All posts tagged: cauliflower

Cauliflower (and Butternut Squash) Cheese with Wild Garlic

Comfort eating? Me? Never. A global pandemic and international quarantine seemed as good a time as any to show my face on my own website again. Sharing recipes with you feels like a nice way to use the approximately six million hours a week of spare time I have on my hands now that I’m not allowed to go the pub, see any of my friends or family or even venture outside of my own postcode. A recipe for wild garlic feels all of a sudden potentially less useful now that you might not be permitted to wander about foraging for it. I was lucky enough to get a bag in this week’s Riverford box, so I hope some of you might find a way to track it down, too. If not, you could try baking whole cloves of garlic with the cauliflower and squash to achieve a similar flavour. I roast the cauliflower as opposed to boil it for this recipe. I avoid boiling vegetables wherever I can – a habit I adopted from …

Vegan Currywurst at Beelzebab, Apple Braised Cabbage and an Impromptu Vegan Dinner Party

Week 2 of Veganuary has passed with neither insult nor injury. My stomach has returned to its former not-8-months-pregnant-looking glory thanks to the week 1 bloating phase being well behind us and, at this half way mark, I’ve not really had a craving for anything non vegan or felt particularly deprived. This perceived lack of deprivation in my diet may well be coming only from the fact that I’m also knee deep in Dry January, and all minor inconveniences are paling in comparison to the fact that not a single drop of alcohol has passed my lips in 14 days. Who’s to say. Here’s this weeks highlight reel: Beelzebab at The Hope and Ruin Beelzebab are renowned the whole city over for their vegan kebabs and hot dogs, but it was the ‘loaded fries’ side of the menu that my friend and I gravitated towards when we were in for a drink this week. Currywurst (right) is £5.95 and chilli cheese fries (left) are £6.95, both an ideal portion for a carb-heavy, self indulgent, beautifully …

Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Frittata

I’ve started toying with the idea of getting regular veg boxes delivered again. I’m in search of a way of forcing myself to post recipes more often – being confronted with vegetables not of my choosing that need to be used up in a 7 day period does wonders for my creativity. I’ve dipped my toe in the water by buying a one off box from Fin and Farm (£9, 6 veg variety) and been pleased enough, I’ll continue to mull the issue over and perhaps make it a regular occurrence. While I love ALDI for its affordability, I do yearn for food that’s been grown closer to home, and that’s not something they have to offer particularly often. However, my emphasis in this recipe is not on the ingredients but on the practice of frittata making itself. A frittata is almost always the result of fridge foraging for me. This recipe has come about because I only had the seeded end of a butternut squash leftover, which can be tricky to turn into chips …