Tag Archives: Simon Rimmer

Cookbook of the Month: The Accidental Vegetarian

I loved this book and Simon Rimmer’s restaurant Greens so much when I was vegetarian.  When I became vegan, I fell out of love with the restaurant (not great for vegans, but I’ve heard it’s improved) and stopped using his … Continue reading

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Vegetable Curry

On Friday one of my students asked me what the word “fantasy” meant.  It’s a word I’ve defined so many times over my ESL teaching career that I had my answer ready for him:  “A fantasy story is not real, … Continue reading

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Tofu & Oyster Mushroom Laksa

“Thank you for joining us on this flight to sunny Manchester,” the pilot greeted us on my plane home last week.  I don’t think I’ve ever been on a homeward bound flight where there hasn’t been a reference to the … Continue reading

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Panzanella

To continue the Italian theme from last week, may I present panzanella:  the most fresh and summery of dishes.  When I eat it, I can practically see the lakes and mountains of Italy stretching before me.  Italian food fits in … Continue reading

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Challenge #2: Mississippi Mud Pie

Just as I could count on my tyrannical brother to boss me about with a recipe for my cooking challenge, so I could count on my mum to provide a devilishly good treat. I don’t know if it’s a case … Continue reading

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Chinese Mushroom Pancakes

Next week the stars are aligning in a very special way, as Chinese New Year and Pancake Day coincide.  Fortunately, good old Simon Rimmer has foreseen this event and prepared a dish that covers both occasions in one happy union.  … Continue reading

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Oriental Shepherd’s Pie

Today I am returning to Hong Kong, both happier and heavier than when I set off two weeks ago.  I have shopped, gossiped and eaten to my hearts content. As always at the moment of departure, I’m feeling very conflicted:  I’m excited about getting … Continue reading

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