Lentil + Beetroot Shepherd’s Pie with Kale + Cauliflower Mash
Baking / Beetroot / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Goat's Cheese / kale / Lemon / Lentils / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Lentil + Beetroot Shepherd’s Pie with Kale + Cauliflower Mash

A good number of you have been asking for the recipe for my offbeat, healthy version of Shepherd’s Pie. Apologies for the late write up! The recipe was inspired by the Shepherd’s Pie my Mum used to make when I was little. I can still remember the smell of cheesy, luscious potato mash wafting around … Continue reading

Smashed Edamame + Baby Beet Orecchiette
Beetroot / Coriander / Edamame / Goat's Cheese / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Pasta

Smashed Edamame + Baby Beet Orecchiette

As the weather starts to warm up I turn to simple, clean flavours to power me through the day. The fabulous thing about this recipe is that it is as delicious served cold as it is served right away. This means it makes for the perfect packed lunch. Beets and edamame (soy) beans are packed … Continue reading

Cauliflower Steaks with Cherry, Fennel + Caper Slaw
Capers / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Cherries / Fennel / Goat's Cheese / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Savoury / Sides / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Cauliflower Steaks with Cherry, Fennel + Caper Slaw

Who doesn’t love the sizzle and smell of a lovely thick piece of eye fillet steak doing its thing on a hot grill? More people than you might think. Once bland and uninspired, vegetarian cooking is enjoying an exciting new look, prompting meat-eaters to put down their steak knives and get better acquainted with pulses, … Continue reading

Pear Tart with Goats Cheese + Honeyed Walnuts
Baking / Breakfast / Cheese / Cream / Creme Fraiche / Goat's Cheese / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Parsnip / Pears / Puff Pastry / Savoury

Pear Tart with Goats Cheese + Honeyed Walnuts

As a big-time supporter of eating what’s in season, this recipe is a celebration of early autumn pears. Beautiful big-bottomed pears are sliced thinly and layered on a bed of velvety parsnip crème and all-butter puff pastry. Baked until golden and puffed, the tarts are finished with a scattering of honey-walnuts and crumbled goats cheese … Continue reading

Chicken, Date + Rosemary Balls on Pear + Parsnip Mash
Baking / Cauliflower / Chicken / Creme Fraiche / Dates / Goat's Cheese / Hazelnuts / Lemon / Lunch / Parsnip / Pears / Rosemary / Savoury

Chicken, Date + Rosemary Balls on Pear + Parsnip Mash

Sweet, herby, and comforting, this is an incredibly heart warming and satisfying dish. Balls of beautiful free-range, organic chicken mince, hazelnuts, dates, garlic, and lots of rosemary, sit on top of a heavier-than-it-looks mash of new seasons pears, parsnip, and cauliflower. Finished simply with a crumbling of my favourite goats cheese and drizzle of extra … Continue reading

Salmon Sliders with Pickled Fennel, Pomelo + Wasabi
Bread / Breakfast / Fennel / Goat's Cheese / Lime / Lunch / Salmon / Savoury / Seafood

Salmon Sliders with Pickled Fennel, Pomelo + Wasabi

The prettiest three bites you will take this summer. Little pieces of salmon are quickly flashed in the pan, topped with my go-to quick pickled fennel, and sit on a bed of wasabi-spiked goat’s cheese. Given a pop of added colour and tartness from pink pomelo and sandwiched between buttery brioche buns, these mini morsels … Continue reading

Sweet Potato + Goat’s Curd Tart with Sticky Sweet Onions
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Cheese / Eggs / Goat's Cheese / Honey / Lunch / Potato / Puff Pastry / Savoury / Sweet Potato / Thyme

Sweet Potato + Goat’s Curd Tart with Sticky Sweet Onions

This flaky tart is the perfect picnic fare. Served best at room temperature, straight from the basket, on a picnic rug, in the sunshine, with your nearest and dearest. 1 x sheet good quality all-butter puff pastry 3 x medium potatoes 1 x large sweet potato ½ cup goat’s curd, coarsely crumbled 4 x thyme … Continue reading

Green Eggs
Baking / Breakfast / Coriander / Edamame / Eggs / Goat's Cheese / Kaffir Lime / Lime / Lunch / Panko Breadcrumbs / Peas / Savoury / Spelt Flour / Wholemeal Flour

Green Eggs

I think eggs are great. They are nutrient-packed little health bombs that satisfy and delight whatever hour of the day. They can also be eaten very simply or tarted up in a number of different ways. This recipe is a cheeky vegetarian riff on the British classic, the Scotch Egg. Traditionally, the egg is hard-boiled, … Continue reading

Grilled Avocado + Sprouted Micro Salad
Avocado / Bread / Breakfast / Cheese / Chilli / Goat's Cheese / Legumes / Lemon / Lunch / Savoury / Wholegrains

Grilled Avocado + Sprouted Micro Salad

A favourite 5 minute summer-spirited lunch. Grill an avocado, add a pile of sprouted mung beans, colourful baby herbs, parsley, and pink peppercorns, and finish things off with a burst of lemon juice and some dried chilli flakes. I like to keep things simple and eat this scooped straight from the skin, but if you’re … Continue reading

Blueberry, Goat’s Cheese + Garden Herb Panini
Baking / Berries / Blueberries / Bread / Breakfast / Goat's Cheese / Lunch / Rosemary / Savoury / Sweet / Thyme / Wholegrains

Blueberry, Goat’s Cheese + Garden Herb Panini

1 punnet of (extremely expensive) blueberries, lashings of locally produced goats cheese, nuts and seeds, and herbs from my garden – this is how I tricked out my mid-week lunch. Sandwiched between two thick pieces of wholemeal grainy sourdough, this particular Panini combines the comforting pleasure of a grilled cheese sandwich with a zingy kiss … Continue reading

Crispy, Golden Sweet Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi with Peas & Blistered Tomatoes
Cheese / Eggs / Goat's Cheese / Lunch / Parmesan / Pasta / Peas / Potato / Ricotta / Savoury / Spinach / Sun-dried Tomatoes / Sweet Potato / Tomato / Wholemeal Flour

Crispy, Golden Sweet Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi with Peas & Blistered Tomatoes

Not much has changed since my last post, the days are still biting cold and the skies are still flint grey, and I still have a raging appetite for foods that induce cosiness, warmth and savoury satisfaction. Perhaps one of the positives of the wintery bleakness is the attraction of the kitchen and the time … Continue reading