Pytt i Panna

Pytt i panna is a very traditional dish in Sweden.  Every year my cousins and I anticipate this amazingly homely meal in Sweden in the summer, and when my mum makes it at home, plates are licked clean! IKEA does frozen ready made pytt i panna which is a great alternative if you’re craving it,…

Simple creamy tomato Tortellini

This is a bit of a micro recipe but is just as delicious as any others! My mum used to make this on the regular and it’s always been one of my favourite dishes. Super simple, you can add any vegetables you want (I usually have broccoli, peas, or courgettes), and it comes together in…

Parmesan Potato Side Dish (Vegan)

I’d just finished cooking with potatoes, when I realised that I had several potatoes left over that didn’t fit in my original recipe. To speed up the process of cooking potatoes, I normally microwave them for 3/4 minutes, and therefore I couldn’t simply put the potatoes away for another day, and so decided to make…

Roasted Chickpeas and Vegetables

I’ve fallen into an obsession with roasting chickpeas – honestly, I’ve always thought chickpeas were alright, but this has launched them onto an entirely different level. I would have roasted chickpeas with salt for a snack anyway – I’d even try them with sweet toppings! To me they taste very much like roasted chestnuts; a…

Baked Eggs

This dish was created whilst scrounging for leftovers at my dads house, and my excitement at finding a cast-iron skillet. At home I don’t have any pans that can go into the oven except one enormous one, meaning unless I plan to cook for an entire village, these recipes aren’t usually manageable. This recipe is…

Hasselback Purple Sweet Potatoes

  I got the idea for doing hasselback potatoes from Sweden, where my very talented relative always cooks the most extraordinary meals – one of which is hasselback potatoes with a creamy mushroom sauce. I tend to be shy to cook potatoes as they take a long time, but this is one style that I live…

Caramelised Fried Bananas

This is such a quick and simple treat! It really requires so few ingredients, and can be made in 5 minutes. My mum used to fry bananas for me in a similar manner when I was younger, for puddings, and they were absolutely delicious. She used to fry them whole, or cut in half lengthways…

Butternut Squash and Sage Macaroni

This recipe is not actually my own, but is from Katy Beskow’s ’15 Minute Vegan’ book. I’ve put it here not only because it’s really excellent and easy to make, but also because this was my first ever attempt at cooking with butternut squash – I wasn’t quite ready to branch out and create my…

Toasted Walnuts, Pomegranate, Goat’s Cheese Quinoa Salad

I love and I hate salads. I hate them for the bland and tasteless side salads you receive in restaurants. I find lettuce boring, cucumbers dull, and sliced whole tomatoes wholly lacking excitement. I would never order a salad instead of chips at Wetherspoons, shall we say. When it comes to making them myself however,…

Easy Peasy Mushroom Risotto

Previously, I had always used white wine for this recipe, but I recently visited Zhenjiang in China, a city famed for its black rice vinegar. I was lucky enough to have a tour round one of their vinegar factories, and I found out that their vinegar is reputed for its huge array of health benefits….