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zucchini and feta muffins

zucchini, capsicum and walnut muffins

I’ve never made savoury muffins before. Muffins have always been sweet – blueberry, raspberry and even chocolate (but that was a while ago). So when I first tried savoury muffins they were mind-altering. They looked like a sweet muffin, were the size of a…

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May 6, 2018
red kidney bean and eggplant curry

red kidney bean and eggplant curry

Red kidney bean curry reminds me of dahl, especially when you add fried cubes of eggplant. It’s creamy and full of flavour, and takes around half an hour to prepare. I opt to use tins of red kidney beans because that way you can…

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April 22, 2018
sweet potato gnocchi

sweet potato gnocchi

Sweet potato gnocchi are incredibly easy to make and take around half an hour to prepare (if you cook the sweet potato in a microwave). They are light and fluffy, and with the addition of rosemary in the mixture and also in the sauce,…

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April 8, 2018
roast vegetable tagine

roast vegetable tagine with harissa chickpeas

Roast vegetable tagine is the vegetarian version of beef casserole. It’s warm and hearty and just the thing you need when it’s cold outside, although it works perfectly well on a mild summer’s evening too. Serve it with couscous and a dollop of yoghurt…

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October 8, 2017
vegetarian sausage rolls

sweet potato and bean sausage rolls

Sausage rolls are one of our favourite things. It’s the puff pastry. Whether you fill it with beef, or chicken, or sweet potato and beans, puff pastry is homey and leaves you satisfied. Our diet has increasingly become vegetarian, so the sweet potato and…

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August 20, 2017
baked beans

baked beans

Baked beans are synonymous with winter (the homemade variety, not the ones in a ring-pull tin). They are the bowl of goodness that you crave when the weather is cold, and all you want is something hearty and warm to make everything right. Cooked…

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July 23, 2017
halloumi, lentil and freekeh salad

halloumi, lentil and freekeh salad

Halloumi is a great addition to any salad, giving it the pop it sometimes needs to turn it into a main rather than a side. The credit for this idea must go to Ella who kept sending images of the delicious dinners she was cooking…

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May 28, 2017
dahl with fried eggplant

dahl with eggplant

Dahl makes a fantastic dinner when you are in a hurry; don’t want to spend long in the kitchen; or want something that is cheap but nutritious to make. This is flavoursome food that you can make as spicy as you like. Served with rice…

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May 20, 2017
roasted vegetable and couscous salad

roast vegetable couscous salad

Roast vegetables combined with some kind of grain is an easy way to make a delicious dinner. If you make enough, it works for leftovers the next day, and when you’re rushing off to work or having to pack lunch boxes, that’s a win/win. The thing…

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April 29, 2017
roast vegetable pasta

roast vegetable pasta with feta

When I can’t be bothered cooking, I always suggest we have tomato pasta. More often than not everyone will say OK, but on the occasion when the response is: do we have to?, my next suggestion is usually roast vegetable pasta. And no one ever says…

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April 15, 2017