Vibrant vegan aubergine curry with cool coconut yoghurt

OK, how about a healthy, fresh curry that is totally vegan, bargainous and most importantly, completely delicious?! That’s exactly what we have here. Many moons ago I was a hardened carnivore that could barely stomach anything that didn’t include some form of meat,...

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Sausage & squash with maple & mustard glaze

You know those nights when you get home from a hard day’s work, it’s dark and cold outside and you just want something really comforting to eat that’s going to warm you up and brighten your mood? That’s what this recipe is about…it’s the culinary equivalent of a...

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Spicy vegan turmeric soup

‎ Warming & spicy flavours are precisely what you need as the temperatures continue to drop, this soup has them in abundance. With winter well on its way and colds spreading like wildfire, now is the time to give your immune system a good old boost. Packed with...

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Kentucky Fried Cauliflower

Watch out people, this one is a game changer…It seems wrong that someone so excited by the colourful variety and unlimited possibilities of food, should secretly have a mild addiction to crispy, salty fried chicken, but no-one’s perfect.  The trouble with this...

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Roasted cauliflower dal

So THAT’s what I’ve been doing wrong for the last few decades of my life…it’s been another revealing week at The Mustard Spoon World Headquarters (AKA our tiny Cotswold cottage). It seems that I, along with countless others, have been cooking cauliflower all wrong for...

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Butterbean toasts with garlic, rosemary & crisp pancetta

The aroma of this dish is beautiful. Within seconds the kitchen will be filled with the sweet scent of garlic and rosemary, a few minutes later you get the smoky, savoury smell that can only come from bacony-goodness.  A couple of minutes after that and you’re in...

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Spicy & warming vegan Thai pumpkin curry

The nights are drawing in, leaves are crunching on the ground, and quietly creeping up on us…is Halloween.  It’s such an amazing time of year and one that calls for dishes that are warming, smoky and with any luck, a wee bit spicy! Thanks to a super-fragrant Thai...

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Peanut butter parfait with rich chocolate sauce

This is quite possibly the most indulgent dish in existence! Smooth, rich peanut butter parfait drizzled with a creamy, dark chocolate sauce and finished off with crunchy peanut brittle. Sometimes you’ve just got to treat yourself. There’s a good reason why Snickers...

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Rhubarb with golden honeycomb and vegan ice-cream

  What a revelation this dish was. If I’m honest, I’ve barely ever cooked or even eaten rhubarb before. After thumbing through Raymond Blanc’s ‘Kew on a Plate’ cookbook, I felt thoroughly inspired to give it a go and it appears that I’ve been missing out! I...

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Crispy polenta & chilli squid with paprika aioli

Squeezing a little lemon juice over a piece of golden crispy squid, then dipping it in a garlicky, smoky aioli has to be one of my favourite hobbies.  It doesn’t get much more delectable than that in my opinion. Yet despite its delicious texture and flavour, despite...

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Grilled asparagus with spicy peanut sauce

  I had a feeling this recipe was going to be a good one, but I had no idea how good…Who would have thought that asparagus and peanuts would be such good buddies?! As we’re now entering prime asparagus season, it’s been dominating my thoughts persistently. Always...

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Asparagus, chilli & feta canapés

  I have a confession, when I was a young boy I really wanted a dolls house. Actually, you could keep the dolls, but I definitely wanted the mini house and all of the miniature objects inside. I think it must be the intricate detail but I absolutely love mini...

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Charred asparagus with salsa verde

5 minutes down the road we have an awesome farm shop that is packed with the best seasonal veg. If you’re stuck on what to cook, a quick visit there and the produce pretty much jumps off the shelves directly into your basket. I’m always excited to see what the latest...

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Sweet potato and feta bruschetta

  Sometimes, simple pleasures are the best. This is one of those times.  These little sweet potato bruschettas make for the perfect snack as they’re quick, healthy and really tasty. You can whip up a batch of them in no time, so once you’ve eaten the first lot,...

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Scallops with asparagus and fennel chilli butter

This is pretty much food heaven for me.  Scallops are potentially my all time favourite shellfish, asparagus might well be my favourite vegetable, and fennel butter…well everything tastes amazing covered in that! The key to this dish is freshness. Asparagus, just like...

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Pan-fried sea bass with spicy dal tadka

Bea and I recently returned from our honeymoon in India and we were left blown away. What a country! Tigers, temples and the most amazing cuisine on the planet, what’s not to love?! Before we went we were really excited to get stuck in to all the amazing food, but...

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Spicy squash tlayudas w/ mozzarella & guacamole

Seriously, you need to try these! I’m going to put it out there and say that this is my absolute favourite veggie dish of all. Don’t get me wrong, I love fish and I love meat dishes too, but you don’t miss either of them in this recipe.  If you’re trying out Meatless...

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Pea and pulled ham risotto

  Peas and ham go WAY back! People have been buddying up these two staples for years and rightly so, sweet little peas go so well with the salty, savouriness of ham that there’s no surprise it’s a classic combo. Here I mix things up a little…Instead of a typical...

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Crispiest onion rings…EVER!

If onion rings are not the most addictive, indulgent little snack ever then I don’t know what is! Taking the humble little onion and turning it into something so delicious must surely be considered a form of alchemy. This is a brilliant recipe as it’s quick to make, a...

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Mussels steamed in beer

  Mussels are a total winner. Not only are they a very sustainable shellfish, they’re cheap, they’re healthy and they’re super easy to cook too! Now there’s no denying that the classic Moules Mariniere is completely delicious, but sometimes it’s nice to mix...

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Creamy squash purée with crispy chorizo & quails eggs

  Welcome to The Mustard Spoon and my first ever recipe post!  It's a rather exciting moment and the culmination of many months carefully planning the perfect recipe to kick off the blog...well actually that's not entirely true. Being completely honest, I opened...

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