Category: Recipes

Kip loves cooking up a storm in the kitchen – here are a few of his favourite recipes to try! Although mostly vegetarian, there are a few meaty treats too.

Super simple Mushroom and Rosemary Ragu with Gnocchi

This super simple Mushroom and Rosemary Ragu with Gnocchi couldn’t be any easier – it just needs a bit of time. Thankfully in that time you don’t really need to do anything. However it’s not a quick ‘knock up in 10 minutes’ meal. It’s based on a Simon Rimmer recipe …

Recipe – Quorn Fish Finger Lasagne

Quorn Fish Finger Lasagne!? I hear you cry? YES!! First off, this ISN’T entirely my recipe – it’s originally from Nadiya Hussain’s “Nadiya’s Family Favourites” Book. However, because we’re veggies Mrs Hakes has adapted it to work with Quorn Fish Fingers. I posted it on Instagram and Twitter and it …

Recipe – Mushroom and Chickpea ‘sorta’ Tikka Masala

A Tikka Masala is often packed with tomatoes – however, this isn’t – it’s more of a ‘Korma’ build instead, but with Tikka Masala Paste. What results is a warming, but not over-powering curry, great for the autumn evenings. If you want to add some warmth, add a red chilli …

Recipe – Easter Carrot Cake

This Carrot Cake is PERFECT for Easter. This is probably one of the best Carrot Cake recipes out there, and the icing is AMAZING. It’s super simple to make, and you don’t need a Food Processor to make it – it just saves having to grate all the carrots and …

Recipe – Caramelised Onion, Cheese and Potato Puff Pie

This is Caramelised Onion, Cheese and Potato Puff Pie a fantastic, hearty dish. Best served with something light, like a salad and a spoonful of chutney. The filling could probably fill 3 pies – if you want to make a third, you’ll need an extra sheet of puff pastry. Lancashire …

Recipe – Tia Maria Coffee Cocktails

I love coffee – I love cocktails. I was extremely happy when the nice folks at Tia Maria offered me the chance to try some Coffee Cocktails! Tia Maria is a dark liqueur made originally in Jamaica using coffee beans. The main flavour ingredients are coffee beans, Jamaican rum, vanilla, and …

Recipe – Bengali Mushroom and Pea Curry

You might have got the idea that I like making curries. I really do! This one is different from the others in the fact it doesn’t use a pre-made paste. The flavours are based entirely in a gorgeous, thick tomato sauce. If you leave it to simmer with the lid …

Recipe – Vegetarian Sausage and Egg McMuffin

A guilty pleasure I had before I became a vegetarian was a Sausage and Egg McMuffin – especially after a heavy night! It’s was never really something you could recreate at home, as ‘sausage patties’ aren’t readily available. Thankfully though, the wizards at Quorn have created meat free ‘Sausage Patties’ …

Recipe – 90 Second Welsh Bara Brith Cakes with Smart Energy GB

A few weeks ago I was invited to London by Smart Energy GB to learn about Smart Meters and Energy Saving recipes created by Ian Cumming – Great British Bake Off 2015 Runner Up! Smart Meters will be installed in every home by 2020. Smart meters are the new generation …

Recipe – Idiot-proof Roasted Squash and Mushroom Lasagne

This WAS meant to be up for National Vegetarian Week last week, but, well – it wasn’t! It’s a great recipe I’ve made several times, and have played about with the quantities to get it spot on! I’ve called it idiot-proof because it’s very simple (if a little time-consuming) to …

Recipe – Perfect Mushroom Risotto with the Tefal Cook4Me

In a swerve to the traditional recipes I post on here, this recipe is designed for the Tefal Cook4Me I’ve been sent to try. The Cook4Me has 50 or so inbuilt recipes, but not much in the way of Vegetarian friendly ones. So with the help of Miss A, here’s …

Recipe – Roasted Butternut Squash, Chickpea and Tomato Curry

I came across this recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash, Chickpea and Tomato Curry in a book, and whilst I liked the main ingredients, I felt they had really over-complicated the method and there was definite room for improvement, so this is my re-worked version. It’s lovely and full of flavour, …

Recipe – Baked Pancakes stuffed with Cheese and Mushroom

The nice folks at Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar challenged me to come up with a new recipe to use their wonderful cheese (seriously – it’s AMAZING!). So with a bit of help from Miss A, the Baked Pancakes stuffed with Cheese and Mushroom were born! It’s a devilishly simple …

Recipe – Griddled Halloumi and Spring Onions with Chimichurri

This is something we made last night, based on a ‘Sunday Brunch’ recipe, they shallow fried the Halloumi, but as we’d gone to the effort of getting the Griddle out, and the ingredients needing hardly any cooking on there, we Griddled it instead! Whilst it doesn’t take that long to …

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