Entries by Frances McCormack

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tortillas with a Green Lime Dressing

Although this dish looks quite involved, it takes under 30 minutes to prepare, and is incredibly flavoursome. Serves 2. Ingredients For the Spice Mix 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp paprika Pinch cayenne pepper For the Tortillas 2 small sweet potatoes (about 350g), peeled and cut into smaller-than-bite-sized […]

Loaded Minestrone

A real treat for those who love their vegetables, this soup is packed with all kinds of delicious textures and flavours. If you can’t find the packaged quick-cook minestrone mix, feel free to add your own mix of whole grains, pasta, and split peas or lentils, or just small pasta shapes, adjusting the cooking time accordingly. Serves […]

Raspberry-Apple Overnight Oats

Overnight oats make for a healthy and quick breakfast on busy mornings. This recipe serves 1. Ingredients 1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick cook) + 1 tbsp (optional; keep separate) 1/2 cup plant milk (e.g. unsweetened soya) 1 apple 1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries 1 tbsp chopped nuts of choice (e.g. pecans or almonds) Maple […]

Pizza Tots

This is a fun way to serve potatoes and is a perfect recipe for serving vegetables and beans to children who may be reluctant to eat them otherwise. The recipe makes 20 tots Ingredients 1 x 400g can cannellini beans 1 cup fresh basil 1 large clove garlic, minced 4 medium potatoes, baked and cooled […]

Pea and Mint Soup

Fragrant and delicate, this pea and mint soup makes for a beautiful summer lunch. This recipe serves 6, and is inexpensive. Ingredients 1 large onion 1 stalk celery 3 cloves garlic 1.2 l vegetable stock 1 large potato, washed and roughly diced 1 large parsnip, peeled and roughly chopped 500g frozen peas 15g fresh mint, […]

Caramelized Red Onion and Asparagus Tart

This rich and decadent tart is ideal for a festive dinner. It serves 2 as a main dish or 4 as a substantial starter, and is very simple to make, relying on store-bought, ready-rolled suitable-for-vegan puff pastry. Ingredients 2 red onions, sliced into thin rings 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tsp maple syrup 100g fresh […]

Spicy Stir-Fry Vegetable Soup

This spicy loaded soup is ready in 15 minutes and serves 8, so feel free to halve the recipe. If you don’t like spice, reduce the amount of chili or omit altogether. Feel free to use the recipe as a roadmap: no ingredient is essential, so experiment with the vegetables and see which flavours appeal […]

Japanese Marinated Tofu

This budget meal is perfect with noodles or rice and stir-fried vegetables as an accompaniment. There is an air fryer option available. Serves 4. Ingredients 1 block extra-firm tofu (approximately 350g), drained and pressed 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 4 tsp maple syrup 1/4 tsp shichimi togarashi, or Japanese seven-spice spice mix 1 tsp ground […]

Besan Dosa

This is Besan Dosa–a gram flour pancake–with a difference: sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. Multiply the quantities of the dry mix and store in a lidded container in the fridge for easy and quick breakfasts. This takes about 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish, and serves 2. Ingredients For the dry mix 1/2 cup […]