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…

Lentil Shakshuka with Goat Cheese

Shakshuka (or shakshouka, or chakchouka or…) is a Mediterranean dish of eggs cooked in a spiced tomato sauce, sometimes served with feta – or other salty cheeses – crumbled over the top. Is it breakfast? Is it lunch? IS IT BRUNCH? Who’s to say. My favourite foods straddle that invisible line between morning and evening…

Balsamic Onion, Goat Cheese & Samphire Tart

What is samphire? Good question! Samphire is something that we ate raw straight off the rain-soaked salt marshes of some place in the arse-end of nowhere whilst on some kind of Geography trip, when we were but knee-high to a grasshopper and wanted nothing more than to stand in the rain eating strange vegetables. English…

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….

Taking a (cake) stand

My mum, god bless her five-foot-nothing existence, is super terrible at accepting gifts. If she could find a way to ensure that nobody got her presents on her birthday, let alone on Mother’s Day, she’d do it. Fortunately, we never let her get away with it. Open these presents. Drink this prosecco. Look at these flowers,…

Goats’ Cheese & Thyme Risotto with Honey-Roasted Parsnips

Now that is a lengthy title. Yikes. I might need a nap.* I’m absolutely determined it’s Spring now, by the way; soon I’ll be donning my denim shorts and exposing my paper-white legs to the world, blinding passers-by and causing pedestrians to fall into nearby bodies of water. In light of the change in seasons (heralded by…

Veggie Brunch Hash

Who doesn’t like brunch? It’s an amalgamation of breakfast (which holds all the cards as far as food options go) and lunch, and you can eat it whenever the hell you like. Have it at 7pm, if you want! I’m not your mum. Just look at this bad boy: Sexy. I’m sure brunch is supposed…