Korean Style Pancakes with Spicy Fried Beansprouts

korean style pancakes

In recognition of the fact it is National Vegetarian Week, I thought I would try to create something a little special, possibly a little unusual, for all of my veggie friends out there. Influenced by my love of Korean food, I have created a dish that would satisfy both vegetarians and fellow chilli fans alike. […]

Spring Green Quinoa Salad

spring green quinoa salad

I didn’t set out to write a post about a spring green quinoa salad. Since returning from Nepal, two weeks before the earthquake, I have been trying to find the right way to compose a post about this amazing country.  I have finally decided upon how I am going to write it and I am […]

Spring Pasta with Asparagus Peas & Feta

spring pasta

The arrival of spring brings so many good things to the cook’s table. Asparagus for example, is always a welcome sight to see. Sometimes I want to eat them simply with melted butter but at other times I like to include them into family meals. My spring pasta with asparagus, peas and Feta cheese is […]

Supergreens Soup

supergreens soup

After my first experiment with a green smoothie, I thought I would try my hand at making a supergreens soup. All the goodness of a green smoothie but in soup form. What turns a green smoothie into a soup? Heat. That is where my Froothie comes into it’s own. Hot soup blended to perfection within […]

Jerusalem Artichoke Chestnut & Mushroom Soup

mushroom soup

I have for you a soup that truly reflects this time of the year. Earthy, woodsy, deeply rich flavours speak for themselves. Before making this soup, I hadn’t eaten Jerusalem artichokes for years. I remember a time when Jerusalem artichoke puree came with everything, I think around the same time as celeriac became a big […]

Christmas Vegetable Strudel

Christmas vegetable strudel

Just before I head off to begin my Christmas celebrations I wanted to share with you my Christmas vegetable strudel. It could not be simpler to prepare and even though I would class it as a vegetarian main course, I would happily add a slice to my turkey dinner plate. It contains all of the […]

Kale Roasted Cranberry & Smoked Almond Salad

smoked almond salad

Kale is certainly a vegetable that divides us all. I am certainly in the pro kale camp but I am sure there are many of you out there who are already tuning out because you really do not like kale. I get that it’s leaves are sturdy and therefore take rather more chewing than, say, […]

Coriander & Coconut Vegetable Curry

coconut vegetable curry

I have been experimenting with a few vegetarian meals recently. Not because I am veggie myself but because I quite like not having to make every meal revolve around meat. Good meat is expensive, so I do try to concoct mid-week meals that are more vegetable orientated  with some protein added through ingredients such as […]

Pumpkin Kale & Coconut Soup

coconut soup

If there is one thing I love most about Autumn, it is the colours. Burnt oranges, russets, mossy greens and fading yellows all mingling together to form a perfect Autumnal scene with shiny nuggets of conker brown dotted amongst the falling leaves. I also take great pleasure in seeing the glorious pumpkins displayed in the […]

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable & Feta Lasagne

feta lasagne

Sometimes I think there is no better comfort food than lasagne. Lasagne has got it all. Layers of soft pasta, a rich meaty ragu and lashings of smooth and silky béchamel all topped off with a crisp, salty cheese laden crust. And it was Garfield’s favourite food too.   The only problem I have with […]