Soups and starters

Gourmet Sweet Potato and Puy Lentil 'Dhal'

Gourmet Sweet Potato and Puy Lentil 'Dhal'

It is really dhal... promise! One of the most popular dishes at Vanilla Black, we're very lucky to have this...See recipe »
Tofu Chowder

Tofu Chowder

Chowder hails from the coasts of New England, USA and is somewhere between a stew and thick soup. It traditionally...See recipe »
Fennel, Orange and Candied Walnut Salad

Fennel, Orange and Candied Walnut Salad

This salad is fresh, zingy, the colours look beautiful and it has a nice sweet twist with the candied walnuts!See recipe »
Tofu Caprese Salad

Tofu Caprese Salad

A lovely fresh recipe from Flavourphoto's Chava Eichner that uses tofu instead of the traditional mozzarella. This high-protein salad can...See recipe »
Pumpkin, Lentil & Turmeric Soup

Pumpkin, Lentil & Turmeric Soup

Don't know what to do with your leftover pumpkin? This soup is delicious, hearty and full of nutrients!See recipe »
(S)mashed Avocado on Toast

(S)mashed Avocado on Toast

Smashed or mashed? We offered an optional spelling, just in case you think we're gettin' all hipster on you! Whatever...See recipe »
 Chilled Avocado Soup

Chilled Avocado Soup

It's delicious and sophisticated but very very easy and quick to make. If you can grow lovage in the garden...See recipe »
Street Noodle Salad with Peanut or Sesame Sauce

Street Noodle Salad with Peanut or Sesame Sauce

This is lovely as a brunch, lunch or light supper. If you want to take it to work for lunch...See recipe »
North African Squash & Bean Stew

North African Squash & Bean Stew

This is an absolutely delicious one-pot recipe that has become a big favourite at my house and in everyone else...See recipe »
Marinated Mushroom Bruschetta

Marinated Mushroom Bruschetta

Chava Eichner says: 'This delicious Bruschetta makes a fabulous starter or you could serve them as part of a BBQ...See recipe »

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