Lunch and Dinner

In Ireland we eat lighter lunches and heavier dinners, but in Spain it’s the other way round! Choose from lighter or heavier main meals depending on what you feel like munching on that day…

Vegan Chilli with Guinness, Chocolate & Coffee

Vegan Chilli with Guinness, Chocolate & Coffee

This vegan chilli with Guinness, chocolate and coffee is the chilli you’ve been waiting for. A rich smoky gravy with tender beans and chunks of vegetables, it’s perfect served over rice or eaten with cornbread. My first chilli experience was chilli con carne at my […]

5-Minute Masala Sandwich

5-Minute Masala Sandwich

This recipe is so easy and quick, that quite frankly I’m embarrassed to be calling it a recipe at all. Be warned, 5-minute masala sandwich can be utterly addictive and completely deceiving in its simplicity. The toasted bread, crunchy on the outside and soft on […]

Fried Spaghetti with Cheddar, Tomatoes and Onions

Fried Spaghetti with Cheddar, Tomatoes and Onions

First off let me say that while my fried spaghetti with cheddar, tomatoes, and onions is UNBELIEVABLY easy, quick and tasty, it is definitely not a “healthy” vegetarian recipe. It is in fact, the recipe I only go to when I am under-the-weather, hungover, hangry, […]

Fresh Green Sauce for Pasta

Fresh Green Sauce for Pasta

I know. It doesn’t sound good. Fresh green sauce for pasta? Why, is the hulk coming for dinner? But I promise you, not only is this incredibly quick sauce healthy as heck, it’s also really tasty. PROMISE. Even my kids wolfed it down (although I […]

10-minute Sicilian Pesto Courgetti

10-minute Sicilian Pesto Courgetti

This ten-minute vegan, low-carb, inexpensive and gluten-free Sicilian (or Trapanese) pesto courgetti is no doubt the easiest healthiest thing you’ll make this week. Traditionally Trapanese pesto is made using a mortar and pestle, the crushing action releasing more flavour from the ingredients than is possible […]

Brazilian Black Beans (Feijoada)

Brazilian Black Beans (Feijoada)

I love beans of all shapes and descriptions, but I particularly love black beans. Why? Because in my bean-loving opinion they are the best type of beans for pressure cooking. When you need infused flavours and tender beans, plus super economical cooking, the pressure cooker […]

Hot and Sour Veg Soup

Hot and Sour Veg Soup

Hot and sour veg soup is one of my favourite dishes. Spicy, tangy, and chock-full of vegetables, it’s also a breeze to make. I like to squeeze as many vegetables as possible into it, but feel free to lessen the amount or swap out some […]

Creamy Indian Lentils (Dal Tadka)

Creamy Indian Lentils (Dal Tadka)

I have always been a fan of Indian food. I was lucky enough to be able to live in India for two years as my husband was expatriated there, in balmy Bangalore. I thought I might not like “real” Indian food as much as westernized […]

Tomato Mozzarella Vegetable Bake

Tomato Mozzarella Vegetable Bake

Tomato mozzarella vegetable bake is one of my oldest and favourite recipes, it’s my go-to comfort food when it’s rainy and dark outside or I’m feeling a bit rubbish. A rich tomato wine garlicky sauce coating tender courgette pieces, chickpeas and melted mozzarella, it’s to […]

Quick Low-Calorie Spicy Indian Tomato Soup

Quick Low-Calorie Spicy Indian Tomato Soup

When I arrived in India, I was eight months pregnant and suffering badly from a pregnancy related aversion to garlic and onions. Not only could I not tolerate them in my food, I couldn’t even bear to be around people who had eaten them and […]

Vegan sushi: Crunchy Onion Avocado & Teriyaki Tofu

Vegan sushi: Crunchy Onion Avocado & Teriyaki Tofu

I love sushi but I normally don’t love sushi restaurants. There, I said it. Boo to the majority of sushi restaurants. As a vegetarian who is allergic to eggs, in Spain my choices tend to be quite limited, and there is only so much cucumber […]

Roasted Pear Pepper & Tomato Soup

Roasted Pear Pepper & Tomato Soup

This soup is the absolute business. Thick and warming with complex smoky flavours, it just begs to be paired with a good crusty bread for dipping. It’s not the quickest recipe, as you need to roast the main ingredients, but it’s so worth it. It […]