Brussel sprouts are sexy (with tahini and cranberries)

Many people have traumatic childhood memories of being forced to this vegetable. But Brussel sprouts can be so much tastier than those over cooked grey-green sulphuric lumps of my childhood. If you’re avoiding Brussel sprouts you should give them another go. Blanched in the microwave they should stay bright green and crunchy. Brussel sprouts are…

Seven minute recipe: vegetarian cabbage carbonara 

Tonight all I ate was a big bowl of cabbage. And I loved it. Red cabbage carbonara where have you been all my life. There appear to be hundreds of cabbage carbonara recipes in the low-carb blogosphere. Here and here are the two recipes I used for inspiration. But there’s very little overlap between the low-carb (mostly meat-heavy) blogosphere…

Instantly marinate tofu with this easy hack for the lazy cook

Instantly marinated tofu triangles Tofu is one of my staples.  But often when I am trying to cook quickly I don’t have time to properly press and marinate the tofu and it can ends up being really tasteless. I’m rarely organised enough to prepare ahead of time or patient enough to wait an hour while my…

Perfect poached eggs in just 1 minute

One minute in the microwave is enough to make perfectly poached eggs, with oozy gooey yolks #yolkporn. That could pretty much be this entire blog post. I have been messing about with quick cooking meals for nearly a year now and this is a revelation. A friend who works in a cafe told me that when…

January is Healthy Dessert Month

I hope all those who celebrate had a happy Christmas and those who are vegetarian or vegan did not get too frustrated by relatives asking if they were sure they didn’t want any of the Christmas ham. The new year is rapidly approaching and it’s always a good time to take stock of progress from…

Seven minute tofu lettuce cups

I was going to make a video of this recipe, but the time I got home from work it was late and the sun was setting.  Without natural light in the kitchen, I had to turn on the fluorescent lights, which make the food look awful.  So no video today. This is a fun dish…

Experiments with gnocchi in 7 minutes

I had been wanting to see if I can make a 7 minute gnocchi recipe for ages.  I love gnocchi and it’s normally quick to make.  I have made Amuse Your Bouche’s toasted gnocchi salad a few times and it only takes 15 minutes to pull together. The I discovered mini gnocchi at my local supermarket.  When trying…

Seven minute recipe: Mediterranean zucchini ribbon salad

  I’m not sure this recipe deserves the 7 minute tag line, because it took me nearly 8 minutes to make tonight and last time it was at least that. My downfall is the pomegranate. I love them, but they’re so awkward to use. I spent a least a minute and a half tonight trying to…