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

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

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 loads of recipes in there that I haven’t tried but most of the … Read moreNorth African Squash And Chickpea Stew

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne

Roasted vegetable lasagne

I love vegetarian lasagne and this roasted vegetable lasagne is my favourite. It was inspired by this recipe from BBC Good Food but I make a simpler tomato sauce.  The tomato sauce recipe is also good just as it is served with pasta and a sprinkle of Italian-style hard cheese (Parmesan cheese isn’t vegetarian but … Read moreRoasted Vegetable Lasagne

Halloumi And Vegetable Kebabs With A Fantastic Marinade

Halloumi Kebabs

These halloumi kebabs are one of our favourite meals and even though they are quite summery we eat them all year round.  I’m a big fan of halloumi (despite the fact that it’s often badly behaved and tends to split when you’re trying to skewer it!) and this is a great way to eat it. … Read moreHalloumi And Vegetable Kebabs With A Fantastic Marinade

Vegetarian Mexican Wraps With Black Beans

Cooking Mexican Vegetarian Wraps

This is my final blog post from our little holiday cottage in Northumberland. Our last night and we wanted something quick but good to eat so we could go and enjoy a pint in a pub garden looking out over the sea before dinner. For drinks we chose The Jolly Fisherman in Craster which has … Read moreVegetarian Mexican Wraps With Black Beans