Entries by Frances McCormack

Moroccan Lentil and Aubergine Soup

This Moroccan Lentil and Aubergine Soup is a current favourite: mildly spicy, incredibly fragrant, and singing with coriander and parsley. Ingredients: 1 onion, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, minced2cm piece ginger, grated1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp allspice1 aubergine, small dice800ml vegetable stock1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes1 tsp suitable-for-vegans brown sugar1 red chilli, halved […]

Mushroom Noodle Soup

This Mushroom Noodle Soup from is quick, easy, full of flavour, and very filling. Ingredients: 30g shiitake mushrooms250g white or brown mushrooms, sliced 4 garlic cloves, minced1 inch piece ginger, minced1l vegetable broth2-4 tbsp soy sauce (or to taste)200g suitable-for-vegans noodles of choice (we used black bean noodles)Bunch spring onions (green onions), slicedBlock smoked tofu, cubed (exact […]

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Want an easy sandwich filling? Try this Chickpea Salad Sandwich with Date and Mustard Dressing quick and cheap dish. Ingredients:1 can chickpeas2 tbsp sweetcorn8 cherry tomatoes, quarteredSuitable-for-vegans bread For the Dressing: 1/2 cup soy yoghurt (I used sweetened; if you have plain, you can use that too)1 tbsp suitable-for-vegans Dijon mustard1 tbsp fresh lemon juice1 tsp […]

Gochujang and Miso Tofu

The mix for this simple and tasty dish has a wonderful flavour balance, and the slight acidity and the sweetness create a beautiful scaffold for the Gochujang. This is cooked in the air fryer, but if you prefer you can use the oven–adjust temperatures and times accordingly. Ingredients: 1 block tofu (approx. 350g), cubed, but not […]

Herbed Tomato and Bread Salad

Heirloom tomatoes are wonderful for this simple yet flavoursome Herbed Tomato and Bread salad, but any tomatoes will do. The measurements are merely approximations; you don’t have to be exact. This serves 4 as a side or 2 as a main. Ingredients8 large heirloom tomatoes, cut into eighths 10 cherry tomatoes, halved7g fresh Greek basil, roughly […]

Simple Overnight Oats

Rushing in the morning with no time to prepare breakfast? Try these very simple overnight oats; you can even make them up in a small lunchbox to eat on the bus or train. Ingredients 50g oatmeal150g plain soy yogurt snack150g berries (fresh, frozen, canned) of choice1-2 tbsp nut butter (optional)  Optional toppings:  Suitable-for-vegans granolaSuitable-for-vegans chocolate […]

Chia Jam

This jam has three ingredients and takes 15 minutes to put together. While chia seeds are pricier than other ingredients we regularly use, they go a long way, and they’re packed with nutrients. This jam is much lower in sugar than shop bought varieties, and you can control the sweetness yourself–forego the sweetener altogether, if […]

Peavocado Toast

Peavocado Toast! It’s our new favourite lunch: the peas give a creamy sweetness to the dish and contrast with the acidity of the balsamic vinegar. This is a filling lunch, and a great post-workout refueller! It serves 2. Ingredients:  For the peavocado purée:2 avocados1 cup peas (defrosted if frozen)1 large bunch basil1 clove garlic2 tbsp […]

Peanut Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

This budget dish serves 2 (but you can easily scale it up) and it takes under 15 minutes. For an even cheaper dish, you can substitute tofu for the tempeh (cube and fry; no need to steam). Ingredients:  200g tempeh1/2 head round lettuce, divided into leaves and cleaned1 red pepper, diced1/4 cucumber, halved lengthwise and […]

Five-Minute Black Bean Tacos

This is one of our favourite quick dinners: flavoursome comfort food that’s ready in a flash! Ingredients: 1 can black beans4 corn tortillas1 red pepper1 carrot½ green cabbage2 green onions½ cup all-plant coconut yoghurt1 tbsp lime juice½ tsp garlic granulesSalt and pepper Directions:  1. Shred the carrots and cabbage, and finely slice the pepper; I […]