Oven Roasted Figs With ‘Blue Style’ Cheese

Remember the pineapple and cheese cubes on sticks we used to get at parties? Well think of this as the posh version. Your social cred will go up mega points if you serve these at your next bash, plus they take no time at all. Prep time: Maybe 5 minutes if you stop for a…

Cinnamon and Chilli Spiced Oven Roasted Carrots

Here’s something for the coming festive season. If I’m going to have carrots as a side dish, then I usually like to have them roasted. This version gives them a real Christmas feel but with a little bit of a kick (which, of course, is optional of chilli isn’t your thing). The chilli oil used…

Oven Roasted Apricots

If you haven’t tried roasting apricots in the oven, you’re missing a treat. The softness of them, mixed with the sweetness and spices makes for a completely moreish snack. This recipe is from my book Going Vegan, which you can get from Amazon. Have these as a desert or simply as a snack, served hot…

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,…

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…