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

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South Indian coconut kedgeree

jaimie-kedgeree

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

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

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