I’ve been keeping things simple recently, classic flavours with not too much effort. It’s been lovely! Food is best enjoyed at one’s leisure and I think the effect of a rather upheaved life teamed with a busy lifestyle has meant I have slowed down and stepped back in other areas. My favourite foods at the … Continue reading
Category Archives: Side Dishes
St Patricks Day: Apple and Savoy Cabbage Potato Cakes
I feel slightly cliché making potato cakes for St Patrick’s day but at the same time these simple and frugal little patties are incredibly delicious so I share them without shame! Last year I posted a vegan slow cooker Irish stew which was rich and comforting and these potato cakes would actually be delicious on … Continue reading
These croquettes are seriously delicious! I kept the ingredients list simple because sometimes all you need is a few good ingredients brought together to make something fantastic. Plus celeriac is back in season!! So they will be at their best throughout the next few months! I remember the first time I saw a celeriac (also … Continue reading
Chilli and Ginger Bok Choi En Papilotte: Technique of the Week!
A while a go as part of my technique of the week feature I had a go at making New Potato, Fennel and Spring Onion en papilotte. It was so delicious and a really healthy way to cook your vegetables, so I thought of some other interesting dishes that could be cooked this way. When … Continue reading
Maple and Mustard Brussel Sprout topped Flatbread
I’m one of those people who genuinely loves the taste of Brussel sprouts! I look forward to christmas for lots of reasons but one of them is the yummy seasonal veg that makes winter more bearable. A bit like cabbage they are deceptively versatile and when cooked in different methods you can achieve quite varied … Continue reading
Courgette and Spinach Gratin with a Creamy Vegan “Cheese” Sauce.
I always dream of having a fully functioning vegetable patch full of amazing produce which can be used for fresh salads, veggie bakes, organic juices etc however in reality I have a basil plant and some dying marigolds I planted a few months ago! I know saying I just don’t have the time to garden … Continue reading
Braised Fennel and Baby Leeks Tapas
I’m still sharing the recipes from my Spanish dinner party! This is by far my favourite tapas dish I have made, it’s packed full of flavour with a subtle sweetness from the fennel and the leeks go really soft and buttery (My mouth is watering writing this post looking at the photos again!). I based … Continue reading
Simple Vegan BBQ Sides and a Beautiful Garden!
Along with probably 90% of the British population we had a BBQ this weekend! We travelled up to visit Scotts parents on Friday night and really just completely chilled out! We’ve been so busy recently and it’s been ages since I have had the time to just stop and appreciate spending time with people and … Continue reading
Carrot and Chickpea Salad ‘Moroccan Style’
In the last few weeks I’ve changed my style of food shopping slightly. Usually I only buy exactly what we need for each meal and it helps me 1. stick to the plan and not be swayed by unhealthy choices and 2. save money by just buying the necessary ingredients. But this month I have … Continue reading
New Potato, Fennel and Spring Onion En Papillote: Technique of the Week
I’ve had ‘En Papillote’ down on my list as a technique to try for awhile. It’s another way of steaming your food but with added flavour! ‘En Papillote’ simply means ‘in parchment’ in French and it is a technique of baking ingredients inside a paper parcel. I used to make similar parcels out of foil … Continue reading