Vegan Japaneasy Recipe | Chocolate Mousse with Boozy Cherries and Miso-Roasted Pecans

Chocolate Mousse with Boozy Cherries and Miso-Roasted Pecans Recipe from Vegan Japaneasy Recipe by Tim Anderson

Nicky made and recommended many recipes from Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy. With kind permission from publishers Hardie Grant we are sharing three of Nicky’s favourites from the book with you. We have already shared Cauliflower Katsu Curry and Rough Night Rice. The last of the three is this decadent Chocolate Mousse with Boozy Cherries and Miso-Roasted ... Read more »

Vegan Japaneasy Recipe | Cauliflower Katsu Curry

Cauliflower Katsu Curry Recipe from Vegan Japaneasy Recipe by Tim Anderson

Nicky cooked and loved many recipes from Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy. With kind permission from publishers Hardie Grant to share three of Nicky’s favourite recipes from the book with you. Yesterday, we shared Tim’s Rough Night Rice. Today, we have a vegetarian katsu made with sliced cauliflower. Caulflower Katsu Curry The ‘katsu’ in katsu curry refers ... Read more »

Vegan Japaneasy Recipe | Rough Night Rice

Rough Night Rice Recipe from Vegan Japaneasy Recipe by Tim Anderson

In her review of Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy cookery book, Nicky shared her many cooking successes and identified some of her favourite recipes from the book. With kind permission from publishers Hardie Grant we have three delicious recipes from the book to share with you. The first is this delicious Rough Night Rice, perfect hangover ... Read more »

Strawberry and Clotted Cream Ice Cream with Pedro Ximinez Sherry

Strawberry and Clotted Cream Ice Cream with Pedro Ximinez Sherry

For the last few weeks we’ve been enjoying some absolutely fantastic British strawberries grown by a fruit farmer in Cheddar. We usually have them chopped up, sweetened with a touch of sugar, doused in cream, with a splash of Pedro Ximinez. Sometimes, meringue is broken in, to make an Eton Mess (also great in ice ... Read more »

A Crash Course in Korean Kimchi (Recipe Included)

Freshly made kimchi

‘Without kimchi, I can’t live!’ declares Jun Pyo Kwon, as he guides us through the steps of making Korea’s national dish. Quickly becoming Korea’s best known dish, kimchi is increasing in popularity as the thirst for fermented foods grows and grows. Having previously been head chef at glitzy central London restaurant Kimchee, in 2013 Jun ... Read more »

Simple Tomato Bruschetta

It’s odd what you fixate on in times of stress or perceived deprivation, isn’t it? Since we went into lock-down, I’ve been fixating on fresh tomatoes. Dreaming of them, actually. And what better way of enjoying them than a classic bruschetta generously topped with garlicky tomatoes? I want to restrict our supermarket shopping trips to ... Read more »

Fresh Carrot Leaf, Coriander, Apple & Chilli Dip

Fresh Carrot Leaf, Coriander, Apple & Chilli Dip

This Fresh Carrot Leaf, Coriander, Apple & Chilli Dip is based on my mum’s Indian Coriander, Mint and Green Mango Chutney, a fresh condiment often served with samosas, pakoras, kebabs and other Indian snacks. Keen not to waste the abundance of fresh carrot leaves that were part of our locally grown veg box delivery, we ... Read more »

How to Pickle Magnolia Blossoms

A jar of pickled magnolia blossoms

Did you know that magnolia flowers are edible? Not only edible, but also delicious, with a mild ginger flavour. They can be eaten fresh and raw in a salad, but they also work well pickled. Pickled magnolia blossoms remind me of Japanese gari – the thinly sliced and pickled ginger often served with sushi. How ... Read more »