Veggie Festive Bakes

What do we want? Christmas food! When do we want it? As early as possible because 2020 has been hard and honestly, why shouldn’t we start filling ourselves with cranberry sauce as early as possible? If Christmas is the season to be jolly, I dare say we could use a bit of that now. There’s nothing quite…

Spinach Mac & Cheese

She speaks! And what a gooey, cheesy caterwaul she projects across this land. (Sorry, that was gross.) Like the majority of people, I’ve been dealing with lockdown (insofar as our government have managed to put one in place – and let’s not even go there). Have I been dealing with it well? Reasonably so, I…

Sweet Potato, Aubergine & Feta “Sausage” Rolls

No banter today, pals! Straight into the good stuff; the good stuff being, in this case, a super easy and tasty veggie sausage roll. This is a one-pan recipe, great for snacking and lunchboxes, easy to customise… It’s got it all. Sweet Potato, Aubergine & Feta “Sausage” Rolls (Vegetarian, Gluten-free) Makes 16 sausage rolls Preparation…

Spiced Vegetable, Cashew & Goats’ Cheese Strudel

In order to write this, I levered myself up out of the nest I’d made in the corner of the sofa, set out the necessary writing tools on the dining room table, and put on my largest, fluffiest dressing gown. The cat is sitting on the chair next to me – I’m sure he’ll be…

5-Minute Vermicelli Noodle Soup

A “recipe” for when you have a few minutes, a kettle, and a hankering for a meal that will make every possible attempt to escape the bowl and splatter the front of your shirt with its delicious broth. Do not eat this if you are wearing a white shirt – unless you have a bib….

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…

Fish & Potato Chowder

If you don’t look at that title and read it like you’re in a very specific scene from the Simpsons, I’m not sure how you’ve managed to walk through life unchanged by such an iconic episode. Isla and I literally couldn’t get through the process of making this meal without shouting ‘chow-der‘ at least twice…

Halloumi Shawarma with Tzatziki

The red-squiggly-line brigade is back, and it’s targeting three out of four words in this recipe title. They would have me serve you Thallium Sharma with Kazantzakis, apparently. However, poisoning people isn’t my bag, and I doubt the still-living relatives of Nikos Kazantzakis would appreciate me serving him up in a flatbread — and so…

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,…

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…