Spiced Vegetable, Cashew & Goats’ Cheese Strudel

In order to write this, I levered myself up out of the nest I’d made in the corner of the sofa, set out the necessary writing tools on the dining room table, and put on my largest, fluffiest dressing gown. The cat is sitting on the chair next to me – I’m sure he’ll be…

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…

Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Curry

I’m going to do some free plugging again – Patak’s, you are very welcome. As always, nobody is insane enough to pay me to do this, especially not a brand owned by ABF* – even though they probably have the money. Should they wish to throw some cash my way, however, I’m sure I could…

Vegan Pumpkin Pasties

The Harry Potter party has COME AND GONE, and many guests remarked prior to the occasion that they were pretty excited for my Pumpkin Pasties. I can’t blame them – they are delicious. And handily sized! And delicious. I need to emphasise this. They’re also vegan, because making pastry with vegetable shortening isn’t too difficult*…

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…

Easy Turkey & Black Bean Chilli

Meat? On my blog?? It’s more likely than you think…* While my wife is barely even pescetarian, given the infrequency of her fish consumption, I do still eat meat on occasion; chicken forms the basis of a lot of my work lunches, and I’ll often have a burger if we go out for dinner anywhere. Saying…

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 Chickpea & Basa Curry

My favourite thing about the fish ‘basa’ is that autocorrect, my mum, the postman, and almost every other resident of the United Kingdom believes that I mean ‘bass’. I do not. I mean basa. It’s a kind of catfish, it’s absolutely awesome smoked, and it’s generally much cheaper than cod or haddock; it’s become more popular…

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…