Scheduled Classes

Classes take place from my kitchen in Chalfont St Peter, just 20 miles outside central London at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. The Chiltern Hills is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so if you live a little further afield, why not make the most of it and spend the weekend nearby so…

Spicy, Sticky Baked Cauliflower & Tofu

I was inspired after reading some recipes for Kung Pao, but, not being a fan of szechuan pepper, I decided to have a go at making my own marinade. Roasting the cauliflower first gives it added crunch while roasting the tofu helps it lose moisture so it soaks up the flavours of the sauce. I…

Baked Gnocchi & Vegetables

A long overdue update to the site. Apologies for not posting recipes. Ive been busy with the cookery school, with work, and with enjoying the long hot summer we had this year in the UK. This started out as an idea for an Italian inspired stir fry, but, being limited with time, I ended up…

Private Classes

If you are not able to make a scheduled class, I  run classes for groups of up to six people. These can be run from my kitchen or, if you prefer, I can come to you, depending upon the suitability of your kitchen. Just choose a class from those listed below and contact me to…

Roasted, Marinated Aubergine and Tofu with New Potatoes and Pepper Sauce

I’d originally planned on coating the aubergine and tofu in panko breadcrumbs, but then decided they could work well, just marinated and roasted as they are. The aubergine and tofu use separate marinades to add extra interest and flavour. This looks complicated, but really isn’t. There are just a few steps required to get to…

Vegan Seitan Steak

If you are following a gluten free diet, look away now. Unless you suffer from coeliac disease, there is no reason why you need to avoid gluten. Seitan is made from wheat gluten. That’s essentially a dough where the starch has been removed, leaving a protein rich, chewy gloop. This recipe uses vital wheat gluten,…

Blackberry Tart with Mascarpone and Vanilla

It’s getting a little late now for foraging for blackberries, but if you are lucky enough to find some, or planned ahead and have a tub in the freezer, this is a simple and delicious dessert. it works just as well with raspberries, blueberries or plums. I’m not one for desserts. You can probably guess…

Beetroot, Chick Pea and Quinoa Burgers

I now realise you can make burgers from pretty much anything provided you follow a few basic principles. You need something dry, something sticky to bind it together and lots of flavours. The dry part tends to be oats, or breadcrumbs, or nuts. The sticky comes from eggs, cheese or mashed pulses. This came about…

Courgette and Halloumi Cheese Fritters

A tasty and simple meal that tastes of summer. This will make about eight rissoles – enough for four people. 3-4 medium courgettes 1 onion 1 pack halloumi cheese 3 tablespoons plain flour 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon chopped dill (optional) Olive oil for frying Grate the courgettes, place in a clean tea towel or…

Broad Bean Falafel

Every street food market up and down the country surely has a stall selling hot falafel. These mildly spiced deep fried vegan treats are so delicious. A former colleague of mine used to travel far and wide, always insisting on trying falafel wherever he went. When I worked in West London I would sometime treat…