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

CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA

It’s day 3 of 8 of Passover and I have been hit by a massive wave of matzah-fatigue; egg matzah, chocolate matzah, matzah brei, you name it – I’ve eaten it.  So, if like me, you are hankering to chow-down … 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

MEATBALLS IN A ROASTED PEPPER & TOMATO SAUCE

My first post on this blog was a recipe for lemon and herb roasted chicken, a tribute to my husband Jeremy who after a couple of months of living together started showing signs of concern/borderline hysteria over the great number … Continue reading

HOW TO # 2 // BLANCHING VEGETABLES

I’ve become utterly obsessed with blanching vegetables. It used to be that my go to method for cooking was roasting anything and everything – but then, something revelatory happened. My friend Gemma brought over an Ottolenghi dish she had made … Continue reading

ROAST CAULIFLOWER SOUP WITH POMEGRANATE & ZA’ATAR

If you read my post a couple of weeks ago about my parent’s culinary capabilities (or lack thereof) you’ll know that during my formative years, cauliflower was eaten in one of two ways at my home: i) Dad would (over)boil … Continue reading

SAINTLY MINCE PIES

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The lights are up, elastic has been added to all my waistbands & to my husband’s delight, Michael Buble’s Christmas album is already on repeat at home. With the festivities creeping in, I … Continue reading