Lemon, honey and thyme polenta cake

This recipe is loosely based on Jamie Oliver's five ingredient orange and polenta cake from his new TV show, Jamie's Quick and Easy Food. I've been trialling a few recipes from the current series and I've so far found them to be really quite good. I've adapted this one to include lemon and thyme instead … Continue reading Lemon, honey and thyme polenta cake

Tikka Chickpea and Spinach Pittas with Quinoa

I've never really used a ready made curry paste before, but I saw these when I was working and thought I would give it a go! The mini pittas I've used are really sweet and perfect for this sort of meal/snack, but if you can't find them then just cut large pitta breads in half. … Continue reading Tikka Chickpea and Spinach Pittas with Quinoa

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

Weekday Meal: Spiced Pea and Bean Potato Cakes with Yoghurt Dip

I love making fritters and potato cakes like this, they're so easy and can be made with all types of beans and vegetables. So if you get a chance, play around with flavours and whatever you have in your cupboards, you might just create something really tasty! I've used a spice mix that I bought … Continue reading Weekday Meal: Spiced Pea and Bean Potato Cakes with Yoghurt Dip

Spicy Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

Making soup is a great way to use up any extra vegetables (the carrots are from the tagine I made in my last post) as well as delicious and cheap. It's been freezing cold recently so I've been itching to make a good, hearty soup to look forward to after lectures! I've made this one … Continue reading Spicy Carrot and Red Lentil Soup