Tofu, Mushroom and Spinach Burritos with Raw Corn Salsa

Burritos are a really quick midweek meal. I fry the filling in a cast iron pan which retains the heat evenly so you can cook your veg quickly without burning and while retaining their juiciness. You can use peppers, tempeh, other green veg like Pak Choy…just about anything will work. I used oyster mushrooms but…

Homemade Baked Beans on Toast with Juicy Mushrooms

Us Brits love our baked beans. I have not made these for about 8 years and I was surprised how delicious they were. I was lucky to have a jar of molasses in the cupboard from my vegan Christmas pudding. It gives a great flavour but toucan use honey, of you eat it, or syrup…

Malaysian Tofu Laksa

Laksa is a spicy, coconutty, noodle soup. We travelled in Malaysia shortly after becoming vegan. Laksa was the best of Malaysian food and we were lucky to find a tiny vegan cafĂ© in Malacca where they sold it in huge steaming bowls for less than a euro. It was some of the best vegan food…

Roasted Butternut Squash Samosas with a Peanut Sambal

I love freshly cooked samosas. The best veggie samosas I have ever eaten were in a petrol station in Mombasa, Kenya. An unlikely location for great food but that is often the case. Samosas need to be crispy but not fatty and have plenty of filling inside. I cook these in the oven rather than…

Creamy Coconut Dahl

It is so hard to get good, vegan, Indian food in Berlin. Dave and I have never eaten so little Indian food in the last 20 years. As I have said before, I love dahl for both feast and famine situations. This dahl is a more luxurious dish than the chana dahl with spinach. It…

Roasted Corn and Butternut Squash Couscous Salad

Couscous can be very dull and you need to add a lot of flavour to make it into something wonderful. This dish has sweetness from both the squash and the corn plus bags of freshness from the mint and coriander. We like our food spicy so you can also add chill like I did to…

Spicy Red Pepper Hummus Filled Jackets and Fresh Corn

You cannot beat jacket potatoes baked in the oven. The microwave versions really are not the same. I roasted the corn and red pepper at the same time as well as some butternut squash for later to make it worth putting the oven on. Fresh corn is plentiful in Turkish grocery shops in Berlin at…

Sweet and Spicy Sicillian Pasta with Cauliflower

Dishes in Sicily have Arabic influences and many contain that brilliant combination of sweet and spicy flavours. I love the combination of pine nuts and raisins in savoury dishes like spinach and, of course, I also love chilli. I was never keen on the idea of cauliflower or broccoli with pasta until I first cooked…

Roasted Figs and Toasted Walnuts

Part of me is a little sad that we are now into the fig and plum season and the strawberries and cherries are over but part of me is also nostalgic for the crisp days of Autumn. It also helps that I love fresh figs. I was able to buy 4 beautiful specimens in my…

Luca’s Green Pea and Avocado Guacamole

This recipe is for baby Luca. I hope he likes it. I spent a bit of time looking into what babies eat and I think this is safe. It is very fashionable now to make baby food from fresh ingredients and I think that is a great thing, giving babies a wonderful start in life…