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)!”

Spiced Fig Compote and Greek Yoghurt

This is another one inspired by the #fdbloggers twitter chat!  Whilst I was singing the praises of hazelnut chocolate porridge, there were collective groans of ‘claggy bleugh’ from @sal_godfrey and @TheExplorerBlog… Honestly it hadn’t occurred to me that anyone didn’t like porridge?!  Naive of course, but it did make me realise that it was probablyContinue reading “Spiced Fig Compote and Greek Yoghurt”

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…”

Sourdough, the World’s Slowest Bread aka ‘The Rise & Rise of Lupa the Immortal’ aka My Soapbox…

I’ve been inspired by the Real Bread campaign recently, and #sourdoughseptember… Those of you who know me, know I have a real ‘bee in my bonnet’ about bread.  It’s a staple, and it’s massively exploited for that reason.  Unfortunately the bread we buy from the supermarket shelf really can’t call itself bread.  Yes it’s derivedContinue reading “Sourdough, the World’s Slowest Bread aka ‘The Rise & Rise of Lupa the Immortal’ aka My Soapbox…”

Sweet Potato, Cavalo Nero & Chickpea Curry…

Love on a plate… It’s been one of those days… torrential rain, followed by torrential tears (mine and the kids)… I ate at least two portions of this and I have no regrets… tomorrow is another day! Ingredients (for 2 portions, or 1 ‘I feel sorry for myself’ portion): 1 large onion 3 cloves garlicContinue reading “Sweet Potato, Cavalo Nero & Chickpea Curry…”

Caramelised Red Onion, Fig and Feta Salad

Sticky figs, sweet red onions, and creamy feta… This is an autumnal salad, or maybe it’s a rice bowl? Either way a side of rocket would be delicious, or just  as it is with the rice… Ingredients for 2: 1 large red onion 3 ripe figs 2 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp balsamic vinegar largeContinue reading “Caramelised Red Onion, Fig and Feta Salad”