Pesto

Pesto… who doesn’t love it? When it comes to pesto, I try and stay as traditional as possible, although my version swaps out the parmesan cheese for nutritional yeast, and I tend to use cashews instead of pine nuts… largely because the latter are so darned expensive and are far from a local food product … Continue reading Pesto

Spiced lentil rice

I came up with this dish when I wanted something to accompany Lebanese cauliflower, and didn’t feel like making flatbread. What emerged was a no-less complex recipe, but one that really sets off the slightly bitter moreishness of tahini cauliflower with a burst of fragrant flavour. My spiced lentil rice takes quite a bit of … Continue reading Spiced lentil rice

Raw chocolate truffles

Now these truffles aren’t like any chocolate confection you’d get from a fancy-pants chocolatier… but I call them truffles because they have a truffle-like texture, and they’re sweet and chocolatey. Need any more convincing? They’re practically a health-kick, thanks to the fact that the sweetness comes from dried fruit, not sugar. And that also means … Continue reading Raw chocolate truffles