THE PLANT-BASED COMMUNITY COOKERY SCHOOL
We’re calling it a nut roast as that is what it most closely resembles but we are avoiding nuts in the kitchen today as they are expensive and instead using their more affordable cousins, seeds, for the crunch and the extra protein. We’re getting maximum umami and flavour in the nut roast by mixing in a few umami laden condiments, then topping with a mixture of sliced parsnips and cranberry sauce, this helps to give a beauty to the nut roast, so that it’s not just a lump of brown stuff. The process is similar to an upside-down pineapple cake, but it’s a savoury Winter roast recipe rather than a tropical cake. If you want to make a nut roast, substitute the toasted seeds for toasted nuts of any variety.Recipe by Steve Wilson
These savoury pancakes are simple to throw together and require only a handful of ingredients. They’re great if you have leftover sauces that need using up. They’re made with both wholemeal and split chickpea flour so they’re filling, contain more protein than pancakes made with “regular” flour as well as plenty of other vitamins and minerals.
This is a traditional South Indian stir fry and a delicious way of using up banana (or plantain) peels. It is best done with organic banana peels, but for non-organic bananas, you can soak the peels in 4 parts water and 1 part apple cider or white wine vinegar for 20 minutes before rinsing to remove any pesticide residues. Our teacher Hannah Walker cooked this dish for food waste warrior Max La Mana's BBC Earth series and totally blew his mind!
Sweet, zingy and pretty simple to make. What is there not to love about this dish created by Niki Webster from Rebel Recipes.
Wow - the humble carrot is given a tandoori make over to sensational effect by master chef Niki Webster over at Rebel Recipes.
Butternut squash reimagined! This dish is a perfect combo of sweet roasted root veg and crunchy slaw all wrapped up in a pancake folded taco style. What more could you want from a meal? Thankyou Niki Webster from Rebel Recipes for this gorgeous creation.
Charred cabbage - it's a thing, a really rather tasty thing actually. This divine version was created by Niki Webster, our pal and creator of the stunning Rebel Recipes food blog.
Delicious, hearty dish from our amazing friends at The Cook and Him using British grown grains from the fab Hodmedods!
Sunshine in a bowl right? So easy to make, and comforting to eat - this incredible recipe is from our friends over at The Cook And Him.
Cooked pasta shells filled with split peas and homemade pesto baked in a tangy tomato sauce. Recipe genius from our friends over at epic vegan and veggie food blog The Cook & Him.
These garlic mushroom stuffed sweet potatoes also have creamy fava beans, herbs, spices, and veggies all crammed into crisp baked jackets!
An egg free omelette? Wow. This tasty chickpea flour omelette is a recipe collab between our Sarah and the gorgeous Roxy and Ben from So Vegan. Make it for lunch now!
This banging vegetable crumble recipe was conceived by our chef Steve and our founder Sarah for Jamie Oliver's new Veg focused TV show Meat Free Meals. It's not only delicious but uses nutritional yeast or 'nooch' as it is nicknamed to create the cheesy taste and was the first time Jamie had used this plant-based staple in his cooking. The filling in the TV show was purple as we used beetroot as one of the root veg. This gorgeous version cooked, styled and photographed by our friends at Sustainable Kitchen and Clive Sherlock Photography uses pumpkin, carrots and squash, hence looks orange! When you make it for tonight's dinner - what colour will yours be?
A plant-based take on the classic tuna sweetcorn sandwich filling from our ambassadors We Are So Vegan. When pressed with a fork the chickpeas create a tuna like texture - genius. Super tasty, easy to make and keeps our fish in the sea. Try it today.
This is a simple but delicious recipe for carrot lox - the groovy vegan take on a smoked salmon bagel using carrots instead of our fish friends. There's loads of different recipes for carrot lox online - some crazy complicated. Our founder Sarah stripped back the nonsense to give you this delicious recipe. Enjoy.
This easy one dish is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. This recipe by MIH chef Mark Breen from our Thrifty Feasts 2 recipe book.
