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…

Cheats’ Lentils with Spicy Roasted Cauliflower & Lime

Let’s start off with the following: none of my posts are sponsored by anyone or anything. Only a fool would sponsor me to tell bad puns and write footnotes about how great my wife is.* However, should any rich fool wish to sponsor me, I have only the morals I can afford. Hit me up. Anyway,…

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…

Rocket, Spinach & Watercress Soup

Sometimes, my friends… Sometimes you accidentally fall (mouth open) onto a chocolate Easter egg and consume half of it in one sitting. Such a thing could happen to anyone, I’m sure you’ll agree. But when this happens (as it does around this time of year), you need to reassert your virtue and maybe also remind…

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…

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…

Lemony Halloumi & Asparagus Pasta

Although I’m getting married later this year to a real, live, human person*, I would have to say that cheese is probably one of my Top 5 True Loves. By virtue of generally supplying me with cheese, and putting up with my awful puns, Isla is at the top of the list, but it’s a…

Triple-Decker Brownies

The problem with brownies is that they are life-ruiners. They ruin people’s lives. One minute you’re happy and carefree, doing yoga in the sunshine in your pyjamas — and then suddenly you’re sacked out on the floor, chocolate around your mouth, a third brownie in your hand with no idea how it or you got there. Or…

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…