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Chef for a week – A Lot On Her Plate Carousel takeover

Writing my first cookbook, A Lot On Her Plate was one of the most challenging, creative and rewarding projects I’ve ever embarked on. As anyone who writes for a living knows, putting fingers to keyboard and bashing out a body of work that you can feel proud of involves a hell of a lot of…

Me and the women who made this book happen: to my right, Kajal Mistry and Helen Cathcart, to my left Kate Pollard and Emma Marijewycz
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A Lot On Her Plate book launch at Blixen

I’m sorry that I’ve only just got around to blogging about the launch of A Lot On Her Plate. Suffice to say it’s been a ridiculously hectic month since the book launched on the 23rd April, and I was in the kitchen at Carousel (blog to follow) all week straight afterwards, which was an incredible,…

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Video Recipe: Oxtail French Dip sandwich

I’m so excited to share this next new video recipe on our new A Lot On Her Plate Channel. As some of you will remember, I got so obsessed with French Dip when I went to LA that I came back to London and started a short-lived French Dip stall on Brixton Market.

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Recipe for Eggs Florentine on crumpets with ‘new’ hollandaise

  You will need: 2 free range organic eggs 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 crumpets 1 tbsp unsalted butter 200g spinach leaves, washed FOR THE NEW HOLLANDAISE: 4 tbsp full fat natural yoghurt 1 tbsp tahini Pinch of sea salt 2 tsps lemon juice 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil TO GARNISH: The green…

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Chicory, walnut and gorgonzola lasagne recipe, plus more food styling for Guardian Cook

It’s been a really busy start to the year, writing and food styling while also trying to think of ways to promote A Lot On Her Plate the cookbook, which is coming out in April, now just around the corner! Watch this space for information on up and coming supper clubs and events to coincide with the launch, I am VERY excited. Don’t forget you can pre-order your copy here on amazon already. Also, I’m doing a spring supper above Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in London.

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Chicken courgetti ‘ramen’ with soy-marinated dippy egg

After the calorific onslaught of Christmas (I like gravy on my gravy), I always try to make a few healthy, lighter choices when I can in January. To kick-start this I’ll try and cook up a batch of really good chicken stock that I can dip into for fast, warming and nutritious low-cal soups as-and-when.

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No-cook blackberry and chocolate cheesecake recipe

Happy New Year! Here’s a delightful cheesecake recipe for you to say thanks for all your wonderful support in 2014, and to look forward to a tasty 2015 together. It’s almost time to dust-down your favourite healthy recipes and get cracking on that January help-me-feel-better-about-scoffing-twenty-seven-mince-and-drinking-everyday regime, but for one final foray into indulgence before you start to be all ‘New year, New you’, here’s a simple and sumptuous cheesecake recipe.