Spanish-style vegan meatballs {gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, airfryer}

This dish is one of my all-time favourites. I’ve been making a version of it for almost 10 years. Using an airfryer to cook the vegan chickpea meatballs does make preparing this dish easier and cleaner, but you can also pan fry them. 

An easy gluten-free vegan fried rice

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how I could recreate fried rice to live up to the fading memory of mum’s recipe. This easy fried rice is the result, with oyster mushrooms taking the place that bacon once did. 

Easy weeknight pasta bake cake {gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free}

Pasta bake cake was my attempt at turning a simple bowl of pasta marinara into something a little more exciting. It needed a cheesy element, but trying not to overdo the soy, I pulled out my trusted recipe for cashew cheese – a recipe I first made about six years ago and tastes like a hybrid of runny cheese and what I imagine queso dip to taste like. 

You can add vegetables like spinach or kale to the pasta before you bake it, and you can make your own marinara sauce.

Vegan tuna salad

Tuna is another one of those foods that can make life easier. Adding it to a salad makes the salad worth eating and ups the ante on your protein intake (because a life without protein is a very sad one indeed).

This fishless tuna (funa) is really simple to make and tastes like canned tuna in brine. A lot of people like to make vegan tuna out of sunflower seeds or chickpeas, but I get the best result using a combination of the two. 

Tofu, mango + cashew sheet pan {gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free}

You know how I mentioned there would be more gluten-free and vegan sheet pan meals coming up? Well, here here’s your next one, and it’s best enjoyed with some basmati rice and a light drizzle of my mother-in-law’s (can I call her that?) homemade sweet chilli sauce – there’ll be more on that delightful sauce later.

Vegan summer palak paneer | Easy sheet pan dinner

This palak paneer is probably quite different to what you’ve seen and eaten. My take on the Indian classic is light, fresh and vibrant – the perfect food to enjoy on a hot summer’s day. The umami and saltiness of the marinate meets the sweetness of the red onion and cherry tomatoes.