Tag Archives: Mushrooms

For the love of ‘shrooms – to forage or not to forage

I love mushrooms. Ceps, morels, chanterelles, chestnut, even the humble field mushroom. All of them. The only problem is, to get your hands on unusual mushrooms, you either have to buy very expensive dried mushrooms, or seek out those rare specialist shops that sell them fresh. It’s no surprise that the foraging craze has really […]

Chestnut, mushroom and samphire risotto

While I regularly moan about being given risotto in restaurants as the only vegetarian ‘choice’ at the moment, I do still love making it and eating it at home. I just don’t want to eat it every time I go out – especially when I can make a better version at home! My uncle made […]

Wine soaked mushrooms and carrots with rosemary potato rösti and mustard halloumi

This is hearty, warming meal. Perfect for Autumnal evenings or Sunday lunch. Ingredients (serves 2) 2 large baking potatoes Handful of fresh rosemary 200g mushrooms (quartered) 150g carrots (I used baby carrots which didn’t need chopping. If using large carrots – cut into one inch chunks) 1tsp mustard seeds 1tsp coriander seeds (crushed) Small glass […]

Mushroom, wild rice and ale wellington

This main course dish is delicious. It is really worth getting your hands on a good variety of mushrooms if you can. If you can’t get any interesting fresh varieties, just use more chestnut mushrooms in their place. Ingredients (8 portions) 300g wild (black) rice 30g butter 1 white onion 2 cloves of garlic 250g […]

Vegan punchy coriander and ginger ‘curry’

I’m not really sure if this should be called a curry (as it doesn’t have the traditional ‘curry’ like flavours), but is punchy and full of flavour. I make it regularly and it has always done me proud! The huge amounts of garlic, ginger and coriander may seem a bit much – but trust me, […]

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 […]

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 […]