Cumin Beetroot and Lentil Salad with a Harissa and Orange Dressing

Lightly spiced beetroot on earthy lentils all topped off with a zingy and spicy fragrant dressing. I love summer but I also love this time of year with comforting food and warming spices. This is a yummy Middle Eastern flavoured salad all the flavours are already married together and are well tested and enjoyed. Ingredients…

Black Pepper Watermelon and Lentil Salad with Grilled Manouri Cheese

This salad screams summer. Watermelon is delicious at the moment and it takes on black pepper perfectly. It’s a kind of sweet and sour salad with the balsamic vinegar, sweet melon and Creamy cheese. I started off safe with Greek cheese by sticking to the popular cheeses such as feta and halloumi. It’s amazing how…

Griddled Chorizo on a Pickled Fennel, Lentil and Tomato Salad

When I was out to lunch recently I had a dish which came with quick pickled cucumber and courgette salad, it was so delicious. I did this version using fennel as it holds up well to flavouring and I knew it wouldn’t get too soft. The pickling liquid isn’t too overpowering at all it actually…

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…

Healthy Crown Prince Squash and Red Lentil Curry

I love squash and the crown prince has lovely orange flesh and is deliciously sweet. It really holds its shape and texture in this curry. It is tasty, filling and healthy. Ingredients (serves 2) 1/2 crown prince squash, whole if small. Peeled center removed and cut into 5cm chunks 2 shallots, peeled and finely diced…

Halloumi and Lentil Salad with a Sweet Chilli Dressing

Halloumi takes on flavours really well and the Thai sweet chilli sauce adds such a nice flavour against the salty, creamy halloumi and earthy lentils. I always replace a block as it’s a quick healthy chuck together lunch. The other thing I keep in the cupboard is a box of puy lentils. I have learnt…

Fragrant Red Lentil, Spinach and Tomato Dal Recipe

I think having vegetarian food a couple times a week is really good for you. I always think vegetarian curries work really well and I do love a Dal for an easy tasty healthy mid week dinner. The garam masala and mustard seeds add a lovely fresh note and you get a tiny bit of…

Split Red Lentil Curry Spiced Dal with Saffron Recipe

Meatless Monday – So for our meatless monday I thought I would have a go at making a couple of dal’s. We have had lentils and mung beans in the cupboard for ages and Paulie cleared out his spice cupboard yesterday so I thought I would use it and put things back in the wrong…