Rich Lentil Bolognese with Wholewheat Pasta Twists

This is my favourite pasta sauce. It also makes brilliant vegan lasagne. I remember the first time I experimented using lentils in this sauce, rather than fake meat, I could not believe the improvement and it is much better for you. The sauce is made rich with fresh tomatoes and purée plus red wine and…

Sweet and Spicy Sicillian Pasta with Cauliflower

Dishes in Sicily have Arabic influences and many contain that brilliant combination of sweet and spicy flavours. I love the combination of pine nuts and raisins in savoury dishes like spinach and, of course, I also love chilli. I was never keen on the idea of cauliflower or broccoli with pasta until I first cooked…

Melting Aubergine and Almond Spaghetti

Aubergines are at the peak of their season at the moment in Europe. They can be hard to love if they are not cooked well though as undercooked they are rubbery and nasty. In this recipe, I slice them very finely so that by the time the sauce is cooked, they are silky and melting….

Pasta BVFV

People say Italian food is great for vegetarians but, to be honest, Italian restaurant food is not much good for vegans as it contains no protein and leaves you hungry. I invented this dish about a year ago when we first came to Berlin and was desperate to find vegan sources of protein. This was…