VEGAN MUFFULETTA

Words and images Amber Bremner A muffuletta is an Italian sandwich invented in New Orleans, typically layering meats, cheese, and olives inside a loaf of great bread. Here I’ve assembled layers of tasty plant-based antipasti inside a loaf of sourdough. Everything is done the day before, so the loaf can chill (and set somewhat) overnight […]

Baked Aubergines with Salsa Verde

Words and images by Fiona Hugues Sometimes all you need is a hero vegetable prepared deliciously to wow your guests. These small aubergines grilled until soft are fabulous on their own as a light lunch or as a side to grilled meats. Just add some leafy greens on the side. 3–4 small aubergines, halved Extra […]

Caponata

Serve it with pasta, on its own, or as part of a charcuterie board; in Sicily caponata goes with everything. I think breakfast time was the only time we weren’t served this sweet and sour eggplant dish. Every restaurant and nona has their own recipe, resulting in different degrees of sweetness.  After asking almost everyone […]

Spiced Paneer + Oyster Mushroom Skewers with Fresh Mint Sauce

Words and images by Emma Galloway Veggie skewers can all too often be a lacklustre combination of vegetables, charred and then served as is. But with a little bit of love, they can be flavour-packed meals in their own right. I’ve given oven and frying pan options for cooking, but they can also be popped […]

AVOCADO AND BROAD BEAN PANZANELLA

Words and images by Amber Bremner This loose interpretation of panzanella (Italian bread salad) is my idea of spring on a plate, though I’d be delighted to eat it any time of year. Toasted cubes of sourdough are tossed with chunks of avocado, podded broad beans, spring onions, salad greens (I used pea tendrils from […]

Buckwheat Pancakes with Tamarillo

Buckwheat is a gluten free seed that’s packed with nutrition. I love to incorporate it in our breakfasts, and this simple pancake recipe would have to be one of the easiest ways. Whole buckwheat (referred to as buckwheat groats) is soaked overnight, before being rinsed and blended with a few more ingredients to make pancake […]

Cauliflower Nuggets

If you’ve been looking for a way to get the kids to eat cauliflower, this is it. These cauliflower nuggets are easy to whip up and go with almost any dipping sauce you can imagine. If serving as a canapé for adults, try a blue cheese sauce or a herby mayo. 450–500g of cauliflower vegetable […]

Curry Cauliflower Soup

I love making a big batch of soup every weekend and either freezing it in portions or having it for week-day lunches. This curry cauliflower soup will be on repeat this winter in my household! 1 large onion, sliced 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped 3cm thumb of ginger, finely grated (about 2 tbsp) […]

Opito Bay Sazón Wedges

Optio Bay Salt Co’s sazón is a taste of Mexico and Central America. We love using it on wedges, so the flavour shines through. Serve with a dollop of sour cream. ⅓ cup plain flour 3 tbsp Opito Bay sazón 2 tsp Opito Bay Sea Salt 1kg of scrubbed Agria potatoes, cut into wedges. neutral […]

Parsnip Tarte Tatin

I do love a classy tart for lunch on the weekends, and this pretty little pie of sorts is just the ticket for a dreary winter’s day. Caramelised rounds of soft carrot and parsnip are nestled in a crunchy bed of mustard, crème fraîche and flaky pastry all showered in thyme and creamy chevre. Serve […]