Lentil, Mushroom and Tomato Pasta Sauce

This recipe began life as lasagne. To keep a short story short; I started making a lasagne, got as far as the lentil base, and was too impatient (read: hungry) to carry on. Turns out lasagne filling is great served with any kind of pasta, and it makes a really comforting, nutritious bulk-cook for weeks when you don’t … Continue reading

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Butternut Squash and Tahini Spread

I have a little folder of recipes I’ve torn out of food magazines and newspapers that’s been sitting tucked at the back of a shelf ever since we moved into the new house, and last weekend I decided it was finally time to test some of them out. The first one I picked out was a butternut … Continue reading

Lentil Cottage Pie

I’m a big fan of anything that combines mash potato and loads of veg–and nothing says ULTIMATE COMFORT FOOD like cottage pie. This one is inspired by a recipe from Sarah Brown’s Complete Vegetarian Cookbook, which has a lot of good vegetarian basics and was the first veggie cookbook I ever owned! (my Dad bought … Continue reading

Leek and Potato Pie

I can’t imagine anyone disliking leek and potato pie. For vegans, leek and potato is one of the best fillings for a savoury pie, as the combination of leek, herbs, and mustard is flavoursome enough that the lack of cheese is not really noticeable (although you might want to add nutritional yeast). One thing I’ve found in returning … Continue reading

Spicy Potato Wedges with a Minty Avocado and Yogurt Dip

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of potatoes. Strangely, though, I’ve never really been one to make my own chips, of any kind. I’m more of a mashed potato or potato farl kinda gal. I’m not sure what brought on the sudden desire to make potato wedges that I’ve been feeling in the last … Continue reading

Yuxiang Qiezi (Fish-Fragrant Aubergine)

Last week on instagram I posted a photo of yuxiang qiezi (fish-fragrant aubergine) made from a recipe sent to us by king of the aubergines, Asa. A few people asked if I could share the recipe, so here it is! It’ll feed approximately 4 if you’re having it with a decent portion of rice. Asa … Continue reading

Aubergine Miso-Chili-Peanut Noodles

I am a total sucker for cheap ingredients. The first place I look in my local shop is the reduced section, and often on a Sunday they’ve got a load of half-priced veggies that are still in great condition. Today I picked up some cheap aubergine and still-just-fresh rice noodles, and I wanted a dish that’d … Continue reading

Avocado and Kale Pesto

This is a very simple edit of my lemony avocado pesto; it’s essentially the same, but with raw kale in place of the basil! It’s delicious, though, so it deserves a blog post all of its own.   Ingredients (makes enough for one bowl of pasta): 30-40g curly kale, de-stalked 15g pine nuts (more if you … Continue reading

Herby Spring Potato Salad

I feel like I’ve been going on and on and on about potatoes recently. Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes. I’ve been eating potato farls for breakfast and spicy potato wedges with friends, and have been thinking a lot about attempting to make gnocchi from scratch again (I failed drastically when I tried a few years ago). I even ended up talking … Continue reading

Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower mash is my new favourite thing. As much as I love potatoes (and I really love potatoes) I know it’s not good for me to eat them as much as I do. Luckily, it turns out cauliflower mash is almost identical to normal mash, and is a lot healthier. It seems somehow obvious that … Continue reading