hummus

Z is for Za'atar

When I was thinking about what to make for Z in my experiment of cooking with new things for Vega...

japanese

Y is for yuzu

Yuzu. The name alone is beautiful, and persuaded me to add it to my pantheon of MoFo experiments....

mushrooms

X is for Xampinyons

On alright, in my experiment with cooking the alphabet using new ingredients or unknown...

bread

W is for wheatgerm

Occasionally, when I go to see my boyfriend's parents and the weather's good enough, I get...

pasta

V is for vodka

Apologies for the break in service there - I've just been in Copenhagen for a few days. But mo...

chilli

U is for uttapam

Have I mentioned before how much I love South Indian food? I have? Several times? Yeah, OK, so...

pasta

T is for tempeh

I like to think there are very few vegan things that I don't eat. Most things you can drop on ...

breadcrumbs

S is for salsify

I'd forgive you if you walked past a bit of salsify and didn't give it a second look, give...

biscuit

R is for rosewater

Since my last trip to the Vegetarian Cookery School in Bath , where the course featured a bonus...

cashew

Q is for queso

I thought initially that Q might be a tricky letter to find a dish to make, but then I realised th...

fruit

P is for persimmon

I've had persimmons before. I think I knew them as sharon fruit at the time, but the name ...

breadcrumbs

O is for onion rings

Next up, onion rings. I've always been a big fan of their work, but have never attempted to m...

cactus

N is for nopales

I had my first and only taste of nopales when I was in Mexico, on holiday with a fantastic frie...

chick peas

M is for mango powder

I've seen it crop up occasionally in cookbooks, and thought I'd take my 'alphabet of t...

biscuits

L is for lavender

My first foray into lavender was a recipe from Raw Food for Everyone called Pickled Mushroom w...

kohlrabi

K is for kohlrabi

Three things initially attracted me to using a kohlrabi: 1. It's purple 2. It looks lik...

almonds

J is for jumbles

Jumbles aren't strictly something I've never made before, but they are something I'...

nicaragua

I is for indio viejo

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being transported back to my recent travels in Central Amer...

cream

H is for heirloom tomatoes

Normal tomatoes and me are great friends. I could happily champ my way through a box of cherry ...

basmati

G is for girolles

I could have filed this one under G twice - these cute little fawn-coloured mushrooms go by the mo...

beans

F is for fermented black beans

Once I opened the packet and got my first whiff of fermented black beans, my hopes for making some...

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