Recipe: Avocado Lime Tarts + Cookbook Giveaway

Avocado Lime Tarts Vegan

Celebrating vegetables loud and proud is a big part of what The Veg Space is all about, so I’m properly excited to be sharing news with you of a new cookbook which is out today.  A blogging friend Kate (great name) writes the fabulous blog Veggie Desserts which is all about putting vegetables into cakes, muffins, biscuits, tarts, brownies, pastries and even ice cream, and also features healthy vegetarian and vegan meals, all full of vegetables, of course.

Veggie Desserts + Cakes by Kate Hackworthy is published by Pavilion Books, RRP £14.99.  The idea behind the book is that veggies bring moisture, natural sweetness and extra nutrients to baking.  Avocados make a Continue reading “Recipe: Avocado Lime Tarts + Cookbook Giveaway”

Recipe: Tropical Sunset Fruit Lollies + OXO Good Grips Fruit Gadget Giveaway RRP over £27!

Tropical Sunset Fruit Lollies | Vegan & Vegetarian

In collaboration with OXO Good Grips

Phew, what a scorcher! I’m not complaining about the beautiful weather, (honest), but some seriously cold after-school snacks are called for at the moment.  Cue these totally tropical sunset fruit lollies…. nothing but pure, unadulterated fruit – pineapple, mango and strawberry with a generous squeeze of lime juice.

Preparing the fruit was a doddle thanks to three handy gadgets making an easy task of hulling, peeling, de-stoning and slicing.

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Recipe: Smoky Mexican Quinoa Soup

Smoky Mexican Quinoa Soup

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Here’s a quick weeknight supper which is smoky, spicy, packed with flavour and very filling.  (Oh and it’s really good for you too – bonus!).  Your taste buds will be transported to Mexico with every spoonful, thanks to the chipotle and smoked paprika, coriander, lime and spring onions.

The star of the show here is black quinoa, with its earthy, sweet flavour.  It is classed as a ‘complete protein’ containing 8 essential amino acids, and its delicious flavour and soft texture make it a perfect alternative to rice, pasta and cous-cous.  It really bulks out this soup into a meal in itself – perfect for a speedy and satisfying dinner.

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Recipe: English Garden Cocktail

English Garden Cocktail

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I mentioned last week that making bread is a simple pleasure that I don’t get around to nearly often enough, and making really good cocktails falls into the same category.  Digging out the cocktail shaker, measuring the ingredients carefully, shaking over ice, straining into beautiful glasses, and going a bit overboard on the ‘garnish art’…. cocktail making is fun, and I really should do it more often.

thebar.com is a brilliant website full of really excellent cocktail recipes to suit every taste and budget.  You can search by what’s in your cupboard, lower-calorie cocktails, one-unit cocktails and even alcohol-free ‘mocktails’.  Continue reading “Recipe: English Garden Cocktail”

Recipe: Rice Noodle Salad with Mango

Rice Noodle Salad with Mango

20 Min Meals | Vegetarian & VeganI almost called this recipe ‘Cheat’s Rice Noodle Salad’ as I used a ready-made bottle of chilli, lime & coriander salad dressing from a supermarket.  But is that really cheating? Or is it just making clever use of available resources?  In any case, this got two-thumbs up all round at home, and is very quick to throw together thanks to the ready-made dressing! Continue reading “Recipe: Rice Noodle Salad with Mango”