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GF Sides

Chick peas (garbanzo beans)

Home-Made Hummus

By On March 18, 2013

I like to think that I’ve learned a few things on my short quarter-century on this planet (yeah, I know, shut up), and I think the most important is this: you can… Read More

Beans, Peas & Lentils

Tapas Week: Butter Bean, Roasted Red Pepper and Wilted Red Cabbage Salad

By On January 15, 2013

You can never go wrong with a butter bean, in my opinion. They’re just the right consistency and gorgeously tender when they’re done right, and they also taste just a little bit… Read More

GF Mains

Tapas Week: Spanish Rice

By On January 14, 2013

Last week, I had a good friend over for dinner, and lacking enough of any one ingredient to make it the forefront of a meal, I decided to make a number of… Read More


Spiced Baba Ghanoush

By On September 20, 2012

Sometimes, baba ghanoush just isn’t my thing. There’s too much oil, or it’s a little bitter, or it’s sat next to a plate of hummus and I’d much rather have that. Sometimes,… Read More

Flavour Pairings

Strawberry Salsa

By On April 10, 2012

I read a little while ago that strawberries and tomatoes are pretty much interchangeable in most recipes, and I didn’t believe it was true. Or, rather, I did kinda believe it but… Read More

Marinated Spicy Tofu and Spinach Salad
Big Salads

Marinated Spicy Tofu and Spinach Salad

By On January 25, 2012

One of the best ideas when you’re having people over is to make a few little dishes that compliment each other nicely. This is a great choice for that kind of occasion,… Read More

Lemon Sauteed Parsnips and Leeks
GF Sides

Lemon Sauteed Parsnips and Leeks

By On November 18, 2011

For me, parsnips will always mean Sunday dinner – and me avoiding them, for the first 20 or so years of my life. Parsnips were Mum vegetables. I wanted no part of… Read More

Garlic and Soy Greens

Garlic and Soy Greens with Pumpkin Seeds

By On November 17, 2011

This is one of my current favourite side dishes. I’ve been a total convert to broccoli in the last few years (in my friend’s words, “it’s a sponge for the flavour!”) and… Read More

Vegan Peanut Kale Slaw

Peanut Kale Slaw

By On October 19, 2011

Kale is one of those foods that’s really come to the fore in recent years. It’s actually a form of cabbage, and it’s currently enjoying a huge surge in popularity because it… Read More

Sweet Potato Oregano Fries
GF Sides

Sweet Potato Oregano Fries

By On October 11, 2011

I feel like sweet potato fries are a fairly modern invention. There’s just something about them that makes me a little excited every time, as if I’ve been initiated into some special… Read More