A spooky savoury snack for Halloween…
This post is a tribute to my cousin Nick. Nick liked to tease me about my vegetarian lifestyle so, many moons ago, I was pleasantly surprised when he rustled up a Melanzane Parmigiana. I fondly remember this rich and flavoursome dish and only now realise the effort that is required to make the blinking thing! I have tried to recreate a similar dish here (but with a few time-saving adaptions).
After a summer of tardy blogging, I’d like to win you over with this quirky and flavoursome Bredie. In this recipe, the kabuki pea (aka marrowfat pea) and green bean join forces in a not-so-typical South African stew (called a Bredie). To my surprise, the dish went down a storm in my family. Plus, I have a confession to make…
Together with chickpeas, the humble turnip takes centre stage in this vegetarian cobbler. This dish will brighten a dark day: colourful, warming and flavoursome. It is nice and healthy with lots of Vitamin C- packed veggies and the little cheese and sunflower seed ‘cobbles’ add a nice crunch.
This dish showcases the virtues of the (much underused) celeriac. Combined with tasty chickpeas in a sweet, creamy sauce, this recipe allows the celeriac to shine and pleases even the most reluctant celeriac eaters amongst us (including the small people variety).
A healthy Halloween treat! Your little ones will love these muffins (as will the grown-ups). They have chunks of butternut squash hidden amongst the moist and fluffy cake with a sweet cinnamon flavour.
This delicious pudding is wonderfully sweet, full of goodness and without the sugar. It has become a regular part of our Sunday lunch! It uses seasonal fruits (apples and rosehips) and contains immune boosting Vitamin C and many other nutrients. Served by itself or with custard, it is the perfect way to finish a meal on a cold day.
This is a wholesome, filling and tasty dish. It uses pearl barley, a cheap and cheerful grain, together with nutritious broccoli and comforting cheese- what more could we want on an autumnal day?!
This ain’t no ordinary crumble! The sugar is replaced by sultanas to give a wonderfully chewy yet golden and crunchy topping. The whole family loved this pudding on a cold, autumnal day. Packed with fruit and topped with a sultana, almond and oat crust, this dish also contains lots of good things.
A surprising hit with my daughter, this soup is a complete meal that has lots of goodness from the egg and vegetables. The coriander enhances the flavour of the dish and brings nice vitamins and minerals with it.