Vegan

Mediterranean Style Quinoa Salad

I have been desperately trying to eat better, I have been on a semi diet for about four weeks now. I say semi, because I’ve totally indulged in rhubarb crumble, ice cream cones, strawberry truffles…you get the point. I started eating a porridge that contained quinoa, I read up on the benefits of eating it and they are pretty spectacular to be honest. Twice as much fibre as other grains, extremely protein rich. But let’s face it, although it has a semi nutty taste, it’s pretty boring. A bit like cous cous and brown rice, you need to pack it with flavour. So this salad was born, the dressing is based around what I used for my bruschetta. I’ve also gone a bit wonky and added raw sweet potato in it, but you know all those truffles!

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad | The Mother Cooker

Evie's Corner

Date and Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are so amazingly simple to make, absolutely delicious and the great thing is that they contain no sugar, butter or salt. Completely vegan and if you source your oats correctly, gluten free too. You don’t have to mess about with flours or measuring baking soda, all you need are a few ripe bananas. A fuss free snack, perfect for little fingers…and adults, guys they are yummy!

Date and Raisin Oatmeal Cookies | The Mother Cooker

30 Minutes or Less, Vegan

Sweet & Spicy Houmous Bowl

Houmous is super versatile and you can make so many different options, I absolutely adore the roasted red pepper one you can get at Nando’s. My dip is spicy and sweet at the same time, a perfect balance. A great tang of lemon, but without the traditional tahini. Pair any crunchy spring vegetable with it, spread it on a wrap and add some halloumi. It is moreish and I couldn’t stop eating it.┬áSuper quick to make too.

Sweet and Spicy Homous Bowl | The Mother Cooker

Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Butternut Squash & Lentil Curry

As March is vegetarian month and I know a lot of you who read the blog are, I decided to do a hearty meal. For all of you meat lovers, this is simply delicious and you won’t miss the meat at all. It has mild heat, but if you want to make it a little hotter, just add another tsp of chilli powder or more fresh chillies. It is my first time experimenting with pulses, I’ve realised they are simple to cook, cheap to buy and go a long way. I will most certainly be using more of them in my cooking. Roasting the butternut squash, adds a great depth of flavour and a lovely texture. A great treat to take to work, freezable for up to a month. I hope you like it, don’t forget that if you make any of my recipes, to forget to let me know over on Twitter or Instagram.

Vegan Roasted Butterut Squash and Red Lentil Curry | The Mother Cooker

30 Minutes or Less, Lunch, Recipes, Vegetarian

Vegan Green Goddess Wraps

I love getting requests from readers, you can get in touch with me via my hashtag which is #TMCimhungryfor and let me know what you would like to see on the blog. My good friend Michelle asked if I could feature some vegetarian recipes, so I thought I’d kick things off with these vegan green goddess wraps. Easy to make, super yummy and if you didn’t want them completely vegan they would work great with cheese.┬áHerby wraps, avocado & basil sauce and all of the greens. They are lovely and fresh, super easy to make and virtually fat free. I hope you like them!

Vegan Green Goddess Wraps | The Mother Cooker