Recipe: Roasted Aubergine and Red Pepper Ciabatta Sandwiches

Lunches have a bit of a reputation for being boring, especially the packed variety. Soggy pre-sliced bread, a sad slice of cheese, maybe the futile crunch of ill-placed cucumber stuffed in a plastic container. No love, no care. And for vegans the picture is even more bleak: maybe hummus and veggies will suffice, but dayContinue reading “Recipe: Roasted Aubergine and Red Pepper Ciabatta Sandwiches”

May 2021: Aubergines

Is spring finally here? Perhaps the endless lockdown days of 2020 made it seem so much warmer in April/May, but it’s been so cold lately it hardly feels like spring has sprung at all. Thick soups and stodgy pies have lingered in this extended winter, the idea of fresh salads or dare I say barbecuesContinue reading “May 2021: Aubergines”

Recipe: Leek Spaghetti in a Creamy Kale Sauce

In keeping with the pasta theme, this creamy leek spaghetti brings you all the richness of a traditional carbonara, without all the very un-vegan additions of parmesan, guanciale and egg. Obviously I am very reluctant to call this a carbonara, as I know there are a lot of purists on the matter. I daren’t sayContinue reading “Recipe: Leek Spaghetti in a Creamy Kale Sauce”

Recipe: Rosemary, Leek, and Potato Soup

Leek and Potato sits high on the table of classic soup combinations. It’s creamy but not too rich, with the leek punching through the starch and cream to give it a significant depth of flavour. The addition of rosemary here adds a herby aromatic edge to take this classic to the next level. This recipeContinue reading “Recipe: Rosemary, Leek, and Potato Soup”

Recipe: Leek Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak is a classic weeknight meal, often associated with Boxing Day brunches and leftover Sunday lunches. This recipe is a really fun way to revive leftover mashed potato and use up any extra leeks you have hanging around at the bottom of the fridge (not that you should with all the leek recipes!!).Continue reading “Recipe: Leek Bubble and Squeak”

Recipe: Creamy Leek and Mushroom Pasty

It isn’t quite spring yet, and no matter how many glimpses of sun we get there’s still a lot of rain and cold to come. These Leek and Mushroom Pasties are a great remedy for a wet day, with a light heat from the mustard and black pepper to remind us that warmer days areContinue reading “Recipe: Creamy Leek and Mushroom Pasty”

March 2021: Leeks

Though my Grandma is always adamant that spring only really starts after the 21st of March, I do find myself searching for those early signs of the changing seasons. The lengthening of the days, the small spattering of crocuses and daffodils, the reappearance of green where for so long there has been grey. The seedsContinue reading “March 2021: Leeks”

Recipe: Ginger-Spiced Carrot Pancakes

To round off what has been a very fun endeavour into the many uses of carrots, I thought I’d end on a very simple note with these crispy, sweet pancakes with a kick of ginger. With very few ingredients and very little prep, this recipe uses up the last few carrots at the bottom ofContinue reading “Recipe: Ginger-Spiced Carrot Pancakes”

Recipe: Roasted Carrot and Red Lentil Bake

You know food is going to be tasty when it’s bright and colourful, but this recipe really takes ‘orange’ to new levels. If the carrots weren’t vibrant enough on their own, there are also red lentils, paprika and cayenne, and a touch of tomato paste to create a tray-bake feast for the eyes as wellContinue reading “Recipe: Roasted Carrot and Red Lentil Bake”

Recipe: Quick and Spicy Carrot Soup

Carrot and coriander soup is a classic winter warmer, but this recipe cranks up the heat with curry-style spices and a hint of chilli. This soup is relatively quick to whip up, and makes around 2-3 servings (depending of how much you like soup), so is great to switch up a lunchtime routine. If youContinue reading “Recipe: Quick and Spicy Carrot Soup”