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….

Mushroom and Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

This started off as me trying to make a mushroom bolognese type thing, as a healthy compromise to the fact that I’ve basically just eaten pasta day after day for the last week. It didn’t end up being a mushroom bolognese – but rather a rich, tangy, powerful tasting sauce full of umami that honestly I…

London’s Top Notch Carrot Cakes

I’m one of those few people who happens to have been blessed/cursed with both a sweet tooth and a savoury tongue. Sure, you could take that to mean I just really like eating, but it sounds far more sophisticated the first way. I can never decide whether to go sweet or savoury, meaning I’ll probably end up…

A word on veganism and why I’m not one (yet!!)

This is a long one… but very relevant In my opinion, being vegan is an amazing way of living. To be able to walk this Earth knowing nothing that goes in your body or on it has been at the expense of another living creature, is beautiful. It’s environmentally friendly, and also enables you to…

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….

Chocolate Pie With Peanut Butter Frosting

This pie.  This pie is the pie of dreams. The pie of hope. The pie you travel for hours to stare longingly at through frosted windows, yearning to enjoy just one elegant morsel of its insistently delectable chocolate heaven. If you hadn’t already gathered, I think this is a pretty stellar pie. I had been…

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…

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…