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Orzo with Harissa and Aubergine

By On July 27, 2015

I’m not a huge pasta fan. I didn’t grow up eating it, and like pizza, I didn’t really enjoy it properly until I was at university or after. Though I never had… Read More

Vegan Spicy Rice Stuffed Eggplant
Beans, Peas & Lentils

Spicy Rice-Stuffed Aubergine

By On July 17, 2015

My often tumultuous relationship with aubergine (eggplant) has been well documented on this site. I go through periods of hating them, then loving them, then not being bothered with the potential rubberiness… Read More

Harissa Chickpeas with Eggplant and Basil
Beans, Peas & Lentils

Harissa Chickpeas with Eggplant and Basil

By On May 12, 2014

I’ve just finished devouring the wonderful Kitchen Diaries by Nigel Slater. If you’re not aware of him, Nigel is a British chef known for his love of simple, high-quality ingredients and recipes… Read More

Chick peas (garbanzo beans)

Spinach, Chickpea and Eggplant Curry

By On April 10, 2013

Many people abroad don’t believe me when I say that curry is now the national dish of the UK, but anyone who’s been to Brick Lane or Manchester’s Curry Mile, or Birmingham,… Read More

Balsamic vinegar

Flax-Breaded Baked Eggplant Marinara

By On November 20, 2012

I didn’t used to be a huge fan of eggplant, otherwise known as aubergine if you’re not from the ol’ US of States, but now, I quite literally cannot get enough of… Read More


Vegan Heartbreak Cake a.k.a. Eggplant Chocolate Torte

By On October 20, 2012

Yesterday, my Ultimate Twin friends James and David turned 26, a great cause celebration if ever there was one just because these two guys are incredibly awesome. Panama City is awash with… 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

Vegan Bacon: Jerk Eggplant Bacon

Jerk Eggplant “Bacon”

By On April 16, 2012

One of the things I get asked most often when people find out that I don’t eat meat (after “where do you get your protein from?” and “what about cheese?”) is “OH… Read More


Baked Eggplant, Tomato and Avocado Sandwich

By On January 31, 2012

For a lot of people, making vegetarian or vegan sandwiches is more difficult than it might be, because they were brought up, as I was, eating ham sandwiches or those made from… Read More

Hungarian Eggplant Goulash

Hungarian Eggplant Goulash

By On September 20, 2011

Winter is a-coming, albeit with Autumn still in its way, and with the dropping temperature my need for warming food goes up. And I don’t just mean hot; I mean spicy too!… Read More