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…

Scheduled Classes

Class 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…

Private Classes

If you are not able to make a scheduled class, I can run classes for groups of four people. Just choose a class from those listed below and contact me to arrange a suitable date. £50 per person for three hours including all ingredients, equipment, colour recipe cards, lunch and leftovers to take away. (v)…

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,…

Mini White Pizzas

These make a nice starter or finger food for a party. I went a bit mad and made about 20 or so with these quantities. Just as well as they are rather moreish To make the dough 1 cup warm water 1 teaspoon dried yeast 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cups strong flour a pinch…

Smoked Tofu and Avocado Brunch

Serves 4 1 tablespoon light olive oil 225g smoked tofu. I used the Tofoo one but any smoked tofu will do – cut into into bite sized cubes 8 or so ripe cherry tomatoes – halved 8 or so mushrooms – diced the same size as the tofu 2 ripe avocados Juice from 1 lime…

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This makes a great centrepiece for a Sunday roast, or family supper, served with roast potatoes and steamed vegetables. Alternatively it works well with rice and a salad. 1 cauliflower 100ml olive oil Juice of ½ a lemon 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon paprika powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons dry…

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…