Quick Fixes: Curry, Lasagne & Biryani

Alternative title: Stop Spending Money, You Ignoramus In the last couple of weeks we’ve bought a new car (a necessity – damn you, failed modern electronics) and been on holiday to a place known primarily for its cheese (not a necessity, but a damn good time). I am famously weak to dairy products, accompanying chutneys, and…

Asian Jackfruit Lettuce Wraps

Jumping on the jackfruit train with wild abandon here guys – but I have absolutely no regrets. It’s so good. It’s got a great texture, it holds sauce like a champ, and it’s one of your five-a-day. It is, admittedly, freaky as heck opening a tin of supposed fruit and being faced with something pink, chunky,…

Lightly Fried Fish Fillets

I’m gonna level with you: while these are indeed lightly fried fish fillets, I could definitely have named them something else. I could’ve gone with something a little more informative, like “Herbed Panko-Crusted Basa”, which is what this is; I could even have gone one step further and somehow intimated to you that I’m serving…

Creamy Carrot & Ginger Soup

It’s finally the season for soup once again; the days of putting stuff in a pot, leaving it for half an hour, then blitzing it and calling it a meal are upon us. Superb. That’s exactly the level of effort I want to make in the dead of winter. Less, if at all possible. This recipe…

Aubergine Katsu Curry with Turmeric Rice

Something that everyone seems to be completely obsessed with at the moment, regardless of whether or not they have any other intersecting interests, is Katsu curry. I am not immune to its charms, even though I’m more likely to associate curry with Indian food rather than Japanese cuisine. Additionally, I generally find that (since money…

Beetroot & Lentil Chimichurri Burgers with Slaw

Veggie burgers are basically my arch nemesis. They’re the Joker to my Batman (without the weird sexual tension and well-moulded plastic abs); the Blofeld to my Bond (also without the sexual tension); the Lex Luthor to my Superman (I don’t remember any sexual tension but I’ve been wrong before*). Basically I just can’t make them….

Birthday Blog (& French-Style Lentils with Halloumi)

HELLO IT IS MY BIRTHDAY. Yes, I have successfully aged an entire year in the space of a day; yesterday I was a year younger, and Science will attest to this. Streamers, balloons and party poppers are all welcome in my home for this ONE DAY, so use that knowledge wisely. Please use the front…