Recipe: Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke & Parsnip Soup (Vegan)

Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke & Parsnip Soup

What alchemy happens when you cook a Jerusalem artichoke? How can something so ugly, gnarled and knobbly transform into such a silky and luxurious soup?

It is such a shame that it seems impossible to find these tasty tubers in supermarkets these days – I wonder why? They are so easy to grow, incredibly tasty and cheap.  Perhaps their unconventional looks or lack of uniformity doesn’t suit being plastic-wrapped into neat little trays. Perhaps they can’t compete for our attention with pretty rainbow carrots or purple potatoes. Or could it be that their windy side-effects are just a bit embarrassing, (they are affectionately known as Jerusalem fartichokes in our house…!)? Continue reading “Recipe: Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke & Parsnip Soup (Vegan)”

Recipe: Vegan Avocado Lime Tarts

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: Vegan Avocado Lime Tarts”

April with Cranks and a Vegetarian Cookbook Giveaway!

So, things have been a little quiet around here this month, I hope you’ve missed me(!).  The reason for this brief absence is that I’ve been scurrying around posting recipes and articles elsewhere instead.  If you’re a regular reader, you will know that I’ve teamed up with Cranks in the past on some exciting projects, (like this one), and so I was thrilled when they invited me to do a ‘website takeover’ for the month of April, writing recipes and blog posts on their site, on the theme of ‘eating seasonally’.

I’ve been posting these on Facebook and Twitter, but just in case you’ve missed any of my posts, here’s a quick roundup:
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A Month in Review: October (+ Riverford Recipe Box Giveaway RRP £40!)

Organic recipe boxes, ‘flexitarian’ recipe books, a cookery evening using Spanish olives. Earl Grey tea, polenta, maple water, roasted garlic hummus, take-away sandwiches, and more….

October has been busy, autumnal, and full of foodie fun.  Read on for a recap, and for the chance to win a fabulous Riverford Recipe Box of your own.
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