The festive season is just around the corner and we are fast moving into a beautifully Christmassy atmosphere. I am so thrilled to share these recipes with you, in hope that these will make this time of the even more magical. The intention was to stick to basic recipes, and turn them into a vegan version while also exploring traditional side dishes giving them my own little twist. These are all wonderful ideas to add to your Vegan Christmas Roast or your Christmas or Boxing Day Buffet table – filling and delicious!
This wholesome and tasty Vegan Thai Green Curry is rich, creamy and full of bold flavours with a kick of heat. It’s a hearty, comforting vegan meal that leaves you satisfied for hours. The creamy coconut tames the heat of the curry paste, bringing it down to a light kick which energises you out of any winter rut!
Autumn is the season of harvest, a time to pull inward and gather together on all levels, a time to store up fuel, for the approaching stillness of winter. Everything in nature contracts and moves its essence inward and downward.
This power packed sassy super stew takes minimum time and effort to cook up an evening meal for you and your people. It is also brilliant for batch cooking for the freezer or to have as week-long lunches or dinners.
Crunchy. Satisfying. Naturally sweetened. Fibre and protein-packed. Simple & Delicious. These are the words that come up when having a bowl of this gorgeous warming winter granola in the morning! Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day! Why? To be honest, I’m not entirely sure, but this Granola always gets me pumped to roll out of bed and into the day. It is power packed goodness with rich oils and protein in seeds and nuts, plus we get an extra anti-inflammatory boost from having Ginger in there. This is something we cannot get enough of now that winter season is right around the corner.
Not so long ago fennel was my biggest enemy until one day my good friend introduced me to this delicious combo. Crunchy soothing fennel, juicy orange and hearty chickpeas, make this not just a dazzling display of colours and textures, but also a nutritious and filling dish.
This veggie and nutrient-packed recipe is super simple to make and amazing as a side or main dish for any occasion or regular weekday. Sticking to the basics, you can shuffle and replace all veg with whatever is in your fridge. It’s an easy way to use up leftover rice or cook in bulk for the week to come. In a blink of an eye, you made yourself a fresh, satisfying and rich in colour lunch or dinner.
This savoury lentil dish with a vibrant beetroot puree served on creamy polenta is a lovely way to elevate a vegans’ standard ‘beans and rice’. It might take a bit longer than refrying your beans and cooking up some rice but is indeed worth the time and patience. When I first had this combo, I slurped up the entire giant plate of food because it was so freakishly delicious!
In this deliciously simple Carrot Cake recipe, Mia (A.K.A The Travelling Vegan) shares just how easy it is to create something as lovely and delicious as her beautiful Carrot Cake. It will become a household favourite, and has even converted Mia's strongly non-vegan gran!
The summer weather can make even the cosiest among us want to head outside and make the most of it! And when it comes to food and nutrition, a BBQ is such a fantastic way to socialise, eat healthily AND make the most of long light evenings and warm weather! The word ‘vegan’ (and sometimes even ‘vegetarian’) can strike fear into many omnivorous BBQ chefs when it comes to sharing a BBQ with friends and family. However, it really doesn’t need to…
In this super quick and easy Green Smoothie recipe, Mia (A.K.A The Travelling Vegan) shares her favourite Tropical Thunder Green Smoothie. Absolutely perfect for summer, this recipe is a really winner (and a firm favourite at Birch & Wilde HQ). Smoothies are such a fantastic way to pack in the nutrition in a really tasty and easy way. If you don’t make them already, it’s definitely time to give it a go! And if you do, we would LOVE to hear your favourite combinations – comment below!
In this deliciously simple Buddha Bowl recipe, Mia (A.K.A The Travelling Vegan) shares just how easy it is to create something as lovely and delicious (and super good for you) as her beautiful Buddha Bowls. Hugely popular at the moment, here's a great chance to enjoy Mia's version, and get confidently creative enough to start mixing things up and inventing your own! What are you waiting for? It's time to give it a go...