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Summery Vegetable Rigatoni

Summery Vegetable Rigatoni

When I was testing my vegan lasagne recipe, one component turned out particularly well: the tomato-lentil sauce in lieu of a meat ragu. I've adapted it into this vegetable pasta to give it more of a chance to shine.

I'm not just recycling recipes though, promise! I wanted to add courgettes and mushrooms, but [...]

Caramelised Vegetable Bruschette

Caramelised Vegetable Bruschette

My Mum came back from Italy recently. With lots of olive oil. And different types, too. Rather naively, it hadn’t occurred to me that, not only does olive oil vary in age and pressing – virgin, extra-virgin, etc –, but there are also many varieties of olive used which contribute to the oil's varying flavour profile. For example, Leccino olives are used to produce a mild, banana-y flavour while Coratina are used for intense, fruity, bitter notes.

I even found out that olive oil can be tasted like wine. Warm a small amount in a wine glass by cupping the bottom in one hand and covering the top with the other, give it a swirl [...]

Vegan Lasagne

Vegan Lasagne

You have to make this recipe. My family and I were all stunned how good it tastes. It's light but satisfying – minus the trillion calories that come with traditional lasagne. And absolutely perfect for a large family meal, a dinner party or the week's meal-prep: it freezes well and can be divided into 6 neat portions ready to be heated up or guzzled down straight from the fridge. 

I nearly misspelt the title of this recipe. Lasagne or Lasagna?  [...]

Adaptable One Pot Curry

Adaptable One Pot Curry

A few years ago, while learning how to cook at university, I realised that to make many curries you follow more or less the same sequence of steps. Once memorised, that sequence became super helpful to me. I was able to quickly and efficiently produce a healthy, filling curry without a recipe or too much thought. So in today's post I'm going to show you this sequence in the form of a flowchart [...]

Cajun Split Pea & Sweet Potato Stew

Cajun Split Pea & Sweet Potato Stew

This is real just-fill-me-up-and-satisfy me food. It would be absolutely perfect to come home to now the days are getting darker and colder. I had it once after a long, rainy dog walk which was perfect. 

Post-exercise it's probably a fitness instructor's dream. Yellow split peas are full of goodness - low-fat, high-protein, high-fibre - while sweet potato is a vitamin powerhouse [...]