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
Jamie Oliver claims that kedgeree is not just for breakfast in the January edition of his Jamie magazine, it can also make a deliciously filling lunch box filler. So, I decided to give his South Indian kedgeree dish a go. It didn’t look too complicated and with time to spare it seemed the perfect way to while away the time. And, as I love smoked mackerel fillets (particularly the ones coated in cracked pepper) and the husband does not, it was a great excuse to indulge myself. Some people indulge in chocolate, I indulge myself by secretly scoffing mackerel fillets!!!! Continue reading
A while ago I came across a wonderful site called A Pinch of Yum. It’s packed full of wonderful recipes for vegetarians and carnivores. The pictures are amazing, the ingredients are never anything too out of the ordinary and I’m yet to come across a recipe that doesn’t live up to expectations. Continue reading
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
Having tired of half-full packets of nuts and dust falling out of the kitchen cupboard and making a mess on the floor, I decided to get rid of them. Despite feeling the urge to throw them in the bin, I’m attempting to not waste any food, so found a recipe for crackers. And I’m rather glad I did. Continue reading
With the cupboards virtually bare, and a can of chickpeas winking at me every time I opened the virtually bare cupboard, there was only one thing for it – whip up some tasty hummus. Continue reading
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
When I spied this tasty looking dish in a modern way to cook, and noticed that it only takes 30 minutes to make, I was immediately sold. and suggested to the husband that I throw it together for dinner.
Initially the husband claimed he’d never had paneer before, until I reminded him of the numerous times he’d ordered sag paneer from the local Indian restaurant.
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