All posts filed under: Vegetarian

Beetroot + Potato Rosti

This recipe might only be suitable if you’re almost exactly the same kind of cook as me. I cook mostly for myself, have no qualms about how long something might take but frequently find myself cutting corners just to see if I can get away with it. The corner I cut here might upset people who cook properly. I can’t be bothered to drain the potatoes. I simply do not have the energy or kitchen towel backstock to rinse and moisture-squeeze and dry adequately. The moisture-squeezing is, I understand, essential for optimum crispiness. However, I’ll take a sort-of-crispy rosti over all that effort so early in the morning any day. Here, all you need to do is mix together grated root veg and fry it very, very slowly. Making it low maintenance provided you don’t mind hanging around near the kitchen for an hour. I work in the same room as I cook, so to me this is the perfect working from home breakfast. Some of you may not, therefore it might be less than …

Honey Oregano Halloumi + Courgette

While the summer may have packed itself up and left us for dead a little early this year, the same cannot be said for the courgette glut. With no access to a garden or allotment of my own, my source for this knowledge is the generous portion I seem to keep finding in my veg box delivery each week. It’s long been known that I’m not a courgette person. One of my most popular recipes to date – and one of the only ways I can truly enjoy them – is courgette brownies. However, throwing something into a brownie batter and baking it could only ever result in deliciousness. It’s cheating. It’s time for me to grow up and learn to love courgettes as the dinner-destined vegetable they are. I’ve been drizzling halloumi with honey and oregano for as long as I’ve been cooking, ever since seeing it on the internet somewhere (the only reason I ever do anything). I happened to have too many courgettes in the fridge and presumed no harm could come …

Beer, Marmite + Black Treacle Gravy

Whether we like it or not, autumn fast approaches. In a matter of weeks, the only thing keeping you going Monday to Saturday will be the promise of your Sunday roast. Coupled perhaps with a Gilmore Girls marathon and a thimbleful or two of whisky to push down the deep sense of injustice that boils up the back of your throat each time you remember that we went in to lockdown last winter, sat inside through heatwaves, weren’t allowed to go on holiday and now here we are on the wrong side of the year once more… but I digress. This has been my go-to gravy for a couple of months now, I won’t make anything else. It’s particularly handy because it doesn’t rely on meat juices, so fits the bill when I’m making veggie roasts (as I’m often inclined to do). It’s deeply savoury and packs a punch of intense flavour – particularly delicious with cauliflower cheese. I struggled (as per) to get this one written down because I’m such a by-eye cook and …