Ratatouille

It's March! Spring is finally starting to arrive, and with it the return of delicious courgettes to the supermarket shelves. This simple ratatouille makes the most of this summery veg, and only takes half an hour. Its a perfect simple supper, you can use whatever leftover veg you have in the fridge, if you like, … Continue reading Ratatouille

Quinoa Stir Fry with Honey Sesame Cashews

I don't often cook from Asian inspirations but I've been reading about quinoa stir fries in foodie magazines this month and thought I'd give one a go myself.  It's actually turned out to be really tasty (as taste tested by my scrounging housemates) and I'll definitely be making this dish again.  I love the thinly … Continue reading Quinoa Stir Fry with Honey Sesame Cashews

Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Tart with Feta and Thyme

I've had a butternut squash in my fridge for far too long and was struggling to think of something more interesting than a soup to use it up, so I came up with this tasty tart recipe that will last me a few days of lunches over the next week.  I love the base sauce … Continue reading Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Tart with Feta and Thyme

Sweet Potato Kofte with Lemon, Basil and Red Pepper Quinoa

I came up with this recipe in a moment of inspiration in bed this morning, I've been trying to use up my hoard of sweet potatoes for ages! This is a really delicious way to do that, loosely based on Jamie Oliver's lamb kofte in flavour. I used honey and crushed sunflower seeds for texture … Continue reading Sweet Potato Kofte with Lemon, Basil and Red Pepper Quinoa

Caribbean Sweet Potato and Bean Curry with Wild Rice

This recipe is one I love cooking for family and friends, as it's easier to cook in bulk. It's based on a loose adaptation of jerk seasoning, but with veg instead of chicken, and I think it's really delicious. You can serve this with corn, wraps, rice, yoghurt, salsa, mangoes, anything you like really! It's … Continue reading Caribbean Sweet Potato and Bean Curry with Wild Rice

Quick Red Pepper Fajitas with Salsa

Fajitas should be in everyone's collection of recipes, they're real crowd pleasers and are quick and easy to make at short notice. I love cooking these for my family as they're a particular favourite of my brother, and although he (and alot of you!) may prefer to use chicken, I've used red pepper and red … Continue reading Quick Red Pepper Fajitas with Salsa