Shroom Ragu w/ Pappardelle Pasta

One thing I cannot get enough of in life is pasta. I am always trying to recreate some of my old favourite meat-based pasta dishes. I’d already mastered the creamy mushroom pasta so it was time to work on the ragu.

Vegan Vietnamese Spring Rolls W/ Peanut Sauce

Vietnamese Spring Rolls Surely you will have heard of Spring Rolls, or as they are sometimes referred to, Summer Rolls. In this post, the focus is on Vietnamese Spring Rolls: fresh rice paper rolls typically filled with meat, fish, veg and noodles, and served with a peanut or fish sauce. Now, I know this isn’t…

Peaconut Toodles

Peaconut?! toodles?! Okay, okay, there is no such thing as a peaconut, or toodles, but I thought it sounded cool. SO, I present to you Peanut and Coconut Tofu with Noodles. quick and simple This is a quick and easy dinner using Asian flavours and simple ingredients. This means you don’t need to go out…

Which Blender Should I Be Using For Vegan Cooking?

I love love love my Vitamix blender. I understand they are much more expensive than the alternatives on the market but you are guaranteed to achieve great results with your food every time. It is no surprise that many restaurants and cafes use this brand too. If you are prepared to make the investment, this…

Work With Me

Following my recent move to Ho Chi Minh City I have decided to expand on my freelance chef work. This includes consultancy work for businesses/projects looking to build or expand their vegan food offerings, dish development, staff training, cooking lessons, supper clubs and private dining events. I have already had the opportunity to work with…

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…

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…