Beetroot, Chick Pea and Quinoa Burgers

I now realise you can make burgers from pretty much anything provided you follow a few basic principles. You need something dry, something sticky to bind it together and lots of flavours. The dry part tends to be oats, or breadcrumbs, or nuts. The sticky comes from eggs, cheese or mashed pulses. This came about…

Broad Bean Falafel

Every street food market up and down the country surely has a stall selling hot falafel. These mildly spiced deep fried vegan treats are so delicious. A former colleague of mine used to travel far and wide, always insisting on trying falafel wherever he went. When I worked in West London I would sometime treat…

Green Shakshuka

Some might argue that this isn’t really a shakshuka, or what some call huevos rancheros. Both are made with tomatoes, chilis and onion and would normally be served looking something like this However, I thought I would experiment a little. This is a little like a cross between a traditional shakshuka and eggs florentine. It…

Roasted, Spiced Broccoli with Paneer

A simple, one pot curry. Not much cooking required and even less washing up.  Served with grilled nan and natural yogurt, this makes for a very easy supper. Serves 2 to 3 depending on greed 1 large head of broccoli – cut into florets 150g – 200g paneer – cubed 1 onion – cut into…

Beetroot and Celeriac Slaw (and a Baba Ganoush recipe)

It’s been quite a while since I posted an update here. With this post you get two for one. Two recipes in one post, but perhaps not for dishes that work together. The main reason for writing up both recipes in the same post is that I only have the one photo, with both dishes…

Borlotti Beans with Spring Greens and Grilled Cheese

This dish is made in three parts but none of them take long. The quantities should feed four with a bit of nice bread on the side. Start with the beans. Approx 300g fresh borlotti beans (or a drained 400g tin if you can’t get fresh). You can also use green lentils, flageolet, or cannelini…

Pancake Nidi

A very slight variation on Michela Chiappa‘s recipe from her Simply Italian series recently on Channel4. This dish is traditionally made using pasta sheets but Michela’s recipe uses pancakes instead to great effect. The quantities below made nine Nidi – one per person is plenty as a starter or a light evening meal. For the…