Bahn Mi Salad

  I’ve had this idea of turning Classic Bahn Mi baguette filling flavours into a salad for quite a while, and now the weather has turned super hot (albeit briefly!) it’s the perfect opportunity for exciting salad eating. In my day job, I work in two different locations, so I spend rather too much time walking…

Five Ingredient Vegetarian Caprese ‘meatballs’

  Meatballs on spaghetti are a perennially popular dish – children always seem to wolf them down. This vegetarian version works really well with spaghetti in a spicy tomato sauce, and adds a good dose of beany protein to an otherwise carb heavy dish. I had a tin of canellini beans lurking around – as…

Gorgeous Garden Burgers

Late May Bank Holiday Monday is the perfect day for barbecues and nothing fits a barbecue better than a delicious veggie burger. These are what we’re going to enjoy today, wearing thick jumpers as it really isn’t that warm or sunny! This is a recipe that has been evolving for many a year. I’ve been…

Magic One Pot Pasta

I’ve seen various one pot pasta dishes on Pinterest for a while but I have to admit to having felt rather sceptical – surely it must be more of a gimmick than an actual ‘life changing hack’ as they call it? But, I had to give it a go! Surely it could be the most…

Marvellous Mac and ‘cheese’

  Pasta can be quite dull when you’re dairy-free – beyond tomato or bolognaise style sauces so many include some form of dairy or egg. You do come across many vegan Mac and cheese recipes that rely on vegan cheese but I find it has an unpleasant overpowering flavour – like it’s trying too hard…

Peanut-free Satay

  My recipes so often tend to veer towards the sweet; I do love baking more than any other kind of cooking. So I’m on a drive to be more inventive and friendly in a savoury way, especially after the sweet excess of Easter weekend! I’ve had in mind to create a peanut-free satay for…

‘Sunday roast’ salad with mint sauce vinaigrette

Sometime you just really fancy a flavour combination, and the other day I really hankered after a flavour I haven’t had for many years – roast potatoes with mint sauce. Even before I turned veggie, it was always the sauces and veggies that I preferred. Mint sauce ( which for those who don’t know is…

Salt and pepper tofu with dipping sauce

I think lots of people struggle with tofu, we certainly do. It can be lovely when cooked right or it can be ‘meh’ if cooked badly. There’s something about the bland flabbiness which can totally fail to inspire. My favourite way to eat tofu is enrobed in cornflour and fried until crisp, then seasoned and…