hello??? Hummus

Hummus

Hummus made with dried chickpeas that are soaked and then cooked is a bit more time consuming, but so worth the effort. To do this, simply use 100g dried chickpeas per 400g tin, so this recipe would need 200g. Put the chickpeas in a bowl and cover with twice the...
hello??? Fattoush

Fattoush

Fattoush is a great way to use up old pittas and create an unforgettable summer salad. Sumac is a reddish-purplish powder made from dried and crushed fruits produced by one of the varieties of the sumac plant. It’s used in salads, to sprinkle on hummus and other mezze...
hello??? Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Over the years, I have tried various Pad Thai recipes and have been gravely disappointed. This recipe is a variation of one I learned in Chang Mai, Thailand. It’s truly authentic and delivers all that a vegetarian Pad Thai should. A couple times a year I run a Pad...
hello??? Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

  England, in the spring, is full of wild garlic, perfect for making wild garlic pesto. I’m forever encouraging people to get out and take advantage of it. Wild garlic leaves are easy to recognize and if all else fails, just smell the leaves for that pungent...
hello??? Spanakopita

Spanakopita

For me, as a young university student and very new to being vegetarian, spanakopita was love at first bite. It has been a long relationship and lasted throughout the years, altered for when I was vegan for 8 years and enhanced when I started growing my own herbs. I’m...
hello??? Authentic Baklava

Authentic Baklava

Flakey filo, meaty nuts and sticky syrup, what more could you ask for? The more you make this dish, the better you get at it. I was recipe testing for this book and brought some of the leftovers to a barbeque. At first it was overlooked and I heard someone say...
hello??? Massaman Curry

Massaman Curry

Massaman curry is a lesser know curry from Thailand, but once people experience the flavour explosion, they don’t forget. It is believed that the name Massaman was originated from the word ‘Mussulman’ which is another word for Muslim. The curry is rich and full...
hello??? Shiitake Mushroom Gyoza

Shiitake Mushroom Gyoza

Chinese New Year is almost upon us! This year is the year of the rooster. Celebrate by making delicious Shiitake Mushroom Gyoza. This is one of the recipes in my Asian Street Food class, simple to make and very tasty. Shop bought or homemade dumpling wrappers can be...
hello??? Beetroot Rosti with Vodka Horseradish Cream

Beetroot Rosti with Vodka Horseradish Cream

These little Beetroot Rosti with Vodka Horseradish Cream canapes are a delightful little mouthful perfect for the festive season. Easy to make, can be gluten free and store well in the fridge so perfect for making in advance and then assembling as and when a tempting...
hello??? Polenta with Mushroom Ragu

Polenta with Mushroom Ragu

As with most things that are not cooked or seasoned properly, polenta has an undeserved bad reputation. Please let this recipe for Polenta with Mushroom Ragu change your mind. Yes, you can purchase pre-cooked polenta, but why would you bother when freshly made polenta...
hello??? Pumpkin and Lentil Tagine

Pumpkin and Lentil Tagine

Warm up this winter with Pumpkin and Lentil Tagine inspired by travels to Morocco. The word tagine refers to the cooking vessel, not the dish. An earthenware pot consisting of two parts, a conical shaped lid that has a steam hole and a circular base that the cone sits...
hello??? Malaysian Tofu and Aubergine Satay

Malaysian Tofu and Aubergine Satay

Satay has become very well-known and there are lots of variations of the sauce served with the skewers. This recipe for Malaysian Tofu and Aubergine satay is exploding with flavour. Veget

hello??? Malaysian Noodle Curry

Malaysian Noodle Curry

Malaysian noodle curry is an easy, delicious curry packed with fresh, fragrant flavours for any day of the week. This recipe is quick, versatile and is packed with loads of flavour. The vegetables can be swapped for what you have on hand or what is in season....
hello??? Stollen

Stollen

STOLLEN Makes one large stollen or can be made into four mini stollen. 150g mixed dried fruit 25g mixed peel 2 tbsp rum or brandy Flying Sponge 100g plain flour 5g dried yeast 90g warm milk 
5g salt zest of 1 lemon 1 egg 50g sugar 1 tsp mixed spice 150g plain flour...
hello??? Spinach Breakfast Wrap

Spinach Breakfast Wrap

The morning after I teach an evening cookery class a Spinach Breakfast Wrap is just what I need to start the day. Easy to make, packed with protein, low in carbs and high in flavour, this green wrap can be stuffed with a variety of fillings. Also a great way to pack...
hello??? Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagne has been in my little black recipe book for over 15 years. This recipe uses cupboard and freezer staples to create a delicious, wholesome recipe that is full of flavour. It can be adapted with the seasons but incorporating things like winter squash,...
hello??? Tom Kha Soup

Tom Kha Soup

Tom Kha Soup is comfort in a bowl. Creamy coconut milk, seductive chillies and fragrant lemon grass and lime leaves set this soup apart from any you have ever had. The vegetables can be swapped with the season, the coconut can be swapped to low fat if that is a better...
hello??? Vegan Lemon Tart

Vegan Lemon Tart

This recipe for Vegan Lemon Tart has been with me for most of my culinary career. I just realised that I have been keeping it secret and not sharing! I do apologise. The tart is lemony, zingy, creamy, sweet and tart, everything a lemon tart should be. The macaroon...
hello??? Galloping Horses Canapé

Galloping Horses Canapé

These little canapes not only look gorgeous, they are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Easy to make and simple to assemble. The satay sauce can also be used as a sauce or dressing for steamed vegetables. Roasted winter squash or cauliflower are lovely seasonal alternatives...
hello??? Chestnut and Mushroom Wellington

