The most important ingredient

I thought I would share with you a slightly different side to my veggie patch. It’s not the prettiest area of the garden, but it is probably the most important – the compost area! Because I have such a big garden, I need a lot of soil to fill it, and the raised beds need to be topped up every so often.  I could buy a truck load of garden soil, and we have done that in the past, but … Continue reading →

In the Kitchen – Pasta Sauce a la Dyani!

vegan pasta sauce on plate of spaghetti

Here is another of my favourite dishes.  This one is my own original recipe, and has evolved over many years, originally based on my Mum’s classic meat bolognaise sauce that she used to make when I was a kid.  This one of course, is totally meat-free and tastes so much better than the plain mince-based one! It’s easy to make, tastes delicious, and is full of good stuff.  I use it as my fall-back recipe, my “no-brainer” cooking, for nights … Continue reading →

In the Kitchen – Curried Tofu & Vegetable Stirfry

curried tofu and vegetable stirfry

This is one of my favourite stir-fry recipes, that I’ve been making for years. I cannot for the life of me recall where the original recipe came from.  It is not in my current collection of vegetarian cookbooks, so I’m guessing I either came across it online or in a magazine years ago, or  perhaps it was tucked away in the vegetarian chapter of one of my meat-laden cookbooks, which I’ve long-since given away. If anyone recognises this recipe and … Continue reading →