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...
A Simple Salad Dressing

A Simple Salad Dressing

Despite the fact that I cook a lot and mostly it turns out okay, I have always struggled with salad dressings.  I don’t know why I’m so challenged by mixing together a bit of oil and vinegar and one or two other ingredients but I am.  On one of my very...
Green Jungle Curry

Green 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...
Easy Flapjacks

Easy Flapjacks

The flapjacks of my childhood were chewy flapjacks (the kind you can feel destroying your teeth as you eat them) so for most of my life I’ve been a chewy flapjack girl, not really understanding the appeal of thicker, softer flapjacks.  In my head they were just...
Protein For Vegetarians Part 1: The Science

Protein For Vegetarians Part 1: The Science

Will I get enough protein from a vegetarian diet?  What do I need to eat for protein?  These are questions that concern a lot of vegetarians, especially new or prospective vegetarians, as well as parents of vegetarian children or teenagers.  The simple answer is that...
Leek And Chickpea Soup

Leek And Chickpea Soup

I’ve made this leek and chickpea soup twice in the past week.  The first time at the weekend because my partner fancied soup with chickpeas in it which reminded me of this recipe; the second time yesterday because I’d been reminded at the weekend how much...
Irish Potato Cakes

Irish Potato Cakes

I’ve been eating these Irish potato cakes since I was a child when both my Mum and her Mum, my Nanna Connie, used to make them.  My Mum still makes them, often planning for leftover mash when we go to visit so she can do us potato cakes for breakfast.  My Nanna...
Cream Of Celeriac Soup

Cream Of Celeriac Soup

This recipe for cream of celeriac soup is probably the simplest soup I make (even simpler than the very easy frugal lentil soup I shared a few days ago) but it has a great flavour.  The main task is peeling and trimming the celeriac but it doesn’t take too long,...
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...
Pea And Paneer Masala

Pea And Paneer Masala

In the past I have made a more traditional pea and paneer curry (mattar paneer) with a drier tomato-based sauce but since I discovered this pea and paneer masala recipe we haven’t looked back!  It’s a great recipe because you prepare the curry sauce first...