Monthly Archive: January, 2013

Jo’s Faux Pad Thai

Honestly, I don’t think this dish bears any resemblance to genuine Thai Pad Thai. I don’t really know much about Thai cooking, except that I really like it when I eat it. So… Continue reading

Easy crispy-fried tofu soup

I have a confession to make. I’ve always been a bit afraid of tofu. Don’t get me wrong. I like the stuff when it’s made for me. It’s a good substitute for meat… Continue reading

Why we really need the #Frankenfish

Avaaz’s latest campaign to stop a genetically modified breed of salmon from being approved as fit for human consumption is a massively unhelpful contribution to the debate about genetic modification. The email I… Continue reading

Bengali tarka dal

This recipe for rich, golden yellow tarka dal (a kind of lentil soup traditionally eaten with rice) is making a comeback in honour of National Curry Week. It’s become something of a party… Continue reading

Aubergine satay

In my quest for vegetarian food I can get excited about, my sister Emily sent me the amazing Prashad cookbook for my birthday. Prashad is an Indian vegetarian restaurant in Bradford, which won… Continue reading

Why do so many people need food banks? (The rise and rise of food banks, part II)

We’ve all seen the headlines. Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK have been forced to turn to food banks for help over the last year, and the organisations that run them… Continue reading

5 easy ways to cut food waste at home

Did you see the headlines yesterday saying that almost half the world’s food is thrown away? According to a new report from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, between 1.2 and 2 billion tonnes… Continue reading

Baked and bejewelled butternut squash, with halloumi

I feel I’ve been making a real effort with my eat less meat resolution so far. I know it’s only the 8th January, so this is hardly a triumph, but nevertheless I’m proud… Continue reading

Halloumi on toast: the perfect post-workout lunch

I’ve decided that one brilliant way to eat less meat is to eat more halloumi. I can’t quite believe that it was only a few years ago that I tried this incredible squeaky,… Continue reading

The rise and rise of the food bank

A couple of months ago, I set up a Google Alert for the terms ‘food security’ and ‘food aid’ for a piece I was writing. I was, sadly, expecting the steady stream of… Continue reading