The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You Need (+The Vegan Version!)

Baking is not something that comes as naturally to me as cooking. I LOVE baking – but 99% of my creations are often more often described as having an  ‘interesting flavour’ or ‘unusual texture’ or, ‘you know what, I actually like the burnt bits!’. To anyone out there thinking I’m being modest – I’m not….

Turmeric Rice Stuffed Butternut Squash

I was inspired to cook stuffed butternut squash after having the most delicious stuffed butternut squash at Carluccio’s (With roasted vegetables and pine nuts). Until recently, I hadn’t liked butternut squash (and I called myself a foodie?) and so I had been nervous ordering, wondering whether this was pushing my new found love to the limit….

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…

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…