Entries by Frances McCormack

Five-Minute Cauli Fried Rice

Either use pre-riced cauliflower (you may find it in the frozen food aisle) or rice your own cauliflower in a food processor. Sauté some onions, garlic, and ginger, and then add the cauliflower rice to the pan with your favourite selection of frozen veggies; we used sweetcorn, peas, mushrooms, and peppers. Mix a sauce of […]

Roasted Butternut Squash

A fairly easy but impressive holiday dinner, packed with flavour. Ingredients: 1 butternut squash, halved and deseeded1 onion, finely diced2 cloves garlic250g mushrooms, chopped50g hazelnuts, toasted and choppedFresh basilSalt and pepper Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 200C. 2. Spray the butternut squash with a little oil, or rub with oil-coated kitchen towel. Place cut-side down on a […]

Ras-el-Hanout Stew

A warming and very flavoursome stew that’s made in the Instant Pot in about 10 minutes, but you can cook it on the stovetop too; it will just take longer to make the squash tender. This serves 4. Ingredients:  2 red onions, finely chopped6 cloves garlic, minced 1 inch ginger, grated1 butternut squash1 can chickpeas1 can […]

Coconut Macaroons

Can’t bake? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with these Mini Coconut Macaroons! Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup desiccated coconut1 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour1/2 cup soy (or other all-plant) milk1/4 cup maple syrup1 tsp vanilla extractGenerous pinch saltPinch chilli powder8 squares of suitable-for-vegan dark chocolate, melted (optional) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 180C, and line a baking tray […]

Air-Fried Watermelon

Watermelon can be air-fried for a delicious sandwich topper. If you want your fruit crispier, cook it on 80C for several hours, checking every hour or so. We sprinkled thinly sliced watermelon strips in a little sea salt and cracked black pepper and cooked them at 180C for 15 minutes until lightly dried and still […]


If you haven’t tried a Toffle, you’re missing out. This is tofu cooked in a waffle iron; it’s easy to prepare, and its texture is both crispy and chewy. This recipe is incredibly simple, but you can vary the flavours as you wish. Ingredients: 1 block tofu, pressed and cut into 3/4 – 1cm slices2 tbsp […]

Sweet Chilli and Lime Yuba

A very easy, quick, and cheap lunch that serves 4. If you don’t have a spiraliser, you can use a vegetable peeler to create ribbons with the vegetables and cook them in the same way.    Ingredients: 500g yuba (tofu skin, fresh or rehydrated) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 inch piece ginger, grated 4 courgettes, […]

Tortilla Pinwheels

These Unfried Black Bean Tortilla Pinwheels take just minutes to make. If you want the pinwheels to be more firm, though, leave them in the fridge to set for an hour or two. Serves 2. Ingredients: 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 jalapeño pepper, minced 1 red pepper, roasted (I used one […]