This basic Lentil Bolognese recipe is an essential in the vegan kitchen. Lentils are not only delicious, they're cheap, filling and incredibly versatile and this recipe can form the backbone for all kinds of other meals. This recipe calls for 400g of cooked puy or green...

One of the best things about being asked to create a food pairing for sherry for International Sherry Week was the chance to try a gorgeously lush new Organic Vegan Manzanilla.  I spent a year living in Spain when I was in my early 20's and...

When I went into the kitchen to make this, I had originally decided to make a lasagna to use up a huge quantity of Bolognese 'mince'  sauce that I had cooked the previous night. But then I realised that I didn't have any pasta sheets. And...

This risotto was originally only going to be made so I could make arancini - those crunchy yummy risotto balls with a hidden centre surprise that are perfect for serving at parties. The idea was to make...

I know, I know, ANOTHER courgette recipe. But bear with me everyone. This is our FAVOURITE pasta recipe. During courgette season we eat it at least once a week. Why you may ask?  Because it's simple, it's speedy and above all, it's delicious.  Now, don't panic. This...

I've been a bit offish since getting back from Australia. A bad case of the flu, work commitments and the never ending grim news about a certain evil Wotsit and grey wintery weather. I wondered if I would ever get my mojo back.  Fortunately, the flu...

For some reason, to me,  shoving a pan of veggies in the oven & watching them at once caramelise on top, but also squidge down into a lovely stew-thing, feels like less work than a pot on the stove. Illogical I know, there's still a pan to...

I love late spring and  summer. All the yummiest local tender vegetables start making an appearance in the market, plus we start to see the first of the juicy tomatoes from Italy and Spain. In an ideal world, we'd have glorious warm evenings, and minimal housework...

Easy to make and spectacular to serve, this rice the perfect accompaniment to any curry or veggie stew. Or to serve alongside an array of Tapas or Mezze type spread to make it more substantial. One of the things I particularly  particularly love about this rice pilaf/paella thing...