Warm-Me-Up Indian Spiced Lentil Soup

Warm-Me-Up Indian Spiced Lentil Soup

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but January is mostly about survival for me. After the fairy-lit fun of Christmas, the rest of winter can seem like a vitamin-d deprived, slightly damp drag. Perhaps it’s a seasonal affective disorder (SAD) thing – I…

Sweet + Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Sweet + Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I’m always gobsmacked when people throw away the seeds from pumpkins (or any squash). So this is just a quick post and not really a recipe; just a suggestion for all those seeds you may be left with after carving your pumpkins! All you have to…

Fast’n’Fresh Supergreens Soup

Fast’n’Fresh Supergreens Soup

This post feels entirely appropriate as Honey woke up with a raging bout of tonsillitis this morning. She’s not the most gracious patient at any time, but as her birthday is tomorrow she’s frankly outraged. Fortunately for me, her go-to ‘poorly lunch’ is soup, and…

Easy Double Duty Dough: For Vegan Naans & Pizza

Easy Double Duty Dough: For Vegan Naans & Pizza

Who doesn’t love freshly made bread? Nothing beats it, but I know a lot of people are a bit nervous about having a go at home. If you’ve never made any kind of bread before, this is a great recipe to start with. And if…

Green Chilli Hummus

Green Chilli Hummus

I never met a hummus I didn’t like, but let’s face it, the garlicky breath it leaves behind is enough to make a small child keel over. So when my husband returned from work last week not stinking and raving about this unusual green garlic-free…

Savoury ‘Parmesan’ Sprinkles // Vegan Basics

Savoury ‘Parmesan’ Sprinkles // Vegan Basics

I have to start this by saying this stuff tastes AMAZING. It tastes a bit like the salty, tangy powdery remnants at the bottom of a bag of sour cream and chive crisps – you know what I’m talking about! If that sounds off-the-chart repulsive, then…

Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder

Hasn’t the weather turned chilly? Frosty days and cold hands make me crave hot soups! This is my current favourite, and it’s my first soup post on this blog. I have a thing about corn. I always have done – I love it in any…

Southern Corn Bread

Southern Corn Bread

This is a classic. It’s the perfect way to mop up your plate of chilli or any spicy stew really – and as it’s winter, there’s plenty of those going on in this house! It is also now my vegan topping of choice for my…

Slow Cooker Spicy No-Fry Refried Beans

Slow Cooker Spicy No-Fry Refried Beans

I’m beyond happy with this recipe. It’s a dream to make (i.e. you need to do almost nothing, except soak some beans) and makes enough refried beans to be used as a base for many meals over several days. It’s a super-frugal dish, fat free,…

Easy Focaccia

Easy Focaccia

I put this recipe together this afternoon, when I realised we had no garlic bread to go with our pasta supper – and was also wondering what to do with the left over sun dried tomatoes lurking in the fridge! It turned out so amazingly…

Italian Scones

Italian Scones

My Italian scones – cheesy name, cheesy goodness – are like the lovechild of a pizza and a scone, containing all the comforting flavours we know and love. I often throw together soda bread or plain scones when I’ve got last minute plans for a pasta…