Category: Vegan Recipes

  • It’s a collage

    It’s a collage

    It’s a collage, that’s what it is, it’s a coll-fucking-age

  • Make the connection

    Make the connection

  • An ordinary bloke writes about ‘Lessons you learn’

    An ordinary bloke writes about ‘Lessons you learn’

    An ordinary bloke writes about ‘Lessons you learn’ I was standing in the queue at Iceland, the frozen food store, yesterday. I was clutching a modestly-sized bag (700g) of McCain’s skin-on fries. We were having a dirty burger night and it was the last item on the shopping list. I’d already bought the Linda McCartney […]

  • potpotmush


    An accidental recipe cut potatoes and sweet potatoes into chip shapes and deep fry in plenty of oil until soft but not crisp – add some half chopped chestnut mushrooms wait until it’s obvious that the ‘chips’ are not going to get crusty but are in imminent danger of collapsing into mush scoop the potpotmush […]

  • How much fruit and veg is ‘ten a day’

    How much fruit and veg is ‘ten a day’

    New research has indicated that people should eat 10 portions of fruit and/or vegetables every day if they want to achieve a longer and healthier life. I wondered what 10 portions would look like so I raided the fridge and fruit bowl and added fruit and veg until it weighed 800 grams, which, according the […]

  • Stacked Vegan Pizza

    Stacked Vegan Pizza

    I fancied making a pizza the other day but was fed up of those pale lacklustre crusts available from supermarkets so decided to make my own dough. I chose wholemeal bread flour and quick yeast since that’s what was in the cupboard, made the dough and used half of it to make a pizza base, […]

  • Cute Rescued Animal or Food?

    Cute Rescued Animal or Food?

    The hypocrisy of the animal rescue industry Whenever I see appeals for money or support for animal rescue charities the first thought that comes to my mind is ‘What do they feed the animals they rescue?’ I suppose in the case of naturally vegetarian animals the answer is vegetable material of some sort, but what […]

  • Half-Baked Potatoes

    Half-Baked Potatoes

    These are golden crisp outside and creamily soft inside. Cut baking potatoes in half along the length so that you have two flattish halves anoint with veg oil and sprinkle with seasalt. Place the potato halves flat side down onto a baking tray, cut a little cross in the top bulgy bit and bung into […]

  • Sweet Potato and Aubergine curry

    Sweet Potato and Aubergine curry

    Last night’s meal. INGREDIENTS 1 large sweet potato – diced into medium cubes 1 aubergine – diced into medium cubes 1 onion – sliced thinly 5 cloves garlic – crushed 1 strong chili – chopped finely * 1″ ginger root – chopped/crushed * 2 tablespoons ground coriander * 2 teaspoons ground cumin * 2 teaspoons […]

  • Vegan burgers and the Con club

    When I was growing up in Llanelli we always referred to the Conservative club as ‘The Con Club’. There was no malicious intent in this, after all, in those days, the Conservatives, in Llanelli at least, were not even significant enough to be regarded as a sideshow. I have noticed that in Cardiff the Conservative […]

  • Autumn food

    My first serious attempt at Rajma – a.k.a. Red Kidney Bean Curry The basic recipe is drawn from here: – thanks to Ceri for the variations and the live tips 🙂 First the ingredients: 2 cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed under running water 2 tbsps vegetable/canola/sunflower cooking oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 […]

  • Sugar, Tofu, Soya Beans, Tahini

    Sugar, Tofu, Soya Beans, Tahini

    I NEEDED to get a few things from the shops, so made a list. This is it. Just 4 items, that’s all I needed and if I was being honest then I didn’t really need the tofu because that’s what the soya beans were for (to make tofu), and I certainly didn’t need the sugar […]

  • TLT – Tofu Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich

    Marinate cubes or strips of tofu in tamari, garlic, chilli and ginger before frying in sesame oil until they start to brown. Add freshly chopped or sliced tomatoes and stir for a minute, adding extra tamari and/or seasoning if it floats your boat. Pile into two slices of your favourite bread with crisp fresh local […]

  • not been out

    I’ve not been out the door today and it’s eleven pm already so it’s not likely to happen. Come to think of it I have been out the door, or doors, both back and front, but only to get the rubbish from the yard and put it out the front seeing as it’s bin day […]

  • For the Time Being

    While working on my next novel ‘Bums’ which will be published in the Spring of 2015, I have been distracting myself by putting together a volume of other bits and pieces, called for the Time Being. It’s going to end up as a 200 page paperback book and will be published in late October or […]

  • Vegan Beetroot and Black Bean Burgers

    Besides being very tasty and nutritious, these are really easy to make and hold together well Delicious Vegan and Gluten Free burgers 2 medium beetroots grated 1 red onion chopped 1 white onion chopped 3 cloves garlic crushed 1 chilli chopped finely salt and pepper to taste tablespoon dried mixed herbs 3 cups cooked black […]

  • Home Made Tofu

    Home made tofu is amazing – make some today (or tomorrow, because you’re going to need to soak the beans) Get hold of 250 grams of organic soya beans and some coagulant. A heaped teaspoon of nigari is good but you can use the juice of a lemon or even a tablespoon or two of […]

  • Gluten Free Tofu-Wofu Burgers

    just made these and they were delicious we had them as part of a ‘sunday dinner’, including roast potatoes, steamed carrots and shredded greens, green peas, and a gluten-free gravy ingredients makes 4 to 6 burgers, depending on what size you make them 115g / 6oz chickpea/gram flour 1 heaped tablespoon ground flax seeds water […]