Parsnip dumplings in broth, from Ottolenghi’s ‘Plenty’

This dish from Plenty by Ottolenghi is warming, filling yet light, and very healthy; the perfect way to cut through all the rich and decadent food we have been indulging in throughout the festive period! We have been going through a bit of a vegetable stock making phase recently, experimenting with various types of white…

Shakshuka

Rich spiced tomato sauce, spiked with a warm chilli heat. Eggs cooked just enough to set the whites, revealing liquid gold yolks when gently pierced with the tip of a knife. A couple of slices of toasted week-old sourdough enjoyed on the side. I am of course, talking about Shakshuka, a popular brunch dish which…

Autumn vegetable tart

This tart is packed full of colourful and healthy veggies, and is particularly enjoyable at this time of year. The recipe is largely based on Yotam Ottolenghi’s ‘Very full tart’ recipe in Plenty. If you can, I’d encourage you to make your own shortcrust pastry beforehand. It is well worth the time and effort. Ingredients:…

Vegetarian mee goreng with homegrown pak choi

For the most part, my pak choi plants have been coming along nicely. I have been running out of growing space however – I have some spring onions and parsley which germinated ages ago in my propagator, which I really, really need to plant out at the weekend! Some of the pak choi leaves have…