When I'm short of time, dips play a big part in my diet. A quick snack is dips with crackers or crudités. A quick lunch is dips with crackers and crudités. A quick, tired, lazy dinner is dips with crackers, crudites and leftovers. This aubergine dip will slot in nicely.
I was on holiday recently at a friend's house which has row after row of vegetable patches. We dug up some thin, colourful carrots to roast, but what spiked my interest was their tall and bushy tops. I can’t stand wasting food and am intrigued by any recipe that claims to make use of food by-products – meringues made from chickpea-can water? Crispy roasted potato skins? Sign me up [...]
Spurred on by some of you telling me you now use my Adaptable One Pot Vegan Curry as your go-to curry recipe, I thought I'd apply the style to another essential component of my diet: dips. I've managed to crack a good basic formula for blending beans, oil, salt, lemon, garlic and herbs into a magically silky dip [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]