Ottolenghi’s celeriac and lentil delight

If you are unfamiliar with celeraic, then definitely give this dish a try. I served mine with a quick mango, cucumber and fresh chilli salad. Recipe available here. Advertisements

Black bean and tomato pasta

This is a quick and filling dish, perfect as a post-workout dinner as it packs protein, iron, and carbs. 200-250g rigatoni (or another type of short pasta) 15ml olive oil 1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 tin whole peeled tomatoes 1 tin black beans, rinsed 1 teaspoon dried chilli (to taste)…

French toast

If you are avoiding eggs and dairy, but you miss French toast, then this recipe is for you. Made using aquafaba (chickpea brine), it is quick, easy, and tastes surprisingly close to the original! 125ml aquafaba (brine from a can of chickpeas, preferably chilled overnight) 125ml plant milk 2 teaspoons castor sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla…

Favourite roasted veggies

What is more comforting than your favourite vegetables, roasted in olive oil and fresh herbs, served on a plate of couscous? Try to include loads of whole garlic cloves, at least one quartered lemon, as well as fresh whole fennel … other than that, just mix all your favourite vegetables together, top with fresh thyme,…

Ottolenghi’s Brussels sprouts and tofu

This recipe is from one of my favourite cookbooks, Plenty, by Yotam Ottolenghi. Find the recipe here. Nowadays you can easily find sesame oil at your local grocer or deli. It is worth sourcing for this recipe, as it adds to the depth of flavour. Make this even if you hate Brussels sprouts – frying…

Roasted sweet potato, aubergine and red pepper with couscous

This is my take on Rose Eliot’s veggie stack with herby couscous. I was looking for a recipe for aubergine that’s a bit different to the usual ratatouille or moussaka, and this is one of my favourites! I used Jalapeño flavoured hummus, but you can use any kind that you like. I also had a…

Butternut, Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Curry

Serves 2 15ml olive oil 1 onion, chopped 5ml garlic, chopped 5ml dried chilli 5ml ginger powder 2.5ml turmeric 2.5ml coriander powder 1ml cumin 1ml cinnamon 15ml curry powder (or to taste) 1 small sweet potato, sliced 1 small butternut, cubed 125ml red lentils ½ can chopped tomatoes 1 can chickpeas 250ml vegetable stock 250ml…

Green Bean Stew

Serves 2 Ingredients 1 onion, chopped olive oil for frying ± 200g green beans, chopped (width-wise) 1 teaspoon chopped garlic ½ teaspoon dried chilli 3 small potatoes, skinned and diced 1.5 cups vegetable stock (I prefer Ina Paarman’s delicious dried stock) ± 200g tomatoes, peeled and diced Black pepper (lots!) Salt Sugar Optional: Fry’s Vegetarian…