Showing posts from June, 2023

Mediterranean Lemon Couscous

Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 26th of June 2023 If you need something zingy and refreshing, this is a must.  This dish can be eaten on its own, but is usually served with veg or mock meat including tofu.  It has a sweet and powerful flavour that excites the taste buds. Easy and quick to prepare. Serves 1 Time 5- 8 minute Ingredients Couscous x 60 g Dried dates x 2 or 3 Dried apricot x 2 or 3 Sultanas x 1 tbsp Red onion x 20 g Red bell pepper x 20 g Peas x 20 g Balsamic vinegar x 1 tsp Juice of 1/2 lemon   Zest of one lemon Salt to taste Method Prepare the couscous as directed from the packet. Add the saltus and peas to the couscous. Chop the remaining dried fruit into small pieces and add to the couscous. Finely chop the remaining veg and add to the couscous.  Add the lemon juice and zest, balsamic vinegar and salt.  Mix until evenly combined.    Serve with salad or aubergine steaks.  I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on

Vegan Lahmacun

Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date ?th of ? 2022 This is so easy. It is vegan much like a pizza, but on flat bread.  Unlike pizza, which has many variations of toppings, lahmacun has one type of topping, which is like bolognaise sauce. Although some people use the oven method, I think that makes it too much like a pizza, so I prefer to stovetop method to keep it a little more different. Notes  You can wrap it up like a burrito or cut it into slices like a pizza. For that little extra, add a couple of teaspoons of vegan red pesto to the sauce.   Makes 1 lahmacun Time 15 – 20 minutes   Ingredients  For base Strong bread flour x 80 g Water x 40 ml Salt x a pinch For sauce Tomato x 1 medium Tomato purée x 1 tbsp Garlic x 1 clove crushed Lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon Cumin powder x a pinch TVP x 20 g Chilli pepper x 1/2 For extra topping A few slices of onion A few pieces of chopped tomatoes Small amount of vegan cheese A chilli pepper Fresh herbs Method Step 1 – Make the dough for the flatb

Apple and Tofu Salad with Bang Bang dressing

Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 12th of June 2023  Sometimes I like to watch the calories to maintain a healthy weight. With this in mind, salad seems like a good idea.  However, this is a salad with a difference.  The sweet taste of the apple combined with the spicy sriracha and bang bang sauce is something else! 

How To Make A Simple Vinaigrette

Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 5th of June 2023 A vinaigrette is a great way to add a little more flavour to your salads or even couscous.  It is extremely easy and quick to make with many variations.  This vinaigrette is a basic one that can be altered to suit your needs.