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Quick Kimchi

Post: Kimchi Ingredients: 1 Chinese cabbage3 garlic cloves, crushed2.5cm/1in piece ginger, grated2 tbsp sriracha chilli sauce or chilli paste (see below)1 tbsp golden caster sugar3 tbsp rice vinegar8 radishes, coarsely grated2 carrots, cut into matchsticks or coarsely grated4 spring onions, finely shredded Method: Slice the cabbage into 2.5cm strips. Tip into a bowl, mix with…

Queen of Puddings

Post: Queen of Puddings Ingredients: 100g fresh white breadcrumbs (4-5 slices toast-thickness white bread)Finely grated zest 1 lemon100g caster sugar400ml full-fat milk45g (4 Tbsp) unsalted butter2 large (size 6) eggs, at room temperature4 Tbsp strawberry or plum jam or conserveExtra caster sugar for dredging Method: Preheat oven to 170°C (regular bake)In a bowl mix breadcrumbs,…

Luscious Spiced Cottage Pie

Post: Of Cottages and Shepherds Ingredients: 1 onion, finely chopped3 black cardamom pods2 bay leaves20g root ginger (peeled weight), 10g of it sliced into fine julienne3 garlic cloves, peeled2 tomatoes, quartered1 tbsp tomato purée, or to taste2 tsp ground coriander¼-½ tsp chilli powder, or to taste1 tsp garam masala1 tsp ground cuminSalt, to tasteFreshly ground…

Sweet Potato Vindaloo

Post: Vindaloo Ingredients: 4 tbs rapeseed oil 6 cloves 1 star anise 20 black peppercorns 8cm cinnamon stick 2 tsp cumin seeds 6 cloves of garlic, crushed 4cm ginger, peeled and grated 5 tbs white wine vinegar ¾ level tbs chilli powder (or to taste) 2 medium onions, finely sliced 1 tsp salt 1 tsp…

Vegan Walnut Pate

Post: Walnuts Ingredients: 75g walnuts150ml water2 tbsp corn starch2 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast2 tbsp lemon juice1 tbsp olive oil2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce (unsweetened)1/2 tsp miso paste1/3 tsp garlic powder1/3 tsp onion powder1/3 tsp smoked paprikaPepper to taste Method: Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend for a couple of minutes until you…

Rose-hip Soup (Nypon soppa)

Post: A Single Rose can be my Garden Ingredients: 400g (3 cups) dried rosehips1 1/4 litres (5 cups water100g (3.5 oz) caster sugar1/2 tsp vanilla paste2 tsp cornflour or potato starchsmall almond biscuits (mandelbiskvier) or almond flakes/sliverswhipped cream, ice cream or crème fraîche Method Blend the flour with a little of the liquid to form…

Butternut and Mushroom Pithivier

Post: Pithivier Ingredients 1 whole butternut squash (1kg)olive oil2 large leeks1 knob of unsalted butter2 cloves of garlic400 g mixed mushrooms2 teaspoons English mustard1 bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley (30g)120 g blue cheese2 x 320 g sheets of all-butter puff pastry (cold)1 large free-range egg Method Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6.Scrub, peel and de-seed…

Mushroom Chicharrón Tacos

Post: Tacos INGREDIENTS For the Pico de Gallo: 1 large beefsteak tomato, cored and cut into ¼-inch dice1 large ripe Hass avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice2 jalapeños, stemmed and finely chopped (seeded if desired)½ cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 1 to 2 limes)Coarse kosher salt For the…

Dandelion Pumpkin Pesto

Post: Guardian of the Dandelion Ingredients: 3/4 cup unsalted hulled (green) pumpkin seeds3 garlic cloves, minced1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan1 bunch dandelion greens (about 2 cups, loosely packed)1 tablespoon lemon juice1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil1/2 teaspoon kosher saltBlack pepper, to taste Method: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Pour the pumpkin seeds onto a shallow-rimmed baking…

BBQ Jackfruit

Post: Jackfruit INGREDIENTS: 2 20-ounce cans young green jackfruit in water (NOT in syrup or brine*)1/4 cup BBQ seasoning (For 1/4 cup or ~45 g BBQ seasoning, use 2 Tbsp brown sugar + 1 tsp paprika + 1 tsp garlic powder + 1/2 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp pepper + 1/2 tsp chili powder)3/4 cup…

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