snacks

Roasted Aubergine (eggplant) Dip

Roasted Aubergine (eggplant) Dip

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.

Healthy Vegan Muffins

Healthy Vegan Muffins

Who doesn't love muffins? What makes them so great? The name muffin must help. It's a nice word, right? Like mittens or melons or muppets. Nice to say, nice to hear.

Or maybe it's their unique shape. I reckon a muffin without its distinctive dome wouldn't be anywhere near as enjoyable. Just like a bagel without the hole would be [...]

4 the love of Peanut Butter

4 the love of Peanut Butter

A real treat this week: 4 recipes that use peanut butter, each with only 4 ingredients.  

For a long time now I've argued that peanut butter is the best food. Not just the tastiest nut butter, or most delicious spread: downright the best food. Because peanut butter, besides tasting amazing, is remarkably versatile. From satay noodles and stir fry sauces to chewy cookies and chocolate peanut butter cups, there are few other ingredients that stand up so well in both savoury and sweet dishes [...]

Adaptable Mediterranean Dip

Adaptable Mediterranean Dip

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 [...]

Roasted Almond, Coconut & Hazelnut Butter

Roasted Almond, Coconut & Hazelnut Butter

Originally I made this nut butter for a friend's birthday without a recipe write-up in mind. I normally have a pipeline of recipes queued up for testing, photographing and posting - however, your response to it on instagram, lovely readers, warranted not only a write-up but also a free pass to skip the queue! [...]