Matar mushroom – mushroom and pea curry

Matar mushroom – mushroom and pea curry

Mushrooms add great texture to vegetarian dishes and the blended cashews provide a rich creamy base for this curry. Gravy is the sauce of the curry and it’s personal whether it should be thick or thin. The joy of cooking your own is you get to decide. Personally, I...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Beetroot Velvet Cupcakes

Beetroot Velvet Cupcakes

Beetroot Velvet Cupcakes made with beetroot, chocolate and blood orange juice are my tribute to the classic red velvet cake on Valentine’s Day. Red velvet is a popular American cake notorious for it’s red colour mainly due to red food colouring, during the...
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...
Sesame Kale Crisps

Sesame Kale Crisps

Sesame Kale Crisps make eating healthy easy. Kale is a powerhouse vegetable, it is full of fibre, helps to reduce the risk of cancer, contains a high amount of antioxidants, supports the bodies natural detoxification process and it taste great. Sesame Kale Crisps...
Root Vegetable Cobbler

Root Vegetable Cobbler

This recipe for Root Vegetable Cobbler uses celeriac, swede and carrots, but can easily be change to include parsnip, Jerusalem artichokes or potatoes. Root vegetables are cheap, tasty and full of vitamins and minerals to send you sailing through the winter. This...
Mincemeat Chelsea Buns

Mincemeat Chelsea Buns

Not everyone likes mince pies, but who can resist a Mincemeat Chelsea Bun? These festive treats are very easy to make and are irresistible. Mincemeat Chelsea Buns Flying Sponge 200g strong bread flour 10g dried yeast 270ml warm water 300g strong bread flour 10g salt...
Squash, Feta and Pomegranate with Kale

Squash, Feta and Pomegranate with Kale

Squash, feta and pomegranate with kale is my new autumn favourite, I have completely fallen in love with it. The squash, roasted with ras el hanout, a North African spice blend, paired with creamy feta and speckled with pomegranate jewels make the dish not only tasty,...
Pumpkin Enchiladas Verde

Pumpkin Enchiladas Verde

Pumpkin Enchiladas Verde are the perfect way to enjoy pumpkin or winter squash. Enchiladas are one of my favourite Mexican dishes and pumpkin is one of my favourite vegetables making this a dish to remember. I chose to do this batch of enchiladas using a green salsa...
Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie has got to be the quintessential American autumn treat. As I am an American living in England I recreate this classic pie every year to remind me of home. Until they have tried it, most people I have met in the UK are not convinced they will enjoy a piece...
Root Vegetable Hot Pot With Dumplings

Root Vegetable Hot Pot With Dumplings

Autumn is in full swing, embrace the season by making Root Vegetable Hot Pot with Dumplings.  This recipe is perfect for chilly autumnal nights and very easy to make.  Forget the old stodgy dumplings of days past, these fluffy dumplings are made with cheese, butter...
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...
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,...
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...
Root Vegetable Stew with Dumplings

Root Vegetable Stew with Dumplings

Root vegetables are an inexpensive and delicious way to make a stew. Any combination can be use: parsnips, swede, turnips, potatoes, celeriac, sweet potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, the more the merrier. Make sure you use a big pot when cooking, leftovers keep very...
Honey Roasted Parsnips, Lime & Cumin Spinach and Fried Haloumi

Honey Roasted Parsnips, Lime & Cumin Spinach and Fried Haloumi

Last Saturday after helping with a hen party at Harts Barn Cookery School I was in need of a quick, yet healthy balanced meal. In the winter, I can’t seem to get enough dark leafy greens. Kale, spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, purple sprouting, you name, if...