Homemade Rustic Pizza

Makes 4 regular sized pizzas Pizza Dough 550g plain flour, 1 tbsp (or packet) dried yeast, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 250 ml warm water, olive oil Toppings (some of my favourites…the choice is yours!) 3 tbsp passatta (lightly spread), onion finely sliced, yellow pepper finely sliced, cherry tomatoes, rocket (ruccola), jalepenos, black olives, … Continue reading

Heaven in a cupcake

Makes 12 Coconut and Raspberry Sponge 192g flour, 128g sugar, 64g coconut flakes, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 115ml warm water, 115ml soya milk, 79ml sunflower oil, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp white vinegar, 1 tsp raspberry coulis per cupcake Raspberry coulis: 2 handfulls raspberries, 1 tbsp water, 2 tbsp icing sugar…blended … Continue reading

Adaptation of a German childhood favourite

Germany. The country where being vegetarian  means piling the meat component of a dish high on the side of a plate. I grew up here as a teenager and needless to say, when eating out with my family (who loved a bit of schweinshaxe, or pig knuckle) I shook my head and opted for a … Continue reading

Sage, Thyme and Onion Stuffing Muffins

6 slices of bread (cubed), olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, 3/4 cup onion (diced), 1/2 cup fresh parsely (minced), 1 tsp dried sage, 1 tsp dried thyme, 1 cup vegetable stock, salt and pepper Mix makes 6 small muffins (increase by 1 slice of bread per person if you need more). Blend about half of … Continue reading

Carrot cake with white chocolate and cream cheese frosting

  Carrot Cake 225g grated carrot, 170g raisins, 140g white flour, 140g wholemeal flour, 170g sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, 200ml vegetable oil, 200ml water, pinch of salt, dash of vinegar, 1/2 tsp vanilla essence White chocolate and cream cheese frosting 2 tubs cream cheese (I prefer to use a sweet version, such … Continue reading

Lentil and spinach curry with almond spiced rice

Lentil and spinach curry 225g lentils, 5 handfuls spinach, 1 bay leaf, 2 onions, 1 garlic clove, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, fresh coriander Spiced rice with almonds and coconut 1 cup rice, 2 cups water, 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil, … Continue reading

Aubergine and Tahini Dip

1 aubergine, 1 garlic clove, 1/2 tbs tahini paste, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 tbs finely chopped parsley, sea salt and ground black pepper Prick aubergine with a fork. Place under a hot grill until thoroughly charred (fork should pierce through). Rinse aubergine under cold water and peel off the skin. Chop the flesh and … Continue reading

Fresh sweetcorn fritters with a light green salad

Sweetcorn Fritters 1 cob sweetcorn or one small tin, 88g tofu, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1 tsp soya milk, 2 tbsp plain flour, 1/2 red chilli finely chopped, 1/8 red pepper finely chopped, salt and ground black pepper as required, vegetable oil for frying. Green salad with lemon dressing A handful of each: shredded iceberg … Continue reading

In the mood foods

I enjoy nothing more than to cook up a feast for those I love , and having been away from my boyfriend for a week I chose a theme inspired by Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love. I adapted my menu to incorporate ingredients such as chili, nutmeg, avocado, white chocolate and his favourite red … Continue reading

Golden Temple Restaurant Amsterdam

I’m studying in Amsterdam for the year and I recently visited the Golden Temple restaurant with a friend    for the yoga, dinner and tea package…for a mere 25 euros! I anticipated the yoga session to be a standard class with many people, but discovered it was actually a very personal session (just the two of … Continue reading