Tofu "Cheese"

My family uses this very simple recipe to make vegan Mac 'n' Cheese, Lasagna and Quiche. 

Simply Blend together:

1 block of tofu

1 cup of soymilk
1 jar of pasta sauce - 500 mls or 700 mls, either will do

And you have a yummy sauce that can be used in so many ways! 

Homemade Lasagna

Lentil Balls

A family favourite! Delicious on spaghetti, rice or pasta. You could also make Chickpea balls by replacing the lentils in this recipe for chickpeas. 

1 Tin of Lentils
1 ½ Cups Flour (can be mixture of plain and wholemeal flour or just white flour)
1 – 1 ½ Tsp Baking Powder
½ Tsp Cumin Powder
½ Tsp Curry Powder
Approx. 1/3 Cup Water
1 Jar of Pasta Sauce

Drain Lentils through a sieve and rinse with water. Add to a bowl and crush with either a fork or your hand.

Add Cumin and Curry Powder, mix well.

Add flour, baking powder and then gradually add water until the mixture holds together (but don't let it be too wet)

Roll into balls. The smaller they are, the quicker they cook. 

Heat oil in a frying pan on a low to medium heat, then add the balls. Once mostly cooked (open one up to see if it's cooked through) increase heat so the balls brown. Once browned, add pasta sauce and cook for a  further 3 – 5 minutes.

Serve on spaghetti, fettucine, rice or pasta with some veggies on the side. 

Time to prepare: 5 - 10 mins
Time to cook: Depends on the size of the balls, usually around 15 minutes. 
Serves: 6

Macaroni 'n' Chickpeas

A very simple and delicious recipe!

250g Macaroni Pasta
1 can (390g) Chickpeas
2-3 slices of bread (or 1 cup pre-made bread crumbs)
1/2 tsp Salt (approx)
2 tsp Oregano (approx)

1. Cook the Macaroni.

2. Blend the chickpeas with approx. 1 cup water until it makes a smooth, creamy paste.

3. Place the Macaroni in an oven-proof dish, mix in the chickpea paste.

4. Blend the bread until it's ground up into fine bread crumbs. Add salt and oregano, mix together.

5. Sprinkle the bread crumb mix on top of the macaroni.

6. Cook at 180 degrees celcius for about 15 minutes, or until it's nice and brown on top.

7. Serve with boiled veggies. Enjoy!


1 cup sushi rice (or plain short-grain sticky rice)
2 tbsp of brown sugar
4 tbsp of vinegar
Seaweed Paper Sheets
1 Carrot
1 cucumber
1 avocado

Cook the rice normally, mixing in the sugar and vinegar when it's done. Leave to cool.

On a table, cut the carrot, cucumber and advocado into fine strips.

Get a sheet of seaweed paper. With a tablespoon, cover the bottom half of it with rice. If it gets too sticky, you can dip the spoon in water and flatten it down. Place the carrot, cucumber and avocado strips in the center of the rice, in a straight line.

Gently roll the sushi up. Just before you come to the end, wet along the end of the seaweed paper make it stick.

Once it's all rolled up, cut into pieces with a razor knife, or leave whole and eat like a burrito!

Cooking + Preparation time: Approx. 30 mins

This is an example of the typical sushi we have - but you can put whatever you like in them! In the photo above, I added vegan sausage. I also sometimes like to add tomato or lettuce. The choice is up to you!

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