Kimchi Tofu with Noodles

So, you may have noticed my slight kimchi obsession – I always make sure to have a batch on the go (and can start to feel panicked when it’s running low!) Check out the recipe I use here! But if you haven’t got a jar of your own kimchi fermenting away, there are plenty of ready made vegan…

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…

Socca Pizza with Harissa Jackfruit

I have been sitting on this recipe for a while now. With it’s vibrant red colours and light crispy base, it is the perfect dish for these summery days. So now its time has come to be freed from my recipe bank, please enjoy! The base is made from a mix of gram flour and…

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…

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…

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I’ve been super busy recently, what with it being Easter time (there are no holidays when you work in hospitality!), but I thought I would treat you all to a cheeky recipe for delicious chocolate peanut butter cups. They are amazingly simple, but super tasty – a great little easter surprise! If you, like me,…