Making your own version of this takeaway favourite is much easier than you think! Just as quick as your local takeaway and a whole lot cheaper! This recipe by MIH chef Mark Breen from our Thrifty Feasts 2 recipe book.
Everybody loves baked beans right? Get involved with this DIY version of the classic tinned "dish" with recipe by MIH chef Mark Breen from our Thrifty Feasts 2 recipe book.
Jackfruit is the largest tree-born fruit in the world, weighing over 100 pounds! It's easy to get hold of canned now from most supermarkets or health food shops. This recipe is loaded with BBQ flavor and chewy textures. Use as a meatless option in any of your favourite BBQ recipes, or try here with our mango salsa and refried bean recipes. The recipe is by MIH chef Mark Breen from our Thrifty Feasts 2 recipe book.
A firm favourite at our cookery classes and sure to be with the whole family. You'll be surprised how easy, cheap and delicious homemade pizza can be. The recipe is by MIH chef Mark Breen from our Thrifty Feasts 2 recipe book.
This slow cooked dish is the perfect mix of veg, spices and fruits. The recipe is by MIH chef Mark Breen from our Thrifty Feasts 2 recipe book.
This recipe is a healthier,faster and cheaper alternative to a takeaway favourite. The recipe is by MIH chef Mark Breen from our Thrifty Feasts 2 recipe book.
A timeless Caribbean recipe best served with Rice 'n' Peas. The recipe is by MIH chef Mark Breen from our Thrifty Feasts 2 recipe book.
This slow cooked salad brings out the squash and red onion's natural sweetness. The recipe is by MIH chef Mark Breen from our Thrifty Feasts 2 recipe book.
A nutritious, protein packed and tasty brunch dish.
Anna Jones is a Hackney-based cook, writer and stylist, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking (often with vegan options) and the author of the bestselling 'A Modern Way to Eat', 'A Modern Way to Cook' and 'The Modern Cook's Year'. The carrots, turmeric and pink radish pickle in this dhal make it a vibrant colourful bowl, served with poppadoms scrunched into shards over the top for a welcome bit of crunch.
A hearty Caribbean style Ital curry that goes perfectly with rice and peas.
Simple but delicious creamy mushroomy goodness from MIH teacher Melissa St Hill of The Bare Scientist.
Well posh and nutritious take on beans on toast from the divine food blogger Melissa St Hill of The Bare Scientist.
Thanks to our supporter and friend Deepa Devlukia of blog Girl Boy Food Baby for this delicious 4 layer salad recipe that gets the tastes buds firing whilst also being extremely healthy.
This is tofu done good, really good, by the fabulous conscious parenting coach and vegan food blogger Deepa Devlukia of Girl Boy Food Baby. Enjoy!
The rich broth is made by roasting the late summer's mushrooms and combniing them with two ferments to make a delicious and hearty ramen bowl. Mushrooms are one of nature's most delicious foods, and they are used here to make a deep-flavoured broth. The kimchi adds a spicy nutritious kick, and the tempeh a source of vegan protein.
This delicious pie is simpler to make than you might think. A crunchy and flavoursome crust with a sweet golden veg filling. Recipe created by the fantastic Melissa Saint Hill - nutritionist, scientist and chef.
This rich aromatic curry recipe was created by nutritionist, scientist and chef Melissa Saint Hill (find her on instagram @the_bare_scientist). It's bursting with flavour, goodness and plenty of colour!
This recipe of our teacher Sharon was described by our ambassador Rachel de Thample as "one of the tastiest things ever - it blew my mind." If Rachel says that, you know it's real good.
This is a lip smacking sandwich from the Wicked Healthy chefs brothers Chad and Derek Sarno. We heart it.
Naughty but oh so nice! These amazing creations come from our teacher and all round cheese mistress Ellie over at Kinda Co. Thankyou Ellie!
Young braised jackfruit has been hailed as the ultimate vegan ‘pulled pork’ and has a similar texture, except it’s lighter and fresher. This recipe is brought to you by the amazing vegan chef and recipe writer Kali Hamm.
