Spicy Cauliflower & Chickpea Cakes
Nov15

Spicy Cauliflower & Chickpea Cakes

What do you do with a large cauliflower? Loads of guilt-free savoury cakes which are high in fibre and protein, can be gluten-free and fat-free!  Here’s how to make 16 mouthwatering cauliflower & chickpea cakes:  Prepare a large pot with water, add small florets of 1 whole cauliflower and allow to boil away until very soft. (For a more tasty version, cook in vegetable stock) In the meantime sauté two finely chopped onions...

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Chickpea Omelette
Oct28

Chickpea Omelette

And on the seventh day of Veggy Malta’s #maltameatfreeweek Alison created a chickpea omelette 😁 For the batter: 3/4 cup chickpea flour, 3/4 soya milk-alternative, 1 tbsp sea salt, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp cider vinegar, 2 tsp nutritional yeast, pinch of turmeric for yellowsh colour and baking soda for fluffiness. Method: prepare batter by mixing the above ingredients together, it must be thick but runny like that of pancakes. Heat some...

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Vegan Pizza
Oct27

Vegan Pizza

Nothing like home-made pizza on a Saturday night! This one is dedicated to Veggy Malta’s sixth day of#maltameatfreeweek Dough for 2 pizzas: 400g plain flour, 280g water, 3.5g dry yeast, 1 tablespoon olive oil, sea salt. Sift the flour into a large bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon. Do not overwork it – allow to rest so the dough can rise, cover with a cloth. [You can also prepare 1kg of dough and...

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Vegan Parmigiana
Oct27

Vegan Parmigiana

Celebrating the fifth day of Veggy Malta’s #meatfreeweek with my version of Aubergine Parmigiana. Ingredients: 2 aubergines, sliced into thick discs. plain flour, soya milk or any vegan milk which is unsweetened, breadcrumbs (i prepared mine with the onion & sage version together with nutritional yeast and grated vegan Parmesan), freshly prepared tomato sauce, grated mozzerella-style vegan cheese, home-made green pesto. Method:...

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with onion & sage sauce
Oct25

Butternut Squash Ravioli with onion & sage sauce

Enjoying lunchtime with my fourth vegan recipe for Veggy Malta’s #maltameatfreeweek, my favourite so far: home-made ravioli filled with butternut squash and plated with a silky onion & sage sauce. This was so easy! Pastry: 200 g plain flour, 50 g semolina, 120 g water, pinch of salt, pinch of turmeric (secret ingredient!) – mix all ingredients together until a ball forms. Allow to rest in the fridge for a few minutes. ...

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Creamy Potato & Corn Chowder
Oct24

Creamy Potato & Corn Chowder

My third contribution to Veggy Malta’s #meatfreeweek, an American-style soup without the sins … vegan chowder! All you need for 2 persons is: 1 large onion and 1 garlic clove roughly chopped, 4 medium potatoes cut into small cubes, 2 ears fresh corn (reserve a small portion to boil on its own), 600ml veg stock, parsley, white wine, vegan milk/cream. Method: heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a medium pan and cook the onion and...

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Cherry Tomato Tarte Tatin
Oct23

Cherry Tomato Tarte Tatin

Introducing my second recipe for Veggy Malta‘s #meatfreeweek, totally vegan and free from dairy: Here’s my Cherry Tomato Tarte Tatin 🍅🍅🍅 Method: heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large wok and slowly sweat the onion rings with a splash of balsamic vinegar and throw in the cherry tomatoes, thyme sprigs/leaves and salt. Mix well over a low flame until tomatoes and onions caramelise. Remove any excess liquid and allow to...

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Aloo Gobi
Oct22

Aloo Gobi

My first contribution for #meatfreeweek is a healthy Indian curry recipe – Aloo Gobi. another one-pot recipe with the main ingredients being potatoes and cauliflower. It’s free from gluten and dairy too. For 2 persons chop 1 medium onion, peel, dice and boil 2 medium sized potatoes, prepare 1 small cauliflower, cleaned and separated into small florets, 1 tomato chopped into small cubes. Method: heat 1 tablespoon vegetable...

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Spiral Vegetable Tart
Sep12

Spiral Vegetable Tart

Don’t get hypnotised by my Spiral Vegetable Tart!  Thanks to Barbuto’s fresh, organic vegetables I could make this tart which had been on my to-do cooking list every since it went viral on the internet. All you need is to bake your favourite pastry in a round ovenproof dish lined with baking paper (I buy ready-made vegan puff pastry), and in the meantime boil 2 large potatoes to prepare a mash. I prepared mine by mixing in...

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