Simple Sunday Potato Farls

I can’t remember the first time I ate potato farls, but I think they’re the kind of food that reminds you of childhood even if you’ve never had them before–they’re just that comforting. I recently realised how ridiculous it is to buy them, as they’re so easy to make from scratch and much, much cheaper. This recipe … 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

Review: Miso Tasty

This week the lovely Bonnie of Miso Tasty sent me a selection of their new (vegan-friendly, of course!) instant miso soups to try out–and I was instantly a fan (ha). The soups come in two parts: a sachet of miso, and a separate ‘umami’ pack containing wakame seaweed and spring onions (apparently keeping the umami pack separate … Continue reading

Beetroot and Roasted Garlic Pink Houmous

This recipe has been sitting in my drafts folder for a good few months now, for no real reason–sometimes these things just get lost along the way! Today, however, I noticed the overflowing pile of garlic bulbs in the kitchen, and it prompted a desire to revisit this bright pink houmous that goes fantastically well with a warm … 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

Baked Nutella Doughnuts

I’ve just realised I haven’t posted anything for almost three weeks! You’ll have to forgive me–it’s been a very busy month! The postgraduate conference I was organising happened at the end of May, I had my thesis panel last week, and next week I’m presenting two papers which both still need a bit of polishing. I … 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

Pea and Mint Risotto

After the great success that was the beetroot, basil and roast garlic risotto I posted recently, I’ve been craving more bright-and-tasty one-pot meals. Risotto is becoming a regular occurrence, and I’m feeling a lot better about my risotti since I read something Isa Chandra wrote about making your risotto the way you like it. I have … Continue reading