Monthly Archives: April 2013

Tayyabs – the Best Curry in Town

Curry restaurants are usually great heavens for vegetarians and Brick Lane in London’s East end is riddled with them. But, for those in the know, it’s best to venture south from Brick Lane and tucked away behind the Whitechapel Hospital is Tayyabs, a family run restaurant specialising the finest Punjabi cuisine. Tayyabs offers more traditional, […]


All Hail the Cheese Toastie

Traipsing through Waterloo on Saturday I found myself in a very lucky situation: not only was I early to meet a friend and therefore had time to kill, but I had also stumbled upon a cheese and wine festival tucked behind the Royal Festival Hall. This weekend-long food festival was made up of around 40 […]

Duck and Waffle

From the outset, it’s pretty obvious that this restaurant does not specialise in vegetarian food. Choices on the menu are pretty slim, but don’t let this put you off. What they do have is great, and the views aren’t too bad either! Based on the top floor of Heron Tower, the restaurant overlooks the city […]

Why Graze is a Marketing Success

Over the past few years, places of work across the UK have become overrun with more and more brown boxes, pistachio shells and a slight fug of burnt popcorn emanating from microwaves. As employees are swapping walkers crisps for a weekly delivery of healthy goodies from Graze, waistlines are slimming, with the wallets of those […]

Honey Glazed Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

This is a super easy way to make your humble side vegetables for a Sunday roast taste more exciting. Ingredients Carrots Parsnips 2tbsp runny honey 1tbsp olive oil 1tsp chopped rosemary Salt / pepper Method Chop the veg into sizable chunks and put in an oven proof dish. Combine the other ingredients in a bowl, […]

Porcini and Chestnut Nut Roast with Porcini and Red Wine Gravy

This is my ultimate Sunday dinner nut roast. Gone are the days when nut roasts were dry, bland and uninspiring. This rich nut roast is moist and comforting and will make your house smell amazing. If you’re buying nuts from a larger chained supermarket, make sure you’re not getting ripped off. I went to recently […]

Melanzane alla Parmigiana

I really love Melanzane alla Parmigiana, or Aubergine Parmigiana as it’s sometimes called. This show stopping main course dish is both luxurious and indulgent and will impress both vegetarians and meat eaters alike.  The top tip with this is to give yourself lots and preparation time, and don’t attempt to make it healthy by holding […]

Alternatives to Parmesan

Since I was the only vegetarian in my family when I was growing up, there were many foods that I didn’t realise weren’t vegetarian until I was in my late teens. I remember being devastated finding out that there was this thing called gelatine that was made from cows and could be found in most […]

My Burrito

Burrito take-out joints have been on the rise since the early naughties. Tucked away in almost every side side street in the square mile is a burrito fast food cafe with a queue of city workers in suits snaking out the door. The restaurants come in various degrees of quality and authenticity. But these Mexican […]

Quick and Easy Thai Soup

This Thai soup makes a great easy mid-week supper and is wonderfully satisfying as well as healthy. If possible, buy silken tofu that hasn’t already been flavoured. The Cauldron Original Tofu works perfectly for this dish. Ingredients 1 pack of tofu Noodles (any you prefer) Shitake mushrooms 1 large onion 3 cloves of garlic 1 thumb of […]