Lockdown Mac n Cheese

First Instagram Live: DONE! Well that was fun, especially when my phone died in the middle. Cheers for watching like and subscribe (genuinely want to see me do this again? Post recipe suggestions in the comments 🎥) Serves 4, takes 30 minutes INGREDIENTS400g pasta (macaroni is perfect but others work fine)1 pint whole milk50g butter500g…

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….

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…

Chicken Pinto Bean Stew

My first Stateside recipe! 🇺🇲🇺🇲 After a great gym workout the other evening (thanks @crunchfitnesss) I wandered into @traderjoes, an oasis of calm…. lol jks it was #coronavirus fuelled chaos in there. I managed to scramble together a couple of bits, queue for an age, and return to the flat, gleeful for an evening of cooking ahead. On the…

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…

Spicy Tomato Chicken Thighs with Polenta Chips

A bag of cornmeal has been staring out at me from the back of the cupboard; silently mocking me for its lack of use (it was the star of my NOLA pop-up cornbread, but not used since). But no more. Polenta chips (baked, not fried) are a delicious, lighter alternative to potato, and a real…

Sumac Lamb Shoulder with Chickpeas, Aubergine and Mint

So I didn’t post a recipe this weekend….OH KNOW WHAT A DISASTER WHAT HAS FEEDING SPEEDY BEEN UP TO?? Just been roasting a lamb shoulder, @ottolenghi style… Honestly this is a dream recipe, about 5 minutes of prep work and the rest is taken care of in the oven. Heavenly soft meat and warming spices; perfect when…

Miso Aubergine with Veggie Stir-fried Rice

I’m a big fan of miso aubergine! It feels like it’s popping up on menus everywhere at the minute, so I thought I’d have a go myself (spoiler alert, it’s unbelievably easy to do). The trick I found was to add some water to the baking tray, which steams the aubergine so it softens up…