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Gochujang Fried Rice

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Written by   McDonald, T.    |  Date 17th of June 2024 This is a dish you just must try.  It's so tasty and filling.  The Korean spices gives this a fantastic flavour and the veg and tofu add to the texture and increase the variety of flavours. 

Ratatouille

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  Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 10th of June 2025   I very simple, but delightful dish that makes a fun mid-week addition to your repertoire.  Beautiful chunky vegetables in a tangy tomato sauce.

Jackfruit Patties: The Vegan's Tuna Cakes

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 3rd of June 2024 These are a wonderful addition to your home cooking repertoire.  These patties have a great zingy taste with a little kick from the spices. The jackfruit gives them an amazing texture making them just moist enough. Low in cals too.

Tagliatelle And Cashew Cream With Chilli Pepper

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 27th of May 2024 Cashew cream with chilli pepper is just as good as it sounds.  This dinner has a fresh zingy taste with all the comfort you can imagine while the sultanas add that unexpected sweetness. 

Chocolate Apple Browies: 2nd try

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    By McDonald, T.   |  Date 20th of May 2024 I have tried making these before, but something was not quite right.  Last time I used flax egg, which may have added too much moisture.  I concluded that next time I would use an egg replacement such as Orgran and leave it in the oven for just a bit longer.

Banana Fruit Loaf

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 13th of May 2024 This is a bit of a combination between a fruit loaf and banana bread.  I love this bread so much and make it all the time.  It is great at any time of day as a snack or even as a dessert. It is easy to make and keeps for a week or more in the fridge.

Strawberry Dessert Cake

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 6th of May 2024 This is a simple little cake made without oil for Pentecost. However, it is fine to have any time of the year.  It has a great texture and wonderful strawberry flavour.  Perfect for a little treat.

Chocolate Apple Brownies

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 29th of April 2024 Although I'm not a great chocolate fan, occasionally, I do like some brownies.  I also like apples, so when I found this recipe, I just had to give it a go.  The original used 2 eggs, which I have to change; thus, I went for flax egg.

Quinoa and Bulgar Wheat Salad

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  Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 22nd of April 2024 A fresh zingy salad, which is great at this time of the year.  Easy to make and full of great nutrition this dish has lots of flavour from the lemon juice, onion and fresh mint. Plenty of fibre and vitamin C.

Vegan Egg Mayonnaise

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 15th of April 2024  I used to love a good egg mayonnaise sandwich at the weekend, but since being a vegan I have not had one.  Until now that is.  After looking around the internet for a bit, I found some recipes and altered them a little to suit my needs. This is the result and I'm well pleased!  The breakthrough was learning to use two types of tofu in order to mimic the yoke and egg white and that Indian black salt adds an eggy flavour! Notes Yes, you must use Indian black salt because that is what gives it the eggy flavour.  This salt has a pinkish grey colour when it is ground down.  Don't over do the salt.  Test it as you go. The silken tofu adds a different texture, mimicking the egg yolk.    Serves 5 – 6 people Time, 5 – 8 minutes. Ingredients  Silken tofu x 200 g Extra firm tofu x 200 g Indian black salt x 3/4 tsp turmeric x 1/2 tsp White pepper x 1/8 tsp Vegan Mayonnaise x 4 tbsp Spring onions x 3 Water crest to top your sandwich.