Vegan Edamame Pesto with Soba Noodles (GF)

Vegan Edamame Pesto with Soba Noodles (GF)

This Vegan Edamame Pesto is so easy to make and pairs beautifully with soba noodles to make a delicious salad absolutely brimming with plant-based goodness! My recipe for this Vegan Edamame Pesto was featured in the UK national newspaper The Guardian as it was one of the winning entries to their pesto recipe competition. You can read the article here.Read more

Ginger Amazake (Vegan + GF)

Ginger Amazake (Vegan + GF)

If you’re looking for a warming, comforting winter drink, look no further than this Ginger Amazake! Amazake is a traditional Japanese drink made from fermented rice. It’s thought to date from as far back as 250 AD, and literally means “sweet sake”, although it is usually either non-alcoholic or has a very low alcohol content, dependingRead more

Kitsune Soba Tofu Buckwheat Noodle Soup (Vegan + GF)

Kitsune Soba Tofu Buckwheat Noodle Soup (Vegan + GF)

After arriving in Japan, I was so excited about having access to so many fresh, authentic ingredients, and the first thing I decided to make with them was this Kitsune Soba.  What better way to warm up on a chilly winter’s day than with a hot bowl of noodles?  Plus this Kitsune Soba is quick and easyRead more

Scrambled Teriyaki Tofu Onigirazu (Vegan + GF)

Scrambled Teriyaki Tofu Onigirazu (Vegan + GF)

A cross between an onigiri and a sandwich, this Scrambled Teriyaki Tofu Onigirazu is easy to make and so much fun to eat! Onigiri are balls of rice stuffed with a savoury filling, shaped into a triangular shape and covered in nori seaweed. They are sold widely in supermarkets, convenience stores and even vending machines inRead more

Persimmon Avocado Rocket Salad (Vegan + GF)

Persimmon Avocado Rocket Salad (Vegan + GF)

This Persimmon Avocado Rocket Salad was inspired by my love of fruity salads, persimmons, and all things autumn! I loved the autumnal salad I posted recently so much that I started thinking about other seasonal salads I could make.  This Persimmon Avocado Rocket Salad features everything that a good salad should, in my opinion – fresh fruit, dried fruit,Read more

Gluten-Free Vegan Strawberry Trifle

Gluten-Free Vegan Strawberry Trifle

This Gluten-Free Vegan Strawberry Trifle is easy to make, perfectly sweet, and every bit as rich and indulgent as the traditonal version. I absolutely love the combination of the sweet and slightly boozy strawberry jelly, gorgeously runny custard and rich, creamy coconut whipped cream – you definitely won’t notice the difference! The bottom layer starts withRead more

Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecakes (Vegan + GF)

Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecakes (Vegan + GF)

These Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecakes are vividly colourful, perfectly sweet and surprisingly healthy! I absolutely love purple sweet potatoes, and have previously used them for lots of different desserts, including ice cream, mochi, milkshakes, and sticky rice cakes. I really like their natural sweetness, almost perfumey flavour, and of course their beautiful colour! They’re alsoRead more

Miso Aubergine Dip (Vegan + GF)

Miso Aubergine Dip (Vegan + GF)

This Miso Aubergine Dip is insanely moreish, surprisingly satisfying and really healthy! I’ve been inspired to make more creative recipes with miso these days, after reading pioneering miso company founder (and miso expert) Bonnie Chung’s wonderful new cookbook Miso Tasty. I actually reviewed this cookbook for an article I recently wrote for The Independent aboutRead more

Miso Seaweed Salad (Vegan + GF)

Miso Seaweed Salad (Vegan + GF)

This Miso Seaweed Salad is the perfect accompaniment to any Japanese meal – it’s salty-sweet, delicious and super healthy!  My Japanese mother has actually been making this dish for decades, but I decided to post the recipe for this Miso Seaweed Salad on my blog after reading what Madeleine Shaw had to say about seaweed: “I love seaweedRead more

Vegan Black Sesame Crème Caramel

Vegan Black Sesame Crème Caramel

This Vegan Black Sesame Crème Caramel came about as I was inspired by my Matcha Panna Cotta to experiment with other Japanese-flavoured European desserts. I originally planned on calling it Black Sesame Panna Cotta, but then settled for Black Sesame Crème Caramel, mostly because I realised the soft, custardy pudding paired with the thick date syrup closelyRead more

Japanese BBQ Sauce Noodle Stir Fry (Vegan + GF)

Japanese BBQ Sauce Noodle Stir Fry (Vegan + GF)

This Japanese BBQ Sauce Noodle Stir Fry is vegan and gluten-free and just perfect for a quick and easy but healthy and delicious weeknight dinner! For this stir fry, I recommend you use rice noodles that keep their shape well when cooked. I like to use these Clearspring ones that you can get from local health stores.Read more

Banoffee Mochi Dessert Pizza (Vegan + GF)

Banoffee Mochi Dessert Pizza (Vegan + GF)

This Banoffee Mochi Dessert Pizza may sound a little strange but it’s so delicious: a simultaneously crispy and chewy base covered with rich dark chocolate, bananas, creamy coconut yogurt and a decadent caramel sauce.  It’s also vegan and gluten-free and so quick and easy to make!  If you’re wondering what mochi is, it’s made from glutinous rice flour (the name isRead more