Sweet tomato and black bean tortilla bowls

Sweet tomato and chilli soup

The husband’s a big fan of Mexican food, so I’m always on the lookout for something new to feed him, rather than dishing out the same old veggie chilli. Anna Jones’ book a modern way to eat has been a godsend, as it’s packed to the rafters with simple, yet incredibly tasty, Mexican feasts, and this sweet tomato and black bean tortilla bowls is one of them. Continue reading

30 minute vegetarian pho

vegetarian pho

I happened across this 30 minute vegetarian pho recipe from ohmyveggies.com during one of my endless trawls through the internet for new recipe ideas. I’ve never had a pho before, firstly, because I’ve never been to Vietnam or a Vietnamese restaurant, and secondly, because by all accounts it takes hours and hours to make the meaty stock needed for an authentic one. Continue reading



While lots of people aren’t great fans of aubergines, the husband and I can’t get enough of them. I love the way they look before they’re cooked, all shiny and purple, and I love the way they taste, almost as much. One of our favourite auberginey suppers is caponata – a Sicilian vegetable stew made with the shiny, purple beauties, tomatoes, olives, capers, onion and a good dose of fragrant oregano. Continue reading

Wahaca with the toddler

Build your own tacos

The toddler is still continuing to be über picky about food. I can deal with it at home. I’ve taken to stocking the freezer with toddler-sized portions of his favourite food. It’s going out for a meal that has become an issue. We don’t do it that often, but every now and again, the husband and I want a break from the kitchen. Continue reading