Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa salad

A warm, sweet and refreshing quinoa salad, packed with all wholesome ingredients… where can you go wrong? I have made this salad and eaten at the same time, nice and warm, but also had left overs the following day from the fridge… both times it tasted amazing. Its always great to make quinoa salads, not…

Vegan Red Thai Tofu Coconut Curry

I have always loved a curry, and it is generally my go to take away when hubby is not at home. Reason being is that he is allergic to nuts and some curries either use nuts or have a secret ingredient that give him a similar reaction to a nut reaction. Its so hard to…

Butternut Squash and Coconut Curry

Its always a great feeling when you cook a meal for someone and they love it, this meal is no exception. I initially made this for hubby and I, then tried again on a larger scale making it for a group of ten people, then again over the holidays for 6 people. Each time this…

Red Lentil Lasagne… kiddie version

Charlie had a friend over after school the other day and I was trying to think of what to make for two energetic 5 year olds… with the added issue of my youngest not eating these days. So I eventually decided on making individual portions of red lentil lasagne for them. My kids love cheese…

Chunky Corn Soup….. Trinidadian speciality!

Wow its been a frosty few days… frosty by my Caribbean standards anyway, but I am sure for many 2oC is not frosty. However we look at it, soup season has been here for a while and I am enjoying it. I’ve really only come to love soups since moving to the UK… very understandable…

Roasted Aubergine lasagne…. gluten free and vegan too

I was having a semi relaxing Saturday afternoon when I heard those dreaded words from my son…. “I’m hungry… whats for dinner?”.  Oh my word, how was it that time already? I hadn’t even thought about dinner…. what did I have in the house to make? I was in mini panic mode… but with utmost…

Lentil Loaf…. perfect for Sunday Roast!!!

  Last night I got home and after a very frosty day I really felt like some nice hot food to warm me up. I have tried this recipe before and knew it would be perfect… a big task for starting cooking dinner at 7pm on a school night, while trying to get the kids…

Lentil & Mushroom Ragu

Last week I met hubby for lunch and we went to Zizzi’s and I ordered their Vegan Lentil Ragu option with gluten free pasta. It was amazing and I thought to myself I need to try and recreate this, so I set out to find that perfect recipe. Luckily it did not take me long…

Slow Cooker Mushroom Quorn Bolognese

Like with most recipes I have tried, since changing my diet, I have had to make a lot of tweaks to covert them into vegan and gluten free recipes. This recipe was no different, but I am glad to say that it works… even the kids approve. I’ve always loved using our slow cooker… the…