asparagus

Vedgeree - a vegan take on the old English kedgeree recipe

I love the idea of kedgeree - it all seems so unlikely. Victorians, not normally known for their multicultural acceptance, sitting down to ...

agar agar

Almond nog blancmange

There are some foodw that have always seemed mysterious to me. Egg nog is one of them. I never had as it as an omnivore or as a vegetarian...

gratin

Kale and roast potato gratin

The following recipe I made last week and thought 'That's a keeper, I'll stick that one up on the blog when I get a chance'...

recipe

Root veg and smoked tofu bake

I forget what I was looking for at the time, but on my internet wanderings I came across a site that proclaimed "the younger generation...

casserole

Potato, pepper and onion casserole

In the back streets of Soho, there's a great Lebanese restaurant called Yalla Yalla . We stumbled on it earlier this year, when it ha...

apple

Apple cake tatin

When Jean-Paul Satre said hell is other people, it was clearly before the invention of Twitter. I know the microblogging service is easy to...

Hallowe'en hangover pumpkin seeds

It's the day after Hallowe'en. There's smashed pumpkin pieces all over the streets of South London and all the pubs around here...

Creamy mustard tofu pie

It may look a bit anemic in this photo, but trust me, this pie is a good 'un - especially with autumn leering at you. Put on an extra p...

hot

Sickboy hot and sour soup recipe

If you've been enjoying some nasty cough/cold/flu/whatever and expectorating angry oyster-sized lumps of wrongness, this s...

brussel sprouts

Lemon and miso brussel sprouts

Brussel sprouts. They're baaaaaa-aaaaaack. If you're one of those brussel sprout haters, sucks to be you. Brussel sprouts are too g...

lemon

Lemon and parsley potato salad

I'm just back from a few days in Paris, a city I'm fonder of than a dog is of its genitals. But for all its wonders, you could nev...

autumn

Berry soup

This recipe isn't big or clever. Quite literally - it has very few ingredients and it requires almost no effort on your part. It's...

Cream of Bloody Mary soup

While my garden (read a cat toilet out the back of my flat and two window boxes) have been yielding not much in the vegetable stakes, it lo...

cake

Hibiscus and redcurrant fairy cakes

Anyone been watching Economy Gastronomy on BBC 2? It's the usual use seasonal ingredients, cook from scratch blah blah blah. One of t...

Apricot, cherry and sultana cakes

This weekend, I went to see a pregnant friend of mine and the subject of cravings came up. Interestingly, rather than craving a particular ...

biscuit

Sweet and crisp lemon-pine nut biscuits

This is a bit of a work in progress. Why? Quite simply, because my scales broke in the process of making this recipe (this may or may not b...

japanese

Japanese inspired tofu fritters

For anyone of a vegetarian or vegan bent in search of some interesting new ingredients, I can heartily recommend Japan Centre . It does pre...

avocado

Creamy avocado soup of deliciousness

The tastiness factor of this soup depends on the ripeness of the avocado. You pretty much want it to be on the cusp of ripeness - a little ...

recipe

Beautiful summer rolls

Last week, I was staring at a beautifully sunny, if sweaty, London - blue skies and temperatures that most Brits would associate with their...

blueberry

Summer crumble

One of the great things about summer (there are many, obviously - picnics and drinking beer outdoors are top of my list at the moment) is t...

cake

A recipe for pop cakes

What on earth are pop cakes, you may well be wanting to ask. A valid question. Let me explain: I set out to veganise a recipe for rock cake...

Vegan salad days, with a bit of seaweed

I really like - whisper it - salads. I see nothing shameful in liking salads, despite their regular appearance as the default herbivorous o...

cornish pasty

Cornish pasties - great for the drunk

Granted, it's not the best picture in the world and it's not one that does justice to the flaky, warm, oh-so-slightly greasy delicio...

Kale - where have you been all my life, you sexy leaf?

After a failed attempt to give blood earlier this year - "Take it, damn you, take it!" "But we don't want it!" &quo...

Cream of celeriac soup

Hey - good to see you. You're looking good - did you do something new to your hair? You washed it, huh? Well, it suits you. You've...

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