Sweet Potato & Black Bean Patties with Caramelised Garlic & Shallots [Vegan]

Naming these was a bit of a challenge, as they were originally meant to resemble meatballs but experimentation with cooking them proved that the easiest method was lightly frying them in a flatter shape. Still, shape and function wise, the world is your oyster with these ugly, high protein, vegan delights. I consumed them as … Continue reading Sweet Potato & Black Bean Patties with Caramelised Garlic & Shallots [Vegan]

Three Easy Vegetarian Loaded Baked Aubergine (Eggplant) Recipes

It's coming into aubergine (or eggplant, if you're American and WRONG) season here in Ticino - at least I assume so, as they always seem to be on special offer at the moment. This is fantastic news for me. Cooked right, aubergines are one of the most delicious and versatile vegetables around. Unfortunately, cooking them … Continue reading Three Easy Vegetarian Loaded Baked Aubergine (Eggplant) Recipes

Rhubarb, Plum, Ginger and Cinnamon Compote (for Breakfast)

Today I'm sharing a recipe very close to my heart... as I consume it nearly every day, with quark (basically a cheaper European version of Greek yoghurt), for breakfast. The original inspiration came from my grandmother, who makes pressure cooker stewed fruit as a healthy dessert. Supplemental inspiration came from my combined stinginess and preference … Continue reading Rhubarb, Plum, Ginger and Cinnamon Compote (for Breakfast)

Curried Shredded Winter Vegetables with Coconut, Tamarind & Lime [Vegan]

I'd like to start this post by giving credit where it's due, to Meera Sodha. This is a dish totally inspired by her root vegetable pachadi. I love her recipes - unfortunately my copy of Fresh India is in Hong Kong so I'm relying on her Guardian column for inspiration for the time being. Indian … Continue reading Curried Shredded Winter Vegetables with Coconut, Tamarind & Lime [Vegan]

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

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).