Mulled Pears with Vegan Whipped Cream

This is a great Christmas dessert, or something you can have any time of year, especially if you’re having dinner guests. Poached pears have long been a favourite of mine, so this time I wanted to do something with them that captured the essence of the winter season. Mulled pears seemed the obvious choice, using…

Salad of Vegan Halloumi and Tomatoes with Cashews and Potato Bread

This is one of those ‘what have I got in the fridge?’ recipes. My wife, Samantha, had bought some potato bread that she wanted me to do something with, and we had some leftover Vegan haloumi in the fridge that needed eating. These, and a few other miscellaneous ingredients, and you’ve got yourself a good…

Delicately-Spiced Pumpkin Curry

The sight of pumpkins on the market shelves always fills me with a little excitement, which I think is because they’re very much a seasonal thing and we only ever see them in the autumn. I become a bit like a squirrel when they appear and, much to the annoyance of my family, I start…

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Tart

I’ve always loved chocolate and orange as a combination. Chocolate and mint is ok but, for me, chocolate and orange will always win out. This, like all opinions on food, is highly subjective. Samantha, my wife, has a preference for the choc-mint combo, though she does like the orange as well. This dessert makes use…

Chocolate, Orange and Hazelnut Mousse

Though this is a mousse with a lot of ingredients, it is still a very easy one to make as all you need to do is blend them until they are smooth. This is a great way to impress at a dinner party without going to too much effort. Put a chilled dish of this…