Round Up: 6 Summer Vegan Dishes

As we’re reaching the end of summer (or what was supposed to be the summer months)… it’s time for a bit of reflection on the good times I’ve had exploring the London restaurant scene. This summer I officially became vegan. It took me a few months (and a few slip ups) to make the transition…

Kerb – Livin On The Veg

Eight street food traders, eight vegan dishes and one winner. A simple concept and great delivery.  Kerb is well known on the London food scene for its pop up food markets in prime London locations from Kings Cross to London Bridge. The popular and buzzing markets allow foodies in the city to experience of-the-moment food made…

Kale and Sweet Potato Falafel

Falafel is a delicious vegan dish for both light and larger meals. I regularly add falafel balls to salads for lunch or in wraps for a heartier meal. This recipe took a lot of experimenting, especially with consistency, but I’m finally there and I hope this works well for you too! Ingredients 1 tin of…

Summer Beetroot & Mint Dip

Writing this with the sniffles and vitamin D withdrawals whilst it’s currently raining in London (like most of the year), it feels wrong to call this a summer recipe. But F it, it’s August and technically the sun should be shining and my umbrella should be out of sight. I’m not letting the weather kill…

Black beans, avocado and tomato bowl

This bean bowl can be a healthy breakfast or an accompaniment to a main meal, such as tacos or burritos. It’s also great on toast for a Mexican style breakfast – you could add an egg or a sprinkle of feta to it for a non-vegan option. Since I cut eggs and dairy from my…

Darjeeling Express

I LOVE Carnaby. It’s my go-to food spot and never fails to provide a great selection of restaurants, including old faves and trendy new hotspots. Home to some of my favourite restaurants, such as Pizza Pilgrims, Dishoom and Le Bab, this foodie heaven is prime location for any new restaurant. Constant footfall, hungry tourists and…

The Shan State

Burmese food has become one of the latest trends to hit the London food scene following the popularity of Asian cuisine. I’m surprised it took this long considering how trendy Asian food is in the city. It’s a little like a mix of Thai, Chinese and Indian – flavour on flavour with rice and noodles…

Shepherd’s pie with sweet potato mash

This recipe uses Quorn soy mince (use a dairy free alternative if you are vegan). Ingredients:  Quorn soy mince (1 pack) 1 tbsp Coconut oil (or any cooking oil) 4 large fresh tomatoes or 1 tinned tomato 8 sweet potatoes Basil leaves Peas Sweetcorn 3 Carrots 1 Onion Garlic Squeeze of a lime 1 tbsp…

The Gilbert Scott

Lavish decor, a grand dining hall and sophisticated, vibrant food are just a few of the many great qualities The Gilbert Scott can boast of. I enjoyed a lovely evening here recently, including a kitchen tour and a contemporary English meal, at the restaurant in the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.   It was great to…

Tamarind Kitchen

Tamarind of Mayfair has a new sista! Tamarind Kitchen is the latest in the wave of new Indian restaurants hitting London. Being the newest member of the reputable Tamarind Collection family, behind Tamarind of Mayfair and Zaika of Kensington, there can only be high expectations of what this restaurant will bring to the table. Tamarind of Mayfair was…

Roasted sweet potato with chickpeas

I LOVE sweet potato, it’s my new fave vegetable this year and it’s a great ingredient for so many dishes. The colourful, hearty veg is packed with nutrients and tastes bomb! WIN WIN. This recipe is a Mediterranean take on roasted sweet potato and is great for a quick lunch or dinner. Ingredients  This will…

Quinoa and veggie stuffed mushrooms

This is a quick and simple vegan recipe, great for lunch or an appetiser. Enjoy with salad and sprinkle cheese on top for a non-vegan option.