Crispy Lentil “Meatball” Flatbreads with Curry Mayo

You know what I love? Tinned lentils. I also love dried lentils – in fact, I have yet to meet a lentil I don’t like. Lentils, man! They’re high in protein, tasty, filling, cheap, versatile… It’s love, and I’m not ashamed. I wasn’t actually sure how this recipe was going to turn out, but I…

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…

Quick Vegan Thai Green Curry

Is this a recipe for cheat-y cheaters who like to cheat hecka big time when it comes to making curry? Yes – absolutely. Is this a recipe for vegans, coeliacs, and 5-a-day seekers alike? My buddies, it totally is. I would never claim this was authentic – mainly because I’ve never been to Thailand – but it…

Halloumi Shawarma with Tzatziki

The red-squiggly-line brigade is back, and it’s targeting three out of four words in this recipe title. They would have me serve you Thallium Sharma with Kazantzakis, apparently. However, poisoning people isn’t my bag, and I doubt the still-living relatives of Nikos Kazantzakis would appreciate me serving him up in a flatbread — and so…

Roasted Red Pepper & Basil Soup

I’m terrible at being on my own. Seriously. If I didn’t have a cat I would have to enlist a parade of friends and family to come and check on me every half an hour because I just don’t know what to do with myself. I’ll happily watch hours of Food Network (not an exaggeration, sadly),…

Asian Jackfruit Lettuce Wraps

Jumping on the jackfruit train with wild abandon here guys – but I have absolutely no regrets. It’s so good. It’s got a great texture, it holds sauce like a champ, and it’s one of your five-a-day. It is, admittedly, freaky as heck opening a tin of supposed fruit and being faced with something pink, chunky,…

Easy Cajun Chicken Wraps with Cucumber Yoghurt

How easy are we talking here? Friend. Buddy. Pal. This is so easy it’s barely a recipe, for my sins. We’re talking frozen chicken pieces, a pre-made spice blend, and less than ten ingredients from start to finish. You can make it for one, you can make it for twelve — the difficulty does not…

Chicken Singapore Noodles

What’s a girl to do when her pescatarian wife is off doing Serious Business with work of an evening? I’m here to tell you that a girl is to cook up some chicken and noodles, give the cat a lot of affection, and watch Food Network trash in a vain attempt at appearing totally chill about…

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…

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…