Mexican-style roasted veg ragu

Mexican style ragu

This Mexican-style roasted veg ragu from Jamie Oliver is delicious. It’s a try-bake, so once you’ve done all your chopping and prep work and got it started in the over, it pretty much looks after itself, with an occasional stir to help it on its way. Continue reading

Anna Jones’ modern moussaka

Anna Jones mousakka

This delicious modern moussaka (loving known as moose-ka-ka in our house) was one of the first recipes I cooked from Anna Jones’ a modern way to cookI’m quite partial to moussaka as it’s packed with some of my all time favourite ingredients: tomatoes, aubergines and potatoes. Continue reading

Quorn lasagne

Quorn lasagne

It’s very rare that I only have to cook one meal for all three of us to sit down and eat at the same time. So, when the boy revealed that he liked lasagne, and knowing that he’s already a fan of my Quorn and hidden veg Bolognese sauce there was only ever one thing to make – Quorn lasagne. Ideally I’d be making a delicious lentil sauce, but that would be one step too far for the little man, so I chose this meat-free lasagne recipe from Quorn. Continue reading

Fragrant herb and star anise pho

Anna Jones Pho

I’ve already got a go-to Vegetarian Pho recipe I’ve tried and tested, and both the husband and I rather like. But being a sucker for any Anna Jones recipe (I know, Anna Jones again) I thought I should give her Fragrant herb and star anaise pho recipe a go. I love 99.9% of her recipes and if there was such a thing as desert island recipe book I would definitely take one of hers with me. But I digress. Continue reading

Broccoli cashew stir-fry

Broccoli and cashew stir-fr

With an abundance of broccoli languishing in the bottom of the fridge as I’d forgotten what I’d actually bought it for, and knowing that I had a bag of cashew nuts in the cupboard, I decided to combine them to make a cashew and broccoli stir-fry.

If I’m honest, I’m not a huge fan of stir fries, but the husband is quite partial and if he ever orders one from the local takeaway it usually involves some kind of veg and cashew nuts. So, I was on to a winner. Continue reading

Chickpeas and spinach

Chickpeas and spinach

I’ve always got an abundance of chickpeas and spinach hanging around the house. Spinach, because I use it most mornings when I make a green smoothie, and chickpeas, because they’re always good to have around. So, finding myself with nothing to cook for dinner and needing something in a hurry, I had a quick look for something to make with spinach and chickpeas, and happened upon this simple, but every so tasty recipe for spinach and chickpea curry from those lovely people at BBC Good Food. Continue reading

Mushroom and chestnut wellington


mushroom-and-chestnut-welli

While Christmas is well and truly over for another year, I’m still dreaming of my first full-on vegetarian yule-tide dinner. The husband may be a fish bothering vegetarian, I am not, and having banned guests from our dinner table this year, in favour of a quiet Christmas at home with just the three of us, it seemed pointless splashing out on a turkey when the boy would no doubt refuse to eat it, and I would become sick of the sight of it within a day or two. So, the decision was made for the husband and I to go veggie and to indulge the boy in a few slice of chicken. Continue reading