Soups, Starters and Lunches

Easy Creamy Cashew Cheese

Easy Creamy Cashew Cheese

A simple recipe for creamy cashew cheese. This basic recipe for a savoury dairy free, vegan cheese made with cashew nuts is easy to make & full of flavour.

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup is one of my staple recipes throughout summer and on into autumn. It is a soul satisfying soup with rich deep flavours and it always makes me smile. Wrap your hands around a steaming bowl full as the autumn chill sets in. The Benefits Of...

Vegan Tart With Roasted Vegetables and Smoked Garlic

Vegan Tart With Roasted Vegetables and Smoked Garlic

A simple vegan tart filled with creamy white beans, aromatic thyme and smoked garlic, topped with roasted Mediterranean vegetables.  Will you look at that beauty?! Glistening with vegetable jewels it is just as at home on the vegan Christmas table as it is in our...

Swede Soup

Swede Soup

This simple slow cooker swede soup is smooth, velvety and full of flavour. It only takes five minutes to prepare and can be adapted to use any root vegetables you have in your veg drawer. Swede Secrets Swede is the secret agent of the vegetable world. Wrapped in its...

Vegan Pizza Rolls to Tear and Share

Vegan Pizza Rolls to Tear and Share

I'm all for an easy lunch and these simple vegan pizza rolls tick all my boxes. They are bursting with tomatoes, olives, basil and grated vegan cheese. This is vegan food at its most satisfying and it makes my youngest boy very happy indeed!   Pizza Rolls It...

Vegan Alfredo Sauce with Tagliatelle

Vegan Alfredo Sauce with Tagliatelle

This simple vegan Alfredo sauce is super creamy and wraps thick ribbons of tagliatelle in a delicious savoury coat. Vegan Alfredo sauce is usually made with cashew cream but I've had a few requests via my Facebook page for more economical vegan food so, today, I am...

Easy Vegan Omelette with Fresh Herbs (Gluten Free)

Easy Vegan Omelette with Fresh Herbs (Gluten Free)

A simple vegan omelette is welcome at any time of the day and this one is jammed full to bursting with tasty fresh herbs, red onion and dijon mustard. Delicate yet savoury it is filling enough to see you through until lunchtime and only uses five ingredients (plus...

Aubergine Involtini – Pretty Vegan Canapés.

Aubergine Involtini – Pretty Vegan Canapés.

Simple aubergine rolls, perfect for buffets, picnics and parties.  Christmas is well under way chez Thinly Spread. The Christmas trees are up, festooned with our ever growing collection of beautiful baubles and the oven is working overtime to keep all these...

Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup with Chilli and Coconut

Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup with Chilli and Coconut

It's been an incredibly blustery September week down here in the West of England which means only one thing - soup season! I kicked things off with this Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup with Chilli, Ginger and Coconut to warm us up from the inside out. Seasonal...

Beetroot Soup with Coconut Hearts

Beetroot Soup with Coconut Hearts

Beetroot Soup decorated with Coconut Hearts -  too good not to share with your vegan valentine!  I don't really 'do' Valentine's Day - there is no card swapping or gift giving - but I do like an excuse to pretty up food and remind Mr TS just how much I love...

Easy Vegan Falafels – Simple Vegan Comfort Food

Easy Vegan Falafels – Simple Vegan Comfort Food

You can make these easy vegan falafels and bake them in the oven if you want the healthy option but I am writing this post in deepest, darkest, coldest January and I want comfort food! My falafel were shallow fried in sunflower oil and drained on a clean tea towel to...

Easy Vegan Sausage Rolls

Easy Vegan Sausage Rolls

Here is my recipe for some fabulously delicious, super easy vegan sausage rolls! They don't need to be confined to the festive season, they are an excellent addition to lunch boxes and picnics, but they do make blooming' brilliant Christmas canapés! Super Easy Vegan...

Easy Vegan Fried Rice

Easy Vegan Fried Rice

This easy vegan fried rice has become a firm favourite with both Bonus Boy and me and we can't wait to share it with his oldest brother when he returns from Tokyo next week! It's super simple to make because we used Cauldron's ready marinated tofu pieces which require...

Vegan Tapas Dishes

Vegan Tapas Dishes

Today I bring you the best of summer with a selection of Vegan Tapas dishes to serve with light, fragrant, softly sparkling cider - the holidays are finally here! Three of our brood are recharging in the nest while the fourth is due back from his distant travels in...

Marinated Mushrooms with Cumin Croutons and Watercress

Marinated Mushrooms with Cumin Croutons and Watercress

Watercress season is in full swing here in the UK and I can't get enough of it! I love its peppery taste and its crispy crunch, it's a brilliant ingredient and a wonderful backdrop for so many dishes - it works particularly well with these marinated mushrooms topped...

Grilled Plums with Mint Couscous and Almonds

Grilled Plums with Mint Couscous and Almonds

My plum tree looks like it is actually going to produce more than one little plum this year and I'm very excited about it - I will be able to make these Grilled Plums with Mint Couscous with my own, home produced fruit! We planted a mini orchard two years ago - a...

