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Mulled wine pudding pears (vegan | gluten-free | fat-free)

In England, it's cold for at least eleven out of the twelve months of the year and with pretty much half of the population evidently exhibiting an alcohol problem, it's only fair that each and every non-teetotaller has easy access to hot alcoholic beverages rather than just those that are iced or served at room… Continue reading Mulled wine pudding pears (vegan | gluten-free | fat-free)

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Buckwheat galettes with cheesy mushrooms (vegan + gluten-free)

Of course it had to be the French that gave the humble pancake a sexy name, but I guess that’s just the French language in general. A galette basically refers to a buckwheat pancake that is often accompanied by a savoury filling/topping. It’s ridiculously easy to make so I thought I’d give it a shot.… Continue reading Buckwheat galettes with cheesy mushrooms (vegan + gluten-free)

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Chocolate hazelnut tartlet with preserved fruits, rose chantilly, pistachio praline and basil flowers

If I’m being honest, today I’m hungover as fuck and not a single sentence that’s going through my head right now is worth sticking in here. However, I can give you a vague update of my night of drunken shenanigans (which isn’t so entertaining either!), but it does actually involve the tart so I guess… Continue reading Chocolate hazelnut tartlet with preserved fruits, rose chantilly, pistachio praline and basil flowers

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Blueberry muffin ice cream truffles (vegan)

Whether in the form of intricate petit-fours or fruiting underground mushrooms, truffles are such a food of decadence and culinary snobbery. Muffins are somewhat the opposite- their consumption reflects the day to day mundane routines we endure, gobbled up non-fussily, any time of the day, usually in a rush, to fill that gap which yearns… Continue reading Blueberry muffin ice cream truffles (vegan)

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Cabbage dinner plate- Chai spiced consommé, Pickle gel, Charred leaves with edamame puree, Tempura and Bubble and squeak (vegan +gluten-free)

What do you call a cabbage that’s in love?.....HEAD over heels. Ok, terrible dad joke, but it’s the only thing I found online when I was looking for inspiration to make cabbages sound appealing. I think my attempt to illicit some cruciferous-related laughter has certainly been unsuccessful, but that’s because there really is nothing fun… Continue reading Cabbage dinner plate- Chai spiced consommé, Pickle gel, Charred leaves with edamame puree, Tempura and Bubble and squeak (vegan +gluten-free)

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Avocado Pudding Plate- Cinnamon avocado chips, Avocado meringue pie, Avocado-rose popsicle and Avo-choco mousse (vegan)

Avocado…with its creamy texture, milky taste and uncanny resemblance to female-specific anatomy, it’s almost as if you should feel guilty eating it! I don’t recall it being the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, but I’m glad God chose to condemn Adam and Eve for eating apples (or whatever it was) and not these… Continue reading Avocado Pudding Plate- Cinnamon avocado chips, Avocado meringue pie, Avocado-rose popsicle and Avo-choco mousse (vegan)

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Monochrome yellow – deconstructed lemon meringue pie

Not so sure how many people remember good old Sara Lee, but I sure as hell haven’t forgotten her lemon meringue pie nor her chocolate gateaux, such 90s classics. The lemon meringue in particular brings back memories of barbecues at my parents’…so many variations of seasoned meats, but the only part I was looking forward… Continue reading Monochrome yellow – deconstructed lemon meringue pie

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Rose pasta with grilled melon, salt baked asparagus and pistachio parmesan (vegetarian|dairy-free)

So why and how is this pasta pink? I hadn’t the slightest that I could perform such wonders myself and that maybe a professional or some high-tech equipment was required to achieve such results- ok so it’s not so profound or impressive, but the fact that I did it, well I’m surprised and moderately proud!… Continue reading Rose pasta with grilled melon, salt baked asparagus and pistachio parmesan (vegetarian|dairy-free)