Spiced and herbed puy lentil salad 

A salad that travels well and is more than a sum of its parts. Rice, quinoa or normal couscous can be used in place of the giant couscous if you like. Prep 20 min Cook 40 min Serves 4 100g raisins or currants 4...

Posted: 11.05.22 0 Comments

Toasted cashew and coconut greens noodle salad

Serves 4 200g rice noodles (I use brown rice) A few large handfuls mixed greens (Swiss chard, kale, spinach) 150g sugar snaps For the dressing 2 tbsp tamari or soy 2 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp brown...

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Brown butter roast potatoes

These have quickly become my desert island potato. And, coming from a potato enthusiast of Irish heritage, that says a lot. Serves 4-6, as a side 1kg new potatoes, scrubbed clean 4 bay leaves, or a few sprigs...

Posted: 04.05.22 0 Comments

Warm Jersey Royals with white miso

After I made this salad, leftover miso mayo made its way into sandwiches and salads for the rest of the week. Be sure to crush the potatoes a little and dress them in some of the dressing while they are still warm, so...

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Asparagus and greens frittata

Frittatas are one of the dishes that often get thrown together with leftovers in my house. This one, though, was more deliberate, and worthy of a meal and a shopping trip in itself. I love frittatas but I don’t always...

Posted: 20.04.22 0 Comments

Asparagus salad with breadcrumbs and yoghurt

The spears have a pleasing crunch tempered by a quick bath in some lemon juice. SERVES 4 50g breadcrumbs Olive oil 2 x 400g bunches asparagus 1 unwaxed lemon, zested and juiced Salt and black pepper 25g...

Posted: 13.04.22 0 Comments

Mustard-and-orange-dressed spring salad

Baby leeks, purple sprouting broccoli and broad beans would work well in this warm traybake salad, too. Serves 4 4 eggs 250g asparagus, woody ends snapped off 1 bunch spring onions 150g radishes, halved and...

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One-Pan Pea, Lemon + Asparagus Pasta

This pasta is a complete revelation. It's been one of the most popular recipes from my Guardian column, so I wanted to include it here. The sauce is magically made from the pasta water and asparagus as the pasta...

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Vegan millionaire’s shortbread

I find normal millionaire’s shortbread too cloying and sweet. This version, which uses the sweetness of dates and has seeds and nuts for added crunch, is much more my thing. I use Doves Farm gluten-free flour, which...

Posted: 06.04.22 0 Comments

Favourite Easter Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate is an especially important ingredient in my house - whether it's a few dark squares as an afternoon pick me up, or a bar of white chocolate for a tray of killer blondies. I always check to make the...

Posted: 05.04.22 0 Comments