I’ve mentioned before that I’m a bit of a late adopter to the spiralizing party – mainly due to the fact that the spiralizer I bought appears to chew up veg and spit it out in an unappetising heap, rather than beautifully curled noodles. Since then the spiralizer has been packed away in the cupboard and I’ve shied away from vegetable noodles until now. Continue reading →
A risotto made with quinoa instead of rice may sound a little bit peculiar, but Anna Jones has pulled another great recipe out of the bag – her never ending bag of great recipes, with her quinoa risotto with mashed peas and greens. 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 →
With the warmer weather making an appearance last week, I decided that I needed to add a couple of more seasonal recipes to my reportoire. So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to High Fearnley-Whittingstall’s summer veg stir-fry from his Veg Every Day book. It’s quick, simple – and with a hit of mint – refreshingly tasty too. Hugh suggests using a mixture of mangetout, peas and courgette, but I decided to free-style a little bit and used brocolli, sugar snaps, asparagus, peas, spinach and courgette, and it worked rather well – even if I do say so myself! Continue reading →
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 →
When I’m in a need of a comforting food hug I hunt out this recipe for Nigel Slater’s lentil and spinach cottage pie. Packed full of nutty lentils, vegetables and spinach, with a crispy potato and spinach top, it’s nutritious and delicious, with the added bonus that both the husband and the toddler LOVE it. Continue reading →
When someone tells me that I can cook a tasty meal and have it on the table within 30 minutes, it makes my heart sing. So, it’s no surprise that I’m a fully fledged member of the Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals brigade.
While the book isn’t home to an abundance of vegetarian meals, Mr Oliver’s vegetable Rogan Josh is one of them. It’s also one meal the vegetable hating toddler actually likes, despite the presence of cauliflower, spinach and butternut squash. Continue reading →