Spicy Bean Lunch Wrap (copycat vegan recipe)

a Spicy Bean Lunch Wrap on a spotty napkin with a bowl of salsa

Spicy bean wraps, mmmmmmm! Don't they look good? Believe me, you're going to love these.

I do like a wrap as a change from sandwiches. From falafel wraps to veggie sausage wraps

This wrap is a copycat recipe or fakeaway (homemade copy of takeaway food) as they are sometimes called. It's my version of a Tesco wrap that I'm rather addicted to.

You may know I've shared vegan recipes for the last few years, but my son and I are still vegetarian. My husband is vegan, so we mostly eat vegan. It's just easier isn't it and so delicious.

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Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Vegan Pasta Sauce

Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Vegan Pasta Sauce

Pasta is the ultimate comfort food. There are so many types of pasta and so many different sauces, it never gets boring. Today I'm sharing a rich tomato and roasted red pepper pasta sauce which is vegan.

I have a favourite tomato sauce we eat regularly. It's easy to make and has a rich sweet tomato flavour. We all love it, but it was time to change it up.

This time I wanted to make a tomato sauce with roasted red peppers and roasted red onions, but I didn't want the sauce to be dominated by the roast vegetable flavour, so I decided to make my fresh tomato sauce first and then add the roast vegetables at the end, so you get a burst of that smoky roast vegetable flavour in pockets as you eat the pasta, but you still have that rich sweet tomato flavour.


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Eat Your Veg (what's in season & cooking tips for April)

rhubarb growing in a garden

Some of you may know I had a monthly column in Vegan Life Magazine, which later became Cook Vegan for a couple of years. I gave the column up at the end of last year when the magazine changed to Plant Based. I felt I had been writing the column long enough.

VEG ON WHEELS



My column was called Veg on Wheels and I talked about seasonal fruit and vegetables and what to do with them each month. 

I had the idea after many conversations about veg boxes and how you end up making the same recipes every month (often soup) or have no idea what to make at all. 

I had a veg box delivery myself so I knew what they meant. I really had to make an effort. Anyway, I pitched the idea to Vegan Life Magazine, they loved it and gave me a monthly column.


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Living on the Veg: A kids' guide to life without meat - review and giveaway

Front cover of Living on the Veg: A kids' guide to life without meat

YAY! My book is finally out! 


I say my book, but it was co-authored with Clive Gifford, who shared all the interesting facts and tips, while I created the recipes. 

I'm really pleased with it. It's bright and colourful and really easy for children (and adults) to follow and understand a vegetarian diet in an interesting way and it's packed with facts.

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