I really like this curry sauce. A lot. I've been working on my baked cauliflower curry for a while now and I'm so pleased with it! Baking the cauliflower gives the curry a delicious nutty taste. The flavour and texture of the sauce when it's blended is really similar to a sweet korma sauce, but all the sweetness here comes from vegetables. It's a really flexible recipe too; there are some suggestions for changing it up at the end.
I can't begin to tell you how many versions of this stir fry I have made over the years. This particular chard and kohlrabi stir fry was a combination of leftover veg from the veg box and a few items I had in the cupboards. It's really a recipe where you can change pretty much any of the ingredients to suit what you have. Using a mix of different vegetables, sauces and meat (or veggie mince or tofu) means you get something completely different every
I remember the first time I tried Kung Pao chicken and how much I loved the numbing sensation you get on your tongue from the Szechuan pepper. In order to use up more of the vegetables from my veg box I made my version of Kung Pao chicken with mushrooms. This is definitely not a traditional Kung Pao chicken recipe, it doesn't even have peanuts, but this version in particular is known in our house as: the best stir fry you've ever made. High praise
Perhaps I should rename my blog 'All That I'm Blending' I've been making so much soup recently. But that's the joy of soup isn't it? You can pretty much throw what you've got hanging around into the pot and miraculously out comes a steaming hot bowl of marvellous soup. My red lentil and tomato soup is no different. Made using what I had in the cupboards and fridge this felt like a meal concocted out of nothing; and I have extra portions in the freezer
If you're chopping the florets off the broccoli and throwing away the stalk you're missing out. The stalk has that delicious broccoli flavour and can be used in so many ways. My broccoli stalk and sesame soup recipe is one of the things I like to use the stalks for but you can also chop them finely and add them to stir fries, pasta dishes and roasted veg.
You will need (for four portions):
Oil for frying1 onion, roughly
I love koftas in a curry. More often than not they are lamb based and I wanted to try and make a vegetarian version. My spinach and potato kofta curry came about because I wanted the main part of it to be roughly based on saag aloo. This is a bit more effort than some of my other recipes, but, I've made double batches of both the koftas and the sauce and frozen them so I can have it again with no effort at all!
You will need
I had such a craving for some proper oat and raisin cookies. Ones which are crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle and about the same size as my face. I've tried several recipes in the past and they've tended to be not quite what I'm after in my perfect cookie. Until now. If you're after a healthy cookie I wouldn't read on any further.
You will need (for 10 cookies):
225g unsalted butter, softened200g light brown sugar50g
I often find that I buy nuts or seeds to make something particular and I get left with a few grams of them here and there. That's where my store cupboard shortbread comes in. This year I am attempting to use up ingredients in my cupboards and I thought I would start by using the last few dregs of cocoa powder and some leftover hazelnuts; I am so glad I did.
Makes 12 pieces of shortbread:
175g plain flour1 tbsp cocoa powder50g
You know those small pasta shapes you can buy which are ideal for minestrone? Well, it turns out they make a really good pasta bake. I found this out by accident when making my creamy lentil pasta bake and looked in the cupboard to find only teeny tiny bows to hand. This is a seriously tasty and very filling vegetarian pasta bake which is crammed full of veg with a little added double cream for a touch of weeknight luxury.
I really like the flavour of satay: nutty, salty and with a hint of ginger and garlic. Quite a lot of the recipes I have tried involve marinating before cooking and frankly, on a weekday when I want dinner in a flash, mixing up a marinade is not what I want to be doing. My satay pork fried rice has all the flavours you'd want from satay, is super simple to make and contains three different vegetables. As it's a versatile recipe I've popped a couple