We’ve all seen her, gliding effortlessly through Borough market on a Saturday in her size 8 jeans, basket full of sourdough and delicately wrapped cheeses. Her hair is long and silkily falls over her shoulders as she bends down to smell a vine of tomatoes. She knows all the market traders by name of course, “Oh Phil you’re so naughty, oh alright, I’ll take an ounce of the Stravecchio parmesan, Toby adores it.” (Toby being the perfect fiancé who is also insufferably beautiful and successful). Olivia (that’s what I’ve decided to call her) sweeps back through the market picking up a bunch of parsley for the quinoa tabbouleh she’s making for Toby’s mothers barbecue blah blah blah!
I know, her perfection is vomit inducing. I mean obviously I want to be her but Olivia’s are ten a penny these days, so perhaps it’s not too terrible that I’m not. So without further ado, allow me to introduce myself. Hello, my name’s Corrie and I’m a thirty something vegetarian living in London with my boyfriend Jamie. I work full time as a designer for Sainsbury’s Magazine as well as write, develop and photograph meat-free recipes for your eating pleasure (and mine). I have a diploma in nutrition (a real one) that has given me an interest in healthy eating but that is not the purpose of this blog. Although my recipes are predominantly healthy, I’m not here to preach about healthy eating, I’m here to enlighten and inspire people to cook delicious meat-free meals. I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel but I believe that vegetarian/meat-free cooking can be so much more than a stuffed pepper or a goats cheese tart. So let’s stick two fingers up to mushroom risotto and tuck into the kind of food I’m passionate about – hearty and inventive meat-free recipes full of flavour.
This blog is in loving memory of my dad Graham, aka the fussiest vegetarian who ever walked the earth. All my recipes are inspired by, created for and dedicated to him.
DISCLAIMER: Although most of my recipes are vegetarian, I do recommend the use of some cheeses that may not be. All recipes that are purely vegetarian will be indicated with a V and all vegan recipes with a Vn. Some of my vegan recipes are variations of my vegetarian recipes. These recipes may not neccessarily be labelled Vn but the vegan variation will be highlighted green under the subhead ‘make it vegan‘ where applicable.
V – Vegetarian
Vn – Vegan
Gf – Gluten free
Df – Dairy free
🌶 Bit spicy