IN THE KITCHEN

Raw lucuma banoffee pies

I love banoffee pie with a lifelong devotion and I know I’m not the only one. Being pregnant seemed to magnify this adoration and one of my main early cravings was for something sumptuously rich and creamy, with some saltiness, some sweetness and two of my favourite flavours of the moment thrown […]

Easy Moroccan fish and potato stew

  Ben and I are die hard Bill Granger fans and when, last week, I had a hankering for a warm, protein-rich fish stew, he was our go-to inspiration – the perfect master for something clean, easy and packed with layers of fragrant spice and comforting, grounding flavours. Because sometimes the body gives such […]

Salty sweet maple, coconut and cranberry bars

I don’t use maple syrup often but when you need a salty-sweet hit to fulfil your wildest food fantasies, it always becomes a faithful unrefined ally. I sometimes have dreams of one day travelling to an endless maple forest and tasting it fresh from the tree… intoxicated by the fresh Canadian air […]

Raw vegan turmeric mayonnaise

Since this is one in a long repertoire of plant-based recipes I’ve recently posted, I feel I should clarify for any new friends that I am not vegan. As you can read in more detail in my book, I eat organic meat and eggs and wild cold water fish occasionally, because after much trial […]

Creamy quinoa porridge with cinnamon and berries

The first time I cooked quinoa porridge a few years ago, Ben gave a pretty doubtful response. For so many of us the ancient protein-packed grain has distinctly savoury connotations and throwing it into the sweet breakfast corner doesn’t always feel natural. However, mixed with a little cinnamon, honey, creamy cashew milk […]

Tahini celeriac remoulade with quinoa and walnuts 

My mother is the queen of quick and easy cooking and always falls back on a delicious remoulade when things need eating up. And so, without even thinking about it much (actually I was thinking about a cacao and raspberry chia recipe I am planning on trying), yesterday I started […]

Vanilla and cinnamon roasted pumpkin seeds

When I was little we would make cinnamon toast at home for tea on weekends. Maybe it was to taste like the amazing American cereal named after it (closely rivalled in the cupboard by Golden Grahams. Anyone here under 25 probably has no idea what I’m talking about). It consisted […]

Vegan cashew and rocket pesto 

In my experience, a good pesto is key to any kitchen and while I have long loved the traditional incarnation in all its parmigiano glory, a tasty plant-based pesto is a must for adding some quick, zesty flavour to everyday lunches and dinners. This is a basic recipe that relies on […]

Beetroot, pesto and halloumi wraps

These wraps have been a long time in the making and quite an evolutionary process. Many of my favourite recipes seem to tumble out first time lucky, but these guys required a little more devotion to get just right; luckily for our hungry and sometimes disorganised household there has been an abundance […]

The perfect cacao shot

My ever deepening love of cacao is no secret. In a ceremony, a chocolate bar, or just as crunchy nibs and beans, the plant is one of my favourite allies and the love goes far beyond mere chocoholism. This adoration and respect was recently compounded by our third trip to […]