Beetroot Houmous

Beetroot Houmous

Beetroot houmous is a dinner party staple in our shared house. I think it has featured in the last 5 events we have attended or hosted, each with my 2 housemates and myself having our own recipes. This is my very simple version made out of raw organic beetroot from our veg box to celebrate the Soil Association‘s Organic September.  Surprisingly, I haven’t edited this picture AT ALL as I still haven’t bought myself a new laptop...
Mushroom Spinach and Avocado Wrap

Mushroom Spinach and Avocado Wrap

My friends run an amazing Honduran rum company Pirate’s Grog, and they are hosting a festival called Rumbellion just outside London between the 5-7th June 2015. I am very happy to say that Independent Kitchen will be catering at the festival, and this is one of the recipes I have designed for the menu. Wraps are fantastic festival food because you don’t need any plates or cutlery, there is very little packaging needed and are easy...
Houmous

Houmous

It’s hard to make houmous look sexy! This chickpea and tahini paste just isn’t very exciting to look at. That said, it is a staple of my diet so I feel like it should get a mention on here. It is another one of those recipes that I make so often I take for granted, as it is so quick and simple to make from store cupboard ingredients. It tastes much better than the shop...
Harissa Paste

Harissa Paste

A few posts ago I wrote about the hoard of fresh chillies my housemate Amy brought home from the organic supermarket she works at. As well as making homemade aged sriracha I also made harissa paste, a punchy Moroccan blend of chilli, garlic, spices and oil. The paste will last around 6 weeks in the fridge and is excellent added to roasted vegetables, soups and my new favourite, scrambled eggs! If you want to reduce the...
Homemade Aged Sriracha

Homemade Aged Sriracha

Sriracha seems to be the new hipster fashion accessory, along with beard decorations and the ankle slither. At the end of my road a new deep South American café has opened which has sriracha on every table, replacing the traditional breakfast condiment of Heinz ketchup. The waiters urge you to try it slathered all over their Louisiana buttermilk biscuits – the “ultimate American breakfast”, or so I’m told. Sriracha sauce is a fermented hot chilli sauce made of chilli, garlic, vinegar, sugar...
Cauliflower Feta Cakes with Guacamole

Cauliflower Feta Cakes with Guacamole

These gluten-free cauliflower feta cakes with guacamole make a perfect light evening meal or satisfying desk lunch, as they can be enjoyed hot or cold. The cauliflower cakes would also make an excellent replacement for bread in the mornings for those who can’t have gluten. They are full of protein due to the quinoa flakes, eggs and feta yet are still light as they are predominantly made of cauliflower, so are a great pre or post...