Vegan ‘Ready Steady Cook’ – Recipes from Brussels

This weekend I went to Brussels – my lovely friend Elie is currently living out there, so it was a great opportunity to spend a bit of time with her and also to explore. As ever I did lots of food-based research before setting off and sadly found a bit of a dearth of vegan and vegetarian restaurants… Continue reading Vegan ‘Ready Steady Cook’ – Recipes from Brussels


Linguine with Wild Garlic Pesto, Smoky Tofu and Vine Tomatoes

It’s the time of year when wild garlic is springing up everywhere next to the stream in the woods behind where I live. I’m always amazed by the intensity of the smell, but until a couple of weeks ago, I’d never foraged any for cooking. Yesterday, I gathered some for the second time to make… Continue reading Linguine with Wild Garlic Pesto, Smoky Tofu and Vine Tomatoes

Restaurants · Reviews

Review: The Wonky Table, Derby

From 2009-2013 I studied a BSc in Psychology part-time with the Open University and am still in touch with some of the fantastic (and completely daft!) friends I made on the online student forums. Recently I met Claire and Jo in Derby to catch up and also to celebrate them being accepted for a doctorate in clinical psychology and completing… Continue reading Review: The Wonky Table, Derby


Vegan Greek Kebab Salad Pittas

It was a really sunny day yesterday and I had a craving for something summery tasting. Sadly I still haven’t been able to find any rice paper sheets, so couldn’t make Vietnamese style spring rolls, but I wondered what else I could make that had those fresh flavours of citrus, chilli and mint alongside crunchy veg. I… Continue reading Vegan Greek Kebab Salad Pittas