Spicy roasted cauliflower pasta

Spicy roast cauliflower pasta

I love cauliflower, and I love capers, the husband doesn’t. So, on a mission to change his mind –  and to cook roasted cauliflower which I’ve been wanting to cook for some time – I plumped for this spicy roasted cauliflower pasta with garlic breadcrumbs recipe  in the hope that a little bit of spice might help to convert the cauli-hating hubby. 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

Cannellini bean cake

Cannellini bean cake

When I suggested to my gluten and dairy-free friend that I was planning on making her and her gluten and dairy-free son a cake made out of cannellini beans, she gave me a bit of a strange glance and changed the conversation. But it didn’t put me off giving it a go. Continue reading

Chillies stuffed with beans

Stuffed peppers

An oldie, but a goodie – this chillies stuffed with beans is taken from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s book Everyday Veg. While, I love chillies, if my cooking doesn’t have a spicy zing to it, I wonder what’s missing, and then realise I’ve left the chillies lingering on the side instead of popping them in the pan. However, while the recipe blatantly calls for chillies, I’ve always opted to use pointed peppers and serve this tasty dish as a main, rather than a starter. Continue reading