plant-based recipes and mindful living

Mains, Soups & Stews

Creamy Mushroom Carbonara – Compassionate Kitchen Crew – cooking class review

Creamy Mushroom Carbonara – Compassionate Kitchen Crew – cooking class review

Apologies for my long time absence on here. I am still alive, but I’ve not been too well and as a result I’m probably not going to be as regular updating this little space as I’d like to be.  A couple of week’s ago, I […]

Pasta alla Trapanese [vegan]

Pasta alla Trapanese [vegan]

A couple of years ago my boyfriend and I went on holiday travelling around Italy for a couple of weeks – it was pretty awesome. We went to Rome, Naples, Sorrento and then took a night ferry over to Sicily. I ate A LOT of […]

Vegan Pad Thai with Asparagus

Vegan Pad Thai with Asparagus

This Vegan Pad Thai is so quick and easy, you’ll definitely want to add this one to your weekday evening meal repertoire – trust me! In fact, I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe, this was just my Saturday night dinner creation. I took a few […]

Vegan Lentil Lasagna

Vegan Lentil Lasagna

For as long as I can remember Lasagna has been my favourite dish. I love a good vegetable lasagna packed full of whatever the season has to offer, but lentils provide this beaut more of a meaty texture. This dish is packed full of flavour, and […]

Carrot and Swede Soup with Smoky Pumpkin Seed Croutons [vegan]

Carrot and Swede Soup with Smoky Pumpkin Seed Croutons [vegan]

I’ve got the February blues and I feel grumpy. I’m in desperate need of Spring, but it’s grey, cold and miserable, and the promise of warmer days seem still too distant for my liking. This carrot and swede soup definitely brings a little sunshine to […]

Miso noodle soup with fried tofu

Miso noodle soup with fried tofu

I’m having a miso revelation. I love the stuff and this miso noodle soup is not only super quick to make but also really tasty, and it’s really good for your tummy too.  Miso is from Japan and is made from fermented soybeans, sounds a […]

Pumpkin Risotto [vegan]

Pumpkin Risotto [vegan]

I’ve got another delicious pumpkin recipe this week. I still had half a pumpkin leftover from last week and hadn’t quite got round to using it up, but I don’t think you can ever get too much pumpkin at this time of year! Pumpkin Risotto […]

Spicy Pumpkin and Parsnip Soup [vegan]

Spicy Pumpkin and Parsnip Soup [vegan]

Yes, now I can make soups for lunches! In the summer I’m all about salads, but now I’m all about staying warm, and soup is what I’m craving on these chillier autumnal days. I’ve massively got into pumpkins and squashes over the last few years, especially […]

Courgette Fritters with Thai Peanut Sauce [vegan and gluten-free]

Courgette Fritters with Thai Peanut Sauce [vegan and gluten-free]

I promise I’m not lying when I say these courgette fritters may just be my best creation so far! When I had my allotment my kitchen was overrun with courgettes. It turned out planting five courgette plants meant you had about 50 courgettes to consume, and if […]

Basil Pesto Carrot Gnocchi [vegan and gluten-free]

Basil Pesto Carrot Gnocchi [vegan and gluten-free]

This basil pesto carrot gnocchi may just be my favourite thing EVER! I mean, I’m not going to lie, this is not a weekday dinner – making your own gnocchi is a faff that’s for sure. This is definitely more of a weekend meal, one to […]