Curried Sweet Potato, Lentil & Coconut Soup with Coriander Pesto

I've been making a version of this soup for a long time; its original inspiration was a sweet potato & pepper dal, the recipe for which seems to have disappeared from the internet. Anyhow, this 'souped up' (I hate myself) version is delightfully warming, accidentally vegan, and totally hits the spot for this time of … Continue reading Curried Sweet Potato, Lentil & Coconut Soup with Coriander Pesto

Beetroot, Goat Cheese and Walnut Pearl Barley Risotto Recipe

Skip over the midwest mom blogger intro if you wish, but here goes - as pretty much everyone in the northern hemisphere knows, we are fast moving away from summer and into autumn (or fall, if you're American, and wrong). Throughout an unbearably hot and air conditioner-free summer in Lugano, I felt pretty much zero … Continue reading Beetroot, Goat Cheese and Walnut Pearl Barley Risotto Recipe

You should be making your own nut butter (and here’s how to do it)

Nut butter is a super fashionable product at the moment, particularly in vegetarian and vegan circles. It's delicious, versatile, and high in protein and healthy fats - what's not to like? As someone not raised consuming PB & J (or PB & anything for that matter), I was a little late to this party. Only … Continue reading You should be making your own nut butter (and here’s how to do it)

Shaved Raw Fennel Salad

This Shaved Fennel Salad is so simple that I feel a little ridiculous writing a big long recipe for it. I first encountered this dish at a restaurant in Milan. As someone who would usually roast fennel, this was super refreshing take. When I finally got a food processor I made haste to use the oft-underloved slicing attachment to make it (this will make your life a lot easier here, but it's not a necessity).

Introducing Recipes: Wild Mushroom Farro Risotto

By popular demand (popular here being maybe 5 people in my instagram DMs) I've resolved to start posting my recipes on my blog.Cooking is obviously a great passion of mine, but I've been somewhat resistant to doing this - partly because my methods are a little slap-dash and improvisational. I tend to take my inspiration … Continue reading Introducing Recipes: Wild Mushroom Farro Risotto

A guide to thrift shopping in Hong Kong

Or, a general ode to charity shops... Hong Kong is well-regarded globally as an excellent shopping destination. Its gleaming malls, complete with such features as ice rinks, arguably set the precedent for the modern luxury shopping experience we see today in states such as Dubai. I should know, having spent my early childhood being reluctantly … Continue reading A guide to thrift shopping in Hong Kong

Why you need to get acquainted with your local middle eastern supermarket

According to The Guardian, searches for for Tahini on Waitrose.com rose by 700% throughout 2019. Those for Chickpeas, Rice, Bulgur Wheat and Quinoa were up by 36%. I pity the fools who go to Waitrose for their fix of these products (if Waitrose would be so kind as to sponsor me I might not rip … Continue reading Why you need to get acquainted with your local middle eastern supermarket