Gem’s Salmon with Rosemary Potatoes, Spinach and Cream Sauce

While we’re all at home, and probably have a bit more time to cook, I thought I’d share something a bit different. Lots of my friends are holed up with their partners, so why not cook up a date-worthy dish one evening? This recipe is a total dream: Juicy salmon, crispy potatoes, delicious cream sauce….

Homemade Hummus (and other delicious things on toast)

Life is better after a round of toast. Thick bread, charred almost to the point of burnt and slathered generously with butter, is one of life’s great pleasures. Being vegan this month means the butter is out, but I still wanted that feeling. So I turned my attention to hummus (lol was my attention ever…

Leek and Mushroom Tart with Roasted Swede and Vegan Pesto

I’m doing Veganuary to challenge my foodie brain to come up with dishes I not only want to eat, but I want to crave. The product of this week’s industry is a vegan tart, my new favourite craving. This tart is a complete dream; a deep mushroomy leek base, hot with mustard, topped with sweet…

Briam (Greek veggie bake)

I’m away this weekend in Croatia! My mate is getting married, so this week’s recipe is from ageeess ago. Briam is an amazingly flavourful vegan bake which is super adaptable. The recipe is simple: finely slice a load of veg, toss through tomatoey, garlicky oil, and roast. It’s addictive, and perfect with a hunk of…

Chicken Andouille Sausage Gumbo

When I travelled in the US a few years ago, I fell in love with New Orleans; its intoxicating clash of cultures, music and food was something I’d never seen. Gumbo is a dish that celebrates that culinary melting pot; a deep, smoky stew that tastes so good and, well, quite unlike anything you’d have…

Sausage Ragu with Cheesy Polenta

It’s been a hectic week with work and prepping for this weekend’s pop-up fun! I’ve barely had time to think about food, so one evening this week I knew I needed something quick. A dinner of mainly store cupboard essentials turned into a winning dish that I will make again and again! When using during…

Rice, walnuts and pomegranate

My Colombia travels are nearly over! In between munching through an inordinate amount of arepas and empanadas, I wanted to share this vegan one-pot wonder you’ll want to bury your face in. Thanks for the inspiration @lucindatoole! Takes 30 minutes, makes 4 work lunches INGREDIENTS300g brown rice2 big red onions, finely sliced2 cloves of garlic, minced200g…

Tray Roasted Chipotle Chicken Thighs

This week’s recipe is probably the laziest one yet! Buy stuff, chop a bit and sling in the oven. The chipotle paste is a revelation, well worth snooping around the supermarket to find. Takes 45 minutes, makes 4 work lunches INGREDIENTS1 pack skin-on chicken thighs (six pieces roughly)2 red onions, cut into thick wedges2 peppers,…

Aubergine Tomato Pasta

Happy #veganuary gang! As has become my new year ritual, I’m being vegan for the whole of January. It’s been a rollercoaster already (day 1 food poisoning is definitely not the best start 😫) but I’ve been enjoying as ever knocking myself out of my rhythm and embracing a new approach to food. This pasta recipe has…