Hot & Spicy Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Serves 2-4    Preparation Time 20 Minutes   Cooking Time 45 Minutes This recipe is a sure-fire winner and a great way to ramp up the flavour profile of the rather bland and humble cauliflower. Forget the overcooked version of this vegetable we have probably all been served at one point. We have all heard of buffalo... Continue Reading →

Ras el Hanout

Makes 4 Tbsp This heady North African spice conjures up the flavour of food hailing from places such as Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. When we think Moroccon we think tagines but this spice mix is much more versatile than this. Ras el hanout means the top of the shop in Arabic, so it includes some... Continue Reading →

Carrot cake traybake

Makes 9   Preparation Time 15 Minutes    Cooking Time 35-40 Minutes Carrot cake is the only cake that I really resist making, the reason being is that it is my absolute favourite cake to eat. Although this version is both vegan and gluten free it certainly did not disappoint. I tested it on friends who are... Continue Reading →

Spicy vegan pasta bake

Serves 4 Preparation Time 35 Minutes Cooking Time 35 Minutes Ingredients 2 small red onions finely chopped1 tbsp olive oil or spray oil1 red and 1 orange pepper finely chopped2 cloves of garlic crushed2 carrots diced1 small courgette diced300g meat-free substitute as in mince, fake beef or chicken strips2 tbsp chilli tomato pureeDash of chipotle... Continue Reading →

Bakewell Tart

Preparation Time 20 Minutes Cooking Time 25 minutes Serves 6-8 Bake well tart has its roots firmly planted in English history, a well know tea-time or high tea delicacy and popular confection. Consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell spread with jam and then topped with a layer of delicious frangipane finished with flaked almonds. It... Continue Reading →

Quick Mushroom risotto

Serves 2 as a lunch dish Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 18-20 Minutes I love this simple risotto dish, it does not require me to stand by the stove protecting it as I lovingly ladle the stock a little at a time while constantly stirring. The stock goes in all in one go and... Continue Reading →

Green Lentil Bolongese

Serves 4 Preparation 10 Minutes Cooking Time 45 Minutes I love a homemade ragu sauce for a bolognese and this is one of my favourite ones. The green lentils replace the meat part wonderfully. It is a real stick to your ribs hearty sauce which is what is needed for these cold months. It is... Continue Reading →

Low Fat Garlic Potatoes

Serves 4 Preparation Time 20 Minutes Cooking Time 1 Hour Roast potatoes are a stalwart of many a Sunday dinner. To me, they should be golden and crispy where they caramelize in the tin. This is normally achieved by using oil or some type of fat. These days or especially this time of the year... Continue Reading →

Vegetable Biryani

Serves 4 Preparation Time 20 Minutes Cooking Time 30 Minutes The weather is still decidedly chilly and will be for a few months yet. We need food to warm our bellies. Also after the splurge of the festive season, it is good to have a meal that is low in calories but also loaded with... Continue Reading →

Caramelized onion and sausage rolls

Makes 12      Preparation time 30 minutes     Cooking time 20-25 minutes I love a sausage roll and they are my perfect buffet finger food. Not for me though just the sausage meat and pastry, although they can be good too. I like to jazz mine up with mustard, mushrooms and caramelized onions. Since Sainsbury's shroomdogs hit... Continue Reading →

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