2016

Bindaetteok (Korean Mung Bean Pancakes)

Bindaetteok (Korean Mung Bean Pancakes)

Happy new year! Given the influx of vegans from their new year's resolutions, and also thanks to Veganuary's fantastic campaign (if you haven't checked them out before, their site is superb), I thought today I'd provide some intriguing, inspiring vegan food to show the endless possibilities of veganism. It really isn't all green smoothies and hummus [...]

Vegan Florentines

Vegan Florentines

Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a great festive period. Personally I haven't been feeling that Christmassy, until last night when our tree went up which Max (my dog - to the unacquainted) duly had a good bark at. Anyway, today I've got a real gem for you. These vegan florentines are so decadent and elegant they basically scream Christmas. I would seriously recommend them as a Christmas present, but I do realise I'm a bit late in publishing this post! Perhaps if you have any presents to give after Christmas, like I will, to other relatives, a few days later?!

Creamy Filled Avocados

Creamy Filled Avocados

I suppose I made these weird looking things for a couple of reasons. The obvious one is the convenient hollow left after removing the stone that's just waiting to be filled with something like hummus, salsa or balsamic vinegar. The other, though, was thinking of stuffed jacket potatoes, pineapple curry boats, or even the famous Alain Passard Egg, where the insides are removed, mashed with other nice things, and replaced [...]

Enoki Mushroom Miso Soup

Enoki Mushroom Miso Soup

I find myself eating miso soup on two occasions. One is when I'm feeling under the weather with a winter virus; when I was younger I'd eat chicken noodle soup, but now I find myself craving this. It's like a warm bath for your insides and feels like you're being thoroughly good to yourself. The second, more common, instance is if I'm after a light dinner, like when I know there's something delicious for dessert, or I've been too indulgent of late [...]

Peanut Dipping Sauce

Peanut Dipping Sauce

To be honest, I never planned on writing up a recipe for this. Recently, I've been so excited about using sheets of rice paper to wrap up veggies, tofu and noodles for these beautiful Vietnamese summer rolls that I sort of forgot how delicious an accompanying peanut dipping sauce can really be [...]