10 Vegan Dessert Recipes – Treat Yourself!


Mandy’s Chocolate Cake

– Mandy Stone (Body + Soul Magazine)
Chocolate Mocha Cake. I don’t think I need to say much more other than you can expect sublime chocolate layers, mocha frosting, ganache and chocolate icing.
View recipe at Martha Stewart

Banana, Coconut and Cashew Cream Tart


– Martha Stewart Living
This beautiful dessert may just be the dish to lure your friends over to the raw side. It not only looks decadent but thanks to the use of pecans, cashews, dates and bananas, this dessert manages to achieve a perfect level of sweetness and richness.
View recipe at Whole Living

Autumn Puddings – Delicious Magazine


The color of these magenta puddings is magnificent! While this recipe involves a chilling episode in the fridge with cling film, I would skip the plastic in favor of glass. Use your prettiest and most petite glasses to chill and serve the dessert. It will look and taste luscious.
View recipe at Delicious Magazine

Mango Sorbet-Macaroon Tartlets
These raw dessert delights look so delectable. The crust contains a mere four ingredients and the sorbet filling only three! If you want some more raw food inspiration, you can watch Ani prepare delicious recipes at Ani Phyo’s Raw Food Kitchen Show on You Tube.
View recipe at Ani Phyo.

Coconut Rice Pudding with Caramelized Pineapple


– Waitrose
For a lush and creamy rice pudding without the lactose, try this dessert which looks ever so pretty with a pineapple and pistachio garnish.
View recipe at Waitrose.

Chocolate Mocha Pie


– Whole Foods Market
It would be hard for anyone to say no to a slice of this pie. The recipe suggests a final flourish of either non-dairy ice cream or fresh berries. Dessert heaven!
View recipe at Whole Foods Market

Lemon Cream with Blackberries
– Body + Soul
Taste a little Sicily sweetness with this zesty little dessert, which only calls for four ingredients! Simple yet sublime!
View recipe at Whole Living

Vegan Sweet Pumpkin Pie


– Delicious Magazine
If you’ve been searching for the vegan alternative to your much loved pumpkin pie, why not give this scrumptious pie a try?
View recipe at Delicious Magazine

Sticky Apple Cups


– Good Food Magazine
This recipe would be ideal for kids or adults seeking a warming fruit dessert. The recipe suggests microwaving the apples to cook them but if like me, you aren’t so keen on microwaved anything, I would bake them in the oven for 30 minutes or until soft.
View recipe at BBC Good Food

Summer Berry Stack
– Australian Women’s Weekly
This recipe calls for brioche, but vegans could substitute this for white bread (a recommendation I noticed in a separate recipe). Whatever you decide, it is sure to look berry beautiful (sorry, I had to)!

10 Apple Recipes – All Vegetarian!

Hot Apple, Ginger and Calvados Toddy
– Waitrose
Sip the flavours of autumn and winter with this heavenly drink. The recipe calls for dried apple slices and an alcoholic tipple from the Normandy cider drink, Calvados.

Chicory, Apple and Date Salad


– Olive Magazine
This salad is speckled with sweet and bitter ingredients and the crunchy apples, crispy chicory and chewy dates also create a wonderful array of textures.

Roast Sweet Potato Soup with Curried Apples
– Body + Soul
This is the perfect bowl of soup for a cold, rainy evening. Ingredients such as jalapeno peppers, garlic, and honey will help keep you healthy during the colder months. Vegans can avoid the final yogurt dollop or substitute with a plain soy yogurt.
View recipe at Whole Living

Sweet-and-Spicy Colesaw
– Martha Stewart Living
Try a ‘slaw without the mayo with this healthy recipe. Each bite of this salad promises a slew of delightful flavours from sweet raisins, carrots and Granny smith apples to spicy jalapeno chile and pepper.
View recipe at Whole Living

Wild Rice Salad with Apple and Toasted Almonds
– Natural Health Magazine
This power-packed salad would make a great lunch for work. Along with the title ingredients, there is also sweet potato, sun dried tomatoes and a citrus burst from lemon juice and orange zest.

Apple Fennel Granita


– Gourmet
This granita looks so beautiful and impressive (try serving in little vintage glasses for extra flair). There are only three ingredients needed to make this refreshing dessert. Simple and sweet!
View recipe at Epicurious

Apple Muffins (Vegan)
– Natural Health Magazine
I don’t know about you but I’m always on the lookout for scrumptious vegan muffins so when I found this recipe, the Baking Betty within was extremely giddy! I can’t wait to make these little autumnal bundles soon.

Bakeless Apple Tart
– Natural Health Magazine
A tart that requires no baking and no guilt! With a date and walnut crust and cinnamon, nutmeg infused apple filling, this is an apple dessert everyone needs to try!
View recipe at Natural Health Mag

Sesame Toffee Apple Wedges
– Waitrose
These would go down a treat with both kids and adults. They are easy to eat and the sesame coating creates a toffee apple bite with a twist.

Tropical Baked Apples with Pistachios and Cherries


– Waitrose
I love the idea of garnished apple halves with gourmet jewels such as pistachios and cherries. It looks and sounds delightful.

