Roasted Sage, Squash & Cannellini Bean Dip

Halloween party preparations have begun in our house, and this one’s a beauty!  It’s Peanut Squash… no?  Perhaps you know it as Delicata Squash… ok… Sweet Potato Squash?  No, I hadn’t heard of it either but it’s one of those, that when it’s roasted is velvety.  It’s got that softly sweet squash flavour and aContinue reading “Roasted Sage, Squash & Cannellini Bean Dip”

Cacao & Cardamom Lazy Morning Granola

Sweet, Sticky, Morning Goodness… Oh good morning chocolate breakfast hit! Oh indulge me honey toasted oats… Wait, you’re slurping the sweet spicy chocolaty milk from the bowl?  Don’t worry, me too!  It’s half term holidays and we’re enjoying really slow mornings at home!  Making granola this morning in my pyjamas was pure joy for me. Continue reading “Cacao & Cardamom Lazy Morning Granola”

Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Moroccan Style Cous Cous

I’ll just start this one off with that great Einstein quote that goes: “Nothing will benefit health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet” There, I said it!  Now crack on an enjoy your lamb… but enjoy it rarely (because of the health risks associatedContinue reading “Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Moroccan Style Cous Cous”

10-Bean Vegetable Cobbler with Cheddar Scone Topping

This is a really hearty one-pot dish.  My mum used to make beans to go with sausage and mash and this reminds me of that meal!  It was one of my favourites!  Although I don’t eat sausages any more, beans (in one form or another) are a staple, and our little girl loves them too. Continue reading “10-Bean Vegetable Cobbler with Cheddar Scone Topping”

In Praise of the Pear and Cinnamon Pears with Coconut Oats or Greek Yoghurt

I just read a tweet that really excited me! ‘The Glorious Pear’, by @nigelslater.  The Radio 4 Food Programme is all about the Pear today!  ‘How wonderful’ I thought, having just enjoyed a pear.  A really ripe juicy organic pear.  When they’re good they’re so good.  They’re not like apples, they can’t be enjoyed allContinue reading “In Praise of the Pear and Cinnamon Pears with Coconut Oats or Greek Yoghurt”

My Boy’s Morning Milkshake

‘Mummy can I make a milkshake’, ‘mummy can I make a smoothie’?  Depending on how tired I am at 6am when he’s asking, my feelings tend to vary from ‘oh the mess’ to ‘milkshake what?’ to ‘wow he’s so creative’!  Either way, he’s keen to be creative with food, which will serve him well inContinue reading “My Boy’s Morning Milkshake”

Wholemeal Pumpkin & Feta Muffins

We have a massive glut of pumpkins… ’tis the season!  Actually, I was looking through my instagram account this morning and noticed how beautifully seasonal the pictures look (unintentionally, but glad they do).  The food is the colour of autumn, all oranges, deep reds and browns, it’s quite beautiful.  I haven’t had the account veryContinue reading “Wholemeal Pumpkin & Feta Muffins”

Halloween Pumpkin Soup with Sourdough Cheddar Croutons

The allotment is getting sleepy… and it’s also getting cold.  It’s hot dogs on the fire and hot chocolate to keep our hands warm while we’re there from now on!  The last of the harvest bounty has come in… and we’ve finally collected the gnarly old pumpkins ready for halloween and ready for pumpkin soup…Continue reading “Halloween Pumpkin Soup with Sourdough Cheddar Croutons”

Coconut, Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup with Pearl Barley aka ‘Souperb’ (because it is)!

I’m so pleased with ‘souper’ that I’m submitting it to ‘No Croutons Required’ hosted by Lisa’s Kitchen and Tinned Tomatoes which are fab sites to check out for vegetarian recipes! Here’s a casual weeknight night supper, or should I say ‘souper’!  (sorrynotsorry).  Today has been cold.  It’s the first day this Autumn that I’ve gotContinue reading “Coconut, Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup with Pearl Barley aka ‘Souperb’ (because it is)!”