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”

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”

Harissa Chicken Salad and Sourdough Flatbread… A Weekend Feast and ‘Why Organic?..

Autumn salad… and ‘why organic chicken?’…

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)!”

Coconut Chicken & Cashew Nuts with Qunioa (starch me up with rice and I’m good too)

This dish has become a regular on the dinner scene in our house.  It originally came from health recipe by Lisa Richards from her anti-candida diet.  OK, don’t stop reading yet!  It’s full of anti-inflammatory turmeric and anti-fungal ginger & garlic.  It’s such a good cleansing meal, if that’s what you’re in the market for…Continue reading “Coconut Chicken & Cashew Nuts with Qunioa (starch me up with rice and I’m good too)”

Arancini with Spicy Tomatoes and Black Eye Beans

This is truly indulgent, especially the day after risotto!  But what can you do when there are leftovers that need to be used up?  And, anything in breadcrumbs goes down well with the kids… I haven’t made Arancini other than with leftover risotto, and honestly I think this is the best way, it’s full ofContinue reading “Arancini with Spicy Tomatoes and Black Eye Beans”

Shiitake Mushroom and Thyme Risotto

Risotto follows roast chicken almost always in our house.  Once the chicken is more or less stripped of breast meat I boil the carcass to create a stock.  I have a slightly ‘war time’ attitude to waste.  Being only a generation removed, and the oldest child of a single mother my conscience will not allowContinue reading “Shiitake Mushroom and Thyme Risotto”

Roast Caramelised Autumn Veg Salad aka A Beetroot Affair to Remember

This is a beautifully warm, earthy salad… rich in flavour and texture.  I’ve got an abundance of gem squash at the moment thanks Jude, my allotment neighbour and still plenty of beetroot… Oh beetroot… In the words of Tom Robbins; ‘The beet is the most intense of vegetables…the murderer returned to the scene of theContinue reading “Roast Caramelised Autumn Veg Salad aka A Beetroot Affair to Remember”

Fast Slow-Food, Quick Vegan Chilli…

This one is about as fast as slow-food gets.  In the time it takes to boil the brown rice the chilli is ready! Ingredients for two: 1/2 cup brown basmati rice. 1 red onion 3 cloves garlic 300g vine cherry tomatos 1 hot red chilli 1 tbsp tomato puree 1/2 glass vegan primitivo (there areContinue reading “Fast Slow-Food, Quick Vegan Chilli…”

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