Chestnut and Mushroom Wellington

This Chestnut and Mushroom Wellington recipe is a very special vegetarian main, served for Christmas dinner or Sunday lunch. The stuffing makes enough for 6 mushrooms, but 500g of puff pastry only makes four individually wrapped Wellingtons. We recently made the...
hello??? Mulled Wine Sachets

Mulled Wine Sachets

Christmas gift that are homemade and edible are the best by far. Mulled wine sachets are perfect for sharing. Everyone loves a glass of mulled wine or apple juice for festive cheer. These spice bombs can be made well in advance and given as part of a hamper or with a...
hello??? Brazil Nut and Black Bean Falafels

Brazil Nut and Black Bean Falafels

Every once in a while you stumble across a recipe that will be used time and time again. Brazil nut and black bean falafels is definitely one of those recipes! Traditional falafels are fabulous and grace our dinner plates quite often, but these little beauties are a...
hello??? Curried Split Peas with Courgette

Curried Split Peas with Courgette

Curried Split Peas with Courgette is inspired by trips to the Caribbean where I first had split peas cooked in this manner. The split peas are not mushy like in soup or dhal, but indvidual, cooked, but still with texture. The last 15 minutes of the cooking time the...
hello??? Athena Salad

Athena Salad

Athena Salad is a powerhouse of flavour, texture and sophistication, it’s my revamp of the classic Caesar salad, but as I believe you should not mess with classics, I have renamed it the Athena Salad, after the Greek Goddess of wisdom, courage and inspiration....
hello??? Spicy Peanut Noodles

Spicy Peanut Noodles

Summer is all about not having to spend much time in the kitchen and not having to turn on the oven. Spicy Peanut Noodles accomplishes both of those and is very moorish! The rice noodles only need soaking in hot water, the veggies just need chopping. This is great as...
hello??? Roasted Summer Vegetables and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Summer Vegetables and Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a powerhouse food that contains a high amount of protein in every serving. Roasted Summer Vegetables and Quinoa Salad is great a main meal or a side and keeps well in the fridge for a few days. Instead of roasting the vegetables, try using the bbq if you...
hello??? Onion, Olive and Egg Tagine with Zahtar

Onion, Olive and Egg Tagine with Zahtar

Moroccan food is bold, colourful and tasty, so is this dish.  Onion, Olive and Egg Tagine with Zahtar aims to please.  The combination of onions, olives and Moroccan spice blend, zahtar delivers deep flavour with minimal cooking time.  Tonight for dinner I paired this...
hello??? Moroccan Carrot Salad

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Favourite recipes resemble old friends, dependable, understanding, always there for you and make you feel good. Moroccan Carrot salad is not only a favourite recipe but it was given to me by an old friend. Nina taught me to cut the carrots a very specific way as this...
hello??? Som Tum – Thai Green Papaya Salad

Som Tum – Thai Green Papaya Salad

Som Tum has is hands down my favourite Thai dish. I love the fragrant curries, the creamy soups and the tangy noodles, but this spicy green papaya salad makes my heart sing every time. The first bite takes me back to the the street food vendors of Thailand. Green...
hello??? Curried Sweet Potato Salad

Curried Sweet Potato Salad

Potato salad is a summer staple, this recipe for Curried Sweet Potato Salad is a exciting spin on the classic. The combination of roasted sweet potatoes and crunchy cashews is a match made in heaven, mingling with fresh coriander, curry powder and lime juice. Perfect...
hello??? Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

Vietnamese rice paper rolls are not fried, they are served fresh. Rice paper is soaked and packed with fresh herbs, vegetables and rice noodles and served with a gorgeous dipping sauce to create an explosion of taste. These work great as an interactive starter for a...
hello??? Baba ganoush

Baba ganoush

Baba ganoush can be found in many areas of the Middle East. Each country or even family has its own version. The most authentic tasting baba ganoush is made with aubergine that has been roasted over a flame or bbq until the skin is charred and the flesh is tender....
hello??? Chickpea and Tomato Stuffed Aubergine

Chickpea and Tomato Stuffed Aubergine

Chickpea and Tomato Stuffed Aubergine Chickpea and Tomato stuffed Aubergine is fairly quick and easy as a dinner for 2 served with a bit of fresh salad. I love aubergines, always have and always will. I can’t grow them to save my life, have tried 6 years running...
hello??? 100% Abbey Home Farm Fritters

100% Abbey Home Farm Fritters

100% Abbey Home Farm Friters Today I spent the day doing cookery demos for the Open Farm Day at Abbey Home Farm in Cirencester. Abbey Home Farm is home to the award winning farm cafe and shop, The Organic Farm Shop. Nestled only a few minutes drive out of...
hello??? Black Bean and Avocado Salad

Black Bean and Avocado Salad

The sun is shinning and that puts me in the mood for salad. Inspired by the flavours of Mexico, black bean and avocado salad is perfect served as a main with some tortilla chips or served in little gem lettuce leaves, or can be served as a side. The recipe is from...
hello??? Sesame Quinoa and Kale Bowl

Sesame Quinoa and Kale Bowl

Quick, easy, nutritious and tasty is what I look for in a weekday meal. Sesame, Quinoa and Kale Bowl ticks all of those boxes. Quinoa is a complete protein, kale gives you all the benefits of dark leafy greens and sesame, as well as providing flavour, adds a kick of...
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