This may not sound like an obvious combination but when the brussles are finely sliced and fried they get the seal of approval from even the most avowed brussel-sprout disliker (my tip – don’t tell them what they’re eating and they’ll never guess!). You can also cook the night before and serve at room temperature. […]
Category Archives: Veggie Main Meals
The concept behind this dish is simple – a selection of seasonal vegetables in a creamy sauce, topped with a savoury crumble. A life-saver for those cold or wet evenings when you wan’t something tasty and filling but don’t have much time to think what to do with that pile of vegetables! You can play […]
This key to stew recipe is cooking the vegetables in the oven so that they steam gently while absorbing the delicate flavours. The jalapeño salsa gives a nice kick but if you are short of ingredients and/or time then you could use a tablespoon or two of chilli oil. This recipe is based on one […]
I have been trying to replicate my favourite indian takeaway version of this recipe for a while, and most of the recipes I come across have cream and a lot of garlic. I was surprised that the recipe in Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian tome used neither, and although I didn’t follow the recipe very closely the […]
This is a good dish for entertaining as you can make the tagine and the fritter dough in advance and then just heat up your tagine and fry your fritters at the last minute. You don’t need a clay tagine dish for cooking this recipe, but it certainly presents nicely in one!
I grew tomatillos in a pot in my garden this summer and this recipe is the result of need to make something easy and tasty from the larger than expected 3 kg yield of fruit! In my experience tomatillos are much easier than tomatoes to grow in shady gardens, and the little lanterns that the […]
The idea for this recipe and the dressing comes from Denis Cotter’s ‘For The Love of Food’ book. His main ingredients for salad are borlotti beans, pumpkin and brussle sprout tops, so you could try these for a winter salad. The maple-sesame dressing is a real winner – sweet, nutty, spicy and filling. As it […]
As you may be able to guess I have been visiting the lovely mushroom seller again at the Alexandra Palace farmers’ market! This recipe combines the strong flavour of the mushrooms with creamy, cheesy polenta. You get two-for-one recipes with this one too as the combined leftover polenta and mushrooms fries up lovely with a […]
This recipe by Otto Lenghi appeared a good while ago in the Guardian Weekend magazine, and it’s been pinned to my fridge door since! I tend to think of Kale as a winter vegetable, but you can get some nice curly kale this time of year and this salad is ideal for the warmer evenings.
This is recipe based on one in Denis Cotter’s Summer Paradiso book. It’s a great recipe for summer chard and the addition of beans makes it a filling evening meal.