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Filo Mince Pies

Filo Mince Pies

What is Christmas without a mince pie!? However, before you berate me for ruining a classic, please let me defend myself and say… these are just a fun reinvention! There is nothing wrong with a good old fashioned mince pie! It’s just… these filo mince […]

10 Veggie Food Blogs You Need To Follow

10 Veggie Food Blogs You Need To Follow

If you’re looking for vegetarian and vegan inspiration, look no further. Here are 10 food blogs (some veggie, some vegan and some suitable for everyone but with plenty of vegetarian recipes) that you need to follow! Get ready to bookmark…  

Review: The Optimum Nutri Force Extractor

Review: The Optimum Nutri Force Extractor

Well hello! I’ve been dying to share this new spangly Optimum product with you for a couple of months now, but it’s all been a bit hectic over here at EMT HQ and I’ve had pretty limited access to WiFi.

But fear not! I have found myself a space in the corner of a library somewhere in Carlisle and I am ready to share the delights of this small but powerful blender set! Whilst trying to ignore the fact that the person sat next to me smells really strongly of pickled onions.

Anyway.  

I’ve reviewed a fair few Optimum products over the last couple of years; it’s one of the perks of being an ambassador for Froothie UK! So feel free to catch up with my reviews of the Optimum 9200A, the Optimum G2.3 and the Optimum Multifunction Pressure Cooker Pro when you’ve got a minute. But for now, sit back and enjoy, whilst I tell you all about my latest love, the Optimum Nutri Force Extractor.

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Indian Inspired Veggie Club Sandwich

Indian Inspired Veggie Club Sandwich

I can’t really explain to you what possessed me to create this. I’d love to have some kind of inspirational story to tell you but, in reality, I just flung together some leftovers from the fridge to make lunch and ended up with this – […]

Pear, Walnut & Feta Tart

Pear, Walnut & Feta Tart

When I can’t think what else to cook – I make tarts. As long as you have some pre-made pastry to hand, dinner can be ready within 30 minutes! It doesn’t matter what pastry you use – shortcrust, puff or filo – just load on […]

Veggie Gado Gado

Veggie Gado Gado

Gado Gado is an Indonesian salad that consists of at least two vegetables served with a peanut sauce, crunchy tofu and boiled eggs. The name literally means “Mix Mix”. I learnt to cook this at a Balinese cooking class in Ubud, earlier this year, but I’ve since developed my own ‘cheat’ version, which saves a lot of time and effort!

In the original recipe, you have to deep fry peanuts until golden, grind these in a mortar and pestle, along with other ingredients, to make a paste, before heating said paste with coconut milk and soy sauce.

In my version, you just fry off garlic, chilli and ginger in a pan and add crunchy peanut butter, soy sauce, coconut milk and lime juice. Granted it might not taste quite the same, but I just can’t bring myself to go to all that hassle for the sake of a bit of sauce.

So yeah. I cheat.

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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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National Vegetarian Week: Thinking Outside The (Veg) Box

National Vegetarian Week: Thinking Outside The (Veg) Box

It’s National Vegetarian Week; the annual awareness-raising campaign to promote vegetarian food and the perfect excuse to introduce a few more vegetables into your diet – hopefully for longer than just one week! Many of us buy our fruit and veg at the supermarket; however, supermarket […]