Vegan Easter Babka

This light, sweet Polish bread is similar to brioche, and is traditionally eaten on Easter morning. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Additional time: 2 hours + Serves: 15 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients 3 tablespoons of lemon juice 160g/5½ oz/a cup of raisins 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseedContinue reading “Vegan Easter Babka”

Insalata di Sedano e Champignon

Insalata di Sedano e Champignon is a tasty, tangy, flavoursome salad which is quick and easy to make! Preparation time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 (as a side) Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 300g/10½ oz/3 cups of small mushrooms 5 stalks of celery, with leaves Juice of half a lemon A tablespoon of olive oil Freshly ground saltContinue reading “Insalata di Sedano e Champignon”

Vegan English Pancakes

These Shrove Tuesday pancakes are quick and easy to make and can be served with a wide variety of tasty toppings. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 6 pancakes Difficulty: Easy Ingredients For the pancakes: 110g/4oz/1 cup of plain flour 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed 300ml/3 dl/½ pint/just over a cup ofContinue reading “Vegan English Pancakes”

Vegan Moelleux au Chocolat

These tiny, gooey chocolate gateaus are served straight from the oven. Drizzle them with cream, ice cream and other goodies to make a rich yet elegant dessert. Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients For the moelleux: 100g/3½ oz/⅔ cup of dairy free dark chocolate 100g/3½ oz/just under ½ cupContinue reading “Vegan Moelleux au Chocolat”

Tofu Fried Rice

This vegan version of restaurant style Chinese fried rice is easy to make but full of flavour! Preparation time: 20 minutes (plus a few hours for the rice to cool) Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients 200g/7 oz/1 cup of long grain or basmati rice 1 tablespoon of margarine 300g/10½ oz/1 boxContinue reading “Tofu Fried Rice”

Vegan Krupicová Kaše

Krupicová Kaše is a Czech porridge, consisting of milky semolina topped with copious amounts of butter, chocolate, cocoa powder and icing sugar. It can be eaten for breakfast or dessert and is also a popular baby food! Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients For the porridge: 500ml/5dl/just underContinue reading “Vegan Krupicová Kaše”

Red Borscht

Red Borscht is a tasty sour soup from Ukraine. It consists of stewed beetroot, potatoes and vegetables, which are topped with herbs and copious amounts of sour cream. Preparation time: 30 minutes Infusion time: At least 3 hours, preferably overnight Cooking time: Just over 2 hours Serves: 8 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients For the broth: 3Continue reading “Red Borscht”

Vegan Cauliflower Cheese

Cauliflower Cheese is a traditional, delicious side dish consisting of roast cauliflower in a rich, creamy Béchamel sauce, topped with copious amounts of crunchy cheese. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 6 (as a side) Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 840g/30 oz/1 large head of cauliflower, broken into florets with leaves removed 650ml/6½ dl/just over a pint/2¾Continue reading “Vegan Cauliflower Cheese”

Moussaka

Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Serves: 4 Difficulty: Moderate Background Home: GreecePronunciation: /ˌmuːsɑːˈkɑː/ (moo-sah-KAH) Relatives: Musakhkhan (Palestine) Musakka (Turkey) Karnıyarık (Turkey)History Moussaka was probably introduced to the Levant and Anatolia by Arab settlers: its key ingredient, the aubergine, is native to India and was brought to the region by Arab traders. The oldestContinue reading “Moussaka”