Roasted Beetroot and Feta Pate

So I have made whipped feta before and I know beetroot and feta are a good flavour combination so I decided to blend the two together. It is more of a pate texture and tastes delicious. I love baked beetroot it adds extra earthiness and keeps all the nutrients in. I had it on toast…

Baked Tempeh Noodle Salad with a Grapefruit Dressing

So tempeh has been around for years but it’s really just made it to the uk chain store market in the last few years it has more texture than tofu and it really soaks up the marinade. I had a grapefruit leftover from a fruit salad and thought I would make a dressing like the…

Baked Sweet Potato with Avocado Smash and Cheese Topping

I love a jacket potato for lunch sometimes and my favourite is sweet potato. I saw a variation of this in a Waitrose magazine but dot all the ingredients for a fraction of the price from Lidl. In my opinion Lidl’s cheeses and charcuterie are the best and over half the price. They tend to…

Summer Squash and Lentil One Pot Curry

I love dished that you can just throw everything in a pot and it looks after itself. The base recipe I used for this was lightly spiced so I cranked it up to our taste and added in garam masala. Summer squashes are a lot more softer so easy to work with. I bulked it…

Teriyaki Tempeh on an Asian Salad with Miso Aubergine

I thought this was mine and P’s first time trying tempeh but he reminded me we had it Bali. I remembered it straight away, we had hired a car and we were exploring the island. It was lunchtime so we looked out for a restaurant. Nestled amongst the rice paddy fields was a restaurant that…

Pan Fried Gnocchi, Mushrooms and Chard with Goats Cheese

So for meatless Monday this week I opted for gnocchi. Also my local farm shop had gorgeous bunches of Swiss chard. For the meaty part I used mushrooms. This recipe is quick, healthy and tastes delicious. Perfect for w weekday dinner. Ingredients (serves 2) 1/2 packet of gnocchi (175g) Knob of butter 1 banana shallot,…

Foraged Wild Garlic and Cheese Scones

I love the wild garlic season, this year I have made pesto and butter for the freezer as well as dumplings in a beef stew. I was a little nervous about trying to make scones as the last time I had a go they didn’t rise at all and were as hard as rocks. Actually…

Baked Cauliflower and Pea Pakora with a Mint and Yoghurt Dip

Indian food in the UK is really good. I have been watching come dine with me (I can watch endless cooking shows) and saw an Indian guy make pakoras and he fried them. All the diners commented how greasy they were so I thought I would have a go at baking them, they turned out…