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Grains, Pasta and Beans
Marrow with Dal 🌿
Marrow with split red lentils, mustard seeds, garlic and curry leaves.
Couscous, Tomatoes, Harissa 🌿
Roast tomatoes with steamed couscous, harissa and herbs
Orzo, Carrots, Shallots 🌿
Roast carrots and shallots with herbs and orzo pasta
Lentils and Courgettes 🌿
Lentils with cumin, curry leaves, chillies and turmeric
Lentils, Aubergines, Spinach 🌿
Grilled aubergines with creamy lentils and spinach
Bonfire Night Beans
Baked sausages and beans with harissa and tomatoes for Bonfire night.
Rice, Pumpkin, Beetroot 🌿
Layers of spiced rice, onions, pumpkin and beetroot
Aubergine, chickpeas, spices 🌿
Softly spiced aubergine with chickpeas, tomatoes and yoghurt.
Chickpea and Beetroot Patties 🌿
Little cakes of canned chickpea and raw beetroot fried till crisp.
Cannelini, Peppers, Gorgonzola 🌿
Roasted peppers filled with cannelini beans and blue cheese.
Butter Beans, Chicken and Sausage
A quick stew of chicken, sausage and butter beans for a cold autumn evening.
Dumpling Squash with Haricot & Tomato 🌿
Dumping squash filled with tomatoes, haricot beans and basil.
Lentils, Beetroot, Caramelised Onions 🌿
Brown lentils, beetroot, caramelised onions. Lightly sliced lentils, sweet beets.
A Little Stew of Spelt and Mushrooms 🌿
A dish of spelt, assorted mushrooms and onions for an autumn evening.
Freekeh with Peppers 🌿
Roast peppers with Freekeh, mint and coriander.
Tomato Couscous 🌿
Steamed couscous, tomatoes, onions and a trickle of harissa paste.
Mograbia with Roast Shallots 🌿
Pearl couscous with roast shallots, mint and lemon.
Orrechiete, Aubergines and Basil 🌿
Pasta with Aubergines and basil. Quick, late summer or autumn dinner.
Orecchiette with cheese and cauliflower 🌿
Orecchiette with cauliflower, Parmesan cheese and dill
Persian Noodle Soup 🌿
A thick soup of noodles, lentils and soured cream.
Penne with Baked Aubergine and Tomato 🌿
Baked aubergine and tomatoes tossed with penne and basil.
Gnocchi Dolcelatte Gratin 🌿
For the coldest autumn and winter days. A gratin of gnocchi and blue cheese.
Baked Rice with Mushrooms 🌿
An easy 'oven' risotto of mushrooms and Parmesan for the times you are too tired to stir.
Rice with Chinese Sausages
Steamed rice cooked with wind-dried Chinese Sausages.
Mushrooms with Sesame 🌿
A stir fry of mushrooms with ginger, soy and sesame.