Rainbow pad Thai

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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

Carrot fritters with halloumi

Carrot fritters
This carrot fritters with halloumi recipe, from Alice Hart’s Vegetarian, is one of my favourite ‘show-off’ lunches. It looks great, and your diners tend to think that you’ve slaved in the kitchen for hours to create such a masterpiece – hence why I call it a ‘show-off’ lunch. However, they couldn’t be further from the truth. Minus the chilling time, you can have a dish to wow your pals within about 30 minutes.

The fritters are a simple and relatively cheap combo of grated carrot, halloumi, sliced spring onions, chopped coriander, coriander seeds, a bit of flour and a couple of eggs to bind the mixture together. It’s all a bit sloppy, but firms up in the fridge when left to cool for 30 minutes or so. I usually make the fritter mixture way in advance, shape them and leave them to chill until I’m ready for them – which could be anything up to a couple of hours. But, that’s a bit excessive. Continue reading

Soba noodles with green soya beans

Soba noodles I have a confession to make. I misread this recipe and thought that it was a hot noodle dish. It isn’t. It’s a cold noodle salad. I don’t like cold noodles. I made it hot… There’s something else too. They didn’t have any soya/edamame beans in Sainsbury’s, and, after a busy week at work I wasn’t in the mood for hunting them down, so improvised. Basically, what I’m trying to say is, what should have been soba noodles with green soya beans from the Low-GI Vegetarian Coookbook, emerged from my kitchen as something slightly different. Continue reading