Tag: dairy free

Spinach, Mango and Avocado Salad

Spinach, Mango and Avocado Salad

Another salad, because it’s spring and therefore time to eat leaves. This spinach, mango and avocado¬†salad was inspired by something I once ate at Ethos Foods in London – some kind of fruity spinach-y concoction; it was amazing! I think theirs was made with some […]

Szechuan Fried Cauliflower

Szechuan Fried Cauliflower

For those of you that believe you don’t like cauliflower, I can almost guarantee that it’s because it’s been served to you as a boiled lump of blandness; perhaps smothered in melted cheddar if you’re lucky. I use the word “lucky” quite loosely there. But […]

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower Leaves

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower Leaves

Like most people, I’ve gone the vast majority of my life without even considering that you might be able to eat cauliflower leaves. When I’ve previously bought cauliflowers from the supermarket, they’ve barely had any leaves to speak of and I’ve never managed to successfully grow my own because the little plants kept getting obliterated by slugs.

It was only when I went to the market the other day for a ‘DIY veg box’ that I received an actual, real-life cauliflower. Not a perfectly manicured version of a cauliflower – a real cauliflower. With all its leaves.

It was only then, when I was looking at the leaves, that I realised how similar they are to cabbage and wondered why the hell I’d never cooked them.

It seems bizarre to me that we go out and buy a leaf-stripped cauliflower and then go looking for additional leafy greens, when we could just buy a bloody cauliflower with the leaves on!?

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Carrot & Parsnip Tart with Carrot Top Salsa Verde

Carrot & Parsnip Tart with Carrot Top Salsa Verde

This carrot and parsnip tart might not be your immediate idea of a spring dish, but with salad leaves and a carrot top salsa verde, it becomes a lot lighter and more spring-like. For most people, root vegetables belong in either a stew or a […]

Baked Potato Wedges & Wild Garlic Dip

Baked Potato Wedges & Wild Garlic Dip

It’s no secret that my general approach to cooking involves adding large quantities of garlic to everything. So, in the spring, when wild garlic is in season, it stands to reason that it features pretty heavily in my day-to-day meals. One of my favourite things […]

Fennel and Orange Salad

Fennel and Orange Salad

Spring has sprung and it is finally acceptable to start thinking about salad. I don’t know about you, but I actively enjoy nurturing what I describe as my “Christmas belly” throughout winter, but as soon as the clocks change and the days are longer, I get the urge to start eating leaves.

In the summer, I’m usually all over my strawberry and asparagus salad, but this fennel and orange salad is also a favourite, either for a light lunch or as a side. I know it’s only spring, but you know.. I’m thinking ahead.

Like most salads it’s really quick and easy to put together too, which is great because, let’s face it, we’d all like a bit more time to spend in the beer garden.

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Roasted Aubergines with Spicy Rice & Spring Greens

Roasted Aubergines with Spicy Rice & Spring Greens

If you liked my slow-cooker aubergines in a chilli-lime marinade, you’re gonna love these! More soft, gooey aubergines, roasted in the oven and served with spicy rice and spring greens. It’s a healthy and delicious spring-time dinner that you won’t be able to get enough […]

Review: Top Banana Ketchup from Rubies In The Rubble

Review: Top Banana Ketchup from Rubies In The Rubble

Ahhh, ketchup. It’s the perfect partner to fries, burgers, hot-dogs… but it’s usually tomato. And it’s usually Heinz… So what if I told you that you could swap your usual red sauce¬†for a saucy yellow number? I’m talking about… banana ketchup. Yes, as in, ketchup […]

Crispy Fried Salt and Pepper Banana Skins

Crispy Fried Salt and Pepper Banana Skins

Yes, salt and pepper banana skins. Like salt and pepper squid, but… minus the cephalopod. And minus the batter. This is an amazing topping for sweet potato mash or curries! And it’s a great recipe to reduce food waste.

If you’re sat there wondering if banana skins are even edible, the answer is: yes, they are! Some people argue against eating banana skins, solely because monkeys don’t eat them. But monkeys can’t cook. When you think about it, monkeys don’t eat orange peels either, but I don’t think that’s any reason for people to give up eating marmalade.

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Interview With A Foodpreneur ~ Spare Fruit

Interview With A Foodpreneur ~ Spare Fruit

Worldwide, we throw away more than 1/3 of all the food we grow; with some countries wasting around half. There are a number of reasons for this, however one of the major factors is the demand for “unblemished produce”. Often, imperfect fruit and veg just […]