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”

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: 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”

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”