Soyless Kung Pao Noodles

Type of meal: Main Meal

Normally you would use a lot of soy sauce in Kung Pao noodles, unfortunately we ran out so I thought I’d experiment with something different. The taste is a little different to your typical kung pao, but it’s pretty good in my opinion and wifey loves it, so that’s a big plus!

Bonus number two is that it is really quick and easy to throw together using pantry items and a few fresh ingredients. Some of the pantry items are uncommon, but once you have them they last for a while and then you can just throw it together anytime. Continue reading Soyless Kung Pao Noodles

Roasted Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

Type of meal: Main Meal

I really like pumpkin soup, really like it. I wanted to have a go at making it without cream. Turns out, it is really, really good. If you like pumpkin soup, I highly recommend trying it based on coconut like this, it is amazing.

Of note though, even though it is fairly healthy, the coconut content does mean it is high in saturated fat, so eat responsibly and enjoy. Continue reading Roasted Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

Brown Lentil Rolls

Type of meal: Main MealSnack
Suitable for: Dairy FreeVegetarian

These brown lentil rolls are a quick and easy to make finger food that is light on and keeps you coming back for more!

Even people I’ve given them to who aren’t big on lentils seems to enjoy them.

I’d like to find an egg alternative so they are cholesterol free, but even so, they are high in fibre and iron which is great! I find personally I only really need 1 in a meal, perhaps with a salad or vegetables, if I have a second though I’ve well and truly had enough as they are very filling.

On another note, because they don’t use pastry, you can just replace the rye bread with your choice of gluten-free bread and in order to make them gluten-free. Continue reading Brown Lentil Rolls

Lemon and Thyme Roast Potatoes

Type of meal: Main Meal

This makes a great side dish to go with some other veggies or another savoury dish such as these mushroom risotto balls. The lemon and thyme do come through quite strong though so if you aren’t a big lemon fan you could try half a lemon instead of a whole one. Continue reading Lemon and Thyme Roast Potatoes

Hearty Mushroom Risotto Balls

Type of meal: Main Meal

I first made this for Christmas to serve as an accompaniment to the roast vegetables. They were an absolute hit. The mushroom flavour comes through so strong, with contrasting textures where the outside is crispy and almost crunchy followed by a soft risotto centre.

Definitely one to remember. One thing to note though is that it does take a while because you have to let the rice slowly absorb the stock. So probably best to plan this one in advance but well worth it. Continue reading Hearty Mushroom Risotto Balls

Tasty Cauliflower Balls

Type of meal: Main MealSnack

Wifey was responsible this year for looking after the gluten-free food at her work Christmas party, so I offered to help as I had come across this recipe on Peta Latino that I wanted to try making.

It turned out to work a treat and for something so simple tasted absolutely fantastic. So good in fact I decided to make them again for our own Christmas lunch! It makes around about 40-50 balls depending on how big you roll and works well served or as finger food. Continue reading Tasty Cauliflower Balls

Vegan Coconut-Cashew Korma

Type of meal: Main Meal

I have discovered that somehow we have ended up with 3 bottles of garam masala and 2 of turmeric in the cupboard, so I’ve been looking for recipes that I can use them in. We always enjoy a good Indian dish, and this one uses both garam masala and turmeric so I thought I’d give it a whirl. Continue reading Vegan Coconut-Cashew Korma

Creamy, Vegan Risotto Pasta with Lemon, Asparagus and Pumpkin

Type of meal: Main Meal

This was originally meant to just be a creamy pasta sauce, but I actually had a leftover batch of red quinoa, freekah and brown rice that I made for another meal previously, so I thought I’d include it. The result, a creamy risotto style pasta that is absolutely divine.

In all honesty, this recipe inspired by Detoxinista is the best white pasta sauce I’ve tasted, and better yet, it’s vegan and cholesterol free. The sauce itself is also gluten and lactose free, so you can mix it up with your choice of gluten-free pasta and have a tasty gluten-free meal.

My version doesn’t look quite as good as the original I don’t think, but man does it taste good! Continue reading Creamy, Vegan Risotto Pasta with Lemon, Asparagus and Pumpkin