Cinnamon Spiced Apple Crumble Muffins

Thought I would post up this lovely little recipe for Spiced Apple Crumble Muffins that I made earlier this week, we just finished them off last night, they were so good. The tart granny smith apples were great for this recipe, and teamed with the raisins, cinnamon and a few poppy seeds, they were very pretty to look at too which is always a bonus. What is it they say, “you eat with your eyes first”, if that was the case I’d be the size of a house as I look at a LOT of food everyday. I’m trying out […]

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Veggie Enchiladas filled with spicy kidney beans, mixed peppers and Mexican spiced rice, topped with spicy mushroom marinara sauce

Keeping in with the theme of “comfort food” I think that I can easily pop this Enchiladas recipe in that category, it’s a very hearty and filling dish and is packed full of the good stuff including kidney beans, mushrooms and mixed peppers, all great ingredients to keep us ticking over. I was going to make some guacamole to go with it but no avocados for me and in the end we didn’t really need the extra side dish. Something to keep in mind with the enchiladas is that you don’t have to stick with the kidney beans, if you […]

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Deliciously Rich Lentil & Spinach Lasagne with a dairy free Bechamel Sauce

It’s raining outside and I am thinking it’s probably time to get out my autumn/winter sweaters, I also want a nice steaming mug of hot chocolate (made with hazelnut milk, yummy!) crazy how the weather affects not only our moods but our appetites. This is one of the reasons I went for the lasagne last night, it’s such a hearty dish that makes you feel all warm and cosy, well that’s how it makes me feel anyway! This particular recipe will feed 3 no problem, though for us it was 2 main meals and we shared the rest this lunchtime […]

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Sri Lankan Sweet Potato & Pea Curry served with Saffron and Turmeric Basmati Rice and topped with Coconut Sambal

Another day, another curry, it should be ZERO surprise to you by now that I eat a lot of curries and spicy food, I can’t help it, I’m addicted to spice! This was going to be a sweet potato and cashew curry but I realised when I served it that I’d forgotten to put the cashews in, I’m so scatty sometimes! No matter, I’d been flinging other bits and bobs in the curry as I went along, peas, green beans, toyed with the idea of spinach but then decided I had plenty of green colour in there and to save […]

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Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpea Tagine served with saffron spiced cashew & cranberry bulgur wheat and a minted tahini dressing

This is one of those dishes that when someone walks into the kitchen they can’t help but ask what you are cooking and then try and pinch a bit of whatever is lying around! This tagine sends a tantalizingly exotic aroma through the kitchen and makes you wish it was ready immediately so you can just feast on it. The mixture of cinnamon and cumin is like catnip to me, it’s beautiful! The addition of the cashews and cranberries to the bulgur wheat is a great flavour combination, the colouring is almost festive with the cranberries looking like delicious jewels […]

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Fusilli Pasta with Tangy Cherry Tomatoes & Wilted Spinach

I’ve been loving spinach recently, I’m throwing it into pretty much all my main dishes, it’s great for you and so easy to incorporate into a recipe, so it was a simple decision for me to add it to my pasta and had the additional bonus of adding a nice contrast in colour which I really like. This pasta dish took all of half an hour, maybe a little less, so it’s quick, easy and taste-tastic. Adding the mustard was a spur of the moment thing, I was looking at the pasta and thinking of ways to jazz it up […]

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