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)