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….

The Easiest Tomato Soup You Will Ever Make

I’m not counting tinned soup here, so don’t get saucy with me, ladies and gentlefolk. I’ll know if you’re getting saucy with me, mark my words. I have saucy senses. Just a quick one today, folks – I’m off for a walk with my better half in the jiffiest of jiffies, but I find myself wanting…

Birthday Blog (& French-Style Lentils with Halloumi)

HELLO IT IS MY BIRTHDAY. Yes, I have successfully aged an entire year in the space of a day; yesterday I was a year younger, and Science will attest to this. Streamers, balloons and party poppers are all welcome in my home for this ONE DAY, so use that knowledge wisely. Please use the front…

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…

Cheat-y Black Bean Chilli

*Chanting* ONE POT, ONE POT, ONE POT  I am, as has been established by now, a huge fan of one-pot cooking. I hate washing up, I hate thinking about washing up, and I hate the feeling of uselessness I get when I allow Isla to do the washing up (again). I usually just stand nearby with…

“Moroccan” Couscous, Halloumi & Kale

Following my recent chicken epiphany (echickany?), and in light of the fact that my partner is a pescatarian, I just want to lay down some truth regarding the insidious and all-encompassing nature of the humble pepper. Pull up a chair and hunker down, because I have some complaining to do. And I’m British – I…

Crispy Lemon Tofu & Mushroom Pilaf

I’m going to start this off with a disclaimer: I am not a vegan. However, a couple of days ago I looked dead into the eyes of a chicken (with whom I had fallen in platonic love and named Vera) and she stared. Me. Down. So I guess I don’t eat chicken anymore. Tofu, however, is…

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Brownies

I’ve cut up and wrapped the brownies, the bowl has been licked clean, and my waistband has already tightened in anticipation of what’s ahead. I gave blood this morning, so I think I’m entitled to eat my weight in brownie batter. That would, admittedly, be a lot of brownie batter. I was speaking to a…

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…