Category Archive: Recipes

WoF 2015: Persiana feast, the mains

How did the Weekend of Food 2015 measure up to 2014 and 2013? It’s unfair to make a comparison, considering how much goodness was consumed at each of these events, but I think we are… Continue reading

WoF 2015: Persiana feast, the mezze

Ah, the Weekend of Food. It’s one of the highlights of my year, and 2015 was no different. You can read about our full weekend schedule here, but first, let’s get to the lowdown on… Continue reading

Indian-Chinese chili paneer

Only 8 days to go until my vegetarian month is up, but I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to eat paneer. Paneer is one of my favourite ingredients, as it’s supremely versatile,… Continue reading

Learning to juice with the Philips Viva Collection Compact Juicer

I always thought juicing was something for health freaks and obsessive dieters, neither of which apply to me. I adore fresh orange juice, but I never really go beyond that, unless I am feeling hipster, which… Continue reading

Peruvian shrimp stir-fry with quinoa (with Encona Amarillo sauce)

I’m always a bit skeptical of ready-made sauces (apart from the Lee Kum Kee ones, which have proved their worth many times over), and I’m also quite unfamiliar with Peruvian cuisine (bar my middling… Continue reading

Guest post: A delicious Sindhi Biryani

“Chicken biryani is a full meal by itself – basmati rice slowly cooked with succulent pieces of seasoned chicken with onions, tomato, ginger, garlic, yogurt, and a splash of lemon juice. It’s spiced… Continue reading

Nutella stuffed French toast (with bacon and strawberries)

Growing up, Nutella on bread was one of my absolute favourite things to eat. But it was only recently that I discovered a whole new world, where Nutella gets put in brownies and… Continue reading

Accidentally vegan: Spinach and chickpea salad

I’ve never made anything like this salad before, and I’m not quite sure why. I love all the ingredients, but it’s just not the sort of dish that comes to mind when I’m… Continue reading

Red wine bacon risotto with elderflower cocktails 

London is so deceptive. You think it’s spring, and then suddenly there’s another cold snap. So last week’s dinner was a bit like London: a warming bacon risotto and a fresh elderflower cocktail to… Continue reading

Sriracha scrambled eggs with smoked salmon

I love alliteration, and I love food. So when I can combine the two, I am very happy! I’ve started making these eggs at the weekend for breakfast, and sometimes even whip them up… Continue reading