Spiced root and mango chutney pie

Hi all! Long time no see! Sorry ☹ I’m hoping to redeem myself with this banging recipe for a truly exquisite pie. The pie started life with inspiration from ‘pav’; the Indian street-food snack starring spiced root veg piled up in a buttered roll. However, things really started to get exciting when the mango-chutney-sautéed kale…

Slightly spiced root veg and lentil pie

Hi! Yes, it’s more pastry. This is a stonking pie, which I think is good enough to propose as a vegan christmas main. Gorgeous root veg, roasted until sweet with a little bit of spice; a good glug of gravy; and a beautifully crisp and flaky lid. At first I made this with carrots and…

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…

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…

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…

Cosy pasta & bean soup

It’s cold! It’s even snowing properly in London! We all need soup. But hey, what if the soup is just vegetables? Not good enough! Let’s add lovely, slightly chewy, al dente macaroni. Swimming around with loads of beans, chunky veg, herbs and juicy tomatoes, this is an unbeatable cold-weather supper. The special touch is to…

My fave lentil salad

Need some lunchspiration? I got you. This is a staple packed lunch of mine, absolutely jam-packed with protein, fibre and vitamins. It’s sweet, salty and beautiful, and easy to make in a big batch to last you a few days. INGREDIENTS 150g cherry tomatoes 1-2 carrots 1/2 tsp. oregano 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 120g lentils 1…

Fast Moroccan Soup

Emergency supper! I had almost nothing in the cupboards the other day, but was delighted to scrabble together a few bits and pieces and make them into something warm, beautiful, and fulfilling. This soup is chunky and full of bite, spiced with lovely cumin, and pepped up with some lovely zingy preserved lemon. This is…