Entries by Frances McCormack

Tomato, Spinach, and Bean Soup

This speedy, budget soup is chunky and nutritious. It serves 8 and is ready in under 15 minutes. Ingredients 1 onion, medium dice 5 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups vegetable stock 3 cans chopped tomatoes 3 tbsp tomato purée 1 tsp suitable-for-vegans sugar or maple syrup 1 tbsp vinegar of choice (balsamic is preferable, but […]

Miso-Ginger Salad Dressing

You may not have tried miso before, but its flavour is delicious, it’s incredibly rich, and it adds beautiful umami notes (with a hint of sweetness) to dishes. Because it’s fermented, it’s supportive of a healthy gut. You can find miso in the Japanese section of your supermarket, in your local Asian market, or in […]

Beetroot Hummus

This beetroot hummus is incredibly inexpensive, and makes a large batch. Because it is oil-free, it will separate in the fridge; just stir it all back together again. Ingredients 1 medium cooked beetroot, chopped 2 cups chickpeas, cooked 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp tahini OR sesame seeds 1/2 cup water, […]

Griddled Vegetable Sandwich

Full of everyone’s favourite vegetables, this recipe makes two full sandwiches and takes under 15 minutes. Ingredients For the baste 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp light soy sauce 2 tsp suitable-for-vegans wholegrain mustard 1 clove garlic, minced For the griddling vegetables 3 small mushrooms, sliced 1/2 courgette/zucchini, in thin slices lengthwise 1 bell pepper, […]

Lentil Sloppy Joes

This budget recipe is easily frozen, and any leftovers can be transformed into a taco filling by the addition of Mexican spices and some salsa, or into a bolognese with some garlic powder and Italian herbs. Now, that’s a versatile dish! Serves 8. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups dried green lentils, rinsed (if you are short […]

Vegetable Tofu Tart

This tart is is oil-free, full of vegetables, and with a delicate umami flavour. Feel free to use shop-bought suitable-for-vegan pizza dough for the crust if you want to speed up the cooking process. Ingredients For the crust 2 – 2 1/2 cups wholemeal flour (amount will vary according to the flour used; extra for […]

Traditional Irish Potato Cakes

These traditional Irish potato cakes are extremely easy to make: two ingredients, very little fuss, and extremely inexpensive. This quantity makes 6 potato cakes, and these are delicious served as a side with a bowl meal, dipped in a sauce, or spread with your favourite suitable-for-vegans topping. Ingredients 300g leftover mashed potato, cooled 20-30g flour […]