Apocalypse-Averting Veggie Bolognese

We all know it.  We've known it for years of course, but it was difficult to ignore the news last week about the impact that meat-eating is having on the environment.  The advice is that we should reduce the amount of red meat that we eat to once a week, lest we find ourselves hurtling … Continue reading Apocalypse-Averting Veggie Bolognese

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For Mum: Feed a Crowd Might-be-Vegan, is-definitely-Veggie Chilli

I've had this recipe knocking about for years.  Its a slightly pimped up version of Jack Monroe's Mumma Jack's Chilli.  (And if you haven't come across Jack, firstly - where have you been? And secondly, go and check them out at http://www.cookingonabootstrap.com) A couple of years ago my (almost) entire family, or as we like … Continue reading For Mum: Feed a Crowd Might-be-Vegan, is-definitely-Veggie Chilli

I’m not Ottolenghi, but: Farinata Pizza

This is a recipe inspired by Jack Monroe over at http://www.cookingonabootstrap.com.  Jack is one of my foodie inspirations.  I bought their book for my sister when she started at university because I reckon it's as good as any student cookbook out there.  Jack is also a massive campaigner against poverty and LGBT rights and all … Continue reading I’m not Ottolenghi, but: Farinata Pizza

A Bowlful of Dreams: Sweet Potato, Lentil and Spinach Dhal

When I'm feeling a bit rubbishy I want a bowl full of something bright to look at, fragrant to smell and bursting with bold flavours to taste.  And if it's chock full of veg and low fat protein then that's a bonus. There is one meal that ticks all those boxes: A Bowlful of Dreams. … Continue reading A Bowlful of Dreams: Sweet Potato, Lentil and Spinach Dhal

Worth-the-Tears Caramelised Red Onion and Stilton Tart

The humble onion.  Sitting in the background.  Starting off every recipe but never given any credit.  Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.  Well, NO MORE.  This is a recipe that makes the humble onion a star.  A gorgeous, sticky, sweet star, nestled next to its supporting cast: a soft, salty Stilton and crumbly, buttery puff … Continue reading Worth-the-Tears Caramelised Red Onion and Stilton Tart