Roasted Corn and Butternut Squash Couscous Salad

Couscous can be very dull and you need to add a lot of flavour to make it into something wonderful. This dish has sweetness from both the squash and the corn plus bags of freshness from the mint and coriander. We like our food spicy so you can also add chill like I did to…

Roasted Corn and Pepper Salad with Black Beans

Yesterday, my friend Claudia gave me some fresh, green peppers of the pointy variety (like large chillis). We don’t have a special word for these in the UK. We had the peppers barbecued last night while sitting in her garden, under a huge walnut tree, in idyllic surroundings, yet right in the centre of Berlin….

Roasted Pumpkin and Walnut Salad

I am really inspired by the colourful dishes featured on other vegan websites. There is nothing more colourful than a pumpkin which stays bright orange even after roasting. To be a complete meal, a salad needs to have a good protein source. I remember eating blue cheese and walnut salad in France before, I was…

Fennel and Apple Salad

I got the idea for this when I was in Italy, last summer, on a yoga retreat near Rome, in a place called In Sabine. The villa had a huge vegetable garden and all of the food was sourced from there. I used to go and watch the gardener making the harvest each morning and…

Wakame Salad

Wakame is a type of Japanese seaweed. Seaweed is very nutritious. I only came to Japanese food very recently and I absolutely love this salad. It is so simple to make but you do need to source the right ingredients. In Berlin you can get these at Asian supermarkets and I suspect the same is…

Spicy Tomato and Onion Salsa

You can eat this with anything. Indian food, Mexican, in wraps with tofu or as part of a picnic. We like it really spicy but then we are British. You need to adjust to your own taste. I always use Thai chillis which are pretty fierce although Dave prefers habaneros or, better still, Scotch Bonnet,…

Thai style Crunchy Cabbage and Carrot Salad

Probably the best vegan dish ever is Som Tam Jay. This is a veggie version of the papaya salad that is eaten all over Thailand but originates in Isaan in the North-East. I make many versions of this with whatever is to hand. Everything works as long as it is raw and crunchy. There also…