Vegan Valentine – Beetroot Soup with Coconut Hearts

This Beetroot Soup with Coconut Hearts and Seeded Soda Bread is too good not to share with your vegan valentine! I don't really 'do' Valentine's Day - there is no card swapping or gift giving - but I do like an excuse to pretty up food and remind Mr TS just how much I...

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Celeriac Soup with Apple and Chilli Oil

I'm writing this with a blanket on my knees, fingerless gloves on my hands and a poncho over my roll neck sweater, I NEED a bowl of this celeriac soup and I need it now! See that happy smiling soup face? Total accident but I rather like it! That is a swirl of spicy...

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Braised Lentils with Sausages, Tomatoes and Green Peppers

Braised lentils seem to pop up in various forms globally, no doubt because people have known for a very long time how good they are for us! This recipe for braised lentils is my vegetarian version of one of the staple dishes of Lanzarote - full of herbs and tomatoes,...

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Beetroot Falafel in Pitta Bread

I'm delighted to be partnering with the Organic Trade Board and the #OrganicUnboxed campaign during Veganuary to bring you my Beetroot Falafel in Homemade Pitta Breads with a Tahini and Coconut Yogurt Dressing - all organic and all vegan to Jump Start 2017! Beetroot...

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Creamy Vegan Curry with Cypriot New Potatoes

Tesco Cypriot New Potatoes are in store from now until the end of March and are perfect in this creamy vegan curry - a weeknight winter warmer to see you through these January days! It's a joy to have new potatoes to cook with so early in the new year. Tesco Cypriot...

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Orange, Fennel and Avocado Salad – Celebrating Citrus!

Orange, Fennel and Avocado Salad - a wonderful winter pick-me-up for these post-Christmas days! Citrus season is so welcome after a bit of seasonal over indulgence. While I am wrapped in so many jumpers and scarves that the shape of me has completely disappeared, down...

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Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

Happy New Year to you and yours from me and mine! Today's recipe for Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup celebrates Soup Month and Veganuary in style! I had so many good intentions for blog posts over the Christmas holidays but our eldest two returned from University, there...

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Vegan Canapés – Bruschetta Christmas Trees

These little Christmas trees make perfect vegan canapés and they couldn't be easier to make! I can never resist cutting things into Christmassy shapes at this time of year so when I was planning my vegan canapés selection I couldn't resist making my tiny bruschetta...

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Foodie Christmas Gift Guide 2016 from Thinly Spread

How can it be December again already for goodness sake? Every year I swear I am going to be more organised, that all the present shopping will be done and dusted by the end of November and that I will float into Christmas on a cloud of icing sugar. Nope. Never...

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River Cottage Christmas – A Fabulous Festive Treat!

A River Cottage Christmas in the glorious Devon countryside with Foodies100.  I love the run up to Christmas - the gathering together of friends and family, the glitter and sparkle and the flavours and scents of food to be shared, so a trip to River Cottage for a...

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Easy Vegan Chilli with Baked Potatoes and Broccoli

This week's simple recipe is an easy vegan chilli. This one pops up on rice, in tortillas and with polenta or cornbread, it works well in summer with cold beer but really comes into its own as a winter warmer with a glass of red, with friends, in front of the fire....

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Simple Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake

It's Wednesday again so it must be time for the next in my series of the simplest vegetarian recipes for students, for people who are new to vegetarian cooking and for those of you who just want a simple meat free midweek meal. This week I am sharing another one of...

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Pappardelle with Squash, Chestnuts, Mushrooms and Sage

Pappardelle is my current favourite pasta and Pappardelle with Squash, Chestnuts, Mushrooms and Sage is currently my favourite thing to make with it. I love the thick ribbons wrapping themselves around roasted squash and herby, buttery mushrooms, I love the texture of...

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Chilli Fried Tenderstem® Broccoli

These pumpkin pancakes, topped with chilli fried Tenderstem®  broccoli and drizzled with a Somerset goat's cheese sauce, are a perfect and utterly delicious way to make the most of November's seasonal veg. I was delighted when Tenderstem asked me to develop a recipe...

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Black Beluga Lentils with Kale and Eggs

Black Beluga Lentils are now readily available in supermarkets so I feel perfectly justified in using them in this easy vegetarian recipe, but you can use puy lentils in their place if you can't get them. I love that they hold together to give fabulous texture in both...

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5 Simple Weeknight Pasta Dishes

5 Simple Weeknight Pasta Dishes for #PastaPlease in November November dawned all misty and murky here in Somerset after a glorious Samhain and Halloween weekend. We watched fireworks on Saturday, sailed on Sunday and climbed Glastonbury Tor on Monday. We shared the...

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