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Eggplant Moussaka with Pine Nut Cream

Eggplant Moussaka with Pine Nut Cream

In this version of a Greek casserole, layers of roasted eggplant, potatoes and zucchini are layered with cinnamon-scented tomato sauce and topped with a velvety topping of pine nut cream. This dish takes quite a bit of prep, so it’s a great dish for a special occasion. You can also...
Smoky North African Beans

Smoky North African Beans

Flavourful and quick to make, this dish has the perfect amount of spice and depth of flavour.  Place the onions and garlic in a saucepan with a generous glug of olive oil on a medium heat. Let the onions soften for 5 minutes without allowing them to brown. Add the spices,...
Mushroom-Stuffed Seitan Roast

Mushroom-Stuffed Seitan Roast

To prepare the filling, preheat a large pan, preferably cast iron, over medium heat. Sauté the mushrooms and leeks in oil until soft, about 10 minutes. Add salt, pepper, garlic and thyme. Cook for about 2 more minutes, stirring often. Sprinkle in the breadcrumbs and toss to coat. Cook the...
Tempeh Fajitas

Tempeh Fajitas

Cut tempeh in half crosswise. Cut each half lengthwise into six strips then place in a shallow dish. Combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, lime juice, cumin, oil, quarter tsp black pepper and garlic in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Pour pineapple juice mixture over tempeh. Marinate at room...
Pumpkin and sage risotto

Pumpkin and sage risotto

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Cut the squash into eight large pieces. Remove seeds and place in a roasting tray with the skin on. Add half the garlic, oil, sage leaves and sprinkle over salt and pepper. Toss together and roast for 40-50 minutes until soft. Once cool,...
Aloo gobi

Aloo gobi

Heat oil in a frying pan (with a lid) over medium heat. Cook onions for 6-8 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, then add ginger, curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, chilli powder and salt and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Add tomatoes, potato and...
Zucchini Pie

Zucchini Pie

SERVES 6 This recipe combines zucchini with onion and grated vegan cheese and not much else, but the flavor is dynamite. The whole wheat crust doesn’t even need to be rolled out; just combine the ingredients and press into a pie pan. If you want, call it “Zucchini Pizza” instead...
Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

Rolls can be served as whole rolls, cut in half or even cut in bite size pieces, like cut sushi. The garlic soy dipping sauce recipe will make about 1/2 cup dip. You can also use it as a fantastic marinade as well! Spring Rolls Fill a large bowl with warm...
Black bean burgers

Black bean burgers

Mash the beans with a fork or a potato masher. Add the remaining ingredients, except the oil and mix until well combined. Shape the mixture into patties. Heat about two tablespoons of oil and cook each patty until done, about 3 minutes on each side. Serve on buns with your...
Wholesome winter wellness bowl

Wholesome winter wellness bowl

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Sauté leeks and garlic for 5-7 minutes, until softened and beginning to brown. Add onions, turnips, parsnips and potatoes and fry for 2 minutes. Add wine to deglaze the pan, then add 2 C vegetable broth, beans and basil. Season to...
Cheesey Vegetable Pie

Cheesey Vegetable Pie

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Grease a pie dish and line it with puff pastry. Make the Cheesy Sauce Mix as per the packet instructions. Mix the edamame, mushrooms and carrots into the cheesey sauce, and put it all into the prepared pie dish. Top with mashed kumara and,...
Chickpea stew

Chickpea stew

Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add oil, onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and salt. Cook for 5 minutes or until the onions are soft, stirring occasionally. Add the chickpeas, water, cumin, turmeric and pepper and cook for a further 5 minutes, or until the water evaporates. Add...
Eggplant and lentil curry

Eggplant and lentil curry

Fry onion, garlic and eggplant in oil until onion is translucent. Add cumin, ginger and chilli powder to pan and fry for 1 minute. Add chopped tomatoes, puree, lentils and stock and leave to cook for 10 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes more. Add coriander and...
Ethiopian Eggplant Stew

Ethiopian Eggplant Stew

This recipe uses an Ethiopian spice mixture called berbere. It is made up of chili peppers, garlic, ginger, basil, korarima, rue, ajwain or radhuni, nigella and fenugreek. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add oil and onions and fry for 30 minutes, stirring regularly, until golden brown. When...
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