Lamb and Beef Kebabs

Mince lamb and beef kebabs

We’ve had the most amazing summer this year, and I’ve made these several times. You can make them with just lamb, or just beef mince but I like the combination. The only way to mix them is to get your hands into the mixture. I challenge you to try these rather than the shop bought … Continue reading Lamb and Beef Kebabs

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Early season potatoes are the best for this, and it’s a great side for my Lamb and Beef Kebabs. My hubby doesn’t like the mayo loaded potato salads that are commonly available; so I make this version for him, and if I’m honest I prefer it now myself. I often make it and take it … Continue reading Potato Salad

Carrot and Cumin Salad

Carrot and Cumin Salad

This is so simple, and a really tasty addition to any meal. I serve it as part of a tapas, or as a side with any kind of barbecue in the summer. It’s also great for picnics and if we have leftover kebabs or chicken I like it with the cold meat in my lunchbox. … Continue reading Carrot and Cumin Salad

Carrot and Cumin Bread Rolls

Carrot and Cumin Rolls

These are lovely soft and moist buns and they have a really interesting taste, so you could just have them on their own. I’ve made them for breakfast as they are much quicker than traditional white rolls. They are brilliant as burger buns as they are slightly dense and so stand up to a meat … Continue reading Carrot and Cumin Bread Rolls

Summer Greens, Beans and Lentil Curry

Vegan Curry

This tasty yet light curry is perfect in the summer, it’s pretty quick to cook and you can keep it for a few days in the fridge. I sent a portion to a friend who was recuperating in hospital, I packed some curry along with basmati rice and popped in into a tiffin box to … Continue reading Summer Greens, Beans and Lentil Curry

Frittata

Fritatta

What is the difference between frittata and a Spanish Omlette? For me the only difference is that a frittata is new potatoes and a Spanish Omlette is skinless ‘old’ potatoes. I’m not sure if that is accurate, but that’s how we differentiate in our house. There are times of the year when the ingredients compliment … Continue reading Frittata

Pea and Baby Aubergine Curry

Pea and Aubergine Curry

On a whim I bought some baby aubergines from the asian supermarket, they sat in the fridge for a few days until I had some peas in my weekly veg box and I thought I would pay homage to the Asian store and created this curry. It’s lovely and light and perfect for the summer, … Continue reading Pea and Baby Aubergine Curry

Cauliflower with Capers and Vinegar

Cauliflower with capers

Cauliflowers available in the UK all year round and I love finding different ways to cook them.  The humble cauliflower is often overlooked and I think the reason most people are a bit uninspired by them are because they’ve only ever eaten them overboiled and a bit smelly, or covered in cheese sauce to hide … Continue reading Cauliflower with Capers and Vinegar

Soya Bean and Chorizo

Soya Beans and Chorizo

The inspiration for this dish came from Omar Allibhoy recipe in Spanish Made Simple.  His recipe used fresh broad beans, but this was created on the fly one evening and these are the ingredients that I always have in the house, if you have fresh broad beans they would be great, but if you only … Continue reading Soya Bean and Chorizo