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…

Arrabiata Sauce over Squash Noodles

Arrabiata Sauce over Squash Noodles

Say hello to my spicy arrabiata sauce over squash noodles….Healthy, vegan, lower-carb, under 400 calories a serving, and tasty as heck, this sauce is my the best arrabiata and is just as amazing over squash noodles or regular pasta. It has taken me years to […]

Easy Asian Vegetable Stir Fry with Noodles

Easy Asian Vegetable Stir Fry with Noodles

Nothing ticks my comfort food box like an easy Asian vegetable stir fry with noodles.  Tender vegetables and al-dente noodles covered with just the right amount of thick tasty tangy sauce…I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. A super-satisfying and vegan easy weeknight dinner dish. […]

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. 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 Nan’s […]

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. The word “fried” has pretty much left no doubt. It is a comfort food recipe first. […]

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. As a vegetarian, lentil recipes have always had a special place in my heart. This easy yet authentic Indian lentil recipe is best made in the pressure cooker as it really infuses the flavors. But several […]

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 […]

Spicy Indian Tomato Soup (Shorba)

Spicy Indian Tomato Soup (Shorba)

Looking for a quick-low calorie spicy tomato soup? Then you NEED to try tamatar shorba. A tasty spiced vegan tomato broth that comes together in just fifteen minutes! It’s also vegan and vegetarian whole 30 compliant if you skip the small amount of sugar added. […]