View both the Sesame Toffee Apple Wedges recipe and Baked Apple recipe at Waitrose

Seven Vegetarian Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin and Peanut Curry
– Tom Norrington-Davies
This curry had my attention with the very first ingredient, crunchy peanut butter! Imagine the creaminess and nuttiness this curry contains along with other delicious Thai inspired ingredients.
View recipe at Delicious Magazine

Pumpkin Thyme Rigatoni


– Body + Soul
Just substitute the chicken stock in this recipe and you’ll have a luscious, tomato-free pasta. This is a sweet and unique dish that works well with any type of pasta.
View recipe at Whole Living

Chilli Pumpkin & Wild Mushroom Soup
– Allegra McEvedy
Enjoy copious spoonfuls of this hearty, Italian-style soup. The dried porcini and chilli add great texture and heat.
View recipe at Delicious Magazine

Pumpkin Seed Pesto


– Whole Foods Market
I’d never thought of making a pesto from pumpkin seeds! This implies I’m forever in the kitchen making batches of homemade pesto which alas, is not true but its nice to know there is one more vegan pesto recipe to try. This would be scrumptious in pasta, through cous cous or as a spread on sandwiches.
View recipe at Whole Foods Market

Pumpkin & Bean Spaghetti
– Good Food Magazine
Here’s a new idea for your next spaghetti meal. Mixed beans will make this pasta dish super satisfying and will please everyone, vegetarian or not.
View recipe at BBC Good Food

Pumpkin Seed Brittle


– Gourmet, image by Matthew Hranek
These sweet and salty sticks would look fabulous at your next party and you only need sugar, water, sea salt and pumpkin seeds.
View recipe at Epicurious

Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Pie
– Whole Foods Market
Vegans deserve a delectable dessert this Halloween and Thanksgiving so why not try making this pumpkin pecan pie?
View recipe at Whole Foods Market

World Vegan Day – Eat Your Way Around The Planet!

GREEK


Beet, Chickpea and Almond Dip with Pita Chips
– Susanna Hoffman (Bon Appetit), photography by Gary Moss
View recipe at Epicurious

JAPANESE

Chilled Tofu, Japanese Style
– Body + Soul
View recipe at Whole Living

MEXICAN

Red Chileatole with Fall Vegetables
– Rick Bayless (Gourmet), photography by Roland Bello
View recipe at Epicurious

ITALIAN

Rigatoni with Tomatoes, Raisins and Pine Nuts
– Sara Quessenberry, photography by Anna Williams
View recipe at Real Simple

CHINESE

Green Tea and Tamarind-Marinated Tofu with Vegetables
View recipe at Whole Foods Market

INDIAN

Potato, Tomato and Cashew Curry
– Kate B

CARIBBEAN

Simple Coconut and Bean Soup
– Good Food
View recipe at BBC Good Food

THAI

Thai Vegetable and Tofu Red Curry
– Jan Purser (Good Taste), photography by John Paul Urizar
View recipe at Taste

LEBANESE

Lebanese Bread Salad
– by Judy Lockhart, photography by Stefan Anderson
View recipe at Real Simple

MOROCCAN

Five-a Day Tagine
– Good Food Magazine
This recipe does include honey but as some ‘sweet vegans’ do eat honey, I thought I would include it or suggest using a vegan sweetener as a substitute.
View recipe at BBC Good Food

SPANISH

Stove Top Vegetarian Paella
View recipe at Whole Foods Market

Healthy Winter Warming Drinks – Part Two

Vegan Eggnog – Elana’s Pantry
For a nog without the egg, try this rather luscious recipe that will be much more aromatic and refreshing to drink.
View recipe at Elana’s Pantry

Mayan Hot Chocolate – Natural Health


Okay, this drink contains a sweet potato but it sounds intriguing and exotic, so I’d give it a try.
View recipe at Natural Health

Hot Christmas Punch – Tana Ramsey
This drink will pack a flavour punch but without the alcohol. Several juices and spices are used to create a festive drink that is perfect for everyone.
View recipe at UK TV’s Good Food

Spiced Apple Cider Kanten – Natural Health


Everyone will be wanting refills of this fun drink made with a dash and splash of coconut milk and agave nectar.
View recipe at Natural Health

Spiced Hot Chocolate with Orange – Whole Foods Market
Use your vegan milk and chocolate of choice in this recipe that has been spiced up with a sprinkling of cayenne pepper and orange zest.
View recipe at Whole Foods Market

Stamina Tea – Body + Soul


To feel your best during the holiday season, try making this ‘homemade herbal chai’ drink made with dried ginseng, ginger and licorice root.
View recipe at Whole Living

Vegetarian Dinner Party Idea: Italian

APPETIZER / L’ANTIPASTO

Broad Bean and Rocket Bruschetta
– Lucas Hollweg
Fava beans and arugula on crusty ciabatta bread is the perfect way to begin an Italian feast. The ingredients are simple but the taste is fresh, healthy and scrumptious.

MAIN MEAL / IL SECONDO
Linguine with Tomatoes and Capers
– Andy Harris (image by Sam Stowell)
I made this a few weeks ago without the parmesan and it was lovely. So easy to make and even easier to devour! I loved the use of capers and lemon zest.

DESSERT / IL DOLCE

Panna Cotta with Apricot Compote


– BBC Good Food
A vegan version of panna cotta? Si! Just use some agar agar and soya milk and proceed happily into the heavenly world of Italian desserts.
View recipe at BBC Good Food

Orange and Basil Sorbet
– BBC Good Food
Dessert Option Two delivers the famed Italian flavours of basil. Your dinner guests will surely appreciate trying this unique sorbet (which only needs three ingredients). It will be a real treat for the taste buds!
View recipe at BBC Good Food

DRINKS / BEVANDE

Sparkling Honey Lemonade in Citrus Salt Rimmed Glasses

Sparkling Honey Lemonade in Citrus Salt Rimmed Glasses
– Whole Foods Market
All the fun and flavour of a cocktail but without the alcohol! This zingy drink is a refreshing option for dinner guests and the lemons will surely taste like a little bit of Sicily!
View recipe at Whole Foods Market

Chardonnay del Veneto Cantine Volpi
Vinceremos have a variety of organic Italian wines on offer such as this chardonnay which is also vegan.
Purchase at Vinceremos for £5.99