Cauliflower Shawarma

Yes folks, another cauliflower recipe. This time we’re making cauliflower “steaks”, flavoured with a spicy marinade using Belazu’s Shawarma Seasoning Paste. You could also make this with Harissa, a red pepper paste, or a paprika paste. I served this on top of a cauliflower and tahini puree with some simple flatbreads alongside 1 cauliflower will…

Saffron Pasta & Chickpeas with Smoked Tomatoes

On Friday, 29th May, we took part in Belazu’s Virtual Banquet cookalong; a fundraising event run by the Belazu Foundation to support the wonderful Chefs in Schools. 7 dishes, 7 top chefs, 2000 particpants on Zoom, delicious ingredients from Belazu, Wellocks, Maldon and Mindful Chef, and 3½ hours to cook it all. We managed six…

Pad Kee Mao (Drunken Noodles)

This is my take on the classic Thai noodle dish whose name originates from being so simple it can be cooked when you get home late at night after a few too many at the pub. This dish can also be made whilst sober To make enough for four adults 400g rice noodles 8 tablespoons…

Pea & Aubergine Curry with Tamarind

I do post a lot of curry recipes here, but in our house, we make curry at least once a week. We’re lucky enough to have a superb independent Indian food store just a few miles down the road which is great for stocking up on spices, breads and vegetables. This is one of those…

Vegan Cauliflower “Cheese”

Like Cauliflower Cheese, but without the cheese. There are few optional things here. You could just use cauliflower, but the addition of onion for flavour, spinach for variety and walnutes for texture make it a more complete dish. For the sauce, if you can’t find miso, you could use a little mustard instead. Any plant…

Matar Paneer Pizza

I love curries, and I love pizza. So why not combine the two into a quick, tasty meal using many easy to come by ingredients from your store cupboard. You can find paneer in most supermarkets and independent international stores. If you can’t get paneer, use halloumi. For a vegan version, use an extra firm…

Tofu & Vegetable Bibimbap

This is a cross between a Korean bibimbap and a Buddha bowl, balancing carbs with protein and fresh vegetables, and packed with flavour. A bibimbap is usually cooked and served in a dolsot, a stoen bowl that helps to crisp the rice on the base as the dish is cooked. I used a large pan…

Tofu “Fish” ‘n’ Chips

1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon maple syrup Juice of ½ a lemon ½ teaspoon dried chili flakes 1 teaspoon seaweed flakes (optional) 200g firm tofu ½ tin of aquafaba – whisked lightly 60g panko breadcrumbs ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon ground turmeric Start by making the marinade. Take…

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…