Date and Three Veg Cakes


Are you searching for a sneaky way to get some more vegetables into the people you love? (Even if that’s you?). If you’re looking for a fudgy, chocolate cake that fits happily in the palm of your hand (or a lunch box) and manages to sneak a smudge of three extra veg into your diet stat- skip straight to the matching image and recipe at the bottom. These date, carrot, zuchinni and beet cakes (hipster heaven; dairy free, wheat free, refined sugar free etc etc) may be what you’re looking for. If you have the patience for context, some battle-worn hacks on getting veg into four small people and the usual endorsements read …

Five Hour Lamb Shoulder


Do you need a complete fail-safe, hands off way to feed a crowd easily and elegantly? If so, I’ve got a solution for you. This five hour lamb shoulder is my default dinner party/lunch party answer- and I think it might soon be yours too. If you’re in a hurry for how-to, skip straight to the matching photo at the bottom. If you’ve got the wherewithal for chat, and context, read on. 

This is not the first recipe for lamb shoulder on this site. But it is the one I keep making again and again. I make it because it is the perfect equation of results trumping effort.  It takes care …

Rethinking Meat and Three Veg


Do you need a solo supper alternative to ham and cheese quesadillas or UberEats? Do you need to rethink what comfort food could be? Are you looking for a bowl of supper that can make you feel good and be made in less time than it takes to cue something on Netflix? I think I can help. These Meat and Three Veg Bowls are my flying-solo saviours. If you need the recipe stat, skip straight to the matching photo at the bottom. If you have time for some chat, read on. 

These bowls are what I often make when I’m doing the solo thing.

(Nb, I am well aware of my privilege …