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Grains, Rice, Pasta and Beans
Gnocchi with leeks and cheese 🌿
Gnocchi with leeks, cream, cheese and mustard
Mushroom Pilaf 🌿🌿
A pilaf of assorted mushrooms with onion, lemon and mint
Butter beans, miso and tomato 🌿🌿
Butter beans cooked with tomato and miso paste
Cannellini bean and sweet potato pie 🌿
A deep pie of cannellini beans and sweet potatoes
Aubergine, lemon and parsley couscous 🌿🌿
Couscous with grilled aubergine, parsley and lemon
Basmati with grilled aubergines and yoghurt 🌿
Grilled aubergines with basmati rice and yoghurt sauce
Porridge with blueberries 🌿
Oat porridge, blueberry compote, seeds and butter
Lentil and Coconut Soup 🌿
Soup for New Year's Day. Lentil and coconut with Lao Gan Ma
Chickpeas, Tomato, Ginger, Garlic 🌿
A quick supper of chickpeas with garlic, ginger and tomato
Chickpea puree, grilled onions 🌿
A smooth chickpea mash with grilled onions and za'atar
Chickpeas, Chicken, Parsnip
A glorious hotpot of chicken, chickpeas, bacon and root vegetables.
Chickpeas, Pumpkin 🌿
Hummus, with baked pumpkin, pink peppercorns and thyme
Chickpea and Spinach Cakes 🌿
Chickpea, spinach and herb cakes with chillies and lime
Chickpeas, Beetroot, Pumpkin 🌿
Roasted pumpkin, chickpeas, beetroot and smoked garlic with a peanut sauce.
Chickpeas, Dill, Courgettes 🌿
Creamy dill hummus with crisp fried crumbed courgettes
Black eyed beans, kale 🌿
A thick winter soup of beans, kale and winter vegetables
Haricot Beans, Dill, Rice 🌿
Haricot beans with spiced onions and dill flecked rice.
Haricot Beans, Aubergines 🌿
A thick, warming casserole of aubergine and beans.
Split mung beans, spices, mushrooms 🌿
Split mung beans, tomato, ginger, garlic with baked mushrooms
Butter Beans, Pumpkin, Thyme 🌿
Pumpkin baked with butter beans, stock and thyme
Butterbeans, Cabbage, Cream 🌿
Onions, butterbeans, Savoy cabbage and mui-cuit tomatoes
Butterbeans, Mushrooms 🌿
A frugal, warming casserole of butter beans, mushrooms and tomato.
Butterbeans, Chipolatas, Chorizo
A warming dinner for an autumn or winter night. Rather like a quick cassoulet.
Lentils, Coconut, Spices 🌿
Creamed lentils with chilli, coconut, turmeric, coriander and garlic
Lentil, Pumpkin, Noodles 🌿
A spiced main course soup-stew of pumpkin, noodles, lentils & sour cream
Lentil, spinach, Potatoes 🌿
A cottage pie made with lentils and spinach instead of the more traditional meat.
Lentils, Sweet Potato 🌿
Spiced lentils layered with sweet potatoes and baked
Lentil Stuffed Onions 🌿
Sweet onions, brown lentils, cheese sauce. Warming stuff for deepest winter.
Spelt, Barley, Fruits 🌿
Breakfast porridge made with toasted grains, a berry compote and yoghurt.
Couscous with Turkey
Warm grains of couscous, pieces of turkey, yoghurt, mint, pomegranates.
Pearl barley, roast meat, greens
Broth with leftover Sunday roast, pearl barley and greens
Polenta, Winter Greens 🌿
Soft Parmesan polenta cooked with red chard and kale.
Orzo, Guanciale, Kale
Orzo, Guanciale or pancetta, kale and parmesan
Fettuccine, Crab, Coriander
Fettuccine with a crab, coriander and cream sauce
Tagliatelle, Meatballs, Leeks, Dill
Sausage meatballs, tagliatelle, cream and dill. A simple winter dinner.
Macaroni, Chickpeas, Tomato 🌿
Macaroni and Chickpeas with a mild tomato sauce
Noodles, Chicken, Lemon
Angel hair pasta, chicken wings, lemon. A simple broth to soothe and heal.
Pasta, Roast Chicken, Cream
Roast Chicken, garlic, pasta, cream. Sweet garlic and creamy pasta for a cold night.
Pasta, Roast Chicken, Cream
Pasta with roast chicken, cream and pine kernels
Rice, Fennel, Blue Cheese 🌿
Fennel risotto with black garlic and Shropshire Blue Cheese
Rice, Aubergines 🌿
A layered, spiced aubergine pie with rice and a pastry crust.
Rice, Broccoli, Blue Cheese 🌿
A classic vegetarian risotto with broccoli and blue cheese
Oat porridge with rhubarb
Baked winter rhubarb with hot oat porridge and oat crumble