Gobi – cauliflower curry

Gobi – cauliflower curry

Cauliflower is a very underrated vegetable – this curry lets it shine. Cauliflower doesn’t have a strong taste, allowing it to absorb the flavours of the sauce and when cooked correctly has a great texture. An important part of cooking a curry is letting your...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring 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...
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...
Nettle and Potato Curry

Nettle and Potato Curry

Nettles are abundant now. Don’t be shy get out and harvest some to make a tasty and simple Nettle and Potato Curry. If you have never picked nettles before here are a few tips to make it a bit easier. Always wear your marigolds and have a basket or bag for your...
Rhubarb Salsa

Rhubarb Salsa

Spring is here, that means it is time for rhubarb. Rhubarb is most frequently used for desserts, but this fiesta for the taste buds showcases the savoury side of rhubarb in Rhubarb Salsa. Salsa is one of my all time favourite condiments and as usual, homemade is...
Portobello mushrooms with Polenta and Wild Garlic Pesto

Portobello mushrooms with Polenta and Wild Garlic Pesto

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS WITH POLENTA AND WILD GARLIC PESTO Spring is in the air and soon the woodlands will be alive with wild garlic. Portobello mushrooms with polenta and wild garlic pesto is a perfect way to capture the flavours of the season. This recipe is from a...
Chickpea Pancakes Gluten Free and Vegan

Chickpea Pancakes Gluten Free and Vegan

Pancake day is upon us, I have had many requests for a gluten free pancake recipe. Low and behold, Chickpea Pancakes Gluten Free and Vegan. These pancakes can be served sweet with lemon and sugar or with alternative sweetener of choice, honey, agave syrup, coconut...
Pumpkin, Apple and Sultana Tagine

Pumpkin, Apple and Sultana Tagine

This weekend I had the pleasure of teaching this recipe from for Pumpkin, Apple and Sultana Tagine from my Moroccan Vegetarian Feast at the lovely Organic Farm Shop at Abbey Home Farm in Cirencester. Nestled just outside of town, on the Burford Rd lies a fruitful...
Moroccan Blood Orange and Date Salad

Moroccan Blood Orange and Date Salad

Inspired by my Moroccan cookery class this weekend, as well as it being citrus season, here is a lovely recipe for Moroccan Blood Orange And Date Salad. The orange blossom water, preserved lemon and sumac can all be found at world food markets, they are inexpensive,...
Ten Top Smoothies

Ten Top Smoothies

Whether it’s for breakfast or a snack, a smoothie is a great way to incorporate fruit into your diet. I have put together Ten Top Smoothies recipes that are tried and true. Protein powder or your choice can be added to any of them to boost the protein content....
Miso Noodle Soup

Miso Noodle Soup

Miso Noodle Soup is my vegetarian equivalent to chicken noodle soup when I am starting to feel poorly. Miso is delicious and packed with nutrition. It is a traditional ingredient used in Japanese cooking. Miso is made by fermenting soy beans with salt and koji, which...
Chocolate, Hazelnut and Cardamom Torte

Chocolate, Hazelnut and Cardamom Torte

Okay, I am not going to lie, this recipe for Chocolate, hazelnut and cardamom torte has quite a few steps. All of the steps are easy, so don’t be deterred. The results are absolutely fabulous. The final product is light as a feather, perfectly indulgent and fit...
Quinoa Peanut Burgers

Quinoa Peanut Burgers

The recipe for these Quinoa Peanut Burgers was born out of a trip to St. John, US Virgin Islands, aka Paradise, with my friend Cat to visit our dear friend Susie. She had just moved into her cabin and did not have a lot of ingredients stocked in her cupboards. What...
Aubergine Pizza

Aubergine Pizza

Most Fridays are pizza night in our house, last Friday it was Aubergine Pizzas Usually I make home made dough using wholemeal and white flour for a healthy, but light base. This weekend everyone was away so I decide to make something far less complicated and very...
Chocolate Walnut Brownies –  Sugar Free, Gluten Free and Vegan

Chocolate Walnut Brownies – Sugar Free, Gluten Free and Vegan

These brownies are gluten free, sugar free, and vegan, but full of flavour. After several attempts and very patient neighbours I created a recipe that is worth publishing. Don’t get me wrong, they are not going to fool anyone for real thing, how could it, most...
Roasted Beetroot and Fennel with Apple Glaze

Roasted Beetroot and Fennel with Apple Glaze

Local juice company Bensons Apple Juice asked me for a recipe using their lovely apple juice. The result was roasted beetroot and fennel with apple glaze. This dish can be served warm paired with quinoa for some protein for a main meal or as a side dish. It is also...
Parsnip Croquettes with Honey Mustard

Parsnip Croquettes with Honey Mustard

Parsnip croquettes are very kid friendly both to make and enjoy. Parsnip is a staple in our house over the winter months. It’s a very versatile vegetable and can be enjoyed raw grated into a coleslaw, in soups, as a mash and of course roasted. Finger foods are a...
Thai Butternut Squash Curry

Thai Butternut Squash Curry

This recipe will warm you on many levels. Thai butternut squash curry is easy to make and so satisfying. Shop bought Thai curry pastes often contain fish sauce, to ensure that your curry paste does not, follow the simple recipe below. The pan fried tofu is not...
Thai Pea and Spring Onion Fritters

Thai Pea and Spring Onion Fritters

Spring is in the air! These pea and spring onion fritters are a taste of what’s to come. Sweet corn is usually used for Thai fritters, but I didn’t have any in the house. Luckily, I had just bought some lovely sweet sugar snap pea pods and plump spring...
Raspberry Mousse Vegan and Sugar Free

Raspberry Mousse Vegan and Sugar Free

Raspberry Mousse Vegan and Sugar Free, you don’t say… At the back of the freezer I stumbled upon the last of the frozen raspberries from the garden. Being that one of my garden chores today was pruning and staking the raspberry canes I thought it was very...
Winter Squash, Butter Beans and Spinach Pesto

Winter Squash, Butter Beans and Spinach Pesto

There many varieties of winter squash: butternut, sweet dumpling, hakido, acorn, delicata, kabocha and red kuri to name a few. This is the perfect time of year to take advantage of their versatility, deliciousness and ease. For a quick and easy side, simply cut open,...
Vegan Creamed Spinach with Edamame Beans

Vegan Creamed Spinach with Edamame Beans

It’s snowing, so no chance of going to the shop to stock up on fresh greens. Times like these are why I always try to have spinach in the freezer. As a child we I love it when we had creamed spinach, this recipe is inspired by the traditional creamed spinach but...
Parsnip and Celeriac Coleslaw

Parsnip and Celeriac Coleslaw

Need to use up those parsnips and celeriac from the veg box. This is a great seasonal slaw speckled with cranberries and hazelnuts. Serve with as a salad for lunch with a bowl of soup or use as a side for dinner, goes great with burgers. Parsnip and Celeriac Coleslaw...
Black Bean Chilli and Cornbread

Black Bean Chilli and Cornbread

Now that winter has finally joined us bring on warming meals. Black beans are a staple in Mexican cooking and make a fabulous chilli. The cornbread is an American staple that pairs lovely with a thick spicy chilli. The recipe uses ground almonds to replace flour that...
Tofu and Root Vegetable Mash Pie

Tofu and Root Vegetable Mash Pie

Vegan and gluten-free A lovely winter warmer for those cold January nights. This recipe is a fusion of two of my favourite pies, one American, one British. Pot pie is a traditional American staple that is usually chicken (but I use tofu) and vegetables in gravy...