Roasted pumpkin with oozy saffron orzo

I’m probably coming to pumpkin a bit late in the day this year, but I can’t help but fawn over a forgotten favourite. I’m not loading up on your classic orange-hued, bulbous pumpkin, but instead its uglier cousin, the delica pumpkin. This ugly duckling hails from Lombardy (previously of covid-related fame) and is more squatContinue reading “Roasted pumpkin with oozy saffron orzo”

Mushroom bolognese

This recipe is a super quick and easy alternative to the usual beefy bolognese. You can use whatever mushrooms you can get your hands on, or you could even use lentils and dried basil for a total storecupboard meal. If you’re lacking ideas I’ve also added some extra recipes at the end for some bolognese-yContinue reading “Mushroom bolognese”

Sunshine pasta: Tomato, ricotta and basil macaroni

My sunshine pasta is exactly the kind of thing I like to cook, midweek, when there’s still some sun lingering on from the day, but it’s getting a bit nippy outside. The sweet tomatoes complement the creamy ricotta and little bites of basil very nicely too. It’s safe to say I think I’ve found myContinue reading “Sunshine pasta: Tomato, ricotta and basil macaroni”

Spaghetti with cavolo nero, chestnuts and ricotta

This is the kind of dinner you can knock up in about 15 minutes – it’s really easy and, most importantly, delicious. It’s also a nice way to eat more greens – which can prove difficult when it’s cold and all you want to eat is potatoes! I love the ricotta in this recipe, butContinue reading “Spaghetti with cavolo nero, chestnuts and ricotta”

Recipe Review: Delicious Magazine’s Broccoli and Almond Salad

I recently made this dish for a celebratory dinner with my housemates, and it went down very well indeed. Far from boring old boiled broccoli, this salad screams ‘eat me’ with it’s garlic oil coated chopped almonds and heat from fresh strips of red and green chillies. This recipe is from the July 2017 editionContinue reading “Recipe Review: Delicious Magazine’s Broccoli and Almond Salad”

Simple Lentil Bolognese

I’ve been really enjoying cooking my lentil bolognese this week, bolognese sauce in general reminds me of home and has become a much needed comfort food for me recently.  Lentils also have a really meaty texture and take on plenty of flavour when cooked, making them the perfect candidate for a bolognese in place ofContinue reading “Simple Lentil Bolognese”