“Orzotto” with Roasted Vine Tomatoes & Pine Nuts

I’m currently 11 days into Veganuary, and the hardest part is, without doubt, not being able to drink a good cup of tea (strong, but milky).  The food side of things is more of an exciting, creative experiment and I’m really enjoying the challenge of making dinner that looks good, tastes great and doesn’t feel…

Mushroom and Rocket Risotto

I used to hate mushrooms.  It was a textural thing. As well as the seemingly overpowering taste that they left in my mouth after eating. But when I became more serious about eating less meat, I realised that mushrooms were a strong component of vegetarian cooking. So I snuck them into stir fries, ragus and…

Chard, Courgette & Butter Beans with Oregano

I have some very talented and generous friends who grow their own vegetables and herbs, and recently I was gifted a beautiful bunch of rainbow chard, a courgette and some deliciously fresh herbs.  This meal was entirely crafted around the vegetable bundle. If – like me – you don’t regularly use fresh oregano, I recommend that…

Brioche French Toast with Raspberries, Yogurt & Lemon Curd

French toast (or eggy bread as it’s more fondly known) is one of the easiest, tastiest breakfast meals. However it’s so often forgotten in favour of pancakes, smoothie bowls, or the wildly popular millennial fave  –  avocado on toast.  Of course, you don’t have to use brioche to make good French Toast. I just got…

Spiced Lamb with Yogurt, Parsley & Pomegranate

This meal is completely inspired by a feast I ate in Belfast, at a completely delicious restaurant called Buba which served the best halloumi I’ve ever eaten (deep fried with TWO sauces) and an incredible lamb dish that I’ve subsequently become obsessed with recreating. Here is my humble attempt – a mound of spiced lamb…

Tomato, Basil & Feta Tagliatelle

As soon as British tomato season begins, I go absolutely wild, adding these homegrown beauties to pretty much everything I can find.  This was a spontaneous throw-together of what I could find in the fridge, and the result is pretty great. Feel free to swap out the wine for lemon juice, if you don’t have…

Purple Kale Pasta with chilli, garlic and pine nuts

We’ve got a monthly market that sells some pretty great local food, and I love spending a lunchtime away from the office, wandering down our high street and sampling delicious cheeses, chutneys and cakes. But last time I was there, I picked up a massive bunch of purple kale. It’s exactly the same as the…

Chorizo with Butterbeans & Sweet Potato

Recently, I went to a brilliant place for lunch with my grandparents, and ate the most delicious, simple meal of fish, with an accompanying chorizo, sweet potato and tomato combination that just worked so well. And it’s this smoky sweet taste that has been the inspiration for this meal. For this, I recommend a good…

Tomato, Sweetcorn & Coriander Salsa

In our office, the lunch break is a very important moment of the day. There’s something incredibly special about spending time eating with others, and recently, our conversations have more often than not turned to the food that we’re cooking and the food that we’re eating. Which in my opinion, is always one of the…

Smoked Mackerel, Puy Lentils & Beetroot.

My favourite evenings are the ones where there are no time constraints; where cooking can happen without clock watching. And in those rare but glorious moments, I love to experiment with new flavours. This recipe will take a little while, and does involve a few different components – roasting beetroot and patiently cooking lentils –…