I am still making an effort to have interesting lunches. Soup is perfect at this time of year as it freezes well and just needs heating through for an (almost) instant lunch. This is my Thai Vegetable Noodle Soup and I make it with plenty of chilli. I love the heat of the chilli with the creaminess of the coconut but you can make it as hot as you like.
This is a great recipe for using up any vegetables you have in the house. I like to use a few
Just look at that cheese. All melted and stringy just waiting for you to stick a fork in. My meatball pasta bake combines two of my favourite comfort foods: meatballs in a rich tomato sauce and cheesy pasta. It's almost like pizza meets meatballs meets pasta bake; and it's all the better for it if you ask me.
Frying the meatballs off first and then making the sauce in the same pan gives the tomato sauce a brilliant depth of flavour. I love the
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.
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
There's a very good reason why this is an easy vegetable lasagne: there's no béchamel! One of the things I love most about lasagne is how comforting it is, all those layers of pasta and sauce, so I didn't want to miss any of that by cutting out a few steps. It's still creamy and cheesy but only uses one sauce. This is such an easy recipe and you can use whatever vegetables you have to hand.
You will need (for four portions):
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
I often get left with carrots at the bottom of the fridge. They play an overlooked, but important, base in so many meals: part of a mirepoix, in casseroles and in pies to name a few. Rarely, in my kitchen anyway, do the carrots get to be the star of the dish. So when some beautiful rainbow carrots arrived in the veg box it would have been rude to simply chuck them into various dinners. This time, I wanted to celebrate this lovely root in a rainbow
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