Jammified onion, tomato and courgette tarte-tatin

Jammified onion, tomato and courgette tarte-tatin Phwoarrr, you’re in for a treat on this one! It’s super simple- like five ingredients simple- but it’s a real impressive looking crowd-pleaser. I hope you won’t be offended by my use of ready-made puff pastry. The first trick is to caramelise the heck out of your veggies- they…

Smoked mushroom and creamed corn tacos

I love sweetcorn! It’s so full of natural sweetness, but also- if you let it- has a great creamy starchiness that just loves to come out. Pair it with its best pals ginger and chilli, and you’re onto a winner This taco is a celebration of sweetcorn, beautifully complimented with a contrasting meaty, smoky mushroom….

Sundried tomato, potato and courgette tart

This is another picnic favourite! ‘Jus Roll’ (the easiest brand to find in the UK) puff pastry is ‘accidentally vegan’, so whilst this tart looks very impressive, it’s actually surprisingly quick and easy to knock together. On top of the pastry, we have a base of a sundried-tomatoey, whipped tofu ‘ricotta’. Topped with some finely…

Broccoli-miso burger with roasted ketchup

I’ve really been feeling this veggie burger of late! I’m on a very substantial miso hype, and I realised that burgers were as good a vehicle as any to eat more of it. Plus, I’m adorning my miso burger with a lovely roasted tomato ketchup: my boyfriend hates regular ketchup so I made this beautifully…

Crispy chickpea fritters with salsa salad

I love these little cuties! Chickpeas, along with spice and some sweetness from sultanas make really satisfying little fritters, with crispy edges and a hearty- almost meaty- inside. The batter is made of gram flour and my top tip when working with gram flour is to give it time to ‘hydrate’: if you allow the…

Fresh pici with pesto

Oh boy, I’m so excited to post this recipe! It looks like one of the fanciest I’ve done, and is certainly worthy of a dinner party or a home-cooking date with someone you would very much like to seduce. Pici is a type of fresh pasta, typical of Tuscany: it is a simple wheat pasta…

Lemon’n’spice chickpea pasta

Hello 🙂 This pasta is a real treat! It was enjoyed twice over the bank holiday, the warmth of the fragrant lemony sauce assuaging the whispering chill of the summer breeze. Having said that, it’s also pretty chunky, and certainly full of protein, so I’m sure this will be following me to colder climes as…

The best mushroom risotto

Hello friends, This risotto is bonafide Italian-approved- and there’s no butter or cheese in sight. Usually in my recipes I say that nutritional yeast is optional, but here it really does make a difference. It binds the risotto to become creamier, and also adds a nice savoury base flavour. The recipe is so simple, but…

Zingy broccoli and bulgur wheat salad

Hey! Its still pretty freezing, but blue skies are beginning to appear more and more often. That means I’ve actually started to want to eat salad- admittedly it’s a warm salad, but it is vibrant, green and zingy, and a definite step in the right direction away from mashed potato, dumplings and soup. Bulgur wheat…

Soft dark choc and ginger cookies

Heyyyyy. Are you a ginger fan? I’m crazy for it these days, especially with dark chocolate. These cookies combine the two, in what has to be one of the best vegan cookie recipes: it’s the soft, Millie’s cookie style of dough, that has that little bit of squidge too it. Have a try- they’re lovely….

Creamy garlic, kale & potato soup

This is a glorious lunch or dinner for when you need something fast but also non-negotiably warm and comforting. It takes just 15 minutes from start to finish, but it’s packed with flavour: it has a really garlicky, creamy base (thanks to the help of some white beans), and is filled with toothsome chunks of…

Easy peasy spicy rice

Hey gang, I’m obsessed with this fast and easy dinner just lately. When you’re busy and arrive home with a hole in your stomach and a poorly stocked fridge- this is perfect. I know it doesn’t sound fancy or anything, but sweetly sauteed veggies and comforting rice in a lovely aromatic spice mix is a…