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Vegetarian Taiedda

This is a vegetarian version of dish which originates from Puglia in Italy. The traditional dish includes mussels, but I have exchanged mussels for capers. It is so, so easy to make. Just ten minutes of chopping and arranging, and then pop it in the oven for 40 minutes to bake. It has both potatoes […]

Advert – Falafel served with Spicy Aubergine & Tomato Salad

This is a recipe sent to me from Cauldron Foods Ingredients: 1 Pack of Cauldron Falafels 2 Aubergines 4 Large Tomatoes 100ml Olive Oil 2-3 Cloves Garlic, Crushed 1 Tsp Harissa Paste 1 Tbsp Chopped Parsley 1 Small Bunch Coriander Juice of 1 Lemon 1 Tsp Ground Cumin Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper Pitta […]

Cauliflower crust pizza

I absolutely love pizza. You can’t beat a thin and crispy base covered in a rich tomato sauce and oozing cheese. However, it is no secret that pizzas are not the healthiest of meals. When a friend mentioned that you can make a pizza base out of cauliflower I was a bit dubious so I […]

BBQ halloumi with mango salsa in a brioche bun

This is the perfect vegetarian option at barbeques on warm summer evenings. Ingredients 1 pack of halloumi 1 ripe mango 1 small red onion 1 fresh red chilli 1 lime Handful of fresh coriander 4 brioche buns Method There are many different ways of stoning a mango. I find the way that works for me […]

Miso glazed aubergines – nasu dengaku

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 […]

Semolina fritters

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 […]

Slow roasted tomato tart with watercress pesto

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 […]

Porcini and black truffle linguine

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 […]

Garden vegetable pasta

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 […]

Juniper, cider and sage infused wild rice salad with mushrooms, almonds and crispy onions

This is much more exciting than your bog standard rice salad! It has subtle fragrant spices from the juniper, a sweetness from the cider but is also earthy with sage and mushrooms. Wild rice has a tougher consistency than white rice and therefore takes longer to cook but has plenty of texture. It is also […]