Vegan Cooking

How to Veganise Your Cooking

If you already can cook a bit, then transitioning dishes over to plant based is easy. Here are some tips to get you going.

Cooking with plant based protein

Protein isn't hard to get from plants, but not everyone is aware of exactly how. This article is the notes for a talk I gave on plant based protein sources.


Lentil Dal

Dal with rice is almost the staple Indian traditional dish. Sometimes served as a soup, sometimes as a dish, this thicker version is a meal in itself. Dalicious!

Mexican Rice

Delightful and healthy dish. Was a very popular dish at the vegan restaurant we once owned, where it was served with a delicious dollop of vegan mock sour creme on top.

Brocolli and Tempeh Satay

Tempeh (or Tempe) is an Indonesian food, made from soy beans that we should all probably be eating more of. Cooked in a satay sauce, this dish is as tasty as it is healthy.

Pumpkin, Mushroom and Smoked Tofu Pie

Vegetable pies are all fantastic, this has to be one of the best, its certainly one of my favourite dishes ever. If you make one, make sure you invite me around!

Kale Greens

Showing the Blues Brothers for some friends, I wanted to do some classical soul food.  Collard Greens looked healthy and easy to make oil free.  A quick search online said to use kale as a substitute, so here you are.

Pink Roast Potato Salad

I adore roasted beetroot and potato, so this is a variation of your standard potato salad with both of those things in it.

Geoff's Bean Salad

I was thinking about how I hadn't had one of my favourite salad's in many years one night when planning a dinner on the weekend. I took the next day off from work and lo and behold I happened to switch the telly on during a cooking show in which they were making the sort of bean salad I was thinking of. I've made a few changes but I still call it Geoff's Bean Salad.


The Vegan Planet

Robin Robertson

This was the first cookbook that I really got into after I became vegan.

It doesn't rely on mockmeats, the recipes are not too easy (ie aimed at someone who doesn't know how to make toast), but not too hard (someone who wants to spend all day in the kitchen).

The chillis are fantastic, the Indonesian tempeh stew is my go to to convert people to tempeh and the Banana spice pancakes have won me many friends.

Solid cookbook, and one you can work your way through and build your confidence with cooking.