Smooth and Limey Guacamole

Be sure to have this with BAKED tortillas to keep it on the healthy side

Number of Servings: 8
1 avocado
Juice of one lime
3/4 cup yogurt, low fat
cloves garlic
4 tbsp cilantro, raw
opt Cumin & green onions instead of cilantro

Blend all ingredients together with hand mixer and enjoy!
Makes about 1-1/2 cups, or 8-3 tbsp servings.



Burns Supper Feast

  • Cock-A-Leekie (Leek & Potato) Soup


  • 2 Tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1lb leeks, cleaned, trimmed & chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled, trimmed & chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled, quartered & chopped
  • 2 litres of vegetable stock
  • 25g long-grain rice, uncooked
  • 100g of precooked prunes with stones removed (leave these out if you’re not keen)
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • Salt & pepper to season
  • Parsley to garnish


  1. In a large thick-bottomed soup pot or saucepan heat the oil, then gently sauté the diced leek in the oil for a few minutes.
  2. Add the remaining vegetables to the pan, along with the rice. Continue to sauté for a further 10 minutes stirring frequently to stop the rice from sticking.
  3. Pour in stock and bring to the boil, then simmer gently for 20 minutes
  4. Add prunes to the soup (if using) then simmer for a further 20 minutes
  5. Sprinkle in thyme and add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Garnish bowls with chopped parsley and serve.
  • Haggis, Neeps & Tatties (Haggis, Turnip & Mashed Potato)

Vegan Haggis


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (porridge oats are fine)
  • 1/2 cup of cooked brown or black lentils
  • 50 g  shelled walnuts, chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled & chopped
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 6 closed cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • One can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Knob of dairy-free margarine or butter


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375ºF (190ºC)
  2. Put the oats in a bowl and cover with water, let it stand for at least one hour. Then drain excess water thoroughly.
  3. Place the lentils in a pan of water and boil for 20 – 30 minutes until soft (time may vary according to type of lentils used). When the lentils are ready, drain and rinse.
  4. Sauté the onion in the oil until it is soft. Add the carrots and mushrooms and chopped walnuts, and cook for a little longer. Then add the spices, soy sauce, cooked lentils and about a quarter of the kidney beans.
  5. In a food processor or blender, puree the remaining the beans to form a thick paste (add a little water if paste is too thick). Add this to the lentil and vegetable mixture.
  6. Finally, add the drained oatmeal, salt, pepper, and garlic. If the mixture is too dry add margarine/butter and mix together well.
  7. Transfer to an oven-proof dish or individual ramekins and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Mashed Potato

Nothing much differs from general mashed potato, a fine veganised recipe appears here: Vegan Mashed Potato

Bashed Neeps / Mashed Turnip


  • 4 medium sized turnips, peeled & diced
  • Water
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • Knob of vegan margarine
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil then add chopped turnip, lower to a medium to high heat and cook for 20 minutes
  2. When they are tender, drain and return to the pot, mash with a potato masher.
  3. Stir in margarine and soy milk and mash until well combined.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Clootie Dumpling


If making this using the traditional method you should start by sterilising a tea towel in boiling water for 5 minutes, the dumpling will be cooked in this.

  • 4 oz flour
  • 2 oz white breadcrumbs
  • 3 oz vegetarian suet
  • 2 oz soft brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 5 oz currents
  • 3-4 tablespoon soy milk


  1. Lightly flour the inner surface of the sterlised cloth (cloot) or tea towel.
  2. Sift flour into a large baking bowl and rub in the suet until it looks like fine breadcrumbs
  3. Add all the dried ingredients and mix well then make a well and add milk to make a soft dough
  4. Put the mixture in the centre of your cloot, gather the ends together and tie the top with string, leave about half an inch of room to allow the pudding to expand.
  5. In a large pot/saucepan place an upturned saucer and place the clootie dumpling on this.
  6. Fill the pot with boiling water covering around two thirds of the dumpling.
  7. Cook on a medium heat for 3 hours.
  8. Allow to cool before turning out and serving.

As a Clootie is a little on the rich side it may not suit all pallets served alone so here is a nice Whisky sauce (jus) to serve with it:

  • 1 cup whisky (best opt for a blended Scotch rather than cask strength, or commit a sin by using bourbon)
  • 3/4 cup rice milk
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup


  1. In a small saucepan simmer the whisky until it reduces by around a third.
  2. Add milk and syrup, simmer for 3 – 5 mins stirring throughout, it should thicken up a bit.
  3. Drizzle over dumpling before serving.

Generally oatcakes and cheese are served after pudding / dessert. I’d omit the cheese and have oatcakes with some vegan spreads, pickles and dip.

A Vegan Burns Supper (Includes Cock-a-Leekie Soup, Vegan Haggis & Clootie Dumpling)