Chop'd sesame, salmon & orange salad

Wonderlunching at Chop’d: new summer menu

I was recently invited to the launch of Chop’d’s (grammatically correct but unsightly I know) new summer menu, which is in stores next week. I had the chance to meet Eddie Holmes, the founder of Chop’d as well as some of the suppliers to the restaurant’s food chain and learn more about the company’s food philosophy. Chop’d has nine stores in London and is coming up … Continue reading Wonderlunching at Chop’d: new summer menu

Recipe: Kale, Chickpea & Sumac Red Onion Salad (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free)

As recently mentioned, I’ve just discovered the spice sumac and have been on the hunt for recipes to use it in. I’ve mostly just been sprinkling it over fish and vegetables for a zesty zing but knew I could be doing more. This is a quick and easy recipe adapted from Serious Eats. It’s tasty, can be eaten hot or cold, keeps crunchy for days and … Continue reading Recipe: Kale, Chickpea & Sumac Red Onion Salad (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free)

Recipe: Chocolate, Carrot & Clementine Cake (delicious dairy-free)

Chocolate and orange just scream Christmas and winter don’t they.  Since I was on cake duty for the family over the holidays, when I received a sample of the special festive edition Chocolate Orange Coyo (vegan coconut yoghurt), I knew I’d be putting it to use in some confection or other. Half my family are lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy products so I’m always looking for … Continue reading Recipe: Chocolate, Carrot & Clementine Cake (delicious dairy-free)