Comfort Food

Potato and leek soup with crispy smoked tofu bits

Potato and leek soup with crispy smoked tofu bits

Ingredients (Serves 3): 225g smoked tofu 450g leeks 400g large potatoes 2 vegetable stock cubes 1 tbsp vegan margarine   Method: Start by heating the oven to 200C. Pierce the potatoes about 5 or 6 times each with a sharp knife. Bake for about 1 […]

Rosemary and Lemon Pearl Barley Soup

Rosemary and Lemon Pearl Barley Soup

Ingredients (serves 3-4): 1 cup pearl barley 1/2 cup red lentils 1 large onion 1 medium carrot 3 sticks celery 5 cloves garlic 1 tsp dried thyme 1 large sprig rosemary 2 vegetable stock cubes 1 lemon Salt and pepper   Method: Start by chopping […]

Mushroom Lentil and Kale Ragu with Quinoa and Tahini Dressing

Mushroom Lentil and Kale Ragu with Quinoa and Tahini Dressing

So I’ve been away for 6 months, travelling around South East Asia to be specific and A LOT has happened. Lots of seeing things, meeting people, losing things and, obviously.. eating. South East Asian food is an absolute dream – I love all the coconut […]

Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara

Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara

   I’ll hold up hands up and say that before I went vegan I was an absolute carbonara lover. It was one of my main quick go-to meals (all be it one of the least healthy) as it was just one of those ultimate comfort […]

Sweet potato and lentil coconut soup

Sweet potato and lentil coconut soup

Ingredients (Serves 4): 1 fresh red chilli 5 cloves garlic 1 large onion 1 large sweet potato 1 tin coconut milk (full fat) 2 tins green lentils 150g fresh spinach 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp tumeric 1 tsp paprika 2 vegetable stock cubes 3 […]

Comforting split pea soup with pesto and mixed leaves

Comforting split pea soup with pesto and mixed leaves

  January is notorious for being one of the most down in the dumps months. Christmas is over, it’s cold, the days still quite short and it all just seems to drag. So I feel it important to make sure you have quick sources of […]

Garlicky portobello mushroom steaks with spicy chips and rocket

Garlicky portobello mushroom steaks with spicy chips and rocket

It’s somehow happened that I’ve fallen into a new kind of love affair with home-made chips. I used to make these for myself sometimes at uni, but over the past couple of years have fallen out of the habit. Now, the chips are back. They’re […]

Hazlenut choc espresso pots

Hazlenut choc espresso pots

The weather is getting super cold now. Everyone must have noticed the snow we’ve been getting, and although London snow isn’t the most exciting – being that it has about a 3% chance of setting – it’s still enough to be a nice little prelude […]

Garlicky mushrooms with marjoram and homemade baked beans

Garlicky mushrooms with marjoram and homemade baked beans

Here’s a new cosy recipe to warm your socks off. It’s super hearty and bursting with delicious flavours of garlic and marjoram. I’ve never really explored marjoram that much before, I think it’s a herb thats a little less well known, but when I remembered […]

Hearty harissa spiced stew

Hearty harissa spiced stew

I don’t often experiment with Moroccan cooking, but after flicking through the Leon cook book I found myself presented with a new wave of inspiration and thus, this beautiful hearty stew was born. Rather than having heat, this stew is gently spiced, mainly with harissa, […]