Mac and G’s

This dish ain’t trying to be someone else. Mac and G’s is smoky, paprika-y, can have as much heat as you fancy using chipotle flakes and is damn delicious. This recipe serves four people or two gluttonous souls who can’t stop going back for more.

Baked aubergine and lemon cous cous

The part of this dish I loved the most was the lemon and coriander couscous. It complements the saltiness of the bacon bite mixture so well (and I just love citrus flavours).

Dairy-free custard creams

Custard Cream

How did it take me until now to realise how easy it is to make my own, diary-free custard creams. An absolute favourite as a child, I’m so happy to have these back in my life. I’ve got a batch made to eat, and dough frozen on standby to top up.

Vegan scones

I make scones most days. If there’s not some in the cake stand in the kitchen, be sure that I’ll be replenishing soon. It’s one of those recipes I know from memory. I’d like to try it with a different butter and see if there’s any difference, but so far they are a solid 9/10.

No-sausage rolls

Not sausage rolls

These are filled with green lentils, beluga lentils, mushrooms, onions and loads of spices.

Sweet Potato And Tofu Katsu Curry

This is the one. THE.ONE. It takes about an hour, but, you could make a batch of the sauce and freeze it. My favourite part is actually the tofu and sweet potato pieces. Dunked in an oat milk and flour mixture before being coated in a spiced panko crumb mix…

The best cauliflower pizza base

Cauliflower pizza dough

I think we’ve cracked it. I LOVE this pizza base. Not only is it really tasty, but it’s also got crunch and structure, so you can pick up a slice without it crumbling.

Adventures in cheesecake

Remember in exams you would get points for showing your working? Even if you didn’t get the correct answer? Well, that’s exactly what this series is all about. Learning to make new dishes takes time and quite a bit of trial and error so here I’ll talk about the fails as well as the successes. […]

WTF is….Seitan

Seitan is on a lot of menus in the city, usually as a burger, but what actually is it and how can you use it in your cooking? Put simply, seitan is the OG of meat alternatives. It’s wheat gluten mixed with a shed load of flavors to create a slab of delicious meat alternative. […]

WTF Is…Lecithin

I first came across lecithin as an ingredient when making cashew cheesecakes but had no idea what it was.  Cue a montage of research to get this little guide together. WHAT IS LECITHIN? Lecithin is a phospholipid, a type of fat, that is often used as an additive. WHY WOULD I ADD IT TO A […]