Vegan Recipes

Here you will find all my vegan recipes gathered together in one place to make them easier to find! All my new recipes are vegan and I am gradually veganising most of my back catalogue so come back often for my latest offerings! 

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 of good...

Thinly Spread Easy Vegan Mayonnaise

Ahhh, vegan mayonnaise - it really is a wonderful thing. There are many things along the vegan road which have surprised me but vegan mayo has to be near the top of the list - it turns out that eggs are totally unnecessary in mayonnaise! I've been experimenting with...

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 and gluten free Green Lentil Burgers. The burger buns are homemade too, as is that glorious sweet pepper sauce, I was on a roll that...

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)

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 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

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!...

Creamy Vegan Curry with Cypriot New Potatoes

Tesco Cypriot New Potatoes are in store from now until the end of March and are perfect in this creamy vegan curry - a weeknight winter warmer to see you through these January days! It's a joy to have new potatoes to cook with so early in the new year. Tesco Cypriot...

Orange, Fennel and Avocado Salad – Celebrating Citrus!

Orange, Fennel and Avocado Salad - a wonderful winter pick-me-up for these post-Christmas days! Citrus season is so welcome after a bit of seasonal over indulgence. While I am wrapped in so many jumpers and scarves that the shape of me has completely disappeared, down...

Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

Happy New Year to you and yours from me and mine! Today's recipe for Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup celebrates Veganuary in style! It proves that creamy is still possible without dairy and that vegan food is substantial enough to fill even my hungriest boy! I had...

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

This week's simple recipe is an easy vegan chilli. This one pops up on rice, in tortillas and with polenta or cornbread, it 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....

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...

5 Simple Weeknight Pasta Dishes

5 Simple Weeknight Pasta Dishes for #PastaPlease in November November dawned all misty and murky here in Somerset after a glorious Samhain and Halloween weekend. We watched fireworks on Saturday, sailed on Sunday and climbed Glastonbury Tor on Monday. We shared the...

Easy Vegan Minestrone Soup – A Simple Vegan Recipe!

This easy Vegan Minestrone Soup has been our family go to comfort food for as long as I've been a mum, so I have to share it here as part of my easy recipes series, don't I?! This marks the fourth of my super easy recipes for students, people new to vegetarian cooking...

Baked Bean Curry – a Super Simple Vegan Recipe

Time is whizzing by and this is already the fourth in my series of the Simplest Vegetarian Recipes! These recipes are aimed at people who are new to vegetarian cooking, vegetarian and vegan students and those who just want something simple which is on the table in a...

10 Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Pasta Recipes

Goodness the months are whizzing by! It's time for my monthly round-up of pasta dishes from fabulous food bloggers! I must apologise for the late appearance of Pasta Please this month - it turns out that having children living away from home can be far more...

Easy One Pot Pasta with Broccoli and Peas

This oh so creamy easy one pot pasta recipe is the latest in my series of the simplest vegetarian recipes here on Thinly Spread. With two of my offspring now ensconced at University I am sharing the easiest recipes in my repertoire every Wednesday during term time. It...

Homemade Vegan Kimchi Buddha Bowl – Fermented Deliciousness!

I have been planning to make a homemade Vegan Kimchi Buddha Bowl myself ever since we visited the Wilderness Festival in 2012 and found the Buddha Bowl Van - that's FOUR YEARS AGO! Why does time have to do this slippy thing?! The Buddha Bowl Van team produced bowl...

Grilled Vegetable Salad – Seasonal in September!

I'm loving this spell of hot sunny weather as summer sings its swan song, time to make the most of it with this simple grilled vegetable salad! The last of my tomatoes are ripening beautifully on their vines, peppers and chillies are at their seasonal best and the...

Black Quinoa and Spiced Chickpea Salad

I'm guessing quite a few of you haven't cooked with black quinoa before so today I'm sharing a simple salad to get you started - I just love how black quinoa looks in dishes, it adds a touch of drama! I'm also sharing 27 Quinoa Recipes down there at the bottom of this...

Easy Pasta Recipes for Summer – Pasta Please!

The summer holidays are finally here and it's sailing time at last! Pasta has to be one of the easiest things to cook on board so it pops up in many guises! One Pot Pasta Puttanesca is a particular favourite as it's so simple to make (and doesn't require me to deal...

Tomato and Roasted Zucchini Summer Soup with Basil Pistou

I don't believe in banishing soup to the back of the cupboard once the sun starts shining. A good, hearty, bone-warming soup in front of the fire is certainly one of my favourite winter things, but a super simple summer soup is also very hard to beat. Whether it's...

Home Made Sun Dried Tomatoes

Home Made Sun Dried Tomatoes - golly I love that! I must've spent a small fortune on jars and packets of sun dried tomatoes over the years - they are an essential ingredient in so many of my dishes adding a chewiness and depth of flavour which even had my vegetarian...

One Pot Pasta – Vegetarian Puttanesca

Cooking on board can be very trying. When we are on a long trip and people don't want to wait for calm waters I can either be found braced at an angle in front of the cooker, cursing whoever thought this was a good way to spend a holiday, or slapping hummus on bread...

11 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes for Pasta Please in May!

My first month hosting the Pasta Please blog link up went very well indeed! I was a little worried it would be just me looking all 'Billy No Mates' but food bloggers are a busy bunch and I had quite a few entries to tickle my tastebuds! So, without further ado, here...

Greek Salad Couscous

Day two of National Vegetarian Week and I'm sharing another really simple, quick as anything supper dish. Greek Salad Couscous is fresh and light, perfect for warm evenings with a glass of wine. This is another of my regular one pot boat dishes, I fry the almonds and...

Pea Pesto with Spaghetti

Today marks the beginning of this year's National Vegetarian Week and I am planning to share some of my easiest family vegetarian recipes with you. Whether you are trying vegetarianism for the first time, are meat reducing with Meat Free Monday or are a seasoned...

Vegan Picnic Pies with Crisp Hot Water Crust Pastry

Last week I told you my Vegetarian Story  and  promised that this week I would be sharing a brand new vegetarian Sunday Lunch Recipe to celebrate National Vegetarian Week. Today is my eldest's 20th Birthday so, yesterday, we all headed to Cardiff to scoop him up and...

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