Warm Aubergine And Lentil Salad

Warm Aubergine And Lentil Salad

This aubergine and lentil salad recipe has a lot in common with the roast carrot, feta and puy lentil salad that I shared last week but the flavour and texture are both quite different.  It’s a good example of what I talked about in that post:  Spotting the...
Mushroom, Houmous And Halloumi Pitta Pockets

Mushroom, Houmous And Halloumi Pitta Pockets

These mushroom, houmous and halloumi pitta pockets are more of an idea than a recipe but they are so good that I wanted to share them.  We usually do our main weekly shop on a Saturday or Sunday morning after planning out our food for the week which means that often,...
Green Minestrone Soup

Green Minestrone Soup

I usually think of minestrone as a hearty, tomato-based Italian soup with pasta and beans but this green minestrone soup is a much lighter version. It was inspired by the recipe for “Minestrone verde with saffron arborio rice” in the recipe book from the...
Spicy Parsnip Soup

Spicy Parsnip Soup

I first made this parsnip soup at my partner’s house a few years ago before we lived together.  We used to spend alternate weekends at each other’s houses and I would feel a little bit like I’d lost a limb when we were planning food at his house from...
Roast Carrot, Feta And Puy Lentil Salad

Roast Carrot, Feta And Puy Lentil Salad

This is one of our lunchtime stalwarts.  A hearty Puy lentil salad that doesn’t take long to put together once you’ve got the carrots in the oven.  It’s a toothsome combination of flavours:  Earthy (the lentils), sweet (the carrots) and salty (the...
Spicy Lentil And Tomato Soup (aka Magic Soup)

Spicy Lentil And Tomato Soup (aka Magic Soup)

This spicy lentil and tomato soup gained the affectionate name of magic soup about 10 years ago when I was trying to lose some weight.  I followed a diet plan which included the precursor to this soup and found that whenever I had this soup I always seemed to be a...