Lentils with tomatoes and gorgonzola

Lentil and herb salad

There’s absolutely no doubt that Yotam Ottolenghi makes exceedingly good salads, and his castelluccio lentils with tomatoes and gorgonzola is one of my absolute favourites. it’s reasonably easy to throw together and is jam-packed full of fresh herbs, salty cheese, nutty lentils and sweet oven roasted tomatoes. In a word, it’s delicious. Continue reading

Dhal with crispy sweet potato and quick coconut chutney


I love dhal. Every time I see a dhal recipe I feel compelled to give it a go. That was before I discovered Anna Jones’ dhal with crispy sweet potato and quick coconut chutney from her book a modern way to eat. It’s the pot of golden dhal at the end of my dhal searching rainbow. Continue reading

Mee goreng

mee goreng

While Yotam Ottolenghi is predominantly known for his Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours, he also does some pretty good Asian dishes too. One of our favourites is a vegetarian Malay dish (again from Plenty) called mee goreng.

It’s a noodle dish, flavoured with coriander, cumin and a chilli paste called sambal oelek. A couple of years ago the husband and I would buy up jars of the stuff whenever we saw them, but it seems to be more widely available now. Continue reading