Rhubarb & Custard Tart

A simple twist on this classic combination of flavours and, if like me, you grow our own rhubarb, a great way to use some of the abundance of these beautiful pink sticks during early summer. Cooked rhubarb can be frozen and used throughout the year Ingredients 1 pack shortcrust pastry3-4 sticks rhubarb – cut the…

Pappardelle with Beluga Lentils

Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil1 onion – finely chopped1 carrot – peeled and finely diced1 stick celery – finely diced3 cloves garlic – crushed1 bay leaf2 teaspoons dried mixed herbs2 tablespoons tomato puree5 or 6 sundried tomato pieces – chopped250g ready-to-eat beluga lentils400g tin of cherry tomatoesVegetable stockSea saltFreshly ground black pepper250g Pappardelle or TagliatelleSage…

Wild Garlic Galette

It’s wild garlic season and if, like me, you go walking in the mornings before work, you may be lucky enough to come across some growing near you. Look out for the beautiful white flowers that come out later this month. You can eat the whole thing, leaves, stems and flowers and it makes a…

Sag Aloo Shepherd’s Pie

I was scrolling through my instagram feed recently and this photo from the brilliant Anna Jones caught my eye I had the pleasure of cooking with Anna at Demuth’s Cookery School back in 2015 Here we are at the end of the class I’ve given my version a few minor tweaks and adjusted it to…

Red Lentil & Butternut Tarka Daal

The perfect way to keep warm during these cold winter nights. Serve with yogurt (I love Coconut Collaborative natural coconut yogurt), and warm naan Ingredients 3 tablespoons sunflower oil1 small butternut squash – peeled, deseeded and diced1 teaspoon garam masala1 onion – finely chopped3 handfuls of red lentils1 teaspoon ground turmeric1 tablespoon tomato puree5 cloves…

NoToad-In-The-Hole

A take on a classic toad in the hole, but rather than using vegetarian sausages, this one uses naturally sweet, ripe tomatoes, paired with umami packed portobello mushrooms. Throw in a few herbs and red onion, and this can only be a winner Serve piping hot, fresh from the oven alongside a dressed green salad….

Christmas Filo Wreath

This is actually far simpler than it may sound, and works well as a centrepiece on Christmas Day along with all the usual veggies and gravy. The idea here is create layers of filling so when you cut through the wreath, the colours of Christmas (red and green) are revealed The recipe here makes a…

Fig & Pistachio Frangipane Tart with Rosewater Cream

A simple take on a classic Bakewell tart, but with Middle Eastern influences for the pastry100g plain flour50g cold butter1 small egg Put the flour and butter in a food processor and whiz until they take on a breadcrumb like texture. Add the egg and whiz again until everything comes together into a ball. If…

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…