Ovation for Oliver Maki

Last week I visited probably one of the best restaurants I have ever been to and upon leaving the wonderful gentleman who provided all of the evening’s food and information about the food said ‘I hope you enjoyed the experience’, this sums up exactly how I wanted to remember this, such an incredible experience, beyond…

Thin Gravy

This is a thinner gravy recipe from yesterday, it is essentially a stock. I like to leave it for as long as I can, on a low heat to ensure all of the flavours really get a chance to come through. Ingredients 2 x vegan stock cubes 1 litre x boiling water 1 x red…

Vegan Yorkshire Puds

​You can’t really have a roast without a Yorkshire, I’m aware there are rules that meat eaters stick to, about what meats can ‘go’ with Yorkshires and which ones shouldn’t, but we don’t have that issue….so Yorkshires all the way! I have been working on this recipe for so long and I think that this…

Skordalia

​Skordalia is a greek dish, that is basically mashed potatoes, with a large amount of garlic and olive oil in it. It is so great to be served in a large bowl for all to share.  My recipe will serve 4, but if you want to feed more it is easily multiplied. Ingredients – 8…

Vegan Mac + Cheese

Everyone needs Mac and Cheese and vegans are no different. This is a 4 ingredient recipe that will make the perfect mac and cheese  everytime, without harming any wonderful animals. This will serve 4 as a side. Ingredients – 1 x vegan stock cube 2 cup x macaroni  2 cups x Violife (grated) 4 cups…

Wild + Brown Rice

Garlic infused wild and brown rice is so simple, it takes a little longer to boil that regular rice,  but the health benefits are pretty  cool,  wild rice has so many vitamins and minerals, it’s just a great little extra to the plate. I tend to use a smallish pan for this, as it helps…

Cabbage + Peas

Cabbage & Peas work so well together especially this time of year. I tend to use savoy cabbage because it is so quick to prepare and the colour works so well with the peas. I finish them off with a great amount of garlic and seasoning to give the cabbage and peas a glaze and…

Roasted Butternut Squash

​Roasted Butternut Squash is probably my favourite roasted veg. I can’t seem to get enough of it this year and I think its because its so easy and it really brings the plate to life, even with beetroot and sweet potato, butternut brings something to the plate that just adds a different texture and flavour….

Beetroot

​It is always nice to have some colour on your plate and what better veggie is there for colour than the majestic beetroot. Yes, beetroot is beautiful when roasted and it is super easy to do. It adds a special splash of colour to the plate, not forgetting that it is so delicious with roast…

Sweet Potato Mash

​​Now, I know that I have covered Sweet Potato in the ‘Potato’ blogs, but sweet potato mash, is such a winner for this time of year. It’s so easy to make, it goes with just about anything and its just delicious. Sweet Potato is such a versatile root, it really can be cooked in so…