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…

Festive Fruity Feta Couscous

There are many things I love in life. Seeing greyhound puppies wearing tiny coats; those mini white chocolate Toblerone that come in massive sharing bags, and which I do not share; really hot showers where your skin is about one degree away from blistering under the spray… I could go on. But in this instance,…

White Chocolate & Pecan Spider Cookies (+Bonus Brownies)

It’s nearly Hallowe’en, folks, which means I have yet another excuse to dress up as a Harry Potter character without even considering whether or not that fits the usual spooky criteria. I just don’t care! It’s all about the robe potential. Precisely zero points for guessing who I was meant to be*. Arguably there is…

Sticky Tofu with Spring Onions & Cashews

It’s been too long since I’ve had tofu, and I need some of that weird, sponge-y goodness in my life again. I’m also trying to pack out my meals with really lean protein so that I stop wanting to eat an entire sharing bag of Kettle Chips after dinner while sobbing. What do they put in those…

Vegan Tea-Infused Chocolate Tart

As a celebration of our kitchen being (basically) stocked and ready to go, I decided I wanted to make something hecka fancy. Is there anything fancier than a tart? Arguably, a torte, but let’s not split hairs. Another question: there anything fancier than an earl grey-infused chocolate tart??? I mean, probably. I reckon Ottolenghi’s got me beat…

Smoked Tofu Pad Thai

I GOT SICK AGAIN. Or rather, I thought I was better and foolishly decided to try and eat normal food; naturally, my body was having none of that, and I therefore had one of the most uncomfortable Easter weekends in living memory. I hope with every ounce of my exhausted body that yours was better than…

“Moroccan” Couscous, Halloumi & Kale

Following my recent chicken epiphany (echickany?), and in light of the fact that my partner is a pescatarian, I just want to lay down some truth regarding the insidious and all-encompassing nature of the humble pepper. Pull up a chair and hunker down, because I have some complaining to do. And I’m British – I…