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…

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…

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 🤗. Inspired by my travels, and because I’ve…

Veggie Moussaka

Moussaka, that gloriously beefy Greek dish, gets a veg makeover. The mix of lentils and ground walnuts is incredible; you’ll be convinced you’re eating regular mince! I swap out the faff of making a white sauce too for a yoghurty cheese mix; a bit rogue but it worked a treat. This dish is an experiment…

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…

Lamb Keema, Quick Onion & Mint Pickle

A week of curry lunches is a good week. This lamb keema is well spiced, high in protein from the lamb and chickpeas, and full of veg. The pickle is a winner too and only take a couple of minutes to make! The longer it sits, the better it gets. In other news, Deep South…

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…

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…

Channa Masala

After a @jamieolivercookeryschool cooking class last week (awesome bday present from @amberspeed1) I had a week-long craving for curry. Indian cuisine is great for vegans, so long as you skip the ghee and yoghurt! This chickpea curry is delicious, warming and deeply flavoured. I finished it with a blob of @oatly creme fraiche (worth a try!) Takes 35 mins, makes…

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…