Author: Catherine Stevenson

Chickpea and Tahini Stew

A combination of chickpeas, tahini, seasonal vegetables and warming spices make this creamy stew a winning winter recipe. Much to my dismay, the weather has cooled down substantially. If I’m honest with myself, I have to admit that it is, in fact, mid-winter. Bleh! There are a few things that […]

Vegan Chocolate Ganache

An easy and vegan chocolate ganache recipe for use on any cake recipe, like my Simple Vegan Chocolate Cake, or my Chocolate Wacky Cake. Here is a vegan chocolate ganache recipe using vegan dark chocolate and coconut cream in place of dairy cream. This can be made either to create […]

Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Icing

A basic chocolate buttercream icing to use for icing cakes and other bakes. Here is a basic, all-purpose chocolate buttercream icing to use for chocolate cakes, cupcakes, or any other bakes where chocolate icing would be necessary, or desired. I have used it here on my Simple and Rich Vegan […]

Four Corners Lentil Stew

A tasty, satisfying and healthy vegan meal made with pantry staples Lockdown Lentil Stew … I first came across this recipe online many years ago. I am not even sure where I stumbled upon it, but I copied and pasted the recipe and directions into my Notes App on my […]

Vegan Hot Cross Buns

Better than store-bought! Soft, fluffy, moist and spicy, these buns will rival any buns you can buy from the shop, vegan or not. This is a big claim. I am aware of this. I would not say it though if I didn’t believe it to be true! I have tried […]

Easy Hummus in 5 Minutes

Quick and Delicious Vegan Hummus On being a vegan stereotype … I honestly don’t think I have ever met anyone who does not like hummus. I have even seen fussy kids guzzling the stuff with abandon. The day I realised I was a vegetarian stereotype must have been at least […]

Healthy Vegan Banana Ice-Cream (*N’ice-Cream*)

🐄 Vegan 🐄 Simple banana ice-cream with just 2 ingredients 🐄 3 flavour variations 🐄 High protein variation Many years ago when I first heard about this anomaly, I was very skeptical. I was told that if you froze bananas, then blended them, it would turn into soft serve ice-cream. […]

Vegan Milk Review – Okja Oat Milk

“milk is not necessary for humans after weaning and the nutrients it contains are readily available in foods without animal protein, saturated fat, and cholesterol” ― Amy Lanou Honestly, I have been waiting for an oat milk to hit our shores. Liaising with virtual vegan friends on social media, it is […]

Tasty Vegan Spinach and Mushroom Salad

A beautifully textured and savoury vegan salad, perfect as an accompaniment to a braai/barbeque or at a summer picnic. 🌱Swiss Chard = nutritional powerhouse 🌱 It really is not accidental that the good old cartoon character, strongman Popeye, ate copious amounts of spinach to retain his strength. From a quick […]