My ‘how to’ blog posts are always super popular (how to cook halloumi perfectly; how to make a perfect baked potato; how to make perfect roast potatoes), so this time I thought I’d focus on an ingredient that a lot of people have trouble with: tofu! Millions of people around the world love tofu, but also millions don’t, and part of the reason is that when it’s not cooked properly, it can end up a soggy, spongy mess. I have definitely had my share of rubbish tofu, but over the years I’ve found a method that always works well to give firm, crispy tofu every time. So here’s my method: how to make tofu that doesn’t suck! Plus there are lots of tofu recipe ideas at the bottom of the post, if that’s all you’re here for.
Hello slow cooker! I thought it was time to bring my old friend out of retirement again to make this slow cooker paneer tikka masala. I only use my slow cooker every now and then, but it's such a handy way to make a hearty dinner with very little effort. There's no pre-cooking needed with this vegetarian curry recipe - just throw some raw veggies and some chunks of paneer into … Read more
Have I talked about the weather enough yet this spring? Every time I post a summery recipe I seem to talk about the sunshine (sorry for being so predictable, but the sun comes out so rarely in this country that it's always worthy of comment), and hot dogs always seem like a summery meal to me. I guess it's because you might cook them on the BBQ, so even though these homemade … Read more
Spinach and ricotta is such a classic combination, and it's one of my favourites - the flavours are mild, but they work beautifully together. Creamy ricotta can never be a bad thing, especially with lots of garlicky spinach! You'll usually find spinach and ricotta paired with pasta (I'll remake that recipe one day, as the photos are horrendous but the recipe is awesome), but … Read more
This easy vegetarian mezze platter is basically my ideal meal. I absolutely love lots of little picky bits - olives, bread, dips, that kind of stuff. And since it feels like the spring has finally arrived (in fact it actually feels like summer! Bet you anything August will be cold and rainy), this is just the sort of meal I need. It takes very little effort but looks … Read more
My tofu bacon BLTs are one of my most popular recipes ever - they've been shared on social media nearly 100,000 times!! If you haven't tried my easy tofu bacon yet, you must give it a try - it's sweet and salty and spicy, and goes brilliantly in a sandwich. A good sandwich is such an underrated lunch. And since I'm always looking to find new ways to enjoy old favourites, this … Read more