VEGETARIAN NACHO BURGERS WITH NACHO CHEESE SAUCE

When I can’t decide what to cook, a good solution is always to fuse together two of my favourite foods. Pizza + quesadillas = pizza quesadillas. Sandwiches + Greek salad = Greek salad sandwich. Chilli + macaroni cheese = chilli mac. It’s a winning formula. This time, I decided to combine the flavour of a plate of loaded nachos with the form of a veggie burger, and thus, these …

CREAMY PUMPKIN CURRY

The summer’s officially over, the weather has turned, and I’m almost tempted to turn the heating on – autumn is here. Hands up if you’re ready for all things pumpkin? (Here you can imagine me trying to type with one hand while waving the other in the air. It’s not easy.) …

THIS MONTH’S RECIPES: SEPTEMBER 2016

Is it just me, or did September go really, really quickly? It’s probably a bit of a cliché to say that, but this time it really feels true. I think I’m finally ready to let go of the summer and embrace all things autumnal – has anybody got any recipe requests for the next couple of months? I’m always happy to oblige. Since people are always telling me off for not sharing …

Vegetarian okonomiyaki (Japanese cabbage pancakes)

To be honest, Japanese food has never particularly appealed to me. I’ve never been to Japan (though it’s definitely on my list!), so I’m pretty ignorant about Japanese cuisine – the only thing I’m familiar with is (vegetarian!) sushi, which I don’t really enjoy. Cold rice and raw veggies really isn’t my thing.

So when I first learned about okonomiyaki, I was pretty surprised by how amazing it looked. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a savoury Japanese pancake full of shredded veggies (I used cabbage, carrot and spring onions), and it’s really, really tasty. It’s also super easy to make – you may have noticed that it looks a bit of a mess, which means that if you muck up the pancake at all, you can just drizzle a load of sauce over the top, and nobody will be any the wiser.