Category Archives: Vegetables / Vegetarian

Recipe – Risotto with Saffron & Lemon Zest

What could be more comforting than a bowl of creamy risotto, scented with saffron and lemon? ‘Risotto Milanese’ is one of my favorites and like all risotto, it’s ready in under 30 minutes, making this a wonderful supper dish for … Continue reading

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Recipe – Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites

With ingredients such as mashed avocado, sweet potato, coconut milk and almond butter, you might be forgiven for thinking these might taste weird but in fact they’re intensely chocolaty, dense and moist. A perfect little dessert bite that’s gluten, dairy … Continue reading

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Recipe – Kale & Brie Mash

Vegetarians can ignore the sausages because kale and brie mash is deeply satisfying and makes a perfect supper on a chilly winter evening, sausage or no sausage. I just happened to have some locally made duck sausages that I wanted … Continue reading

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Recipe – Mushroom, Chestnut & Spinach Parcels with Goat Cheese

One of the nice things about these delicious mushroomy little puff pastry parcels is that you can make the filling ahead and freeze it, along with your frozen puff pastry. The quantities listed below will also make a vegetarian ‘Wellington’ … Continue reading

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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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