This year our Leeks Ambassador is recipe creator, food stylist and social influencer Lucy Parker who is better known via her blog and hugely popular social media channels as @Lucy_and_Lentils.
Lucy’s recipes are featured in Sainsbury’s and Waitrose magazines, the BBC Good Food website and she’s also created delicious dishes for Linda McCartney Foods and Odd Box vegetable boxes.
Having a passion to live a balanced lifestyle, she creates exciting ways to make simple and affordable meals, which she shares through her social media channels and food blog. She creates quick and easy recipes that are accessible to every type of cook from the student away from home for the first time to the keen amateur chef. They range from tasty snacks and hearty dinners for sharing with friends, through to quick and easy 10 minute meals ideal for a weekday supper – proving that food can be both nutritious and delicious.
“Since cooking with leeks I’ve seen how versatile they can be within a kitchen. They have a sweetness to them that complement most herbs, meaning they work in a variety of recipes from broths to crunchy stir-frys. Leeks are a really low waste vegetable too, with the majority of it being edible, including the darker green leaves. The texture of leeks is great to work with, when tossed on a high heat they remain delicious and crunchy with a hint of an onion like flavour, yet when cooked down and caramelised they become creamy and rich. All in all leeks are a great vegetable to have in your cupboards with loads of potential to be transformed in your dinner.”
The British Leeks Association Ambassador is sponsored by Nunhems Seeds, part of BASF.