All posts tagged: homemade

Moroccan Burritos

This recipe came about because I wanted an excuse to use my beautiful new wooden rolling pin. I’ve wanted to learn to make my own tortillas for a while now, and the recipe I found on Taste of Home is ridiculously simple. It’s a great weekend lunch, or casual dinner party sharer. The sweetness of the cous cous and dates taste beautiful with cool houmous and a kick of hot sauce. 8 homemade tortillas (recipe from tasteofhome.com) 1 red onion, sliced 125g cous cous 8 dates, chopped finely About 200g houmous, mine was homemade adapted from my avo houmous Olive oil to drizzle here and there Hot sauce of your choice (optional) Make the tortillas following the recipe linked in the ingredients list and keep warm. Alternatively, buy some and pop them in the microwave or oven. To make the cous cous filling, pour 150ml boiling water over the cous cous in a bowl and leave for 7-10 minutes, then add the dates and stir through with a drizzle of olive oil. To build you …

Homemade Vegan Pasta – a rookie’s first shot at tagliatelle

One of the things I’ve discovered whilst doing the vegan thing is that with a lot of my favourite foods, I have to really go back to basics to make sure I’m sticking to the rules. I’ve turned in to one of those terrible label-checkers, and in doing so have been surprised to find that a lot of pasta is not vegan friendly at all. So this weekend I set out to make my own, turning of course to the internet to search for a homemade vegan pasta recipe that I could handle. Minimalist Baker is one of my favourite food blogs, and this recipe is based heavily on hers. But I wanted to do something a little different to make this a really summery supper, so I’ve experimented with herbs. Adding mint to the pasta dough itself was a bit of a shot in the dark, but it resulted in a deliciously fresh taste with the avocado sauce. Having not made pasta from scratch since a lacklustre food technology lesson 7 years ago, I …

Lets talk about sides (baby)

It’s nearing BBQ Season for the braver souls here in the UK, and I’m not about to tell you that chicken wings and burgers are going to boost your metabolism. So to join in the BBQ vibe yet remain in the constraints of this week’s theme, I thought I’d share an exceedingly healthy side dish that you can add to your delicious rack of ribs and know that you’re consuming something of use to your body. Homemade coleslaw This recipe was inspired by the most amazing take away joint ever to exist, Pizzaface. If you’re lucky enough to be a citizen of Brighton, too, you have to try this place. In a nutshell, it’s beyond restaurant quality pizza delivered right to your house. Anyway, they do this great seasonal coleslaw that’s herby and crunchy and delicious so I’ve tried to recreate it, pretty successfully I might add. Coleslaw is notoriously fattening because it contains a few artery clogging ingredients – namely full fat cream, so this recipe calls for 0% yoghurt (the brand I use …