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Tenderstem broccoli sauteed with ginger, lime and tahini

I recently went to a lovely cookery demonstration at JW3 by Lara Smallman. One of my favourite dishes was spring greens with tahini and lime. I particularly loved the idea of using tahini paste. This recipe is inspired by hers, replacing the spring greens with tenderstem broccoli. It’s a delicious explosion of flavours. Feel free […]


Aubergine Mango Salad with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

This vegan aubergine (eggplant in the US) and mango salad was inspired by both Yotam Ottolenghi’ s Soba noodles with aubergine and mango (from Plenty) and Smitten Kitchen’s Carrot Salad With Crisped Chickpeas. Roasted chickpeas make a delicious snack on their own and add a bit of crisp (and spice) to this salad. Feel free […]


Tahini & Lime Greens with Cinnamon Sweet Potato Mash

Tahini and fresh lime juice take basic greens to a new level, creating a stunning dish, with minimal effort. Enjoy with a bowl of cinnamon speckled sweet potato mash. By Lara Smallman


Yellow Cous Cous with Saffron, Turmeric & Almonds

At its finest, couscous should be a tender, fluffy, delicate affair – light grains of rolled wheat steamed and seasoned with whatever you fancy. This version is hand-rubbed with saffron and turmeric, studded with almonds and sultanas and feathered with spring onions. Author: From ‘Near & Far: Recipes inspired by home and travel’ by Heidi […]


Beet Pesto

 Recipe courtesy of International Year of Pulses. In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UN) voted unanimously to declare 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP). Since 1959, the UN has dedicated special years and observances to promote international awareness and action on various topics. Throughout 2016 the Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) will celebrate, […]


Sweetcorn shakshuka

Recipe courtesy of Ori Shavit. Ori is a food journalist, blogger and animal rights campaigner. She publishes recipes on her blog, teaches vegan cooking classes and promotes veganism in Israel. You can read her ‘My Life as a Vegan’ interview by clicking here.

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