Category: Vegetarian

Savoy cabbage, barley and parmesan soup

Italians make ‘cabbage peasant soup’ a lot – but don’t let the name detract from the taste. Peasant food is often served in the top restaurants for its satisfying flavoursome…

Celeriac, mushroom and beer casserole with cheesy dumplings

The secret to this dish is a good quality brown ale which results in a rich, caramelly, nutty sauce. On its own, the sauce would be too bitter, but with…

Amaranth, mushroom and sweetcorn stuffed squash

Here, pureed sweetcorn, stir fried mushrooms and a few spinach leaves are mixed into amaranth that has been cooked in stock. The result is a sweet savoury porridge that is…

Jerusalem artichokes and butter beans with baked portobello mushroom and whiskey sauce

The Scottish have been cooking with whiskey forever and now I’ve tried it – it is clear why! This whiskey sauce just goes so well with the creamy butter bean…

West African spicy peanut stew

This one-pot dish is very easy to make and tastes great! Sweetness comes from the sweet potato and red pepper, tartness from the tinned tomatoes, creaminess from the peanuts and…

Vietnamese hot, sweet and sour tamarind soup

You can put any vegetables/tofu in this soup, along with the essential pineapple (for sweetness), tamarind (for sourness), chilli (for heat), and herbs (for those herbaceous flavours). This Vietnamese soup…

Stir fried vegetables with home made black bean sauce

Black bean sauce is one of my favourite sauces from a Chinese restaurant in the UK. Who knew you could make such a good version so quickly from scratch?! This…

Mapo Tofu

Often described as the dish that converts people into tofu eaters, this Sichuan dish is deliciously spiced with intense savoury flavours. Heat comes from chillies and the fermented soybean paste….

Beetroot and apple tarte tatin with horseradish vinaigrette

Beetroot tarte tatin is one of our favourite easy go to dishes. The tart apple and horseradish elevate this dish to unique flavour territory. It also looks beautiful! This is…

Chickpea and kale broth

This is wholesome and has big bright flavours. What could be more comforting on a cold winter’s night? The addition of nutritional yeast produces a wonderful rich umami flavour. This…