Category Archives: Vegetables / Vegetarian

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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Recipe – Red Wine Glazed Beets

Sweet and earthy, these twice-cooked beets make a wonderful accompaniment to wild game or fowl and the red wine glaze intensifies their color, if you can imagine that. Baking the beets in a sealed parcel first really brings out their … Continue reading

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Recipe – Very Easy Mango Chutney

I love mango chutney and there’s a vast quantity of recipes out there. I like the idea of a chutney that is not only fast and fabulous but one where the sweet mango flavor really stands out and isn’t swamped … Continue reading

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