Potato, Cheese and Onion Hand Pies

Hand pie… Pasty… What’s in a name? No but seriously, that’s an actual question I’m asking you. I could Google it, I guess, but shouting desperately into the void is really more on-brand for me. Anyway, this is basically a recipe for four individual, self-contained pies – if you’ve ever perused a certain high street…

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…

Baked Salmon with Basil & Lemon Potato Salad

Okay, this is going to be fast and easy – just like riding the Waltzers – so there won’t be the usual level of banter (I’m sure my brother will be delighted). I’m tired, and there’s every possibility that I’ll fall asleep shortly after writing this — so let’s be brief, my fine, citrus-seeking friends….

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…

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*…

Sweet Chilli Mackerel Fishcakes with Soy & Garlic Pak Choi

I like a good, long title. I did have a short nap after writing that, but I’m confident that most of this post is actually finished now – that was definitely the hard bit. As you are probably aware by now, I am deeply and passionately in love with Wagamama. I haven’t had a single…

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…

Pan-fried Gnocchi with Pancetta & Sage

The one marvellous thing about abandoning Isla for an evening of wine-based debauchery with my friend who lives round the corner is that she eats meat. I can eat meat.  Meat.  I love vegetarian food and I’m kind of obsessed with tofu (which you may have noticed by now) – given that I no longer eat…

Fish Pie – done right

When I was still living at home (not so long ago) my mum’s ultimate speciality was fish pie; if I got wind that we were having it for dinner, I would care a whole lot less about the lacklustre lunch I’d packed in a hurry five minutes before leaving for the bus. Who cared about…