My Name Is Spice

Sweet potato patties with nectarine salsa

Imogen Taylor - Thursday, February 02, 2017
I have made these patties with cooked millet, roasted kumera (sweet potato), spices plus cooked chickpeas. Blitz till well combines in a food processor.

They are vegan; the millet is very binding so no need for egg! The salsa incorporates nectarine, cucumber, apricot, cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs and is the perfect accompaniment to the delicious millet patties.

Comfort food at its best!


Wholemeal Chapattis with homemade vegan coriander pesto

Imogen Taylor - Saturday, December 17, 2016

This was a cheat's dish since I bought the chapattis rather than making them; and had already made the pesto for something else..

Actually I was between meals and needed a snack (I don't really keep set meal times).

So all that was required was to prepare the cucumber ribbons, and a meal was at hand! Healthy eating is so easy if you keep a few spreads/pestos/marinades/spice-pastes in the fridge, ready to go



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.



Aubergine Roulade with a Moroccan spicy rice filling

Imogen Taylor - Sunday, March 27, 2016



I have made these little eggplant roulades and served them on a bed of Moroccan-jewelled rice. I have added diced peaches and scattered some toasted hazelnuts to set this dish a-wagging!!

The rice is spiced with the famous Moroccan "Ras el Hanout" spice blend (this particular one is from my own range); lending the dish an exotic flavour.





Recent Posts


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