Banana Choc Chip Pancakes with Coco-Peanut Sauce

Since my move to Vietnam (with all its fabulous food), I still occasionally crave some of the more familiar comfort foods, mainly chocolate and peanut butter! They are both available ingredients here, although weather conditions in Vietnam can make chocolate quite difficult to work with because it instantly melts on any skin contact! However, getting…

Vietnamese Style Vegan Kimchi

I have a slight obsession with kimchi nowadays (OK, it’s a full-on love affair), but the idea of eating fermented cabbage didn’t always hold the same appeal! It was during my vegan diploma at Demuths Cookery School that I changed my mind; it was one of the first things that we made on the course and…

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Last week I got the opportunity to visit Ho Chi Minh City. During my stay I got to see a lot of the city and ate a lot of tasty vegan food! It is a charming city with very friendly people. I barely even touched the sides when it came to the massive pool of…

Our First Week in Dishes

The Ziemia test kitchen is now officially open! We spent a few days creating dishes, learning traditional vietnamese dishes, and playing around with fusion Banh Mi’s (a traditional vietnamese sandwich). We even tested our Banh Mi’s on the public and they went down a treat! I started by creating a vietnamese style kimchi. I love…

Phu Quoc Market Research

Ziemia, our new vegan restaurant project in Phu Quoc, is starting to become more of a reality. The build will begin in a few weeks and should take 2-3 months to complete. In the time being we, Ziemia’s ‘Earth Tribe’, will be testing recipes in our kiosk and taking the food out to sell in…

El Nomadic Chef’s #11Questions Podcast

Jack (aka El Nomadic Chef) interviewed me for his first ever #11Questions Podcast today. The idea… “Everybody has unique ideas and can inspire the next, so I have created this space for everyday people’s voices to be heard! #11Questions is an interview format to trigger spontaneous conversation, as this I believe is where the magic…

From Field to Fork: Vegan Rhubarb Crumble Cake with Custard Icing

When I first started working at The Hornbeam Cafe in Walthamstow, I was amazed by the quality of the produce we received from OrganicLea. You’ll find their growing site in deepest Chingford from which they supply their lovely produce to several restaurants – as well as running a veg box scheme within London. What amazes…

Berlin Supper Club

Well…where do I start? Berlin was such an amazing experience, I’m going to find it very difficult to put down in words. A few weekends ago I flew out to Germany to help my friend and fellow chef, Jack Cosson from Plant Box Solutions, with his Nomadic Supper Clubs. Jack and I met at Wulf…