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Red Lentil Polpette in Rich Tomato Sauce

Red Lentil Polpette in Rich Tomato Sauce

An Italian-American inspired dish, my red lentil polpette in rich tomato sauce serves little balls of arrabbiata spiced lentils in a classic tomato sauce alongside crisp cubes of roast potato. Polpette is Italian for meatballs so it seams the best fit for how to describe […]

Orange Cheesecake with a Ginger Biscuit Base

Orange Cheesecake with a Ginger Biscuit Base

Dessert at our family’s Christmas has always been my mum’s domain. For as many years as I can remember I’ve always had a hand in these desserts, from drawing the fork across the buttercream on the chocolate yule log to give it that branch-like texture […]

Chocolate Honeycomb Cake

Chocolate Honeycomb Cake

This chocolate honeycomb cake is my take on chocolate–coated cinder toffee in cake form. The sponge-like texture of honeycomb is a perfect match for smooth chocolate and is slightly less sweet than traditional toffee or caramel (mostly through the added air!). So why not pile […]

Cannellini Bean Stuffed Squash

Cannellini Bean Stuffed Squash

As Autumn arrives and everything in nature turns golden, it just feels right to start enjoying vegetables from the equally golden squash family. Butternut squash is a great vegetable, the dense flesh is silky and deliciously sweet when roasted. There are so many squash varieties […]

Vegan Banana Bread

Vegan Banana Bread

Banana bread is a cake that my mum has made regularly for years. It has always been my go to for bananas that have gone past their best for eating. Whilst it is easy to chop up and freeze overripe bananas, for use in a […]

Blue Cheese Tartlets

Blue Cheese Tartlets

One of the easiest ways to save money on a day to day basis is to pack lunch to take to work, but a soggy sandwich made the night before isn’t going to get me to make the effort to prepare ahead. Individual tarts are […]

Lemon & Blueberry Drizzle Cake

Lemon & Blueberry Drizzle Cake

Lemon drizzle cake is one of my favourites. The zest of lemon is aromatic as well as citrus, it offers balance when combined with sweetness. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is made into a sugar syrup in this classic recipe to give the sponge an extra […]

Crispy Tofu Noodle Soup

Crispy Tofu Noodle Soup

A really simple yet comforting dish, this noodle soup with crispy tofu is deceptively filling. The soup is a thin, broth style but it makes for a substantial base to a meal. Using the marinade for the tofu to then create the soup, gives this […]

How to crystallise edible flowers

How to crystallise edible flowers

Fresh flowers are a great, natural way to decorate cakes, desserts and even salads. They look beautiful – every Instagrammer’s dream. It’s important to only use edible flowers when coming into direct contact with food, as some flowers are poisonous, and if you are serving […]