vegetarian

Chickpea Coconut Korma Curry

Chickpea And Coconut Korma Curry With Pumpkin

This gentle curry is pure comfort! An amazing mix of spices simmered slowly come together to create a revelation of flavours in your mouth. I love a good korma base. Derived from the Turkish kavurma which quite literally means cooked meat, this meatless recipe is an ode to the fantastic mild creamy  and beige sauce that is the recipe's trademark. The sauce is the star of a korma curry often made from cashew nuts, seeds and cream with a hint o... Read More >>

Wholemeal Spaghetti Salad With Garlic Almond And Herb Crumbs

We have been eating sauce drenched pasta for as long as I can remember. That is just how the boys love it. The funny thing is  their inbuilt filtration system that gobbles down the pasta but leaves the sauce behind. When it got to a point where their finished plates resembled more curry than pasta, I put my foot down. The first time I made a sauce-less pasta dish, I received looks of utter disbelief from the two. The second time around I ... Read More >>

Coconut Yoghurt Dosa With Spicy Chickpea Chutney

  I have used Greek yoghurt for most recipes calling for yoghurt over the last two decades. But I have dearly missed Dahi - a traditional Indian pot set yoghurt that I grew up with in India. It has a silky texture from the pot setting and a delightfully addictive creamy taste with a slight tang that comes from the use of specific live cultures. Nick who was the official yoghurt setter in his family and later in ours, was the one who spo... Read More >>

Roasted Corn And Raw Zucchini Coleslaw. Win A Copy Of Plenty More By Yotam Ottolenghi

  My preorder of Yotam Ottolenghi's new cookbook Plenty More arrived just as I was shoving two French tart tins filled with a raspberry cake batter that I was planning to take to a community barbecue an hour later. Of course, I had to stop everything else that I was meant to do including showering, getting dressed, packing a picnic basket and making sure my little clan remembered to put on their shoes before the hour was up. Five minute... Read More >>

Charred Broccoli Mexican Salad

  It is nice to be able to look at your new year's resolution when half the year has passed you by and realise that you are still sticking with it. At the start of the year I made a promise to myself - to sit down and eat a nourishing meal either from leftovers or one I had put together quite simply. This was hard for me because as much as I hate to admit it, eating food was low on my priority of things that needed my attention. I cooke... Read More >>

Date Walnut Chia And Rosemary Cookies

  We are about to start building a deck in our backyard that flows off the kitchen and will be the hub of many happy memories, watermelon stains and impromptu barbecue dinners come summer. But before we begin, we have to dig up all flora which is potentially in the way of the construction and which we can't bear to lose. To be precise, that would be three big rosemary bushes. Over nine years after taking the first set of cuttings from a... Read More >>