Chickpea Bread

Okay, first thing’s first – the original recipe from which this stemmed is all over the place in various forms. It’s popular in slimming circles because of its low carbohydrate/high protein makeup, and also because it’s stupidly cheap and easy to make. Me being me, I fiddled with the recipe a fair bit when I…

Crustless Cheese & Spinach Flan

This is a take on an absolute staple of my childhood. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve eaten this, since it’s stupidly easy to make; even when I was eating pastry willy-nilly the ready rolled stuff regularly made an appearance. But what really makes this delicious is the fact that it’s completely…

Tuna & Artichoke Niçoise Salad

Salad is pretty boring – let’s just get that out there. Consuming leaves, as a concept, is a bit sad, but there are ways that you can make these things less punishing. For example, drowning said leaves in salad dressing, or putting the leaves one by one into a deep fat fryer. HOWEVER, this does…

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…

Teriyaki Tofu Donburi

Let’s get this out of the way first: I have stretched my birthday out for as long as possible, culminating in the following photo being taken this weekend: I just think it’s important for you to see this image, so that we can balance out how new-age and wholesome this recipe seems at first glance….

Smoky Fish & Lentil Winter Stew

Tonight I was going to make soup, but then I had one of those moments when you realise your entire brain has melted out of your ears (completely ruining your upholstery) and you’d planned something else for dinner only the night before. And you’d taken something out of the freezer. You’re trapped. You must eat the…