Tomato and White Miso Pasta (Vegan, Gluten-free option, Nut-free option)

There is something truly glorious about spaghetti and tomato sauce. When I am tired, or feeling uninspired, or just in need of a little comfort, it's one of the easiest things to whip up from store-cupboard ingredients and still feel like you've made a proper meal. While white miso might not be a staple in … Continue reading Tomato and White Miso Pasta (Vegan, Gluten-free option, Nut-free option)

Chocolate Bao / Steamed Buns (Vegan, Nut-free, Soya-free option)

↓ Jump to the recipe! If you were to ask someone what they considered to be 'appetizing', I'm not sure that this smooth, plain, anaemic blob would be the first thing that came to mind. And yet for me, these buns are the height of temptation. I have never seen one of these and not … Continue reading Chocolate Bao / Steamed Buns (Vegan, Nut-free, Soya-free option)

Crispy Fried Courgettes With A Herby Yogurt Dip (Vegan, Gluten-free, Grain-free)

↓ Jump to the recipe! I first had deep-fried battered courgettes on holiday in Greece last year and was completely enamored. Summer courgettes can be incredibly sweet and flavoursome, especially in the Mediterranean. The batter was light and perfectly crisp, and they were always served straight out of the deep-fryer. I think we ordered them … Continue reading Crispy Fried Courgettes With A Herby Yogurt Dip (Vegan, Gluten-free, Grain-free)

Apple, Blackberry and Almond Cake (Vegan, Gluten-free, Soya-free option)

↓ Jump to the recipe! One of the great advantages of being obsessed with food is that, regardless of your weather preferences, seasonal change is always an exciting time. After a weirdly hot August, this week saw the first signs of blustery autumn winds and rain, and I immediately starting thinking about apple-based puddings (also … Continue reading Apple, Blackberry and Almond Cake (Vegan, Gluten-free, Soya-free option)

Simple Singapore Noodles (Vegan, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Nut-free option)

↓ Jump to the recipe! There are some days when all I want is a massive bowl of noodles. There are few other meals where you can pack in so many vegetables and still feel like you're eating comfort food. And this recipe is so quick and easy you'd spend longer deciding what to order … Continue reading Simple Singapore Noodles (Vegan, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Nut-free option)

American Buttermilk Pancakes (Vegan, Nut-free, Soya-free option)

↓ Jump to the recipe! I feel like I probably don't need to tell you how amazing pancakes are... these fluffy, squidgy discs are pure breakfast joy, or indeed any other time of day that you fancy pancakes. And despite traditional recipes requiring milk and eggs, it is not at all difficult to make a … Continue reading American Buttermilk Pancakes (Vegan, Nut-free, Soya-free option)

Fruity Frozen Yogurt Ice Lollies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Soya-free, Nut-free option)

↓ Jump to the recipe! Given that the weather in the UK is currently inhumanely hot, the only sensible thing to make is ice lollies. I ordered some moulds online earlier in the week and I really wish I had ordered more – I have so many ideas for flavours I could fill a freezer. … Continue reading Fruity Frozen Yogurt Ice Lollies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Soya-free, Nut-free option)

Cardamom and Coconut Banana Bread (Vegan, Gluten-free option, Nut-free, Soya-free)

↓ Jump to the recipe! Banana bread seems to have become the baked good of choice during lock-down. It's something you don't tend to be able to buy in supermarkets or bakeries, so is perfect if you want to leave people in no doubt that you have gone to the effort of making it yourself. … Continue reading Cardamom and Coconut Banana Bread (Vegan, Gluten-free option, Nut-free, Soya-free)

Bao with Smoked Tofu and Kimchi Mayo (Vegan, Nut-free option)

↓ Jump to the recipe! The first time I tried these pillowy delights I had prepared myself for disappointment – I couldn't imagine that these little cloud-like pockets could be as buoyant and satisfying to eat as they looked. How happy I was to be wrong. These soft and chewy buns are everything you want … Continue reading Bao with Smoked Tofu and Kimchi Mayo (Vegan, Nut-free option)

Chocolate and Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Soya-free)

↓ Jump to the recipe! I have a dangerous weakness for cookies. It is disconcertingly easy to make a batch one afternoon and have nothing left to show for it the next day. But yet, like flowers, their fleeting existence doesn't take away from their beauty, if anything it makes you more grateful that they … Continue reading Chocolate and Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Soya-free)