A vegetarian on the Mexican classic – this lentil chilli packs all the flavour you want without the meat (in my opinion). I used dried green lentils but his will work with brown lentils or pre cooked ones from a can. It also freezes well if you want to make a bigger batch and goes […]
Quinoa doesn’t taste of much but it is packed with protein and a great alternative to pasta, rice or cous cous. It takes other flavours well and provides a great base for a quick lunch
This is a super zingy summer soup using courgettes and peas so it’s super healthy as well as tasty and so easy to make!
This is a very simple and easy to follow recipe for ravioli using three cheeses which serves 4 as a starter or two as a main course.
Ok, so this is a bit of a cheat as the gnocchi aren’t homemade but it’s still damned good and let’s face it, sometimes needs must! It’s such a quick and easy dish and the soft pillowy gnocchi with the garlicky sauce and oozy cheese are the perfect comfort food after a busy day. Glass […]
Pearl barley is a great substitute for a traditional risotto, you don’t need to stir it the way you would with rice so it’s less time intensive to make
A great lunch dish, ideal for taking to work. Roasting the carrots with honey gives them a lovely sweetness which contrasts beautifully with the sharp saltiness of the feta.
A Tagliatelle twist on the traditional basil/pine nut pesto. So easy but so tasty!
Serves 6 Cooking time 60 mins Ingredients Pesto large bunch of basil 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 3 tbsp pinenuts, toasted olive oil 50g parmesan, grated Risotto 6 cloves garlic, peeled 1.4 litres hot chicken stock 85g unsalted butter 400g pumpkin or squash (unpeeled weight), peeled, seeded and cut into 1cm cubes 2 tbsp olive […]
Serves 2 Cooking time 10 mins Ingredients 4 Spring onions, finely chopped 1 Clove garlic, finely chopped 2 tbsp Frozen peas 2 tbsp Sweetcorn Half a red pepper, finely chopped 2 Cups of cold cooked rice Salt and white pepper 1 tsp Soy sauce Groundnut oil for frying 2 Eggs, beaten Method: Heat a […]
Serves 4 Cooking time 1 hour Ingredients 2-3 large handfuls of spinach olive oil 200g chestnut mushrooms, sliced or chopped 1 large banana shallot, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 75ml white wine 120g (about half a tub) of creme fraiche nutmeg handful of chopped parsley parmesan 1 x 400g pack of gnocchi Method: First, prepare […]
Super healthy fresh salad, feta adds a great salty flavour to this salad and broccoli cooked al dente is the busness! Serves 2 Cooking time 15 mins Ingredients large head of broccoli (about 350g), cut into small florets 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed handful of sundried tomatoes, sliced handful of black […]
Serves 2 Cooking time 20 mins Ingredients 1 large onion, peeled, halved and thickly sliced spices – cayenne, turmeric, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground ginger salt 5 tbsp gram flour 1 heaped tsp tomato puree groundnut oil for deep-frying lemon wedges and Indian pickles to serve Method: Serves 2 as a starter or wee snack! […]
Serves 4 as a starter Cooking time 30 mins Ingredients 1 small cauliflower, cut into small florets 1 onion, sliced knob of butter half tsp each ground cumin, turmeric, ground coriander, ground ginger, cardamom seeds Batter: 100ml milk pinch of saffron threads 160g gram flour 1 egg, beaten oil for deep-frying Method: Put the cauliflower […]
Serves 4 Cooking time 45 mins Ingredients 5 Parsnips, peeled and chopped into chunks 1 Onion, chopped 1 Stick celery, chopped 1 Medium potato, peeled and cut into small chunks 2 Litres vegetable stock 1 Cup lentils 1 tsp Cumin seeds 2 tsp Coriander seeds A good pinch of chilli flakes Salt Method: Heat the […]