Crazy good raw millionaire bites

I’m sure you’ve seen the raw millionaire’s shortbreads around, but I wanted to make something equally-  well, probably more– delicious, without spending  all my money on medjools and ground almonds. These little bites are perfect: a chewy oat and raisin base, splodged with a generous layer of vanilla peanut butter, and topped with a slick…

Rad roasties + ratatouille

Hey gang, I love this simple dinner so much. I mean,  any excuse to eat roast potatoes is going to make me happy,  but the addition of beautifully tender veg and a garlicky sauce for dipping the potatoes or mopping up with crusty bread makes this extra lovely.  Plus, for an extra posh twist, I…

Party-in-my-mouth paella

Hola! I love a good paella, with beautifully soft zesty rice, and a crispy rice crust on the bottom. If you have one of those big paella pans, that’s great, but if you’re cooking for two, you can get away with using your biggest saucepan, or even wok. I’ve tried to make this recipe super…

Falafel muffelatta (massive stuffed picnic sandwich)

Hello! Just as I got very excited the other day about my picnic pasta salad, I’m ready to let you in on the total picnic showstopper I made as the main event. Soggy sandwiches in clingfilm? No more. You’re in muffelatta town now. The word is just an italian way of saying a big, stuffed…

Sweet ‘n’ smoky, lazy pasta salad

Hello friends. The last bank holiday weekend prompted- to my delight- an impromptu picnic on the beach! Of course, upon hearing this, I reached not for my sunglasses or a beach towel, and instead fled to the kitchen in a flurry of excitement. The star of the show is something I will share later, but…

The easiest ever zingy bean salad

Hey everyone! In need of a fast lunch? Perhaps to maximise an afternoon in the sun, or for an al fresco lunch break? I got you. This is one of the easiest lunches you can make, being ready in literally 5 minutes flat. It’s also really versatile, so feel free to swap in veggies like…

Cracking vegan, apple ‘n’ blackberry cobbler with custard

Hey team! Excuse my absence- I have been away on holiday, eating coconut rice and little else. Malaysia is amazing but not that vegan friendly. Upon my return to the UK, I have been delighted to see the generous and jubilant arrival of blackberries, in their glistening thousands. Inspired and in need of calories, I…

‘Carbs carbs carbs carbs carbs’ Koshari

I’m singing ‘carbs’ to Rihanna’s ‘Work’ if you didn’t get that. Koshari is apparently the national dish of Egypt, and it’s right up my street: pasta and rice, and lentils, and chickpeas, all hanging out together beneath a canopy of spiced tomato sauce, studded with sweet raisins and fresh lemon zest. It’s traditionally topped with…

Saucy, giant, vegan ‘meat balls’

This is an interesting recipe. I read an article about some restaurant using fermented and umami flavours to bring ‘meatiness’ to veggie dishes, and in wake of a recent experiment at making sourdough (let’s just say I won’t be posting a recipe any time soon), had lots laying around to play with. These meatballs are…

Mango and sweetcorn biryani

Hola gang! I had some biryani at a market the other week and have had spicy rice on my mind ever since. Moreover, I go absolutely crazy for sweetcorn, and now that it is in season (and thereby frequently on offer), it seemed only natural to invite it to the party along with some of…

Asian sweet potato noodle salad

Summerrrrrrrr!!  It’s been 28 degrees this weekend, and probably the first time this year that I had to insist on eating not-hot food. Since inventing this salad on Saturday, I have eaten it every day. It’s a pretty simple combo of sweet potato noodles and crunchy veg, but the kingmaker is this insanely delicious dressing:…

Super fast summer veg bake

You’ll have to trust me on the concept of this one. It’s kind of a half veggie tray bake, pseudo-hot-panzanella (an italian bread and tomato salad) hybrid, but hey, why do we need to put labels on things? What matters more is that this is a minimal effort mid-week dinner, beautifully balanced with crispy slivers…

Creamy sun-dried tomato pasta

Happy summer time everyone! I’ve got a nice creamy and light summery pasta for y’all this week (although full disclosure, I would be more than willing to eat this in other seasons). I’ve been having  a real moment with sun-dried tomatoes for the last few weeks, and here they are blended into a garlicky, silky,…