Belting bruschetta
dairy free / Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free / vegan / vegetarian

Belting bruschetta

There are few greater pleasures in life than a ripe tomato bursting in your mouth. Like liquid sunshine. Deliciously sweet and ludicrously easy, this recipe is perfect for a starter or light lunch – I’ve even made mini-ones as party canapés. ***WARNING: PLEASE USE RIPE TOMATOES OTHERWISE THIS DISH WILL TASTE ANEMIC AND MAKE YOUR … Continue reading

The Bee’s Knees salad dressing
dairy free / Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free / vegetarian

The Bee’s Knees salad dressing

When it comes to salad dressings, simple is best and yet somehow I have munched through fields’ worth of salads dressed oh-so-terribly – too slimy, too sticky, too sweet, too limp, too acerbic. Too shop-bought. The trick, as with most things, is in the balance of sharp and sweet. And, as with most things, this … Continue reading

Japanese supper: Pork & prawn gyoza
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Japanese supper: Pork & prawn gyoza

Konnichiwa! Yesterday I was sitting on the bus on the way home craving Japanese food. So I decided to make gyoza. There is something exceedingly satisfying about eating dumplings. Chopsticks in position, chasing your slippery target around the plate, you finally get a firm grip. The tension is palpable. Quivering, you dunk it into the dipping sauce and … Continue reading

Mexican supper: Fiery prawn & guacamole wraps
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Mexican supper: Fiery prawn & guacamole wraps

This heatwave is causing me to become mildly unhinged. Heat-induced insomnia is sweeping across Britain, leaving us to limply negotiate the morning commute thirsty and grumpy, a scrum of clammy hands and moist shoes. And last night the thermostat was showing 28°C in my flat. I found myself huddled over my stove in my swimsuit, … Continue reading