Creamy Kale Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes

I am deeply in love with polenta. When I have it I think to myself ‘why am I not having this all the time?’ It’s true that it can be hard work to cook, and it does make a mess of the pan, but don’t let any of that put you off. Polenta is awesome,…

Lemon and Garlic Roasted New Potatoes

This is a fantastic accompaniment to a variety of dishes that’s so easy to make it feels like you’re doing nothing at all. The flavour, however, is outstanding. But I’m not going to babble on about it here, all I’m going to say is that you must try them. Prep time: 5 minutes. Cooking time:…

Oven-Roasted Courgettes with Salsa Verde

This is a nice little side or accompanying dish to go with a whole range of other foods. My Baby New Potatoes with Garlic and Chilli would be ideal. Or try them with my Classic Griddled Polenta. The courgettes are cut in half lengthways, tossed in olive oil and seasoning, then roasted until soft and…

Baby New Potatoes with Garlic and Chilli

I ordered something recently from a Lebanese restaurant that gave me the idea to do these. These are very simple baby new potatoes, boiled until tender and then pan-fried. A non-stick wok is the best tool for this if you have one as there’s plenty of room for the potatoes to move around as they…

Roasted Aubergine and Walnut Pesto

The unfortunate thing about pesto is that it comes in teeny tiny little jars. Also, there are only a couple around that are vegan and gluten-free. It is so easy to make your own, however, and so much better tasting than the shop bought variety. Most pesto recipes you can just shove into a food…

15 Minute Thai Lentils with Green Beans and Coconut Rice

Cooking healthy food when you’re tired is no easy task. Work and/or looking after the children all day can leave you in no mood to spend yet more time in the kitchen. It can be so tempting to open a packet of frozen vegan burgers and to hell with the nutritional value. There are certainly…