Monthly Archives: November 2013

Curried Parsnip Fritters

I recently picked the parsnips out of my vegetable patch after a spate of cold and frosty mornings. Apparently, it is important to pick them after it has been frosty otherwise they won’t be sweet. I don’t think I thinned my parsnips enough earlier in the year as some were a little on the thin […]


Confused by different types of lentils?

Lentils are a fantastic source of protein for vegetarians. Just 100g contains 26g of protein which is equivalent to 52% of your recommended daily allowance. There are incredibly versatile, easy to cook and very filling. Basically, lentils are legumes known as pulses. Lentils, like peas and beans, are seeds. Unlike dried beans, dried lentils don’t […]

Pho Hanoi – Bristol

Pho Hanoi is an unassuming restaurant on the vibrant Gloucester Road in Bristol that serves beautiful Vietnamese dishes at incredibly low prices. I ordered crispy vegetarian spring rolls to start which had a surprising rich and curry-like flavoured filling. For my main course I had Pho Vegetarian. Out came a huge bowl of steaming broth […]

The Adventurous Vegetarian Cookbook

I was lucky enough recently to obtain a copy of a new vegetarian cookbook, The Adventurous Vegetarian by Jane Hughes. The tag line reads: “Around the world in 30 meals”, which feels as though the book might be a little light in recipes. However, it isn’t. In fact, Hughes takes us on a tour of […]

Brixton Village Market

A stone’s throw from Brixton’s underground station is Brixton Village Market. The covered market is home to a throng of cafes and restaurants serving a range of cuisines from cutesy cupcakes to artisan pizzas. But it hasn’t always been like this. There has been much debate about the gentrification of Brixton and while the trendy […]