QUICK & HEALTHY MEXICAN SALAD

A quick and easy one for you all this week. Does anybody ever read ‘the only four receips you’ll ever need’ in the Saturday Times Magazine? Each week you are given four variations on a staple recipe and a couple … Continue reading

VENEZIANA ORZO PASTA SALAD

As a food blogger (yes, I do use that term loosely seeing as it’s been a wee while since I last wrote – more on that later) I know I’m supposed to say that I only frequent little-local-artisan-hole-in-the-wall-hidden-gems but you … Continue reading

THE BEST ROAST POTATOES WITH ANCHOVIES, GARLIC & PARSLEY

Over the weekend I ventured out to one of Ottolenghi’s restaurants, NOPI, for some pretty momentous grub.  There is a lot to say about NOPI – the beautiful rose marble and brass finishes, floor-to-ceiling faceted mirrored toilets, oh and did … Continue reading

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SHAVED FENNEL, RADISH AND ISRAELI COUSCOUS SALAD WITH SWEET CRANBERRIES

Fennel is one of those marmite foods like goat’s cheese, coriander and – well marmite itself – that truly polarises opinion.  But, I for one, love it and that’s mostly down to a couple of really clever Ottolenghi dishes – … Continue reading

ASIAN SALAD WITH CARROT, AVOCADO & EDAMAME

I’m pretty predictable when it comes to week-night cooking.  The criteria being that it’s healthy, quick and easy to prepare. So some straightforward protein, grains and a side of veg do me just fine most nights. But as soon as summer … Continue reading

HOW TO # 3 // STEAMING AUBERGINE

Aubergine is one of those funny vegetables where the way in which it’s cooked can have such a polarising effect on its success as a dish.  Undercook aubergine and it will be squeaky, chewy and generally unpleasant, but when it’s … Continue reading

MISO SWEET POTATO & AUBERGINE WITH STICKY COCONUT RICE

As a child of the Wagamama generation, there was a time when vegetable katsu curry was my everything.  I would frequent my local restaurant like nobody’s business and scoff when the waiter would dutifully ask if this was my first … Continue reading

AVOCADO HOUMOUS WITH SPELT FLATBREADS

I don’t know if it’s possible for a fruit or vegetable to be a part of the zeitgeist but if so then I think it’s safe to say that Avocado is having a bit of a moment. An ingredient once reserved … Continue reading