Gazpacho

Gazpacho

This gazpacho is simple to make, as with any raw dish – it really is what you put in, so in particular choose the olive oil, vinegar, and tomato juice carefully. Excellent with olive bread, a white wine, and some manchego cheese.

Pan Tomate (Tomato Bread)

Pan Tomate (Tomato Bread)

One of my favourite foods. My mind was blown when I saw it served at our hotel breakfast buffet on our last trip to Spain. I struggled to make it using the traditional catalunya method and then discovered how I’m sure they do it in the restaurants.

Giant Sautee Pan Pasta

Giant Sautee Pan Pasta

A simple pasta dish great for a weeknight supper, adapted from an Anna Jones classic. It’s filling, surprisingly creamy and a flexible recipe that’s easy to modify.

Vegan Parmesan

Vegan Parmesan

A great topping for our weekly or so vegan meals, also tasty right out of the jar. I may or may not sneak a spoonful while walking from the table back to the fridge.

Vegan Maccy Cheese

Vegan Maccy Cheese

A hybrid of Isa Chandra Moskovitz’s Broccoli Mac & Cheese and America’s Test Kitchen’s Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip. What I’ve done here is basically double the amount of sauce by adding a medium potato blended past recognition, and some coconut oil.

Pressed Halloumi Sandwich

Pressed Halloumi Sandwich

My hommage to the Pressed Halloumi sandwhich from a little take away that I think is now long gone, in Tenleytown DC.

Miso Nuts

Miso Nuts

A craving and some detective work lead to this recipe. Sweet, salty, bright with citrus and ginger, but with depth from miso and sesame oil. A moreish snack that feels healthy enough.

Curried Roasted Carrot Dip

Curried Roasted Carrot Dip

Roasting carrots before making the classic dip from Veganomicon. Two kinds of garlic – sweetly roasted, and spicy raw, light, good as a dip for veggies, a spread on crackers or sandwiches.

Ski Liberty Grilled Cheese

Ski Liberty Grilled Cheese

This is a hearty grilled cheese sandwich with swiss cheese, mushrooms, spinach and cheddar cheese (I really insist, it’s gotta be in that order, I don’t care if the swiss or cheddar is on top, but the Swiss and the mushrooms must touch), inspired by McKees Tavern at Ski Liberty in Fairfield, Pennsylvania.

Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Nuts

They’re sweet, they’re spicy, it’s nuts. That was incredibly dumb. These are great to snack on, easy to make, and fancy enough to set out during drinks if you’re hosting a dinner party.