30 December 2015

Top 15 Veggie & Vegan Recipes of 2015 - Readers Choice


 

Another year is closing and we're looking forward to exciting new possibilities and new challenges in the year ahead, but before we do I thought it would be fun to have a look at my readers favourite recipes in 2015.  


Top 15 Veggie & Vegan Recipes of 2015


Mushroom and Lentil Sliders and Chocolate Chip Raisins



15  In at number fifteen is Mushroom and Lentil Sliders. These miniature burgers are super easy to make and very tasty. I layered them in mini burger buns with salad and hummus. Load them with your favourite toppings. These cute little burgers had 2,926 views. (VEGAN)

14   At number fourteen we have a death-defying tower of  Scotch Pancakes with Chocolate Chips and Raisins. These are our favourite pancakes. Cooper loves to help me make them on Sunday mornings, although he's gone off the raisins recently. I won't give away my secret and tell you I kept them stacked neatly like that with the aid of toothpicks.  This yummy breakfast had 3,176 views.


Green Goddess Farfalle and Paprika Spiced Potato Fries

13   Number thirteen is a cheeky little pasta dish I call Green Goddess Farfalle. The pasta is coated in homemade dairy free pesto and mixed with broccoli, peas and spinach.  This pasta dish had 3,490 views. (VEGAN)

12   Whenever I'm eating out and there's the option of upgrading fries to sweet potato fries, I take it like a flash. I love them. My Paprika Spiced Sweet Potato Fries are my favourite homemade version. I like to serve them with homemade vegan mayo (glorious!) or sweet chilli jam. These have had 3,551 views. (VEGAN)


 

11   In at number eleven is Chocolate Oreo Tiffin. Yes my friends, the most chocolatey no-bake treat you can imagine. Filled with chunks of Oreos and raisins. YUM! This calorific treat had 3,796 views. (VEGAN)


Vegan Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine with Bulgur Wheat


10   Number ten is this sumptuous Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine. I made this in a casserole dish, but it has the spices and rich flavours of a traditionally made tagine. I roasted butternut squash, courgette, red pepper and beetroot for the base of this dish. Comfort food at it's best and healthy too. This tagine had 3,845 views. (VEGAN)

Vegan Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Mousse made with Chickpea Water (Aquafaba)


9   In a number nine is is my Chocolate Chip Mousse with Peanut Butter. This was an experiment with aquafaba. Aquafaba is the water in a can of chickpeas, It's tasteless, but whips up like egg white and can replace them in recipes, which is great news for vegans. It worked really well and you would never notice the difference. This mousse had 3,955 views. (VEGAN)


Roast Vegetable & Sausage Bake and Mexican Puy Lentil Mole


8   Number eight is one of my favourite throw-it-in-the-oven-and-walk-away dinners. Roasted Vegetable, Veggie Sausage and Chickpea Bake. It's a really good winter dish with lots of flavour. I like serving it with mashed potato. This one had 4,374 views. (VEGAN)

7   Another family favourite is this Mexican Sweet Potato and Puy Lentil Mole with lots of spices and good quality dark cocoa. I top it with grated carrot and natural vegan yogurt or sometimes Cooper and I have it topped with grated cheese and sour cream. Serve it with rice and guacamole. This mole had 4,463 views. (VEGAN)


No-Bake Deep Bounty Cheesecake

6   In at number six is my Deep No-Bake Cheesecake. I love cheesecake and I've lately fallen for deep cheesecakes instead of the more traditional one layer. This one is rather good with layers of coconutty cheesecake, melted chocolate and slices of bounty on top. This cheesecake had 4,705 views.


