Smoked Fish & Lentil Stew with Dumplings

First of all, I hope you’re all doing okay. We’re all in a really weird place right now – some of us are on the front lines, others are working from home, and some are struggling to fill time where work once sat. Whatever your situation, stay safe, and do what you have to in…

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…

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*…

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…

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…

Roasted Balsamic Tomato & Basil Risotto

I’ve been really off-track with my eating recently, although I can’t be mad about that given the fantastic bank holiday weekend I just enjoyed. Spa day with my best gals, a copious number of Life-Changing Tacos, and more wine than any of us would really care to admit to having consumed, for fear of tarnishing…

Easy Cheesy Lentil Lasagne

What do we want? A pepper-free vegetarian lasagne! When do we want it? Twice already this week APPARENTLY. Okay, I’m not going to say that this is the best vegetarian lasagne you’ll ever eat, but I want you to at least be open to the idea that it could be. At the very least it…