Portly Eats | Doppelganger Burgers | Co Fifteen, Cambridge, UK

A vegan burger who would have thunk it? It turns out that they are pretty damn good my mother has been on record on the BBC saying that she is ‘Vegan Curious’ in as much as she is intrigued by the flavour combinations and how it all works, and so it was my turn.  Doppelganger…

Portly Eats | Co. | Cherry Hinton, Cambridge

Last week I was very kindly invited to the menu launch at Co Fifteen in Cherry Hinton. We were treated to some fabulous creations from Chef Emma (@compassionatekiwi). I’m not vegan or even vegetarian myself but I am always curious about what can be done with a purely plant based menu. The range of different…

Portly Cooks | Vegetarian Chilli Ragu | Vegetarian Week

Pasta is up there with comfort food for a lot of people, I thought I’d have a go at what im calling a vegetable ragu for this one. 75g Pasta, I used Bucatini (it was in the cupboard…) 2 large leaves of Savoy Cabbage 1/2 Red Pepper 1/2 Courgette 1 Field Mushroom 1 small Red…

Portly Cooks | Stuffed Peppers | Vegetarian Week

So this is the first post in a series I’m going to be writing. I’m having a go at being a vegetarian for a week. I love Vegetarian food but if I’m honest I’ve always seen it as a way to get some interesting sides for whatever meat i happen to be cooking that day….

Soy Mince and Samphire Noodles

Messing around in the kitchen is one of my favourite things to do, but after a good while making things for future lunches and dinners, I felt I needed to make something quick and easy.  This definitely is that. Noodles are my go to comfort food and also favourite when it comes to fast and…

Mushroom and Aubergine Lasagne

Mushrooms seem to feature pretty highly on my shopping list these days. I have been using them in pretty much everything. This time I stuck them in a blender to make a kind of mushroom mince which is what forms the basis as you may have guessed of this mushroom lasagne. 300g mushrooms 250g aubergine…

Seafood Pasta Bake

Pasta Bakes… I’ve always been a little wary of them. My previous experiences of Pasta Bake, I’m ashamed to say come from readymade tinned versions from when I was a student. I think this is what has put me off them a little.  However, yesterday I was in the mood for a pasta dish that…