Broad Bean Stew

Spring is definitely on its way. The days are getting longer and milder, blossom is out, daffodils fill the grass verges, I am about to become another year older and I have planted this year’s crop of broad beans. So it must be time I used up the remains of last year’s crop, carefully podded,…

Quinoa and Red Bean Burgers

Veggie burgers are tricky things to get right. Too dry and they crumble apart when you try to turn them in the pan. Too wet and you end up with a sludgy mess on your plate. On a recent visit to New York i experienced the good and bad side of burgers. On the first…

Sweet Potato and Three Bean Stew

This year I decided to break with the norm on our allotments and not grow runner beans. Instead I’ve been growing borlottis, and two types of french – one purple and one green. This recipe uses all three though you could substitute runners or any tinned varieties. A cross between a soup and a stew…

Taze Fasulye

I got back last week from a week away on holiday. A quick visit to the allotment on Friday evening and I came home with vast numbers of runner beans – a whole carrier bag full. Now don’t get me wrong, I love runner beans, but they are hardly the most versatile of beans. Slice…

Broad Bean, Pea and Edamame Risotto

There’s something about risotto. I think it is the smug feeling of eating something wonderfully creamy that doesn’t actually contain cream. Adding lots of green bits can make one feel even smugger as you feel you are eating a healthy, low fat, balanced meal – which you probably are. This one is alcohol free too…

Enchiladas

Everywhere you look at the moment you can’t avoid the mention of Mexico so here is my contribution. A simple to make meal that tastes great cold the next day in your lunch box. The chili can be made in advance and freezes well. There must be thousands of vegetarian chili recipes available. Here is…

Mezze (of sorts)

What with summer well and truly on its way, what better than a Middle Eastern style Mezze to really get in the mood. I had to add a few twists and compromises based on what I had in the house to cook with at the time. This worked really well together and took about half…