spinach pesto risotto

Wishing you a very happy summer solstice! Today is the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere, and the solstice been celebrated in the UK for centuries. Since it’s now officially midsummer, we had better celebrate! We’ve been having a mini-heatwave here. London has hit temperatures of 35°c, and my city around 30°c…

mushroom patty sliders

Delicious vegetarian patties that are crisp on the outside, wet and soft on the inside – and deliver flavour that could rival any first-rate burger? Coming right up. I realised today I was unequivocally missing America. Recently we went to the USA for a short break where we managed to get all the way from…

saffron & samphire spanish paella

Paella de verduras. That’s “paella of vegetables”, which translates to an absolutely delicious vegetarian rice dish packed with flavour and hearty goodness. Paella as we know it originated Valencia, Spain. It’s perhaps one of the most recognisable and famous Spanish dishes, famed for it’s use of golden saffron, ground peppers, and tasty rice – the most important ingredient….

tempura samphire

Tempura is a Japanese dish referring to small strips of food that have been fried in a light batter. If you’ve not yet tried tempura vegetables, I urge you to; this batter is the lightest, airy, fluffiest, and probably healthiest batter that you’ll come across. A true defining mark of the dish is that the coating is always…

beetroot rice noodles with plum sauce

If you’re anything like me, a quick vegetable stir-fry has been one of your “go to” meals for as long as you can remember; it’s easy to whip up in a matter of minutes, requires minimum cooking proficiency and is deliciously tasty. Speaking personally, it was actually one of the first meals I learnt how…

palak paratha | spinach flatbreads

Spinach is known as a superfood. This means that it’s one of the healthiest foods that you can eat. It is rich in vitamin k, a, e, and c, iron, protein, fibre, magnesium – basically, everything that is good for your body, spinach has in bucketfuls. If you want to make these paratha even more healthy, try…

tofu & nori fish ‘n’ chips

I don’t think a recipe exists that is more absolutely British than Fish and Chips. For anyone in England it’s sure to evoke memories of seaside holidays; the pang of vinegar, the little batter scraps in the bottom of the paper, the chip shops (or chippys as colloquialism says) on every seafront corner. My own…

broccolini egg potato pizza

The trend of cracking eggs onto pizzas increases it’s versatility as a mealtime option – you now have the perfect excuse not just to eat pizza for lunch, but for breakfast too! At it’s conception I decided to opt for one of my favourite breakfast combinations. Potatoes, broccoli and egg with a béchamel pizza sauce…

margherita pizza

The classic Pizza Margherita has become possibly the best known flatbread and a staple of fast food in western dining. Combine crispy, slightly chewy, firm pizza crust with moreish tomato sauce and delicious melted mozzarella – bliss. You like pizza, your partner like pizza, your parents like pizza, your children like pizza … I can guarantee you that someone in your…

portobello scotch eggs

A British picnic classic, the scotch egg takes on a new identity as a vegetarian delight. Best served with a fresh simple salad of green leaf and a chutney, this makes for tantalising snacking potential. With the summer days lengthening, picnics are in store – and what better food companion to take along with you. There…