Wholewheat Tomato Pasta with Charred Romano Pepper, Olives and Spinach

This is my new favourite tomato pasta recipe. Using the wholewheat pasta makes it feel earthier and more cozy. I also don’t use any garlic in this recipe shock-horror :O. I think the rest of the ingredients are delicious enough without my usual favourite ingredient. Recipe ingredients is per person Ingredients 1 Romano red pepper…

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Crushed Garlicy Potatoes

It’s nice to have potatoes. It’s nice to have garlic. It’s best to have garlic and potatoes. This is a super easy recipe and makes a great side dish. This recipe is for a single serving so can easily be multiplied to suit any serving. Ingredients 5/6 Small variety potatoes such as new or charlotte…

Our affectionately named “carbonara”

Let me just say as a disclaimer: I know this recipe bears little resemblance to traditional eggy, cheesy carbonara. As a staple for our date nights we know this pasta recipe in and out. I mean it has the word carb in it what’s not to love? One of the reasons we love this is…

Green Pea and Mint Salad with Griddled Tofu

I’ve never understood why someone doesn’t like peas. Is it the green? Did you only ever have them boiled to within and inch of their life until they’re a swampy colour and consistency? If that is the case then you should really try this salad. The fresh flavours and vibrant colours should take you anywhere…

Cozy Mushroom and Celeriac Pie

There are few things more embarrassing to witness than the UK in the snow. The whole country freaks out and fails to function. Izzie and I went shopping and half the shops were closed and kids were off school due to the inch and a half of snow. Having grown up in Germany where it…

Easy Tofu Scramble

Six years ago when Izzie and I first started dating she made this for me for breakfast and it is one of the first “vegan dishes” I remember eating. As a new vegan (I was a meat eater at the time) this simple dish seemed so different and even exciting. Tofu was an exotic ingredient…

‘Desperate for Summer’ Chickpea Niçoise Salad

January usually seems to drag. By the time February appears I’m relieved and it feels like summer is just around the corner. This year has been a little different though. January went by shockingly fast and I bought some £1 daffodils to celebrate the coming of spring. However as I look out the window on…

Tesco has new vegan meals!

As much as I love cooking sometimes time, energy or inspiration just doesn’t allow for it. Going to the supermarket in my experience when in this sort of mood has usually led to a disappointing bowl of rice and a Bombay potato pot. That’s why like so many vegans I have been eagerly anticipating the…

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

I loveeee tomato pasta! For a quick and delicious meal you can’t beat this comforter. But do you know what’s better than tomato pasta? Tomato pasta with stuff in it. Spaghetti alla puttanesca translates to Spaghetti in the style of a whore. I’m not sure why it’s called that but I could come up with…

Smokey Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Mushroom Bacon

Macaroni and cheese was never something I liked before I became vegan.  I found the cheesy sauce to be cloying and the whole dish was just overly filling. In fact cheesy white pasta sauces actually led me to think that I didn’t like pasta at all. A ridiculous thing to say. However now that I…