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”

Symposium: Pasta-based Escapism

In these strange times, when the greatest adventure is to the big Sainsburys, the longing to travel has become all the more fervent. Those days of wandering around bustling airports, free from the constraints of conventional time, seem so distant. So too does that rush of warm air that awakens your body from its worn-downContinue reading “Symposium: Pasta-based Escapism”

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”

La Fauxmagerie: Cheese, But Not Cheese, But Better

It is time for a confession. I fear I have misled you, dear reader, for I am yet to bridge that final gap between vegetarianism and veganism. I have been able to shun milk and butter, cast aside eggs, but there is one battle yet to be won. My sin is not an uncommon one,Continue reading “La Fauxmagerie: Cheese, But Not Cheese, But Better”

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”

Sutton & Sons Vegan: A Slice of Seaside in East London (Minus the Fish)

There’s a traditional British reaction to even the shortest moment of sun: shorts on and head to the nearest beach for fish and chips on the seafront. Naturally, in London a good beach is a bit hard to come by, unless you risk sitting on the banks of the Thames at low tide, which probablyContinue reading “Sutton & Sons Vegan: A Slice of Seaside in East London (Minus the Fish)”

Temple of Seitan: Fried “Chick’n” Worth Giving a Cluck About

There are many kinds of love. Romantic comes to mind most often, but love isn’t all about heart shaped boxes and kisses on the corner. There’s platonic love for those friends you really couldn’t be without, and familial love for the people who raised you to be the person you are today. And then there’sContinue reading “Temple of Seitan: Fried “Chick’n” Worth Giving a Cluck About”

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”

Pasta Evangelists: The Self-Styled Saviours of Vegan Pasta

There is just nothing quite as comforting after a hard week as a hot bowl of fresh pasta. Alas, vegan fresh pasta is a bit hard to come by, with most supermarket options of the egg-based variety. Dried pasta, though perfectly adequate for the task at hand, lacks the luxurious quality of fresh pasta, asContinue reading “Pasta Evangelists: The Self-Styled Saviours of Vegan Pasta”

February 2021: Carrots

Root vegetables are an absolute staple in the winter, and so where better to kick off ‘Veg of the Month’ than the humble carrot. Usually bright orange in colour (though varieties of yellow, black and purple all exist), carrots can be found in countless dishes and bakes. They’re versatile in texture, from completely crunchy rawContinue reading “February 2021: Carrots”