Frugal Red Lentil Soup

Frugal Red Lentil Soup

If you’ve spent any time at all on my blog you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I like lentils.  Actually I love lentils, I think they’re great.  They’re cheap, they cook quickly, they’re nutritious, they’re filling,...
Pearl Barley Risotto With Roast Fennel And Mushrooms

Pearl Barley Risotto With Roast Fennel And Mushrooms

This pearl barley risotto recipe evolved from a couple of other recipes.  It’s an amalgamation of this barley risotto with roasted butternut squash and goat’s cheese from Red magazine and a recipe for farro risotto with roasted fennel and mushrooms in...
Nutty Stuffed Mushrooms

Nutty Stuffed Mushrooms

I have a few recipes that I make with whatever nuts I have to hand.  Nuts don’t last particularly well once the packet is open so whenever I get to the point where I have 2 or 3 different types on the go I’ll turn to one of these recipes.  Crispy...
North African Squash And Chickpea Stew

North African Squash And Chickpea Stew

This North African squash and chickpea stew recipe comes from “River Cottage Veg Everyday” by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.  This is definitely the recipe book I have used most often over the past 4 or 5 years since it came out.  There are still...
Cheese Tasting: Vegetarian Smoked Cheese

Cheese Tasting: Vegetarian Smoked Cheese

This has got to be one of my better ideas!  I’ve decided to do regular cheese tastings where I buy three vegetarian cheeses on a particular theme and then eat them, comparing and contrasting and learning more about them.  Yes, it’s hard work but...
Mexican Rice Pilaf

Mexican Rice Pilaf

This Mexican rice pilaf recipe is from an old book of mine by Colin Spencer, “The Adventurous Vegetarian”.  It’s a collection of vegetarian recipes from around the world and when I got it as a student it did seem very adventurous and...
Courgette And Sweetcorn Soup

Courgette And Sweetcorn Soup

This courgette (or zucchini if you’re in America) and sweetcorn soup is quite a new discovery.  It’s so easy but so good.  I was planning on making a courgette, potato and sweetcorn chowder a few weeks ago but when I got the potatoes out they...
Puy Lentil And Mushroom Sauce

Puy Lentil And Mushroom Sauce

I like all lentils but Puy lentils are a particular favourite.  I love them in a salad with roast carrots and feta and you could also use them instead of canned green lentils in the warm aubergine and lentil salad that I shared last week.  They are a small...
Crispy Mushroom Layer

Crispy Mushroom Layer

Very unusually I’ve done no cooking at all this weekend.  I’m just back from a lovely weekend away near Skipton on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.  We went with my partner’s family and his parents had all the catering under control so we...
Cheese And Rice Burgers

Cheese And Rice Burgers

These cheese and rice burgers are another very old favourite recipe from one of my first veggie cookbooks that I talked about in the leek, potato and coriander bake post.  This one’s from “The Seasonal Vegetarian” by Sarah Bounds. ...