Italy is one of my favourite places on planet earth, it's a country where you can truly lose yourself in a mound of food, emerging on the other side with a very large smile on your face. Italians cook to please the soul.
Make beautiful homecooked meals from recipes that are tested, eaten by us and easy to follow. Cook real food as part of a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
Sometimes called Chilli Sin Carne (chilli without meat), this vegetarian chilli is a great vegetarian or even vegan alternative to the traditional beef Chilli Con Carne. You can make the recipe your own and experiment with substituting ingredients such as the sweet potato and carrot for butternut.
Rhubarb crumble is the perfect classic spring dessert. It always makes me think of Britain and reminds me of a time when I had my own allotment a few years ago. When I took over the allotment I inherited an enormous rhubarb plant, that and a plot full of grass…
Carbonara is a traditional Italian pasta dish from Rome that is made with egg, cured pork such as guanciale, pancetta, lardons or smoked bacon, cheeses and black pepper. The cheeses traditionally used is Pecorino Romano and Parmigiano-Reggiano and it’s generally made with spaghetti but can also include fettuccini, rigatoni, linguine or bucatini.
Thai basil beef is a easy and quick to make Thai dish and can be found in most eateries throughout Thailand, but as with most local dishes, it can be quite spicy so be careful. If you make this at home it’s easier to control the heat.
This fragrant curry is a vegetarian curry option like no other and can warm up any autumn or typically grey British day without much fuss. In our house, my husband is the curry expert as he enjoys making his own pastes and trying out flavours so this really is his…
Hummus is one of those wonderful things that you do not have to buy in a plastic container from the supermarket if you know how to make it. Making hummus is a great way to reduce plastic waste if you're actively pursuing a more sustainable lifestyle.
Vetkoek is a traditional South African dish often sold at fairs and Friday night church fundraisers. Most Afrikaans speaking, Millenial, South Africans grew up with passionate churchgoing parents and I remember many Friday nights as a little girl going to church to collect our Vetkoeke for dinner. It's a bit…
We love making our own pizzas at home when we have a little bit of time over the weekend, but it's been really difficult to find yeast in store. Luckily I've always had a bit of a flour stockpiled in the back of the cupboard but no yeast!