Aubergine Bacon

Aubergine Bacon

My attempt to stay well-informed with world politics is at odds with my attempt to stay sane these days. It’s increasingly necessary to distract my head from translating Trump’s alternative facts and brain farts. I console myself with spectacularly weird recipes like this plant-powered bacon. Know what I mean? The more arcane the recipe, the […]

St Patrick’s Day ice-cream pops

St Patrick’s Day ice-cream pops

What do you get when you blend up a popular nut, a green vegetable and Lisa Hannigan’s new album? A Nobel prize in chemistry. Please don’t’ ask me to explain what happens at an atomic level – I haven’t got the foggiest. The end result feels inexplicably gifted, like Allan Rickman and Sharleen Spiteri dirty […]

Filming in NYC

Filming in NYC

New York’s cadence makes me dizzy with awe. If you do one thing online today, check out Food52. It is the culinary mecca of NYC (and I got to canter around it’s kitchens like a caffeinated Muppet). Their online store is unrivaled in brilliance. Scroll down to “All Videos” (click here) for my goofy big […]

Vegan Plant-Powered Waffles

Vegan Plant-Powered Waffles

Be good to your body. You’re the one who has to live in it. Convenience foods aren’t designed to keep you alive in the long term. We now know these products make you fat and ill. Erm, what’s convenient about that? As Bill Murray observed, whoever snuck the ‘s’ into fast food is a clever […]

Christmas 2016 – taking the hell out of healthy

Christmas 2016 – taking the hell out of healthy

I love Christmas. No matter how many relatives I trap, or number of Brussels sprouts I fit into them, my family are always so patient and biddable. If I was a cynical person, I might think they’ve been sponsored by Grey Goose. Or Colombia. No. I love Christmas. And Christmas loves me. I say pah! […]