The aubergines absorb the lovely sweet and umami miso flavours making a unique and delicious tasting dish. The aubergine skins become quite tough when baked in the oven. I think this works well as it adds a contrast in the texture for the dish, but if you’re not too keen on aubergine skins, simply peel […]

This recipe is inspired from a recipe found in Rose Elliot’s Supreme Vegetarian Cookbook. My mum used to make these when I was little. My recipe is a little simpler than hers and uses Gorgonzola instead of cheddar. They are so tasty and children love them! If you haven’t come across Rose Elliot before, you […]

Really easy to make and great for sharing. While it goes really well with soups and stews, it is also great for taking on picnics as it will transfer well wrapped in a kitchen cloth. Ingredients 40g butter 3 shallots, finely chopped 2 chillies, thinly sliced 200g coarse cornmeal (polenta) 200g plain flour 2 tsp […]

Tarts are great for picnics as all you need is a knife for cutting and your hands for eating. The polenta gives is a slightly ‘gritty’ texture which I think works well for a summer tart. Ingredients For the pastry base: 170g plain flour (plus a bit to dust) 50g polenta 20g finely grated vegetarian […]

Savoury muffins are a great alternative to sandwiches for picnics as they transport a lot better, don’t get soggy and don’t have a tendency to spill everywhere. Ingredients 2tsp of baking powder 250g of plain flour 50g of cheddar, grated 3 free-range eggs 40mls milk 50ml olive oil 2tbsp fresh rosemary 100g good pitted olives […]

I am a total sucker for truffle. I know it is extravagant and expensive, but I tend to justify my truffle splurges by qualifying that, as a vegetarian, I spend a lot less money on food than others. This also makes me a total sucker for truffle stalls at markets and foodie events. At the […]

You don’t necessarily need fresh peas or broad beans for this dish – the frozen ones work just as well although you will need to slightly thaw the broad beans before taking the skins off. I think this pasta dish is best eaten in the garden on a warm summer’s evening with a good glass […]

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