Monthly Archives: June 2013

Spicy bean burgers

Homemade vegetarian burgers have a tendency to fall apart when cooking on barbeques. Every recipe I have made has been great for frying in a pan, but hopeless less on my barbeque. The mixture either falls through the gaps before it has had enough time on the heat to bind together or it sticks to […]

A Trip Down Memory Lane at Mangals 2

I recently spent part of my weekend in my old stomping ground of Dalston in East London. A lot has changed – dingy cellar bars have been replaced with trendy celeb spotting joints, and Turkish furniture stores have been transformed into organic cafes. It’s still fun though – with some of the same bonkers characters, […]

Breakfast Club Review

Breakfasts are totally underrated in the UK. When I do manage to have breakfast, it normally consists of coffee and marmite on toast. Aside from hotel breakfasts or grabbing a quick croissant en route somewhere, I don’t think I’ve ever purposely eaten out for breakfast. I’d heard a lot about the Breakfast Club chain, but […]

Creamy Mushroom Tagliatelle

This is a really easy midweek supper. Ingredients (serves 2) Tagliatelle – I used 4 nests, but it depends how hungry you are! 5 large flat field mushrooms 100g button mushrooms Handful of parsley 3 cloves of garlic 50ml Single cream 50g Stilton Vegetarian parmesan Salt/pepper 10g Butter Method Get a pan of salted boiling […]

Imam Bayildi with Bulgur Wheat

Imam Bayildi means ‘the imam fainted’ and is a traditional Turkish meal, but is also served throughout the middle east. Chef Sally Butcher has a similar version, which she calls ‘Swooning Imam’, which can be found her brilliant book Veggiestan: A Vegetable Lover’s Tour of the Middle East. My version is a sort of mixed […]

Basic Hummus Recipe

We are a nation of hummus lovers – we just can’t get enough of the stuff. According to the consumer research firm Kantar Worldpanel, us Britons get through 12,000 tonnes of hummus a year – that accounts to over £60m. Traditionally, hummus is a middle eastern dish and it has snuck into our national cuisine […]