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Chickpea Soup with Mughrabiya

StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000002125 Chickpea Soup with Mughrabiya Adapted from: Chickpea Soup with Moghrabieh (Lebanese Couscous) by Susan Voisin 2 small red onions, chopped ½ cucumber, diced [*] 2 carrots, diced olive oil 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp cumin … Continue reading

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Amaranth Hifi

200 g amaranth 600 ml cold water Simmer the amaranth in the water, uncovered, for about 35 minutes; leave to sit for about 15 mins (or until you’re ready to add it to the veg., as long as that’s the … Continue reading

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Swiss Breakfast (vegan)

My version of the classic Swiss breakfast rösti mit spinat und spiegelei*—with vegan versions of rösti [potato cake] and spinat [creamed spinach], and fried Swiss brown mushrooms substituted for spiegelei [fried eggs]. Serves 4 rösti: 1 ½ lb potatoes 1 Spanish onion 2 oz smoked tofu … Continue reading

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Soy single cream

I was accosted by a shop assistant and persuaded to buy 3 litres of short-dated soy milk recently, so thought I’d experiment with making soy single cream. This recipe is adapted from: Makes about 7 fl oz. 16 fl oz … Continue reading

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Gerwyn’s Couch Medicine

This is a recipe I cooked up for my friend Gerwyn when he came down with a chesty cough as a secondary infection following a fever, poor chap. Makes about a days’ worth of doses. Base: 2–3 inch piece fresh … Continue reading

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Tofu #1 — Crispy Strips

A 396 g block of plain tofu in my local shop is £2.35. Thanks to absurd rules over ‘use by’ dates, I picked up six blocks at 30 p each. A year ago I was not a great fan of … Continue reading

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Vegan Banana Bread

This is more like bread than cake, not too sweet. Adapted from: Egg substitute 4 tsp gram flour (aka. besan, chick pea flour) 80 ml vegetable oil 80 ml soya milk Wet ingredients 4 ripe bananas, mashed 80 ml vegetable … Continue reading

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Dropwire Number 9

This is a recipe. It is white, black, orange and green. Basmati rice, black turtle beans, pumpkin with chilli oil and spinach coulis. It is vegan. Requires soaking. 10 oz basmati rice 6 oz black turtle beans 1 small pumpkin … Continue reading

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Oat Milk

Oat milk is pretty expensive (nearly £2 a litre), but oats are cheap, so I thought I’d make my own. Google pulls up dozens of different recipes with variable reviews, some using rolled oats, some groats, some oatmeal, and a … Continue reading

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Vegan Crèpes

Yes, vegan crèpes, or, more precisely, English pancakes. There are many recipes for “vegan pancakes” on the web, but all of them are for American breakfast pancakes, result in something similar, or include bicarb of soda which gives a fluffy … Continue reading

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