Leek & Parmesan Risotto with Baked Pesto-Crusted Salmon

Here we go folks – it’s the return of the too-long title. Will we survive, or will we be lost to its megalomaniacal clutches? Only time will tell. Batten down the hatches and get your stoutest all-terrain trousers on, for we’ve a storm to weather.* Or something. Now that we’ve all been revived by our…

Easy Cajun Chicken Wraps with Cucumber Yoghurt

How easy are we talking here? Friend. Buddy. Pal. This is so easy it’s barely a recipe, for my sins. We’re talking frozen chicken pieces, a pre-made spice blend, and less than ten ingredients from start to finish. You can make it for one, you can make it for twelve — the difficulty does not…

Chickpea Bread

Okay, first thing’s first – the original recipe from which this stemmed is all over the place in various forms. It’s popular in slimming circles because of its low carbohydrate/high protein makeup, and also because it’s stupidly cheap and easy to make. Me being me, I fiddled with the recipe a fair bit when I…

Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Curry

I’m going to do some free plugging again – Patak’s, you are very welcome. As always, nobody is insane enough to pay me to do this, especially not a brand owned by ABF* – even though they probably have the money. Should they wish to throw some cash my way, however, I’m sure I could…

Vegan Pumpkin Pasties

The Harry Potter party has COME AND GONE, and many guests remarked prior to the occasion that they were pretty excited for my Pumpkin Pasties. I can’t blame them – they are delicious. And handily sized! And delicious. I need to emphasise this. They’re also vegan, because making pastry with vegetable shortening isn’t too difficult*…

Sweet Chilli Mackerel Fishcakes with Soy & Garlic Pak Choi

I like a good, long title. I did have a short nap after writing that, but I’m confident that most of this post is actually finished now – that was definitely the hard bit. As you are probably aware by now, I am deeply and passionately in love with Wagamama. I haven’t had a single…

Vegan Butterbeer

This is an easy, boozy, vegan recipe with a very short list of ingredients. What Harry Potter celebration could possibly be complete without a jug of this warming, caramel-y goodness? I mean, Butterbeer’s probably caramel-y — this version is, anyway. I’ve been on the studio tour but I didn’t bother with the Butterbeer, presumably because…

Christmas Leftover Pasta

After the other day’s cheesy bon-bon tomfoolery (a sentence never before written by mortal hands), I felt it best to act quickly; who knows how long this burst of enthusiasm for leftovers will last? To that end, I resolved to make a pasta dish with what little remained of good old Delia’s bread sauce. I…

Cheesy Bread Sauce “Bon-Bons” with Red Cabbage

Now that I have something a little more inspiring to write about, I’ve slithered back over here with a whole fridge full of Christmas leftovers, eager to please and asking your forgiveness for my lax attitude to blogging. There was barely space to breathe in December, and now that we’re coming to those scant few…

Chicken Singapore Noodles

What’s a girl to do when her pescatarian wife is off doing Serious Business with work of an evening? I’m here to tell you that a girl is to cook up some chicken and noodles, give the cat a lot of affection, and watch Food Network trash in a vain attempt at appearing totally chill about…