Spicy Black Bean Pate and The Best Summer Pasta Salad


5   Number five is the easiest Spicy Black Bean Pate. Made one evening when I realised I didn't have anything interesting to spread on a sandwich for Graham.  He loves it on oatcakes and toasted crusted bread too. It's seriously the simplest pate to make. It's had 4,985 views. (VEGAN)

4   At number four we have the Best Summer Pasta Salad. Seriously good, packed with flavour, but fresh too. Pasta shells coated in homemade pesto and paired with soft sunblush tomatoes, sweetcorn and crunchy slices of cucumber. Just the best! My readers agree, it's had 5,197 views. (VEGAN)



3   In at number three is this chunky Winter Vegetable Soup. Soups are always super or should I say souper popular, which I'm always rather bemused by as they're so simple, but I suppose people like to try new recipes. This is a really delicious soup. The key ingredients are carrots, parsnips and butternut squash. This soup had 5,882 views. (VEGAN)


Deep Oreo and Caramel Cheesecake

2   At number two we have my Deep Oreo and Caramel Cheesecake. I created this one for my cake club and it was a great success and I was really pleased with it. It has a bourbon biscuit base (chocolate cookie sandwich with a creamy chocolate layer, a bit like Oreos) Oreos crumbled through it and topped with caramel sauce, more Oreos and golden honeycomb balls. This rather special dessert had 6,264 views.


Jamie Oliver's Happiness Pasta

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And at number one is Jamie Oliver's Happiness Pasta from his recent TV show and new cookbook Everyday Super Food.  A rich and healthy sauce of aubergine, tomatoes, chillies, pine nuts and basil, topped with crumbled ricotta cheese and a sprinkling of Parmesan. Everyone wanted this recipe and quite rightly so. It had 7,321 views.


I hope you all have a fabulous Hogmanay. 
Roll on a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016.

40 comments:

  1. Another great year full of inspiration Jac, thank you! Happy New Year xxx

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  2. Wow that pasta would certainly make me happy. As would that Oreo cheesecake and awesome tiffin! Great posts - keep it up for 2016! :)

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  3. Such a delicious roundup, those cheesecakes in particular look stunning! Happy new year :)

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    1. They really are delicious as well as looking good and so wasy to make. Happy New Year.

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  4. I think the ones I'm most intrigued by are the chickpea liquid mousse and also the reminder about green goddess dressings / sauces!

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    1. I really need to experiment with aquafaba more, there's so much that can be done with it.

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  5. I've got a few friends who are Vegan and am I'm always looking for something special to make them. I will definitely be popular with all of these to make :) Thank you x

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    1. Oh good, I am sure they will enjoy them. I hope you do too :)

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  6. Now I'm hungry!! Love all of them!

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    1. Thanks Jenn and yes looking at food blogs on an empty stomach can be dangerous :)

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  7. It's aways interesting to see what people like best. I think I like everything on this list - yum! Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks Choclette and yes I am always interested too, It's not always what I expect.

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  8. so many great recipes here - saving several to try. happy new year!

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  9. What a wonderful, tasty and eye catching round up with some amazing recipes.

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  10. This is a fabulous roundup of recipes! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

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  11. What a great collection of recipes! They all look wonderful but I WANT that Tiffin!

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    1. Haha, yes it was rather good and I'm always in favour of a no-bake, especially if chocolate is involved.

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  12. If you ever fancy knocking up all these dishes for a gigantic feast, please may I get an invite ;)
    Janie x

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  13. No wonder these are all top recipes for 2015. They ALL look wonderful. Where shall I start!

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  14. The list looks great and I'm so loving the 'No-Bake Cheesecake :)

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    1. I much prefer them to the baked type. So much lighter.

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  15. OMG I was just wondering if you celebrate Hogmany, and then at the end, bam! :) These all look amazing but the deep cheesecake has my number!

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    1. Haha, yes of course. And I'm with you on a deep cheesecake :)

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  16. Wow, this happiness pasta indeed looks pretty awesome!! But also that winter veggie soup is right up my alley! Difficult decisiouns right here :D

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  17. Omg that chocolate oreo dessert, wow!

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  18. Beautiful! I am so hungry now. :) Well done!

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  19. These all look amazing, Jacqueline!! I absolutely love the burgers and the no-bake cheesecake. Yummy! :-)

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  20. Might as well go for another round of these recipes in 2016 - they sure are spot-on!

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