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 →

In the Kitchen – Sweet Potato Dhal

sweet potato dhal and naan bread

  This is what I cooked for dinner last night. It is a bit sweeter and less spicy than a lot of the dhal I’ve tried at Indian restaurants. This one is super-easy to make and tastes delicious!   Sweet Potato Dhal Ingredients: 2 cups red lentils (pre-soaked for a couple of hours) 1kg sweet potato, chopped into small cubes (this is an approximate measure – I generally just use 2 decent size tubers – you can use as much … Continue reading →