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…

Sweet Potato, Leek and Gruyere Tart

It was Bruce Feirstein who wrote Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche. So this, rather than being a quiche, is a tart. This should be enough to feed four or five people depending on what you serve with it 375g pack of shortcrust pastry – I used to make my own but bought pastry is pretty…

Kale, Ricotta and Leek Pancakes

Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, or Mardis Gras. So what better day to finally break away from Veganuary with a little dairy and eggs. Yes I know there are plenty of vegan pancake recipes all over the Internet but I decided to go a little traditional, but with a twist. Veganuary was great….

Leek and Gruyere Stuffed Mushrooms

Yeh I know, stuffed vegetables….. very retro. There was a time when I could first afford to eat out where the meat free option (yes there was generally only one) was some vegetable or other filled with a bland concoction of rice and diced frozen vegetables then smothered in cheese. I kept the cheese in…

Leek & Caerphilly Sausages

I based the idea for these on a recipe from Leiths which uses Cheddar. I think the Caerphilly gives a better flavour and texture. These are great for freezing – just lay them on a baking tray in the freezer. When frozen, transfer to a freezer bag until needed. 2 small leeks – cut in…

Rustic Leek and Gruyere Tart

Quick, simple and delicious. I was going to make this a smart tart, then decided a deeper, rustic feel would be nicer. I made this tonight, served with sauteed potatoes, broccoli and peas. A nice big dollop of ketchup and a splash of Tabasco work a treat on here too. With all these extras this…

Leeks, leeks and more leeks

I love my organic box from Riverford However every box, every week seems to have carrots and leeks. Let’s face it, leeks are hardly the most interesting or versatile vegetables…..or are they? Having got tired of leek and potato soup, leek and celeriac soup and even leek and Gruyere omelette (all these recipes coming soon!),…