Category Archives: Vegetables / Vegetarian

Recipes – Freezer Essentials

Apart from the obvious such as meat, fish, chicken, peas, vodka, raw pizza dough, ice, ice cream, ginger and garlic paste, butter, bread and soft fresh goat cheese – and in keeping with my philosophy of preparing meals that are … Continue reading

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Recipe – Butternut Brûlée

I’m generally not a fan of vegetables and sugar in the same dish, particularly after being presented with a sweet potato and toasted marshmallow ‘casserole’ many years ago. I’d recently moved to the US and was hosting Thanksgiving dinner in … Continue reading

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Recipe – Mattar Panner (Braised Indian Cheese with Peas, Tomatoes, Ginger, Garlic & Spices)

This is one of the nicest mattar paneer dishes I’ve come across and although it requires stove-top attention for about 45 minutes, it’s simple to make. I’ve adapted this recipe by Naved Nasir (Executive Chef at Dishoom “…a hip Bombay-style … Continue reading

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Recipe – Brazil Nut Pesto & Rice

Who doesn’t love a simple pesto sauce especially as it freezes beautifully, making it one of those easy pasta suppers that you throw together in minutes when you come home feeling too tired to cook? This version made with Brazil … Continue reading

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Recipe – Smoky Stuffed Mushrooms

Liquid smoke is versatile, completely natural and eliminates the risk of burning your food on the grill, when you want to impart an authentic smoke flavor to your food. Plus I’m a lazy cook. I marinate tofu in liquid smoke … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta con Pomodori Crudi, Basilico e Aglio

Or in other words, spaghetti with fresh cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic and lots of really good olive oil. On a friend’s recommendation I found some edamame spaghetti in Costco so bought rather a lot as I was impressed by its … Continue reading

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Recipe – Baked Eggs with Wild Mushroom Duxelles

I’m lucky to have access to fresh free range eggs on a daily basis so I’m always looking for a different way to serve them that doesn’t involve too much hassle. Of course I took the hassle out of this … Continue reading

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