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Courgette pasta

Courgette pasta

It’s the start of the courgette season and this recipe is for all of you allotment owners. These green gems come thick and fast in the summer and it can be a bit daunting to find new ways of using them. This recipe heroes the […]

Orzo and pesto salad

Orzo and pesto salad

I love the long summer days when our thoughts turn to lighter foods and escaping outdoors. Suppers become much simpler but nonetheless  tasty. This week we are enjoying this nice simple salad, quick to prepare and great with cold roast meats or some simply grilled […]

Spicy bean wraps

Spicy bean wraps

This is a quick and easy supper dish using store cupboard ingredients. I used to make this with a fajita packet mix but wasn’t overawed by the flavours and I found the resulting texture a bit too powdery. After much experimentation, with different herbs and […]

The Grain Bowl

The Grain Bowl

I love grain bowls. Tasty, nutritious and adaptable, they are another way of making the most of leftovers or whatever is lurking, unloved, in the veg drawer. The first essential element is the grain. There is a great variety to choose from such as quinoa, […]

Cauliflower and Lentil Dhal

Cauliflower and Lentil Dhal

This red lentil and cauliflower dhal makes a hearty supper dish that even meat eaters will love. Ready in under an hour this is a quick and easy dish to make. I like to serve the dhal as a meal with naan bread or rice, […]

Potato wedges with spicy beans

Potato wedges with spicy beans

There are some days when I simply crave something comforting to eat and this dish never fails to satisfy. Slightly crunchy potato wedges with a mildly spicy, chilli bean topping. What’s not to love? For the complete comfort food experience serve with a couple of […]

Harissa spiced roasted cauliflower with pomegranate molasses yoghurt

Harissa spiced roasted cauliflower with pomegranate molasses yoghurt

Roasting cauliflower is one of my favourite ways to cook this veg and it pairs really well with spices. This recipe has a middle eastern feel to it and makes a lovely addition to a mixed mezze. The pomegranate molasses yoghurt adds another burst of […]

Vegetable and chickpea balti

Vegetable and chickpea balti

This vibrant curry really packs a punch with flavour. Although it’s an easy recipe, do allow a good 1½ hours for preparing and cooking. If you like a milder curry either reduce the number of chillies or add a dollop of yoghurt when serving. Any […]

Open leek and sweet potato pie

Open leek and sweet potato pie

There is nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a good cup of tea and a cookbook. I love to leaf through the pages imagining the taste and aroma of the food before me. The vast majority of my books I have cooked […]

Roasted squash and mushroom salad.

Roasted squash and mushroom salad.

This is a great salad to eat when all the rich food of Christmas becomes too much. Easy to prepare and really good served with other cheeses such as goat’s cheese or Stilton. Substantial enough to serve on its own or with our Italian Schiacciata. […]