Banana and walnut loaf (vegan)

Whether you’re vegan or not I’d recommend this banana loaf – it’s the best I’ve ever tasted. After experimenting with different recipes I developed this one which is surprisingly rich and moist given the lack of real eggs – it’s also full of flavour and texture thanks to the lightly caramelised taste of light muscovado…

Rhubarb and strawberry compote

I love everything about this; the colour, the taste and the beautiful smells of summer that fill your kitchen when you’re making it. It’s so simple and such a lovely way to use the best of the season when rhubarb and strawberries are in abundance. Spooned over creamy Greek yogurt this is heaven. It also…

Boston baked beans (vegan)

The first time I tasted Boston baked beans was when I made it years ago, with the addition of chorizo and bacon. I was blown away by the complex, rich flavours in the dish and so wanted to create a vegan version which delivered the same array of sweet, warm, spiciness without the meat. This…

Hummus

Nothing much can compare to freshly homemade hummus served with warm flatbreads and a good drizzle of olive oil (we add oil incidentally to keep the hummus fresh, avoiding the drying out stage that comes when it’s been out on the table for a while) I’ve tried lots of different recipes through the years, tweaking…