Category Vegetarian

Supersonic miso ginger sauce

I call this a ‘supersonic’ sauce because it’s so deliciously addictive and full of good things that it will surely give you superpower! I got inspiration from Smitten Kitchen for dressing a bowl of roasted veggies and rice with a sauce that is tangy, savoury with umami and full of gingery spice, then ramped it […]

Greek Fava: heaven in a bowl

Holy smokes. This is pretty much my favourite recipe of 2016 so far. Who’d have thought – a simple dish of boiled split yellow peas with a few seasonings? Thanks to Kitty who showed me how to make it when I visited her in Leros, Greece, earlier this year. Just to list a fraction of her many talents: […]

Wild garlic pesto

Who in their right mind would want to go and pick weeds from parkland and make them into dinner? I’m too scared to forage anything much – mushrooms, too terrifying, and for everything else that isn’t obviously a plum, you need to study a handbook and I would worry that it’d be deadly hemlock anyway! […]

Red velvet tomato and butter pasta sauce

This is one of the easiest and most delicious pasta sauces out there – an idiot can make it! All you do is open a can of tomatoes, chuck it in a saucepan with a halved onion and a couple of big lumps of butter, then simmer it for 30 minutes. Then whiz it up […]

Butterbeans or broccoli with tuna & anchovy sauce

I call this my miracle dinner; it has been saving my life for around 25 years. You can assemble it in under 10 minutes and it is SO FLIPPIN’ DELICIOUS! It’s the equivalent of a comforting savoury hug – it’ll make you feel better about life, even if your day has been total shit. I […]

Thai Som Tam salad

If, like me, you have spent the entirety of December putting all sorts of things into your mouth like lumps of marzipan and entire Stiltons, you’ll probably need a bit of salad by now. My tastebuds received a hammering over the festive period and have gone into hibernation due to lording it up with the […]

Herby sauces! Salsa verde and pesto alla genovese

Drat, our UK summer looks like it has well and truly buggered off. Which means that all those summery herbs need using up before the frost gets them in the garden. I’m not ready yet to change my diet into a stream of Autumnal stews, and I still want to eat vibrant summery flavours. By […]