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

Pimped up Tabbouleh

If you havn’t tried my easy Tabbouleh then why not!?!  This is a pimped up version, you can either make it this way from scratch, or use this as inspiration to jazz up any plain leftovers you have.  I tend to sever the plain version as a side, and this version if it’s a stand … Continue reading Pimped up Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

This is such a versatile dish, made really simply with bulgur wheat and herbs it requires no cooking at all, just boiling water from the kettle.  It’s really important to get lots and lots of herbs, there should be equal quantities, at least, of wheat and herbs, it’s brilliant served with barbecued meat or fish, … Continue reading Tabbouleh