Ratatouille

I don’t often eat ratatouille, but it is such a simple dish that can be made rustic or elegant depending on the presentation. Plus, it can be made with a variety of vegetables, which makes it a flexible recipe too. I used my mandolin to slice all of my vegetables to equal thickness. I also…

Dragonfruit Cheesecake Bars

There’s just something so incredible about the pink flesh of dragonfruit. It’s so captivating and bright, it makes me smile. I know, that sounds weird – but it’s the truth. This recipe came about because, surprise surprise, I had random things in my house that needed using up. Dragonfruit is currently my Eat Fresh veggie…

Green Pearl Barley Risotto

The world is currently in turmoil, and there is a seismic shift occurring right now. I don’t know why the murder of George Floyd is the straw that broke the camel’s back, because I know the Black people have been protesting against discrimination by the police for decades. But, for some reason, something has clicked….

Vegan Choc Chip Pumpkin Loaf

I never really understood the American’s love for pumpkin-based desserts. I couldn’t see the appeal. However, I will raise my hand up and say that I was judging a book by it’s cover. Adding pumpkin makes a baked good incredibly moist, and the spices added (those normally associated with pumpkin-based desserts) add such a great…

Rainbow Chard and Mushroom Quiche

It’s time for another recipe using vegetables from EatFresh! What can I say, I’ve been getting creative with all of the organic veggies that I receive. To be honest, the bag is meant to feed a household of 3 or 4 people for 5 days (give or take), so it feeds me for longer than…

Fennel & Orange Chicken

I haven’t always liked fennel, it’s a very distinct flavour. If you don’t like licorice or anise, then fennel is not going to be to your liking. But, it is a delicious vegetable that should be given a chance. The orange and fennel perfectly complement each other, sweet and savoury blending well together. This is…

Chard & Ricotta Crumble

I’ve been really enjoying my veggie subscription bag from EatFresh, and I’ve been working on a bunch of recipes using what I get sent each week. When I first received chard in my veggie bag, I was at a loss as to what to do. I’d eaten it, but I’d never cooked with it before….

Slow Cooker Kalbi Short Rib

At the moment, given the global crisis, people have a lot of time to invest in the food that they are making at home. A lot of people are being forced to cook at home, with restaurants being closed, but others are desperately trying to scrimp and save on every penny because of the economic…

Bacon-Wrapped Monkfish

Monkfish is a great, meaty fish, that holds its shape well. It’s versatile and works great as a substitute for cod or haddock. Sadly, in efforts to find substitutes for cod and haddock, monk was being over-fished. This is no longer the case, but responsible purchasing is always advised. However, you do need to salt…

Spiced Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa and Homemade Crema

I love tacos. I really do. Especially when they are an exciting combination of flavours and are made with delicious, fresh ingredients. I know it might be hard to find some of these ingredients at the moment, given the global pandemic, but if you can, then believe me you should give these salmon tacos a…

Okra Polenta Fritters

I had a friend leave Hong Kong a few months ago, and was given all of her cooking supplies – including 800 grams of polenta. So I’ve been finding ways to use it, as it’s not something I normally have at home. Given the need to social distance, and reduce our contact with others as…

Brown Butter Beef Tenderloin

I always used to be scared of cooking steak at home because I never thought I would do it justice. Whenever I used to cook steak, I would buy cheaper cuts (or steaks that weren’t raised in a more sustainable fashion) and over-cook them. To be honest, my tastes have changed over time. I’m sure…