A selection of recipes gathered during my travels in Asia – or inspired by life in the UK with its history of Indian and Bangladeshi migration and delicious curried dishes.

Sinigang na hipon – the freshness of this simple sour broth, so typical of Filipino cuisine, allows the shrimps to be the star of the dish

Creamy chickpea, spinach and sweet potato curry – a quick and easy lunch or supper, entirely vegan with the emphasis on taste rather than heat

Roasted pumpkin, coconut and ginger soup – a Thai-inspired winter warmer made with locally grown organic pumpkin, perfect for a wet and windy day