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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Chili Risotto Cakes with a Spinach Thai Green Curry

When it comes to Thai curries I love making my own paste, I always used to think that was a long and arduous process but you would be amazed how quick and easy it actually is and it’s worth it to pack your curry full of flavour. The chili, ginger and coriander along with the other spices and soy sauce is just, well, bellissimo! Once I’d made these risotto cakes I realised when I tasted them that it would work fabulously as a spicy risotto main meal on it’s own, so keep that in mind for next time, just leave […]

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Veggieball Spaghetti Bolognese served with Avocado Toast

I’m trying to catch up with the recipes I’ve done in the last week and somehow forgot all about the leftover veggieball bolognese that I made, so thought I better get it on quick smart before I completely forget about it and send it to the archives never to be seen again! I used the left over mexican veggie burgers I made last week, but you can use whatever veggie burgers you can get your hands on, alternatively, if you’ve no burgers then I say just buy some big portobello mushrooms, slice them up nice and chunky and add them […]

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Coffee and Walnut Loaf with Maple Frosting

It can’t be, surely! But yes, yes it is, it’s me using my loaf tin again! Coffee and walnut is one of my very favourite cake combinations, they go together so well it would be rude of me not to make it often, so using my trusty side-kick, the loaf tin, I went to work baking this cake and then had a lightbulb moment of cutting it in half and lathering it in beautiful maple frosting, oh the sheer decadence of it! If you’re not a fan of coffee, you could sub it for cocoa powder and make it into […]

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Mushroom, Spinach & Lentil Polenta Loaf served with a Tangy Tomato and Basil Sauce

I only started using polenta about 2 years ago, up until then I’d never heard of it, tasted it or even had the notion to buy it, but when we changed our eating habits suddenly I was introduced to this world of polenta loveliness! I love it, there is just something about it which I can’t quite put into words, it’s comforting, it’s hearty and I just know I’m going to melt when I eat it! This is where my loaf tin came in handy again, see I told you it was a kitchen lifesaver! It’s an ideal way of […]

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