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Recipes starting with V

Vanilla

Vanilla

The pod of a climbing orchid, vanilla originated in southern Mexico.

Vanilla Extract
  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Vanilla Extract

This produces the most wonderful flavour - far better than commercially made as it has a superior vanilla bean/liquid ratio. Keeps for ages in your dark pantry.

Vanilla Port Poached Figs with Honey Cream
  • Time: 55 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Vanilla Port Poached Figs with Honey Cream

Fresh figs poached in a rich reduction of port wine, spices and orange zest. Served with honey-scented whipped 'sour' cream.

Veal And Lemon Meatballs
  • Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Veal And Lemon Meatballs

These meatballs are wonderful as a starter too. Fry them without stock, until completely cooked through.

Veal Chops
  • Time: 2 hours 8 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Veal Chops

An exciting taste to an old favourite.

Veal Stock
  • Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Veal Stock

The trick to good stock is low & slow. A good stock requires time and attention to reduce, develop and gradually increase in flavour.  I reduce the stock overnight for a more intense flavour.

Veal with Lemon Juice
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Complexity: very easy

Veal with Lemon Juice

A very easy dish from Crete.

Vegan Barbecue Ribs
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Vegan Barbecue Ribs

This vegan spin on BBQ ribs is made from seitan for a hearty and wholesome addition to your next cookout.

Vegan Cauliflower Queso
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Vegan Cauliflower Queso

Cauliflower is a magical vegetable. It can transform into oil-free creamy sauces and even replace meat. In this recipe, it’s the base for a creamy, cheesy queso sauce.

Vegan Chocolate Cake
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Vegan Chocolate Cake

This is a really simple, yet very tasty cake. You can use rice flour or something other than wheat. You can also add chocolate chips and/or nuts.

Vegan Cupcakes
  • Time: 25 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Vegan Cupcakes

These are great with a simple frosting of cocoa powder, powdered sugar and orange juice.

Vegan Dumplings
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Vegan Dumplings

To make the dumpling wraps are easier than you think. You can also find ready-made wraps in the Asian store. They tend to be drier and harder than the homemade ones, but are also good to use. 

Vegan Gyoza
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Vegan Gyoza

This dish is so flavoursome that it will be enjoyed by everyone.

Vegan Popcorn Chicken
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Vegan Popcorn Chicken

The dried soy chunks the recipe calls for are not as hard to find as they sound - you can find them in the dried food aisle of health food stores.

Vegan Potato Curry
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Vegan Potato Curry

The abundant spices make this better than any restaurant curry I have tasted.