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”

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: 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”

Roman Road’s Cosiest Café: Mae + Harvey x Ling Ling’s

Tucked in a corner on bustling Roman Road, when you walk into Mae + Harvey it feels more like you’ve popped over to a friend’s house than into a café. The deep blue exterior leads into an incredibly well lit seating area, adorned with delicate micro-bouquets of dainty flowers on each table. It’s bigger thanContinue reading “Roman Road’s Cosiest Café: Mae + Harvey x Ling Ling’s”

Recipe: Loaf-Style (Vegan) Carrot Cake

That carrots, a vegetable firmly rooted in the world of savoury, are the main component of perhaps the best type of cake truly feels like one of life’s great mysteries. Less of a mystery is how it tastes so good. It has all the elements one can desire in the perfect cake: a soft sponge,Continue reading “Recipe: Loaf-Style (Vegan) Carrot Cake”

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”