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Roasted Red Pepper and Marinated Artichoke Empanadas in a Chimichurri-style Culantro Sauce
Apple cider vinegar

Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Empanadas in a Culantro Chimichurri Sauce

By On October 29, 2014

*Please note that the time for this recipe does not include 4-8 hours resting time for the dough! I am approaching that horrifying yet wonderful time; my last 2 weeks in yet… Read More

Harissa Paste
Sauces & Salsas

Smoky Aji Chombo Harissa Paste

By On May 7, 2014

Harissa paste is a Tunisian chilli paste, although you can also find it in the cuisines of Morocco, Libya and Algeria. Its intense, hot flavour is thanks to hot chilli peppers; usually… Read More

Vegan Basil Pesto

Vegan Basil Pesto

By On April 8, 2014

You’d think that the main barrier to a good vegan pesto would be cheese, given that pesto is basically a cheese, herb and nut sauce/spread (originating from Genoa in Northern Italy, don’t… Read More


Vegan Laksa Paste

By On October 1, 2013

When I lived in Sydney, Laksa was something we ate almost every week. Despite not having even heard of it before we moved there, Putin loved Laksas so much that he would… Read More


Jerk Seasoning Paste

By On July 2, 2013

Last week, I came back from a week in the Caribbean, taking in all the sand, sea and damn good food that the north of Panama / south of Costa Rica has… Read More


Pineapple and Ginger Stir Fry Sauce

By On October 29, 2012

Since moving to Panama, pineapple has been an increasingly large part of my diet. It’s cheap, delicious and very refreshing, meaning it’s perfect for almost every day here. I’ve been neglecting stir… Read More


Home-made Thai Red Curry Paste

By On September 9, 2012

It’s a truth held to be self-evident that Thai food is fantastic – especially the stuff you buy from the street carts in Bangkok for about 4 pence – but if you’re… Read More

The Best Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese Ever

The Best Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese Ever

By On November 4, 2011

I remember first making this recipe back in my carnivore days at a friend’s cottage on the lake. Back then I made it with ground beef, and it must have gone down… Read More

Mango-Chilli Sauce
GF Sides

Mango-Chilli Sauce

By On July 22, 2011

When it’s anywhere beyond 35 degrees in your kitchen, to cook a hot meal is just madness. However, it’s not as crazy as it seems to eat spicy food: it encourages you… Read More

Sushi Salad Dressing
GF Sides

Sushi Salad Dressing

By On May 25, 2011

If you feel that smoothies don’t fill you up in a morning, or that they’re just not sufficient to get you through til lunchtime after that bike ride to work, try putting… Read More