This tasty warm salad is perfect for meat-free Monday’s. We all need more of those. Cauliflower is such an underrated vegetable, I think because it was abused through many a childhood, boiled to a mush and completely void of any taste. I am urging you to give it another go, and this dish definitely does the cauli proud. Fennel is awesome in it’s own right, and with the nutty chickpeas and a lemon yogurt dressing, meat is amiss.
I have really outdone myself with this one. A salad packed with green goodness and topped with lightly seared sesame tuna. Quick and easy to whip up it’s perfect anytime.
I have adapted the salad from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty which is a must have on all recipe book shelves. Ottolenghi has a very special way with vegetables, turning them into the most sensational salads and mouthwatering dishes. Try this and you will know what I mean.
Forget dirty Dominos, there is nothing tastier than homemade pizza. It may take a little longer than picking up the phone but the results are well worth it and you can get a little creative with your toppings. It’s definitely something for the weekend, and make sure you have a good bottle of red to accompany.
I can almost smell summer….okay I am just really sick of eating soup and I have started craving salads and deliciously light food and I figure if I just start eating like the sun is shining and the birds are singing then it will happen.
This is one of my super quick and super tasty light and fresh pasta dishes. It can be served both warm and as a cold salad, perfect for a picnic. (I really am dreaming now!)
This is a deliciously aromatic noodle soup which is full of fresh flavours and really quick and easy to whip up.
Quick, easy and cheap to make this soup will warm you up on a winter’s evening and is packed with flavour and an added chilli kick. The dill and lemon make it really fresh and go so well with the chicken and corn. You can make it veggie by using vegetable stock and omitting the chicken, substituting tofu would also work really well.
The humble cauliflower is rapidly becoming the forgotten vegetable. It is as diverse as the potato yet it keeps being left out of the shopping basket. Come on people take a cauli home today!
As the air is getting crisper and the fight against turning the central heating on has been lost there is only one thing left to do – make pie! Winter pies will warm your belly and your soul. They are so easy to make, you can chuck anything into them and they will always taste delicious and give you an overwhelming sense of self-worth! Everyone loves pie. Continue reading
Fit, fast flavours for busy people. This is the sub-line to Flash Cooking, a new cookbook by Laura Santtini, and it sounds like me! (Thankfully the ‘fit’ wasn’t before the people!) And so I set out to taste drive dishes which will ‘allow me to cross continents and create my own world of deliciousness.’
Flash Cooking begins by preparing you with flavours from across the globe in the form of seasonings, glazes, rubinades, pastes, finishing salts and yoghurts. Tastes of India, the Middle East, Far East and the West can be created in a flash and be added to fish, meat and vegetables to transform your everyday meals into dishes from around the globe. A very good introduction to flavours for the intrepid cook.
Fresh sweetcorn is in abundance in the UK at the moment and I can’t get enough! Sweet and juicy it is a great addition to salads, as fritters, or just grilled on the cob and served with lashings of butter and a pinch of chilli.