Appetizers

Perfect, quick and simple vegan and vegetarian appetizers, the easy way.

Quick Peanut Chaat (Spicy Indian Peanuts)

Quick Peanut Chaat (Spicy Indian Peanuts)

Crunchy tangy tasty spiced peanuts, laced with lemon and Indian flavours, peanuts just got better!

Easy Spanish White Bean Salad

Easy Spanish White Bean Salad

This white bean salad is vegan and comes together in five minutes. It only needs eight ingredients, and is so easy to make I debated whether I should bother doing a post on it or not. Serve as part of a selection of salads, with […]

Vegan Suppli

Vegan Suppli

This quick vegan suppli recipe wasn’t inspired so much by amazing Italian-style food, as it was by my favourite starter at my favourite Italian restaurant in Dublin when I was at university. Fried golden croquettes of lightly flavoured rice with a creamy centre, this is […]

Stuffed Mushrooms with Cashew Cream Couscous – Vegan

Stuffed Mushrooms with Cashew Cream Couscous – Vegan

Tender baked juicy mushrooms with a creamy stuffing laced with lemon and garlic, these stuffed mushrooms with cashew cream couscous are the ultimate in comforting vegan appetizers. As a child I used to love those terrible garlic mushrooms you would get from take-aways, you know, […]

Corn Chaat (Masala Corn)

Corn Chaat (Masala Corn)

This is my second Indian snack, or easy Indian recipe this week. Now don’t get me wrong, masala sandwiches and corn chaat (also known as masala corn) are very post-worthy, but I had originally planned to space them out more, and post a VERY tasty […]

Chunky Homemade salsa

Chunky Homemade salsa

Everyone has their kryptonite. Superman obviously has his, some people’s diets disintegrate at the sight of a Krispy Kreme, but my weak point has always been more savoury. Nachos. It’s all Nacho’s fault. Nachos piled high with refried beans, cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, […]

Focaccia Bread with Garlic, Herbs, and Bruschetta Dip

Focaccia Bread with Garlic, Herbs, and Bruschetta Dip

I used to dislike focaccia, and thought it was a sad topping-less version of pizza, pizza’s younger slightly depressed cousin. After all, I don’t even like eating pizza crusts, so why would I make something that is essentially one big pizza crust? Then one day […]

Spicy Greek Feta Dip (Tirokafteri)

Spicy Greek Feta Dip (Tirokafteri)

I adore Greek food. When I lived in Valencia, one of my work colleagues lived quite close to me and we were good friends. Her husband worked in a Greek restaurant, and one weekend they invited me to lunch there with them. This was back […]

Cauliflower Pakora

Cauliflower Pakora

Tasty cauliflower pakoras, inspired by the one pakora which is widely available and I’m sure that everyone is familiar with: the onion pakora, or onion bhaji as it’s also known. Growing up, whenever I was lucky enough to get to an Indian restaurant or get […]

Middle-Eastern Inspired Aubergine Dip

Middle-Eastern Inspired Aubergine Dip

I love aubergines, especially smoky aubergines. My husband is also a massive fan of them, yet we rarely have them in my house, despite the fact that we love aubergine dip. Nowadays I never need to salt the fresh aubergines I buy, as some miracle […]

Simple Stovetop Socca (or Farinata)

Simple Stovetop Socca (or Farinata)

Socca is good but football is better.   Sorry.   Worst joke of all time. Seriously, sometimes I shouldn’t be allowed near a keyboard. But bad jokes aside, socca really IS the best. Savoury fragrant wedges of flatbread smothered in hummus, aubergine dip or tirokafteri….It […]