West African peanut stew

This recipe is an adaptation of many that I’ve seen, a lot of these call for sweet potato to be boiled in the sauce.  I prefer to bake the sweet potatoes in advance, then pan fry them before adding the sauce and greens.  The reason for this is that you can focus your attention on…

Vegetable Korma

This dish is top – why eat that weird creamy mucky falsely colored stuff that many take-aways sell when you could make this fresh, subtly flavoured and delicate dish so easily!?  I serve this with the flatbreads which you can find the recipe for here. There are two rules – when I’m talking about tablespoons,…

BBQ pulled jackfruit with homemade BBQ sauce

Why eat a dead pig when you can enjoy the experience of a pulled pork sandwich without using one?  Jackfruit has been used in South East Asia for a really long time.  A recent export to the west, it has become more common with the popularity of veganism and plant based diets.  It’s a pretty…

Dutch pancakes

York has a brand new and excellent pancake house. It’s run by a couple (I think) and they really care about their business and their customers. Rumour has it that they felt terrible turning away a vegan who had visited for a pancake, and so set about making a vegan and gluten free pancake that…

Too many fucking peppers

Far too many! Some of you who know me, may know that I cook for The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) every week, and have done for about a year now. If you know know about this project, please follow the link and learn. If though, you can’t be bothered, I’ll give the quickest overview…

Flatbreads

Flatbreads are the original breads, pre-yeast.  They were fired in stone ovens, over fired, under the ground.  They are easy to make, and home-made ones contain far less sh*t than the supermarket ones, even if you use a store bought soya yogurt like I do. Before you start You need to cut yourself  11 pieces…

Baba Ghanoush

السلام عليكم (Hello) Baba Ghanoush (from herein, BabaG) is a firm favourite of my life.  Until quite  recently, I didn’t know this was something the majority of people I know are not that familiar with.  I thought it had made it to western tables along with hummus.  I am wrong.  Fast overview – BabaG is…

May-O, Vegan Maaaay-O

Alright, how are things going? I’ve been really busy doing all that shit I don’t want to do.  I’ve got a couple of recipes to share that I’ve really enjoyed recently.  This first one is for some mayonnaise, and it will sit in your fridge in a tupperware pot or jar for some TIME before…

I don’t hate pasta any more

A good pasta dish can feed a lot of people quickly, cheaply and easily.  I’ve got 3  rules for pasta: Buy a good quality pasta – that means no supermarket’s value packs.  I’d recommend DeCecco. Keep your starchy cooking water for your sauce. Simplicity is key – and that means a few good ingredients. Until…

Vegan Spanish omelette

On Sunday morning, post drinking and board games with friends, I woke up thinking of the breakfast I wanted.  It was a little unconventional. I wanted something ‘egg-like’ and then tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, avocado, and above all, some sourdough.  The idea for ‘veganising’ this omelette popped into my head, and so I headed downstairs whilst…

Japanese inspired carrot salad

This salad is great alone, with other salads, at a barbecue as an alternative to boring coleslaw, and to make lunch look like more than sandwiches. It’s spicy, tangy, sweet and savoury. All good things. It takes 5 minutes to make.  Ingredients 4 large carrots 2 spring onions 2 tbsp raisins 1 chilli (I used…

Smoked paprika, sweet potato and red lentil soup

The popularity of soup is growing in our house.  They are (on average) very low fat, flexible to what you have available, warming, quick to serve once made (and, quick to make IMO). The place where I had fallen down in the past is not having 2 or 3 main flavours, and confusing the soups…