I’ll get to this recipe in a moment – these basil and goat’s cheese crostini, topped with a simple balsamic red onion and blackberry compote, are creamy and sweet and crunchy and all kinds of other things, and I have a lot to say about them. But first I want to talk about the blackberries themselves.
Sweet and spicy is one of the best flavour combinations there is, in my opinion - think sweet chilli sauce, that kind of thing. Somehow the sweetness offsets the spiciness, and you end up with a really enjoyable heat, rather than a heat that brings tears to your eyes. And when that sweetness comes from crispy roasted sweet potatoes, it's even better! These spicy sweet potato … Read more
Fajitas were one of the first meals my husband and I ever cooked together, back when we were fresh-faced 18-year-olds at university - it was one of the only meals we knew we could make successfully. We never made halloumi fajitas (I don't think I'd even heard of halloumi back then!), but they were still always delicious - it's hard to go wrong with veggies, tortillas, cheese, … Read more
Yes, it's another pizza recipe. I can't help myself! Pizza hot dogs, pizza enchiladas, pizza roasted chickpeas... and now pizza rice bowls. But since it's socially unacceptable to eat actual pizza for every single meal (if I ever become a complete recluse, this is totally what I'll be doing), I have to find new ways to get my pizza fix, and these pizza rice bowls are just the … Read more
You know those words that stop making any sense when you look at them for too long? Gnocchi is one of those words. Nyocky. Nuuyooockiiii. It can't be right. But anyway. Homemade ricotta gnocchi! Light, fluffy little cheesy dumplings that can be whipped up in less than 45 minutes. Here's how you make them! … Read more
Yes I know, this is my second 'very veggie' recipe in as many weeks, but if you can't have lots of veggie-heavy recipes on a vegetarian blog, where can you? This very veggie mashed potato is an easy way to add extra vegetables to your diet (or your kids'!) - with broccoli, carrots and peas mashed right into the potato, it's got more flavour and more nutrients than normal mash. … Read more