My Name Is Spice

For the love of vegetables..

Imogen Taylor - Friday, July 29, 2016

Even in Winter it is rewarding to celebrate Nature's bounty in the form of fruits and vegetables.

I have used the under-rated cauliflower and tossed it in spices; then served it up with an array of lettuces, rocket, and fresh pear, herbs and basil flowers.

This Chermoula spice blend is made up of the warm earthy end of the spice spectrum; which lends itself to root vegetables and Winter cooking generally


NB, the warming spices in this instance be turmeric, cumin and paprika (three of fifteen spices I use in this Moroccan blend).

Spices each have different personalities, and different roles to play in any given situation. (I like to think of them as people)!!


Cauliflower pakoras with chilli sambal

Imogen Taylor - Sunday, July 24, 2016


Why has it taken me so many years to cook pakoras when I have been eating them my whole adult life? These are Cauliflower pakoras; I have par-cooked cauliflower florets before dipping them in the chickpea batter which I have spiced with my new "Sri Lankan spice mix". I have served them with a chilli sambal. 

For the batter; chickpea flour, salt and water. (baking powder is optional). Whisk till you have a thick batter. Adjust with more water or more flour according to desired consistency.



Recent Posts


plant-based diet plant-based lifestyle zuchinni noodles raw torte Middle Eastern spices raw food inspo pesto organic unbaked carrot cake vegan inspo vegan comfort food vegan food plant-based cheese plantbased date paste organic vegetables chilli vegan sushi raw fruit tarts raw vegan beetroot carpaccio miso paste stuffed potatoes vegetarian food chermoula fresh salad himalayan pink salt mediterranean food raw food diet raw fod diet amaranth pizza no cheese chickpea pancakes plantbased pizza bases spicy food my name is Spice raw carrot cake dairy free desserts sweet potato fritters plantfood vegan French cuisine egg free desserts courgette ribbons spice pastes vegan parmesan cheese healthy diet vegan christmas treats vegan xmas tarts vegetarian curry romesco vegetarian pad thai organic quinoa cashew sour cream satay sauce vegan Moroccan food natural cooking vegetarian shepherd's pie vegan salads dairyfree diet umami Indian chapattis raw vegan icing raw food community spices cashew cheese vegetarian food inspiration vegetarian sushi spicy vegetarian food egg free mousse raw lasagne xmas tarts dairyfree desserts ancient grains walnut cheese wholemeal chapattis zoodles plantpowered Moroccan cuisine plantpower dehydrated cauliflower pizza crust vegan desserts plant based diet raw pad thai mindfulness plant-based umami flavours vegan food ideas raw cakes plantbased lifestyle granola bars nut cheeses dairy free vegetarian super foods plantbased pizza spicy indian food vegan christmas tarts vegetable patties marinades warming spices dairyfree sweets gluten free pizza base raw vegan quiche raw food vegan food inspiration plantbased diet dairy free pancakes nut cheese raw granola bars coriander pesto healthy lifestyle dips Moroccan spices cauliflower pizza base vegan fritters raw carrot cakes vegan cooking raw caramel chickpea patties plant based lifestyle Ras el Hanout no refined sugar vegan foodshare peanut sauce dairy free lifestyle salted capers plantbased cooking raw nut tarts polenta plant food felafel vegan pancakes vegan pad thai cauliflower pakoras gluten free raw desserts raw cheese mediterranean cooking raw pizza bases vegan shepherd's pie vegan patties spreads fresh vegetables vegan curry dairy free pizza natural food raw lifestyle spiralized veggies spicy French cuisine dairy free cheese Middle Eastern food vegetable fritters what vegans eat cauliflower pizza crust organic ingredients gluten free cooking conscious life clean eating plant strong veganlifestyle organic goji berries dairy free parmesan eggplant roulades vegan community spicy patties plant based cheese vegan pizzas whole grains vegan christmas pies plant based unbaking coconut chutney vegan salad vegan Indian cooking raw foodshare vegetarian lifestye plantstrong spice paste vegan breakfast ideas crafting the future of food veganism raw food share vegan Indian food spicy Vindaloo Moroccan dairy free shepherd's pie mindful cooking goji berries no additives raw vegan tarts pear and rocket salad vegan diet socca plant power Indian food dair free healthy cooking veganplantfood rice malt syrup healthy vegan food zucchini noodles raw cheesecake macadamia cheese raw food lifestyle dairyfree pesto consciousness natural lifestyle refined sugar free raw food inspiration healthy vegan lifestyle glutenfree lifestyle vegetarian lifestyle midfulness conscious eating conscious lifestyle conscious cooking itaian pizza VEGAN plantbasedlifestyle dairyfree lifestyle Moroccan fruit and nuts breakfast ideas vegetarian diet almond crumb vegan food inspo vegan satay sauce gluten free pancakes vegan pesto rawfood meat free shepherd's pie chilli sambal spice blends dairy free caramel vegetarian cooking delicious raw desserts alfredo sauce yummy vegan food dairy free strawberry mousse raw fermented cheese dairy free cheesecake Moroccan cooking conscious living vegan lifestyle vegan beetroot carpaccio creative vegan cooking uncooking fermented nut cheese pad thai chickpea fritters gluten free pizza dehydrated pizza base summer food plant-based pancakes creative cooking organic cereals vegan food share vegan inspiration Middle Eastern activated buckwheat plantbased pastries rawfood lifestyle vegan cheese spicy fritters raw parmesan mineral-rich fresh Summer salad gluten free desserts raw pizza organic wholefoods Shepherd's Pie organic rocket plantbased cakes no preservatives super grains raw quiche corn meal spicy vegan food pink salt