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…

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…

Spinach Mac & Cheese

She speaks! And what a gooey, cheesy caterwaul she projects across this land. (Sorry, that was gross.) Like the majority of people, I’ve been dealing with lockdown (insofar as our government have managed to put one in place – and let’s not even go there). Have I been dealing with it well? Reasonably so, 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,…

Leek & Parmesan Risotto with Baked Pesto-Crusted Salmon

Here we go folks – it’s the return of the too-long title. Will we survive, or will we be lost to its megalomaniacal clutches? Only time will tell. Batten down the hatches and get your stoutest all-terrain trousers on, for we’ve a storm to weather.* Or something. Now that we’ve all been revived by our…