Posh Leek, Beet + Spuds
Beetroot / Carrot / Cheap + Cheerful / Leek / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Mayonnaise / Meals + Courses / Potato / Savoury / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Walnuts

Posh Leek, Beet + Spuds

Cooked simply and cleanly, this dish elevates vegetables to the starring role. A punchy mayonnaise flecked with parsley, lemon and cornichons are the hidden base of this veggie delight. Potato and leek that have been cooked and caramalised in a little olive oil and butter are arranged on top, along with wafer thin slices of … Continue reading

Pumpkin + Pancetta Brown Rice Risotto with Water Buffalo Yoghurt
Baking / Cheese / Creme Fraiche / Leek / Lemon / Lunch / Parmesan / Prosciutto / pumpkin / Savoury / Yoghurt

Pumpkin + Pancetta Brown Rice Risotto with Water Buffalo Yoghurt

There is nothing more lovely and lulling than gently stirring a big pot of nourishing, oozy risotto, watching the little grains of rice swell up and get gorgeously plump. Another one of my favourite winter things is the combination of sweet roasted pumpkin, smoky pancetta or bacon with parsley and lemon. It is a flavour … Continue reading

Tea-smoked Garlic + Celeriac Soup with Purple Kale + Rye
Almonds / Celeriac / Cream / kale / Leek / Lunch / Rye / Savoury

Tea-smoked Garlic + Celeriac Soup with Purple Kale + Rye

Jamie Oliver is one of those guys you just can’t help but adore. He’s cheeky, passionate and committed to real food and food education. As part of his quest to change the way we think about food he has pioneered a Global Food Revolution Day that hopes to encourage people to come together to cook, … Continue reading

Cock-a-Leekie Bánh mì
Bread / Chicken / Chilli / Coconut Oil / Ginger / Leek / Lemon / Lemongrass / Lunch / Mayonnaise / Savoury

Cock-a-Leekie Bánh mì

 For those of you who regularly follow the blog you might have picked up on my love for light, fresh, Asian-inspired flavours and styles of cooking. Continuing this theme, in this recipe I combine a classic combination of chicken and leek, made famous by the Scots and their Cock-a-Leekie Soup, and a street food favourite, … Continue reading

Tri-coloured Quinoa, Spinach, Ricotta + Butternut Pumpkin
Baking / Basil / Bread / Cheese / Eggs / Leek / Lemon / Lunch / Parmesan / pumpkin / Quinoa / Ricotta / Savoury / Spinach / Wholegrains

Tri-coloured Quinoa, Spinach, Ricotta + Butternut Pumpkin

Because I can’t seem to get enough of pumpkin and ricotta lately – a light early spring lunch made from quinoa, plump, roasted butternut pumpkin, tender leeks, spinach, plenty of crumbled goats cheese, fresh herbs and ricotta, and topped with crunchy wholegrain breadcrumbs. Baked until the cheese is bubbly and the top is golden and … Continue reading

Spring Onion Pancakes with Buddha Belly Beans
Baking / Beans / Black Eyed Peas / Bread / Breakfast / Broccolini / Leek / Lunch / Palm Sugar / Savoury / Soy Sauce / Spring Onions / Tamari / Wholemeal Flour

Spring Onion Pancakes with Buddha Belly Beans

There’s a man with a cart not too far from where I am staying in Beijing. He pedals to the same spot every morning – the clang of the old spokes on the footpath a distinctly Beijing version of the ice cream truck jingle. But ice cream is not what he is selling. He makes … Continue reading

Moroccan Beef Tagine with Figs + Almonds
Almonds / Beef / Chilli / Cinnamon / Coriander / Ginger / Harissa / Leek / Lemon / Lunch / Paprika / Quinoa / Savoury / Sweet Potato / Tomato / Turmeric / Wholegrains

Moroccan Beef Tagine with Figs + Almonds

When it’s cold and dreary outside there is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of something wholesome, sweet, and a little spicy. My Moroccan Beef Tagine with Figs and Almonds is healthy, beautifully textured, and miraculously delicious when you are suffering from the end-of-summer blues. Cumin and turmeric keeps things grounded, and the addition … Continue reading

Silky Cauliflower and Garlic Soup with White Truffle Oil
Cauliflower / Goat's Cheese / Leek / Lunch / Savoury

Silky Cauliflower and Garlic Soup with White Truffle Oil

A simple, delicious, healthy weeknight cauliflower soup recipe finished with a thread of white truffle oil and creamy goat’s cheese. Made from an impossibly short list of ingredients my Silky Cauliflower and Garlic Soup is a new favourite – velvety, earthy and soul-satisfying, all in one bowl. 1 head of cauliflower 2 cloves garlic 2 … Continue reading