This dish was made in the kitchen by our young carers from Action For Children with our brilliant teacher and chef Mark Breen. They smashed it and even ate all the veggies. This is a real crowdpleaser.
This stunning recipe from The Wicked Healthy Cook Book by chef Chad Sarno uses banana blossom - the new all natural vegan meat substitute on the block. Chad says he learnt to make it in the Philippines while revamping a menu for the Farm at San Benito. Nice work if you can get it Chad. We appreciate that the star ingredient is not very local - but sometimes you've got to try these things - and banana blossom sounds too intriguing to resist.
In 2017 the founder of plant-based recipe kit Make Kit, Steve Wilson, joined forces with Made In Hackney community class teacher Jah Spirit on a ital food class – ital being the term used by Rastafarians to refer to their unique brand of wholefood, vegan Caribbean cuisine. Steve loved the ital stew Spirit made (which also happens to be gluten free and consist of 4 of your 5 a day – or 10 a day as we like to say) and with this recipe pays homage to our wonderful class leader who sadly passed away in February 2018.
Ohh get you with all those fancy words in the recipe title. This Middle Eastern inspired recipe comes from our pals over at Make Kit – the UK’s first veggie and vegan recipe bag social enterprise! Their co-founder and MIH cookery teacher Steve Wilson says about the recipe, “2017 was a game changing year for cauliflower. The humble cauli’s image went from a soggy side to becoming the alchemist’s dream ingredient. When roasted, it’s sweet, nutty, yeasty richness really gets a chance to shine. There’s also an element of theatricality to the cauliflower being served as a roasted centerpiece, with its burnt smoky edges and incredible Fibonacci marbling.” Yeah he said Fibonacci. We googled it to. But anyways – this tastes amazing and only takes 30 minutes to make. Enjoy.
This tasty recipe is a collaboration between recipe kit social enterprise Make Kit (https://makekitfood.com/) and vegan street food chef Joe Bradley. Make Kit challenged Joe to make a version of the French classic Boeuf Bourguignon that can be cooked by a non-professional in 30 minutes.This is the result! And mighty tasty it is too! It also includes 3 of your 5 a day - or 10 a day as we like to say at Made In Hackney.
This recipe is well tasty! Created by Make Kit – the UK’s only plant-based recipe kit social enterprise co-founded by MIH cookery teacher Steve Wilson – it contains 3 of your 5 a day – or 10 a day as we like to say at MIH.Melanzane alla parmigiana is a classic Italian dish which translates to Parmesan Aubergine in English. The dish tends to contain more mozzarella than parmesan but can be made in a multitude of different ways. This parmigiana is made with a creamy homemade plant based mozzarella, made from cashew nuts that are soaked overnight, washed, and blended until smooth. Yum.
Creator of this super healthy salad Ceri Jones says, "This buckwheat salad recipe is a versatile base from which to build hundreds of variations. Try different vegetables, grains or legumes in the same proportions til you hit on your favourites."
Our teacher Ceri Jone's take on Mauritian chilli cake snacks (gajacks), but baked instead of deep fried. They are naturally gluten free and vegan. Yes please.
Made In Hackney's Sarah can never get excited about leeks. Wait! Maybe this recipe from our cookery teacher Ceri Jones can change that. It looks and tastes delicious. Bring on the leeks.
Made In Hackney teacher Ceri says about this dish, "Rhubarb Khoresh with Chickpeas & Chard is a Persian style vegan stew using the best of spring's seasonal British produce. Serve with coconut yoghurt, lime and brown rice or a wholegrain flatbread." Yum.
This delicious recipe comes from our ambassador Dr Rupy Aujla's fantastic new book The Doctor's Kitchen.
This satisying and quick recipe comes from our ambassador Dr Rupy Aujla's fantastic new book The Doctor's Kitchen.
This beautiful looking table centrepiece uses all the winter root veg imaginable and is surprisingly easy to do - you just need a mandolin and you're off. Failing that a sharp knife will do but will be a much slower process.
We teamed up with the lovely Bosh! fellas to create this epic bangers and mash recipe with a 'no-pigs in blankets' aubergine facon! Banging. Literally!
