Spicy Roast Cauliflower And Aubergine Quinoa

Spicy roast cauliflower and aubergine quinoa

Quinoa has been a very fashionable grain for a few years now but it’s taken me a while to really embrace it. It’s a great ingredient to include in a vegetarian or vegan diet because it’s one of the few plant sources of ‘complete’ protein, that is protein that contains all of the essential amino … Read moreSpicy Roast Cauliflower And Aubergine Quinoa

Asian Noodle Salad

Asian noodle salad with edamame spaghetti

This Asian noodle salad is very easy to make but has everything that I love about South-East Asian food: The salad is fresh and crunchy and the dressing has that great combination of salty, sweet, hot and sour. It is based on a recipe for Crunchy Sweet-and-sour Salad from the World Food Cafe Cookbook by … Read moreAsian Noodle Salad

A Mediterranean Medley (In Wales)

Mediterranean Medley

If you’ve read my blog from the beginning you’ll know that I love a self-catering holiday in the UK. It’s not that I don’t enjoy travelling and seeing the world but I do like to pack up the car and set off with my partner and dogs for a week away from it all in … Read moreA Mediterranean Medley (In Wales)

Lucy’s Vegetarian Paella

Vegetarian paella

I don’t usually name my recipes after me but calling this “Lucy’s” vegetarian paella is my acknowledgement that this is in no way an authentic recipe and is my interpretation of a paella-like dish.  It was inspired by a recent visit to Spain and the home of paella, Valencia. Towards the end of April I … Read moreLucy’s Vegetarian Paella

Feta And Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta

Feta and roasted butternut squash pasta

I don’t know where this roasted butternut squash pasta recipe originated from. I was fairly sure it was an early Jamie Oliver one but I can’t find it in any of his books so maybe not. Anyway, I’ve been cooking it for about 15 years so I’m sure it’s evolved from the original recipe over … Read moreFeta And Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta

Green Jungle Curry

Vegetables for jungle curry

I call this jungle curry because that was the name of the recipe I adapted it from in the fantastic “World Food Cafe” cookbook by Chris & Carolyn Caldicott. However, I have made so many changes, including switching the red curry paste to green curry paste, that I make no claim for this resembling a … Read moreGreen Jungle Curry

Far Eastern Noodle Hot Pot

Far Eastern noodle hot pot

I love these soupy noodle dishes.  They’re so quick to make once you’ve done the chopping and really tasty. I shared a recipe for Thai-inspired Red Curry Noodles a couple of weeks ago.  Today’s noodle hot pot recipe, inspired by one in the Wagamama book, “Ways With Noodles” by Hugo Arnold, is a similar combination … Read moreFar Eastern Noodle Hot Pot