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  • 17
  • Jan

Recipe: Perfect Vegan Guacamole

Because more and more people are embarking on a compassionate diet free from animal products, we’ll be bringing you weekly inspiration for quick, easy and delicious vegan food ideas.

This week, we’re sharing a recipe for healthy guacamole, a dip that’s ready in minutes and has fresh summer flavours that will give you a boost even in the dead of winter!

Avocados are a great and nutritious addition to a vegan diet. They’re packed with potassium, protein, fibre and vitamin K, and they also contain monounsaturated fat, which is thought to … Read more.


  • 13
  • Jan

  Recipe: Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta

Fresh summer flavours, combined with just enough spice to give a satisfying kick, make this wholesome pasta dish a reliable crowd-pleaser!

Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta

1 Tbsp sunflower oilItaly

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 courgette, chopped into small triangles

4–6 mini chiquino peppers (assorted colours), chopped

1 pkg vegan hot dogs (try VBites brand) or 60 g chopped brown mushrooms, finely sliced

1–2 fresh chillies

1 tsp dried chilli flakes

2 tsp dried oregano

3 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped

1 500-g carton tomato passata

8–10 cherry tomatoes, chopped

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  • 13
  • Jan

Recipe: Sizzling Spanish Paella – Vegan Style!

Nothing screams HOLIDAY like a big dish of freshly made paella. Here’s our delicious vegan take on this iconic dish.

Sizzling Spanish Paella

Adapted from BBC Food

2 Tbsp olive oilSpain

2 medium onions, chopped

3–4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tin braised tofu (optional)

1 aubergine, chopped

1 courgette, chopped

2 tsp ground turmeric

400 g long grain rice

2 cubes vegetable stock

800 ml hot water

4 small ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1 large bunch fresh parsley, chopped

Juice of 2 lemons

  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry
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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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