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…

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…

Lemon Courgetti Spaghetti

Though I have created this in the dead of winter and am wrapped up in so many layers an antarctic penguin would overheat just looking at me, this is a great dish for summer! I’m a pasta obsessive, and the majority of my pasta dishes are heavily tomato sauce based, or are rich and creamy….

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…