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 … Continue reading Purple Kale Pasta with chilli, garlic and pine nuts
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 … Continue reading Chorizo with Butterbeans & Sweet Potato
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 … Continue reading Tomato, Sweetcorn & Coriander Salsa
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 – … Continue reading Smoked Mackerel, Puy Lentils & Beetroot.
Grey days call for colourful food, and Mexican food is one of my favourite things to make and create. As a 10 year old, tacos with guacamole were almost always top of my most-wanted food list – and they’re pretty high on my list as an adult, too. The best thing about these black bean … Continue reading Black Bean Autumn Tacos
Autumn is very often cold, grey and miserable. However, it has two main redeeming factors. The first is being able to drink red wine freely with any meal. The second is being able to make autumn soup. This is my go-to soup recipe for cold autumn days. It’s a glorious shade of orange, it’s incredibly … Continue reading Spiced Carrot & Lentil Soup
In my quest to try and save the planet, I am forever experimenting with vegetarian versions of my favourite meat dishes. And the arrival of the cold half of the year means soups, stews and hearty wholesome meals. Like this Lentil ragu. Proper Italian Ragu is probably one of my favourite things. When I visited … Continue reading Lentil Ragu with Sundried Tomatoes & Olives