Caponata pot pie

Whenever I want to make a dish look festive or impressive I turn it into a pot pie. It’s a super easy way to upgrade your ordinary curries, stews and lentil soups. For this Christmas menu I decided to upgrade one of my favourite vegetarian stews: Caponata. I think the sweet and sour flavour and the meaty texture make the dish super addictive and comforting. You can make the filling a day or two in…

Red lentil soup with beetroot and spices

This is the ultimate comforting winter soup. I make it whenever I feel a bit under the weather. The ginger, garlic and chilli flakes are my weapons of choice when it comes to battling the flu. I make a large pot and eat it two or three days in a row. Ingredients: 300 grams red lentils 4 medium red beets 2 carrots 4 medium potatoes 100 grams green beans 1 small fennel 2 tablespoons tomato…

15 minute zucchini pesto pasta. Vegan!

Whenever you are looking for a quick dinner fix that never fails to impress or satisfy anyone, try this one. This pasta doesn’t require much cooking. The only thing that needs to be cooked is the pasta itself. It’s as comforting as it is nutritious. You got your greens and raw veg in there. Let’s do this. Ingredients:   200-250 grams pasta (tagliatelle works best for this one) 1 large zucchini 4 tablespoons sunflower seeds…

Celeriac schnitzel

Many people ignore celeriac when grocery shopping. I understand. It doesn’t look as glamorous or colourful as a red pepper or the voluptuous pumpkin. I would say, don’t judge the book by its cover. Celeriac is tasty, versatile, affordable and loaded in vitamin C. Especially when eaten raw. In this recipe I will be cooking it though. Sometimes I just crave something slightly greasy and crunchy. These celeriac schnitzels satisfy these kinds of cravings while…

Aubergine (egg plant) and mango rice paper rolls

This recipe was inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi’s soba noodles recipe with aubergines and mango. I absolutely adore his book ‘Plenty’ and this dish is one of my favourites. At one time I wrapped the delicious sweet and sour fruit and veg filling into some rice paper sheets and the result was unsurprisingly awesome. It’s a great party snack. Easy to bring to a picnic or pack for lunch.   Ingredients (10 or more rolls) 100…