Breakfast Potatoes, Soft Boiled Egg

LOOK AT THAT YOLK. Inspired by the breakfast potatoes I’ve been chowing down in diners this past week in New York, I thought I’d share a recipe I wrote a while ago. The secret is to par boil the potatoes before you roast them. This gives them a soft fudgyness inside, as well as a…

Masala Roast Cod with Gunpowder Potatoes

I’m in India woop woop! I’m here for a friend’s wedding (#survi2019) but have been roaming around Delhi, Agra and Jaipur this past week. What a trip; I’ve barely scratched the surface and it’s an incredible country. Needless to say I’m eating lots of delicious things too ūü§ó. Inspired by my travels, and because I’ve…

Aubergine Katsu Curry

Katsu curry is a favourite comfort food of mine (thanks primarily to @wagamama_uk). I had a mind-blowing version in Tokyo last summer, yet it’s surprisingly easy to make at home. This recipe is veggie, but you can easily swap the aubergine for chicken with the same breadcrumbing technique.Takes 45 minutes, makes 4 work lunches INGREDIENTS2 big…

Vietnamese Beef Salad

I was in a beef mince kinda mood this week. Not the spag bol, hug-in-a-bowl kinda mood, but something different. Inspired by¬†@cheftomkerridge, and the technique of roasting mince in the oven until dark and crispy, led to this beef salad, with rice noodles and carrots, spiked with a punch Vietnamese inspired dressing. Probably best to…

Mackerel Fish Tacos

Although not a Colombian speciality, I had some cracking tacos in Cartagena. I’m a big fan of smoked mackerel, and the contrast between the fatty fish and pickled onion here is ūüĎĆ. Try and find corn tacos if you can, although wheat ones work fine too. Takes 30 minutes, makes 4 work lunches INGREDIENTSHot smoked…

Roast Celeriac with Butternut Squash Daal

A clash of inspiration from two sources for this week’s work lunch. A work colleague’s daal (shout out @jujubarnett1) combined with an incredible celeriac starter from @eatlebab has created a delicious and #accidentallyvegan feast. I know the cooking time sounds long but it’s just for veg roasting. A warming meal for a cold and rainy Feb. Takes 2.5 hours, makes…

Thai Chicken Curry with Crispy Chicken Skin

@thisissbarta¬†and I put in a volunteering shift this week at SHP, a charity that focuses on housing the most vulnerable homeless in London. A fridge full of donated produce turned into a Thai chicken curry, that was so good it’s this week’s recipe. The crispy chicken skin is unbelievable, and easier than you’d think to…

Sriracha Chicken with Stir-fried Cabbage

I’m a fan of chicken wings. Fat, knarly ones, cooked until the fat renders and skin blisters, then drenched in a hot, sweet sauce. A late night conversation this weekend inevitably turned to food, and the thought of chicken wings stuck. Paired with this stir fry cabbage (frankly addictive and entirely pleasing by itself) is…

Nduja Tomato Rice

Ironically I wrote this recipe in the depths of Veganuary (perhaps my mind was working against me when faced with yet another chickpea-based meal). Nduja sausage is a new addition to this kitchen, and I’m getting used to its spicy warmth. This¬†@ottolenghi¬†inspired rice dish will blow the cobwebs away. Takes 40 mins, makes 4 work…

Sweet Potato Falafel Wrap

Big cooking day today and Veganuary still going strong! Inspired by a particularly tasty¬†@leonrestaurants¬†wrap I ate last week, here is a recipe for sweet potato falafel. I’ve teamed it this week with hummus, coriander and some kimchi I have knocking around and turned it into a wrap¬†#fusion. Takes 50 mins, makes 4 work lunches INGREDIENTS…