Dorf salad

Not to be confused with Waldorf salad. This is a great salad of leafy and roasted veg, tossed in a creamy lemon and garlic dressing. It was inspired by a great salad I had in Dusseldorf, in a place called Kamps Bäckerei. The guy who was in charge, Fabio, chatted to us for ages about…

Low-sugar granola

This is a recipe I put together for Lisa’s breakfast: She wanted some kind of cereal that would satisfy her hunger until lunchtime, but that was also healthy. Challenge accepted. I melted peanut butter and coconut oil in a pan, then stirred in a mix of nuts, seeds and grain and baked the whole lot…

Sweet potato and refried bean burritos

This is one of my favourite recipes: Soft sweet potato chips, refried beans and rice, all flavoured in a garlicky, citrusy mojo de ajo sauce, then wrapped in a burrito. The recipe for refried beans comes from Thomasina Miers’ Mexican Food Made Simple, and in fact the whole dish was inspired by a meal at one…

Tofu banh mi with chipotle mayo

Whit a belter: Take a wee baguette, slather some spicy mayo on both sides, then add some slabs of marinated, fried tofu and a little pickled veg. Ingredients: 4 small (one-person) or 2 medium baguette 400g block of firm tofu 3 TBs soy sauce 2 TBs cornflour 3 TBs oil for frying 2 small or…

Maw’s lentil soup

Ma maw’s soup. This is what she makes whenever I come back tae Glasgow. It’s quality. You can blend it, or not.   Serves 6 Ingredients 250g red lentils 2 TBs oil 1 litre stock 2 medium carrots Onion 1 tin tomatoes (400g) Bay leaf (optional) 2 cloves of garlic, minced, or 2 tsps of…