Dinners

Turmeric Tofu and Roasted Roots Curry

Turmeric Tofu and Roasted Roots Curry

This recipe is a combination of South Indian flavours with seasonal British vegetables. The fresh turmeric, mustard seeds, curry leaves and coconut milk make a fragrant, creamy sauce that contrasts the subtle sweetness of roasted root vegetables. I first made this turmeric tofu and roasted […]

Jerusalem Artichoke, Mushroom and Feta Pearl Barley

Jerusalem Artichoke, Mushroom and Feta Pearl Barley

Jerusalem artichokes are a wonderful winter vegetable that are often overlooked by the home cook. I think, because these purplish-brown knobbly tubers are a bit ‘interesting’ looking and are used in restaurants, they are thought to be difficult to cook. Plus, their name is off-putting […]

Goats Cheese, Mushroom and Squash Wellington

Goats Cheese, Mushroom and Squash Wellington

My vegetarian wellington combines goat’s cheese, chestnut mushrooms, hazelnuts and butternut squash all wrapped in puff pastry to create the perfect centrepiece for a roast dinner. Earthy and comforting, the hazelnuts, garlic and rosemary in the mushroom stuffing are balanced with the tang of goats […]

Easy Roasted Beetroot Tagliatelle

Easy Roasted Beetroot Tagliatelle

Pasta is my go-to-easy-meal. It’s quick, comforting and, mostly importantly, a brilliant carrier of flavour. In late summer and autumn, when they are at their best, beetroots are a great pasta companion. The deep, earthy flavour of beetroot is complimented by the sweetness of caramelised […]

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Rice Bake

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Rice Bake

Putting a dish together and baking it is comfort food at its best. The extra time for the flavours to muddle together whilst in oven bring depth and, in the case of this recipe, the opportunity for a crisp topping. What’s not to love? In […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]