MUSHROOM AND GOATS CHEESE BURGER

We’ve tried our fair share of vegetarian burgers, some not quite up to scratch and yet others leaving us wanting more. After a few tweaks, we managed to get a mushroom burger that holds it’s own perfectly between that bun with maximum flavour. The perfect accompaniment was beetroot and radish to bring a match making…

CHERRY TOMATO AND GORGONZOLA MUSHROOMS

This is a lovely side for a barbecue or can even be the the main dish with a nice salad and fries if you’re vegetarian. Gorgonzola is an amazingly creamy cheese, which packs a punch with that blue running through it. With a little olive oil and a few tomatoes an ordinary mushroom is taken…

PANEER WRAPS

Trying to involve more vegetarian dishes in your diet can be hard, but it can be a lot of fun to get creative with this. We live in such a meat orientated world but veggie dishes are becoming more and more popular and an essential part of a balanced diet. In Indian cuisine, where a lot of dishes…

BREADED HALLOUMI AND PEPPER STRIPS

One of the sweetest memories my taste buds have had is the first time I enjoyed grilled Halloumi with peppers. It’s just a match that’s meant to be, as if they were soul mates. So really and truly, this could not go wrong. Its a brilliant idea for a vegetarian snack at a party but…

PEAR AND MUSHROOM BARLEY RISOTTO

There’s not too much pear in this dish but just enough to add a mild sweetness that brings the mushrooms to life. I love using barley for risottos as it has an extra bite to it that you just don’t get with risotto rice. Although it takes a little longer to cook, you don’t have…

ROASTED PEPPER AND TOMATO SOUP

It was a lazy Sunday and I decided my family needed something comforting to eat whilst the weather was grey and windy outside. I didn’t want to do much standing up, so I decided that a soup made in the oven would be the perfect way to get some great flavour without having to keep an eye on…

GOATS CHEESE WHOLEWHEAT DOUGH BALLS

There’s something quite satisfying about having dough balls as an alternative to garlic bread. For me, it’s the way you get to dip it in that lovely garlic butter yourself, lapping up as little or as much as you like. Like walkers salt and shake crisps, we get the pleasure of adding the salt ourselves then shaking it…

WHOLEMEAL TORTILLA PIZZAS

For years me and my sister have made these super easy tortilla pizzas. Realising using one wrap is just too thin, we doubled them up, sticking together with a little egg wash. For the topping, we grabbed a jar of pizza/pasta sauce and smothered it over the top, finishing with tonnes of cheese and whatever else…

FENNEL AND PAK CHOI NOODLE BROTH

This warm broth is both fragrant and comforting. The cold is drawing in and all I can think about are those cosy meals to keep me warm and satisfied. Clearly with an Asian influence, this has to be one of my favorite types of comfort foods! Pak Choi is such a good vegetable and I…

PESTO OMELETTE

One thing that I love about omelettes is that they’re appropriate to eat anytime of the day; you can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They’re great with chips, salad or just on their own and they’re a good source of protein. It’s then up to you what fillings you use as they are such…

PESTO SOUP

When I first came up with the idea of making a pesto soup I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it work; pesto can be quite a strong flavour and I was worried it may be too rich. I managed to get the balance right and made a fantastic, elegant and hearty soup….