Friday, 30 November 2007

RECIPE: Creamy Swiss Pasta

This is a nice change from a traditional tomato pasta. For the full recipe click here: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/creamyswisspasta.html

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Apologies

Sorry about not putting up recipes for te last couple of days. Wednesdays are always hard as I have college in the evening but my course is over now so I will be able to get back to doing it. Yesterday I had connection problems which seem to be sorted out this morning. So I will be putting a new recipe on later.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

RECIPE: Sweet Roasted Vegetables

This recipe is lovely to go with a roast dinner. You can change the ingredients to suit you, it works well also with leeks, potatoes, sweet potato, parsnips, squash and most other vegetables.



For the full recipe click here: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/sweetroastedvegetables.html

Monday, 26 November 2007

Friday, 23 November 2007

RECIPE: Cucumber and Cheese Sandwich

Add a twist to this easy sandwich by adding pickle and cream cheese, a really nice combination.




New Site Sections

I am currently uploading some new sections to the site. There will now be seperate sections for salads, sandwiches and pasta. Hopefully this will make it easier to find recipes now the sections for meals are getting fuller. I am thinking of adding some more categories and would like some feedback on whether you would find it useful and what sections you would like. At the moment I am considering sections for oriental food and indian food. Any comments?

Thursday, 22 November 2007

RECIPE: Sweet Potato and Leek Soup

This thick and creamy soup is very filling and has a lovely sweet flavour.





It works well with crusty white bread and heaps of black pepper. For the recipe click here: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/sweetpotatoandleeksoup.html

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Christmas

If anyone has any Christmas recipes they would like to chare it would be lovely to be able to put them on the recipe site. I am going to start putting them up in December. Also if there is anything you want to make and am not sure of the recipe let me know and I will give it a try for you.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

RECIPE: Kids Wraps

This is a great wrap idea passed onto me by my sister. I know you can put almost anything into a wrap and her idea of mixing refried beans with ketchup to make it more pallatable for children is a really good one. Click here for the recipe: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/kidswraps.html

Monday, 19 November 2007

RECIPE: Pizza Base

I thought this recipe might be useful. I usually buy pre-made bases, but it is much cheaper to make your own and they only take minutes to make.
Here is the recipe: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/pizzabase.html

Friday, 16 November 2007

RECIPE: Black Bean and Avocado Salad

This is a lovely filling salad to make you feel full as well as being healthy as its low in fat.

For the full recipe click here: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/blackbeanandavocadosalad.html

Thursday, 15 November 2007

RECIPE: Banana Cakes

These are sugar free cakes, which are sweet and tasty. Great for using up ripe bananas. For the full recipe click here: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/bananacakes.html



Tuesday, 13 November 2007

RECIPE: Herby Tomato Toastie

This isn't the healthiest lunch in the world, but is a really nice snack.



For the full recipe click here: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/herbytomatotoastie.html

Monday, 12 November 2007

RECIPE: Vegetable Pasty

These pasties are really filling and would be lovely with cheese sauce or gravy on. You can fill them with all kinds of ingredients so don't worry if you have to replace one of the ones in the recipe it will still work.



Sunday, 11 November 2007

RECIPE: Winter Vegetable Soup

These ingredients are easy to get hold of this time of year, and just right for the weather we are having at the moment. There is nothing like a bowl of hot soup to come home to after having to be out in the rain and biting cold wind. For the recipe click here: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/wintervegetablesoup.html

Friday, 9 November 2007

RECIPE: Fried Chick Peas

This recipe makes a great side dish or lunch and is as simple as opening a tin and heating it up. The chick peas get lovely and crispy when they are fried and the boullion powder gives them a lovely savoury taste. For the full recipe click here: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/friedchickpeas.html

Thursday, 8 November 2007

RECIPE: Beetroot Salad

It might be the wrong time of year for salads, but this one is so bright in colour it is bound to warm you up! It makes a pretty center piece for a buffet.



For the full recipe click here: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/beetrootsalad.html

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Toddler groups and vegan foods

Today I took my daughter to a toddler group where they were making chocolate covered apples that they then decorated with various sprinkles, all of which contained numerous E additives as well as eggs. I was then informed that in a couple of weeks time they will be making chocolate covered marzipan sweets for Christmas. Obviously with the information being given to me in advance I will be prepared with vegan alternatives (the recipe I would use is here: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/almondsweets.html) .

I didn't expect them to have vegan food but what surprised me was how unhealthy the food was that they were dealing with. I guess that because we are vegan and also eat very little sugar in our house, healthy food is part of everyday life and I assume (wrongly) that it is the same for everyone.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised as my older daughters school gives them a smartie as a reward for every spelling they get right in their spelling tests (she gets a grape for every correct answer), and the school has a healthy food award so really should be setting a better example to the children. I guess its hardly surprising that the amount of people that are overweight is increasing, as I struggle with my weight and my diet is usually healthy (its just the amount of food that I eat thats the problem!).

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

RECIPE: Spinach and Avocado Sandwich

Thanks again to my sister for the recipe for today. The sandwich looks delicious and you can find the recipe here: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/spinachandavocadosandwich.html



I have at last managed to sort out one of my cameras to take a decent picture so I will be able to start doing recipes myself again. Maybe its a good time to ask if anyone has any requests for recipes that they would like to see on the site, or any areas that they think are currently lacking, or indeed any ingredients that they want to use but I haven't got a recipe for.

Monday, 5 November 2007

RECIPE: Stuffed Romano Peppers

This recipe was provided by my sister. It sounds lovely and I would like to hear from anyone who tries it to see what it is like!

Click here for the recipe: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/stuffedromanopeppers.html

Saturday, 3 November 2007

COMPETITION WINNERS

Congratulations to the World Vegan Day competition winners whose names are now on the website. Your prizes will be in the post next week.

If you liked the competition let me know and I will try to organise another one.

RECIPE: Roasted Sweet Potato

This recipe goes really well with a roast dinner or as a side dish with a sprinkling of black pepper.





For the full recipe click here: http://www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/roastedsweetpotato.html

Friday, 2 November 2007

COMPETITION

I haven't forgotton about the competition, I have all the entries and will announce the results tomorrow and email everyone who has won as well. The prizes will be sent out next week. Sorry for the delay but I have been busy with my daughters birthday.

I hope you all had a great vegan day.

RECIPE: Cashew Nut Rice Salad

This recipe is nice eaten cold at a buffet or for a warm snack. You can spice it up with curry if you want it to be tastier.