Skip to main content

Warm Roast Vegetable and Hummus Ciabattas (or how to make the best vegan sandwich ever!)

It is absolute torture to write this post up, as I have just been forced to go gluten free (Marley's skin seems to react to something in bread, we think) and the sight of that gorgeous bread roll is making me drooool.

I had this sandwich out in a cafe loads when we first went vegan, but have since learned to recreate it's brilliance at home! It's a great way to use up leftover roasted veg from a previous meal, and doing that makes it super quick to throw together! You can serve the roasted veg warmed through or cold, to your preference.

I often make this for dinner in an evening, as it feels a bit more special than a lunch time sandwich! :)

roast veg and hummus ciabattas


Ciabatta rolls


Vegan Pesto

Roasted vegetables ( I roasted a mix of butternut squash, red pepper, courgette, red onion, aubergine, tomatoes and mushrooms with some garlic and olive oil in the oven for about 40 mins at 180*C)

Salad / pickles of your choice (I used lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, and pickled cucumbers)


  1. Cut in half horizontally, then lightly toast the ciabatta rolls on each side so it is warmed through and softened.

  2. Spread the bottom half of the roll with a good layer of hummus and the top with a spreading of pesto.

  3. Warm the veg through, then add a few spoonfuls of roast veg on top of the hummus.

  4. Top with salad and pickles then pop the top of the roll on.

  5. Enjoy!

L x


Popular posts from this blog

Less Waste Life: Buying Secondhand ⁣

We took Rory to his first car boot sale on Sunday - Hopkins family rite of passage 😂👌 We always try to buy secondhand first, whenever we need something, be it at the car boot, charity shops or on eBay / Facebook marketplace - to reduce our environmental impact, and to save money too. ⁣

Our Rory is a long little man and his newborn clothes barely lasted him his first week, so we were on the look out for the whole next size (not knowing his gender in pregnancy this time meant I hadn't bought anything ahead of time!). Two stalls and £15 spent and we had a full wardrobe in the next size for him, mostly worn once, lots unworn, some fab brands and all for cheaper than we could have spent on one outfit new, and no packaging👌 ⁣

If you can get to one, I don't think you can beat the car boot for sourcing secondhand kids clothes, so cheap - often 50p an item, and such an abundance of sellers in the warmer months!⁣

Are you a car boot / secondhand fan? If you've never tried ca…

The Stuff, Or The Idea?

The first week of January and adverts and social media posts are awash with new planners, fancy home organisational products, gym / diet plans and shiny new workout clothes.

Don't get me wrong, I love the fresh energy of a new year - reflecting and organising and thinking of what we have learnt and how we want to move forward in our lives - but it's also made me think a lot about how we are sold so much 'stuff' with the idea of improving our lives - and how in continually accumulating things, we can actually do the opposite.

A few years ago, we'd have been the people battling the crowds in IKEA, desperate for more storage to make the stuff we'd accumulated that Christmas, and in the many years before, more manageable. We'd be the people buying sports clothes and workout gear in Decathlon thinking of our newer fitter, sportier selves. Planning expensive outings thinking they'd be the things that would give us more quality time with the kids. Stocking up on…

Creamy Celery and Cashew Soup Recipe

Hope you are all keeping warm in the snow today, it's been mad weather here - crazy deep snow and minus 7 degrees when I got in my car earlier! A friend mentioned having a delicious cream of celery soup in a cafe recently and I have been dying to recreate it ever since, so today when the snow day hit and we needed an ultra warming lunch - I did just that! A perfect winter warmer that is deliciously creamy, tasty and satisfying. You will need a high speend blender to get this soup super smooth, or you could try soaking your cashews overnight first o they are softer to blend.

1 bunch of celery
2 cloves of garlic
1 large onion
1 courgette
1 potato
1 cup of cashews
2 cups of plant milk.
Approx 800ml veg stock - enough to cover all the veg plus about 1 inch.


Add first 4 ingredients to a large pan with a glug of oil and cook for 5-10 minutes until softened but not coloured. Add all additional ingredients and cook until veg are all soft and cooked. Approx 15 mins.