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Adaptable Vegan Pesto

Adaptable Vegan Pesto

I was on holiday recently at a friend's house which has row after row of vegetable patches. We dug up some thin, colourful carrots to roast, but what spiked my interest was their tall and bushy tops. I can’t stand wasting food and am intrigued by any recipe that claims to make use of food by-products – meringues made from chickpea-can water? Crispy roasted potato skins? Sign me up [...]

Vegan Tzatziki

Vegan Tzatziki

This recipe is a revelation. It actually tastes like real, traditional tzatziki. I have come across a lot of vegan substitutes in my time that do indeed taste nice, but importantly don't taste similar to what they are replicating (prime example: almost every vegan cheese). This tzatziki is different. It contains absolutely no dairy products, but the combination of soaked cashews and lemon juice [...]

Better Hummus

Better Hummus

Let me preface this post by saying, obviously, I did not create the original recipe for hummus. But I have tried many hummus recipes, and always found myself customising the recipe to suit my (needy?) tastebuds.

Most supermarket hummus pots have masses of oil added, and often cheap oil at that, to reduce the cost and increase its shelf-life. There has actually been media coverage recently of savoury dips being 'salt and fat traps' [...]

Avocado Hummus

Avocado Hummus

Just a quick post today because the next couple posts I'm planning have some pretty obscure ingredients... This is a dip that I made when I was given a huge sack of avocados at a market for £1. It's very healthy; full of good fats and a decent about of protein from the canellinni beans. What's more [...]