Baked Ziti w/ Garlic Bread. “So what? No fuckin ziti now?” – Tony Soprano. I…

Baked Ziti w/ Garlic Bread. “So what? No fuckin ziti now?” – Tony Soprano. I made this a couple weeks ago whilst I was in the middle of watching The Sopranos. I always wondered what baked ziti was, assuming it was something a bit more fancy, but its essentially a pasta bake lol. I used … Read more

White Bean Soup w/ Rosemary Oil & Toasted Sourdough. A simple but hearty soup. …

White Bean Soup w/ Rosemary Oil & Toasted Sourdough. A simple but hearty soup. Real easy to make too – soften some onion/celery/garlic in olive oil before adding beans, stock, rosemary and bay leaves. Bring to a boil then simmer until the beans are cooked. Remove bay leaves, blend and taste for seasoning. For the … Read more

Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce w/ Bucatini. Sometimes simplicity is the best. Sa…

Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce w/ Bucatini. Sometimes simplicity is the best. San Marzano tomatoes and Bucatini are two things I always heard a lot about but can be tricky to get here, so when I did acquire some I thought this would be the best way to enjoy them. This sauce is a famous one … Read more

Vegan Manti. Manti are small dumplings: I first tried them when backpacking Tur…

Vegan Manti. Manti are small dumplings: I first tried them when backpacking Turkey, and tbh I’ve only had it a few times since. They’re usually stuffed with lamb I believe, these ones are stuffed with a soy protein kinda thing – I bought these dried from a a Turkish shop. I served these in the … Read more

Vegan Chicken Cacciatore w/ Polenta. An Italian hunter’s stew, but I kept it to…

Vegan Chicken Cacciatore w/ Polenta. An Italian hunter’s stew, but I kept it totally vegan today. I used “No Chick Strips” which I think are really good, out of all the alternatives I’ve tried I think these come the closest to the texture of chicken. I had to add a few extra things to make … Read more

Shakshouka and Almond, Rosemary & Olive Oil Sourdough. I woke up craving vegeta…

Shakshouka and Almond, Rosemary & Olive Oil Sourdough. I woke up craving vegetables so what better dish to make for breakfast than Shakshouka? I loaded this one up with onions, tomatoes, green peppers, aubergine and a handful of kale. The spicy, flavourful sauce, runny egg yolk and crusty sourdough was a perfect combo. Listening to: … Read more

Chicken Scarpariello, Sauteed Leeks and Peas, Oregano Roasted Potatoes and Walnu…

Chicken Scarpariello, Sauteed Leeks and Peas, Oregano Roasted Potatoes and Walnut Sourdough. The latest dish that is a part of my new, Sopranos induced Italian-American food obsession. This chicken and sausage dish was actually really easy to make, with just a few ingredients, but has a lot of flavour – sweet, tangy and a little … Read more