Avocado and Asparagus Salad with A Lemony Caper Dressing

Avocado and Asparagus Salad with A Lemony Caper Dressing

Quick, QUICK! Grab the last of the English asparagus and make this avocado and asparagus salad! Doesn't it look pretty in these Portmeirion Crazy Daisy Tea Cups? With the crazy hot weather we've been having here in the UK this week I've been desperate to avoid too...

Barley Risotto with a Spring Zing!

Barley Risotto with a Spring Zing!

I'm writing this really quickly as I'm desperate to get outside into the spring sunshine which is blazing through my attic windows! It's been four long weeks since I managed to sit here long enough to share a recipe with you, mainly due to work away from my blog,...

Sweet Chilli Beetroot Baba Ganoush

Sweet Chilli Beetroot Baba Ganoush

Today I bring you a fresh twist on an old favourite, Sweet Chilli Beetroot Baba Ganoush - feast your eyes on this ruby beauty! Trying to take a photograph with the smell of this wafting up at me just before lunchtime was torture! As soon as I'd got a couple...

Green Lentil Burgers with Sweet Pepper Sauce (Vegan)

Green Lentil Burgers with Sweet Pepper Sauce (Vegan)

Lentils are such fabulous little things - I cook with one or other of them at least twice a week and they are perfect in these vegan Green Lentil Burgers. The burger buns are homemade too, as is that glorious sweet pepper sauce, I was on a roll that day 😉 I'm...

Vegan Carrot Fritters – Little Rays of Sunshine

Vegan Carrot Fritters – Little Rays of Sunshine

I love making these little vegan carrot fritters - every family member loves them which makes life much easier all round! They are suitable for vegans and are delicious hot or cold so they make fabulous packed lunch or picnic food.The sun came out while I was making...

Celeriac Soup with Apple and Chilli Oil (Vegan)

Celeriac Soup with Apple and Chilli Oil (Vegan)

I'm writing this with a blanket on my knees, fingerless gloves on my hands and a poncho over my roll neck sweater, I NEED a bowl of this celeriac soup and I need it now! See that happy smiling soup face? Total accident but I rather like it! That is a swirl of spicy...

Braised Lentils with Sausages, Tomatoes and Green Peppers (Vegan)

Braised Lentils with Sausages, Tomatoes and Green Peppers (Vegan)

Braised lentils seem to pop up in various forms globally, no doubt because people have known for a very long time how good they are for us! This recipe for braised lentils is my vegan version of one of the staple dishes of Lanzarote - full of herbs and tomatoes, it is...

Vegan Beetroot Falafel in Pitta Bread

Vegan Beetroot Falafel in Pitta Bread

I'm delighted to be partnering with the Organic Trade Board and the #OrganicUnboxed campaign during Veganuary to bring you my Vegan Beetroot Falafel in Homemade Pitta Breads with a Tahini and Coconut Yogurt Dressing - all organic and all vegan to Jump Start 2017!...

Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

Today's recipe for Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup makes a soup so velvety and rich you won't believe there isn't any dairy cream hiding in there! It proves that creamy is still possible without dairy and that vegan food is substantial enough to fill even my...

Vegan Canapés – Bruschetta Christmas Trees

Vegan Canapés – Bruschetta Christmas Trees

These little Christmas trees make perfect vegan canapés and they couldn't be easier to make! I can never resist cutting things into Christmassy shapes at this time of year so when I was planning my vegan canapés selection I couldn't resist making my tiny bruschetta...

Easy Vegan Chilli with Baked Potatoes and Broccoli

Easy Vegan Chilli with Baked Potatoes and Broccoli

This week's simple recipe is an easy vegan chilli. This one pops up on rice, in tortillas and with polenta or cornbread, works well in summer with cold beer but really comes into its own as a winter warmer with a glass of red, with friends, in front of the fire. This...

Simple Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake

Simple Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake

It's Wednesday again so it must be time for the next in my series of the simplest vegetarian recipes for students, for people who are new to vegetarian cooking and for those of you who just want a simple meat free midweek meal. This week I am sharing another one of...

Pappardelle with Squash, Chestnuts, Mushrooms and Sage

Pappardelle with Squash, Chestnuts, Mushrooms and Sage

Pappardelle is my current favourite pasta and Pappardelle with Squash, Chestnuts, Mushrooms and Sage is currently my favourite thing to make with it. I love the thick ribbons wrapping themselves around roasted squash and herby, buttery mushrooms, I love the texture of...

Pumpkin Pancakes with Chilli Fried Tenderstem Broccoli

Pumpkin Pancakes with Chilli Fried Tenderstem Broccoli

Chilli fried Tenderstem broccoli, perched on top of pumpkin pancakes and drizzled with a Somerset goat's cheese sauce, are a perfect and utterly delicious way to make the most of Autumn's seasonal veg. I was delighted when Tenderstem asked me to develop a recipe...

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