This is a Caribbean style Ital feast from MIH founder Sarah. She learnt to cook in Jamaica as a reggae journalist and loves to cook hearty, Caribbean dishes - like this.
Get the party started with these Mexican fiesta favourites!
Who doesn't love a good hearty burger? These plant-based patties are simple, thrifty and delicious.
Hearty, tasty and filling - a great comfort dinner.
Brighten up your bowl with this radiant beetroot soup smoked with bay branches, which grow wild all over the UK. The smoking process is a great way to cook root vegetables quickly whilst adding tonnes of flavour!
The nettle and hazelnut pesto in the gnocchi mixture not only adds flavour, colour, texture and nutrients but it also stands in place of the egg and cheese used some gnocchi recipes. The nettle can be swapped for alternative seasonal wild greens at other times of the year.
This super cute and tasty recipe and photograph comes from Made In Hackney supporter and amazing vegan blogger and supper club chef Eleanor Brown from Kind State Of Mind. Be sure to check out her amazing blog - and enjoy these pies. We sure did.
Vegan camembert??? YES! This insanely delicious recipe and photograph comes from Made In Hackney supporter and amazing vegan blogger and chef Eleanor Brown from Kind State Of Mind. We know you'll enjoy it as much as we did!
This is a healthy and versatile recipe - Use it while entertaining, as a quick starter before dinner or to take into work for lunch.
A fragrant, warming dish. The tofu is a creamy and nutritious alternative to paneer in this dish. Try it with rice, naan bread or roti.
A hearty and wholesome stew, full of earthy wholegrains and root vegetables.
A simple and satisfying classic. Great for kids. Why not get them to help you make it?
Swapping out minced meat for lentils in this dish gives you a satisfying spag bol which is full of protein and lighter on the wallet.
Comfort food at its best. Serve with steamed greens, as pictured, or by itself.
A creamy and rich curry, perfect for cold winter nights. The ginger, turmeric and garlic can help boost your immune system!
Making your own baked beans from scratch is a great way to impress friends and family. This version has no sugar, glucose syrup or other nasties in. Great for a quick tea or a Sunday breakfast
You can use almost any seasonal vegetables for this dish. The couscous is light, fluffy and takes only 10 minutes from start to finish!
This Chinese-inspired sizzling stir fry, complete with homemade hoisin sauce, is sure to impress. The sweet and tangy sauce is the star of the show!
This lunchbox-friendly salad is quick and easy to make - a great standby. The touch of cumin adds warmth and why not try it with fresh chilli?
A quick and simple Japanese soba noodle salad using whole grain naturally gluten-free noodles!
This winter salad will give you a splash of colour and flavours!
This vibrant kale pesto and courgette spaghetti is a nutrient-dense alternative to traditional pasta-pesto.
This flavoursome, hearty curry will warm you up through the winter months!
This warming twist on an italian classic will leave you wanting seconds!
A deliciously refreshing alternative to sandwiches in the summer. Rice paper wraps are available in Chinese and Vietnamese supermarkets
Grain like quinoa packs a protein punch and will keep your energy level stables. As it is actually a seed it contains the full range of amino acids making it an excellent source of plant based protein.
A lovely stuffing for our Cheeky Chickpea Pancakes but also great on its own...
An easy, no fuss, delicious dish to prepare for those wintry days when only a bowl of something warming will do.
A creamy rich soup with delicate flavours. Delicious with soda bread.
Kimpab - Vegan Sushi Rolls!
This curry combines sweet, savoury and sour flavours to create a refreshing, warm and zingy main course. Perfect throughout the year!
Roasting is one of the easiest but tastiest ways of serving all sorts of vegetables. We all love our spice here so harissa is a very popular addition to this simple main dish. Fresh herbs really lift all of the flavours.
We really love this warm and comforting dinner. It went down a storm here at Made in Hackney and any left over pesto works great as a dip with some crunchy veg.
Learn how to shop and eat for less with recipes that are good for people and planet.
Learn how to shop and eat for less with recipes that are good for people and planet.