if you’re going to be entertaining.

Summer Sauerkraut Salad

Adapted from Allrecipes.com

1 large jarsauerkraut, drainedGermany

1 tsp mustard seed

1 medium onion, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 large carrot, grated

1 14-oz jar diced pimento peppers

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  • 13
  • Jan

Recipe: Brazilian Feijoada (Black-Bean Stew)

The traditional version of this classic Brazilian dish is heavy on the ‘carne’, but we decided to make black beans and veggies the stars of the show for this vegan version.

Brazilian Feijoada (Black-Bean Stew)

500 g dried black beans, soaked overnightVegan Brazilian Feijoada (Black-Bean Stew)

2 Tbsp rapeseed oil

1 large onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 red or yellow bell peppers

1 400g tin chopped tomatoes

1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced

500 ml vegetable stock

2 tsp chopped fresh parsley

1 handful fresh thyme, chopped

400 g cooked brown rice

Chilli … Read more.


  • 13
  • Jan

Recipe: Algerian Couscous With Spiced Vegetables

This traditional North African dish, which consists of fluffy couscous and meltingly soft aromatic vegetables, is both foolproof and delicious! Team it with a fresh green salad for a satisfying and balanced meal.

Algerian Couscous With Spiced Vegetables

Adapted from I Cook the World

For the Couscous:Algeria

1 1/2 cups water

1 tsp vegetable bouillon powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups couscous

1 Tbsp olive oil

For the Vegetable Stew:

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/4 tsp cayenne

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  • 13
  • Jan

Recipe: Belgian ‘Chicon Au Gratin’

This traditional dish from Belgium takes an unusual – but delicious – vegetable, the endive, and places it centre stage. Our veganised recipe shows you don’t need dairy products or meat to make a hearty, rich and deliciously creamy version of this classic.

Belgian ‘Chicon Au Gratin’

4 heads Belgian endive, trimmedVegan Chicon Au Gratin

1 Tbsp vegan margarine

1 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1/2 cup soya milk

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

1/2 cup grated vegan cheese

4 slices deli-style vegan ham

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • Bring a
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  • 13
  • Jan

Recipe: Russian-Style Potato Salad

This quick, simple side dish is a fantastic addition to lunches, buffet tables or barbecues. It’s also great if you’re stuck for time and need to throw something together at the last minute.

Russian-Style Potato Salad

8–10 new potatoesRussia

1 cup petit pois

1/2 cucumber, chopped

1/2 apple (any variety will do), chopped

8 cornichons or other similar pickles, diced

Vegan mayonnaise (we love Plamil brand)

  • Place the new potatoes in a saucepan filled with water and boil until soft, then drain and set aside to cool. Dice when cool enough to
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  • 13
  • Jan

Quick and Easy Greek Salad

If you’re looking for a fast, easy summer salad, you can’t go wrong with a Greek salad. Olive, basil and balsamic give this salad a Mediterranean summer feel. For a more substantial meal, mix the salad with cooked pasta.

Quick and Easy Greek Salad

5 Tbsp olive oilGreece

Balsamic vinegar, to taste

Salt, to taste

Black pepper, to taste

Handful large grapes, halved

2 cucumbers, sliced

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

1 handful chopped fresh spinach

1 handful black olives, halved

1 handful basil leaves

1 handful fresh mint

  • Combine the
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  • 13
  • Jan

The Ultimate Vegan Mexican Chilli

Mexican food was just made to be veganised! A good old-fashioned Mexican chilli works with almost any combination of ingredients, provided you get the spices just right.

The Ultimate Vegan Mexican Chilli

2 Tbsp sunflower oilMexico

1 large onion, chopped

1–2 cloves garlic

1 red pepper, seeded and chopped

1 green pepper, seeded and chopped

1 454g bagsoya mince

175 g  mushrooms, quartered

1 400g can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 400g can chopped tomatoes

1 heaped Tbsp tomato pureé

1 cup water

2–4 tsp chilli powder (or as much … Read more.


  • 13
  • Jan

Recipe: Tarte Aux Fruits Frais

Cold desserts really come into their own during the summer months, and nobody does patisserie quite like the French. They really go for the WOW factor. This pretty tart is just begging to be laid out and admired on your vegan table. It’s a sure-fire way to impress your dinner guests (whether they’re vegan or not).

Tarte Aux Fruits FraisFrance

250 g plain flour

110 g icing sugar

110 g vegan margarine or soy butter

A few spoonfuls water

225 g plain vegan cream cheese (try Tofutti brand)

1 tsp vanilla extract

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  • 10
  • Jan

5 of the Best Vegan-Friendly Cultural Venues

Following our rundown of the best vegan-friendly cinemas in the country, we’ve moved on to arts venues that serve up a varied programme of theatre, music and dance, alongside a tasty selection of plant-based cuisine. After scouring the country for the very best places to combine high-brow pursuits with tasty vegan eats, here are our top five picks (in no particular order).

We’ve even given each of these venues an award in order to thank them for helping patrons choose meals that are as delicious as they are good for our … Read more.