Nutty Cauliflower Cheese

Regular readers of this site may have noticed I am a big fan of cauliflower. This is a slight twist on a classic, adding leeks and walnuts to add texture, flavour and a little bit of healthiness. Makes enough to feed four adults 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 head cauliflower – cut into florets 1…

Fried Cauliflower and Broccoli with Cashew “Cheese” Sauce

Last year I went to Vegfest London. I was expecting a spectacular selection of meat free foods but instead I was presented with a vast array of meat and cheese substitutes. I tried a sample from one of the cheese shops. Quite possibly the most vile thing I have ever tasted and the taste lingered…

Cauliflower & Kale Tart

Tart, flan, quiche. Call it what you will, the combination of light, fluffy egg and thin, crisp pastry is something I never tire of. Frying the cauliflower until charred brings out flavour. Don’t be afraid if you think you are burning it. The more colour, the more flavour. I cheated here and used a ready…

Deep-fried Ricotta

Deep frying anything always make it taste better, especially cheese. Inspired by a recent lunch at Luna Rossa in Notting Hill. Makes 8-12 balls 250g ricotta cheese 70g parmesan (or vegetarian equivalent) 1-2 eggs breadcrumbs (panko work best here) 1 teaspoon dried oregano sunflower oil for deep frying Drain the ricotta and put in a…

Abel & Cole Cheeses

Those nice people at Abel & Cole sent me a box of organic cheese to try out….for free. How very kind of them. In the somewhat grubby but obviously re-used polystyrene box I got some Perl Las blue cheese, Websters Somerset Brie and a very tasty cheddar (at least that is what it says on…