Cyprus Mail
Food and DrinkLife & Style

Guest recipes with Farah Shammas


Simple vegan mains

 Cream of Broccoli Soup

1 large head of broccoli

4 stalks of celery

2 cloves of garlic

1 large white onion

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt

Pinch of ground black pepper

5 cups of vegetable stock

1 cup of coconut milk (from a can)


Sauté garlic and onion until soft

Add celery and cook for a further two minutes

Add broccoli and cook for a further five minutes

Pour over vegetable stock and add seasoning

Bring to boil and then simmer for 15 minutes

Blend until smooth in blender or food processor

Add coconut milk

Reheat and serve hot


Mediterranean Chickpea and potato stew


3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped


One large zucchini ball or 2 regular

4 mushrooms

1/4 cabbage head

1 cup of vegetable stock

1/2 teaspoon of group pepper

1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

1 tin of chick peas

1/4 cup of white wine (or rose)

1 teaspoon Cumin

1 tablespoon Oregano

1 teaspoon Basil

1 teaspoon Parsley

1/2 teaspoon Thyme

1/4 teaspoon Garlic granules

Optional vegan meat balls


Lightly fry all ingredients, add seasonings


Chickpea and Oat burgers

1 can of drained chickpeas

1 medium white onion, chopped

4 cloves of garlic

5 tablespoons of coconut milk (from a carton)

1 cup of steamed kale

1 teaspoon of dried basil

2 tablespoons of ground pecan nuts

1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds

1 cup of wellcooked brown rice

1 cup of whole oats

Pinch of Himalayan salt

Pinch of ground black pepper


Blend garlic and onion into a thick, smooth paste

Add the cooked kale and blend in.

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl including the onion garlic kale paste

Make into burger patties

Place on baking paper

Cook for 20 minutes at 160 degrees in the oven


If you would like to receive more including a free recipe book and to get emails with healthy living tips, live zooms sessions and attend physical events at a discount, join Farahs Club for just €1.

Follow the Cyprus Mail on Google News

Related Posts

The history behind Christmas fashion

CM Guest Columnist

The history of … The humble hamburger

CM Guest Columnist

Alternatives to white rice

The Conversation

Psilocybin shows promise for treating eating disorders

The Conversation

Why can’t Cyprus love these dogs?         

Alix Norman

A minute with … Xenia Zorpidou, visual artist and art teacher

CM Guest Columnist