Category: Vegan dishes

The Musette: Chilled cucumber soup

Beautifully refreshing, my easy cucumber soup recipe is the perfect starter for a (late) summer lunch or dinner party, as everything can be prepared ahead of serving. With no cream or stock added, the intensity of the cucumber is the star of the dish,… Continue Reading “The Musette: Chilled cucumber soup”

The Musette: Chocolate & almond butter swirl brownies

Chocolate and nut butter, a flavour friendship oft imitated but rarely bettered! In this recipe you make two batters to swirl into the tin, but both are quick and easy and everyone can swirl. This recipe does use quite a lot of nut butter,… Continue Reading “The Musette: Chocolate & almond butter swirl brownies”

The Musette: Avocado and citrus salad

This avocado salad is a deliciously refreshing twist on guacamole, and makes a perfect accompaniment to fish or even a Summer barbecue. I typically pair creamy, crushed avocado with orange or pink grapefruit segments to create a perfect balance between yummy richness and zingy… Continue Reading “The Musette: Avocado and citrus salad”

The Musette: Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower Beignets

This crunchy, spicy, sweet, happy hour snack is a major crowd pleaser. A perfect, shareable snack to make for when you are having people over, or a fun meal to enjoy yourself! I love cooking with cauliflower because it’s a vegetable that can withstand high… Continue Reading “The Musette: Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower Beignets”

The Musette: Lemon Tart

My favourite dessert is lemon tart and now I have made this vegan version with a silky lemon curd filling that is bright, citrusy, creamy and sweet, this tart melts in your mouth yet is firm enough to hold its shape when sliced. The… Continue Reading “The Musette: Lemon Tart”

The Musette: Another chickpea salad

This is one of those recipes that I make regularly because it’s bright, fresh, clean, and crunchy……. it really hits a lot of notes. Plus, it’s filled with loads of plant-based protein,  light on fat and heavy on flavour. It can sit in the fridge… Continue Reading “The Musette: Another chickpea salad”

The Musette: Pepper and apricot salad

I like to shop daily, locally and seasonally. This week’s basket of goodies yielded plump apricots and yellow bell peppers. This is what I did with those ingredients. Ingredients (serves 4) pepper salad: 4 yellow bell peppers 4 sprigs fresh sage 1 tbsp extra… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pepper and apricot salad”

The Musette: Padron peppers

A Spanish classic, these blistered little peppers offer an unbridled taste of sunshine on a plate and can be cooked from scratch in an instant. It’s hardly a recipe but it’s certainly one of our favourites once the peppers become available. It’s a dish… Continue Reading “The Musette: Padron peppers”

The Musette: Tabbouleh

There are a lot of variations of tabbouleh out there but, IMHO, this recipe has the perfect parsley to bulgur ratio. It has enough lemon to keep it dressed but not turn it soggy. And it has crispy cucumbers that add a nice contrasting… Continue Reading “The Musette: Tabbouleh”

The Musette: artichoke salad

During the warm summer months, I feast on cold soups and salads. Roasted with lemon, tossed in pesto, these artichokes are the star of this salad. I’ve previously posted about how to prepare fresh artichokes but if you’re pressed for time, use good quality… Continue Reading “The Musette: artichoke salad”