Spiced Cauliflower with Chickpeas

A real winter warmer... light and super nutritious.   Ingredients Large piece of ginger, chopped 2tsps cumin seeds 2tsps chilli flakes 2tsps turmeric Head of cauliflower broken into small florets 2-3 tomatoes, quartered Tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed Bag of spinach leaves Olive oil Sea salt and black pepper   Method Fry the ginger…

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Roast Chicken with ‘Use Up’ Veggies

I am away for the weekend and wanted a dish that would use up a lot of the vegetables I had in the fridge and would also be simple to cook so that I could get on with packing. This fits the bill perfectly. The chicken is roasted separately on a rack above the veggies…

Summer Veg Soup with Pasta and Pesto

Every now and then I get a real craving for a soup like this, fresh with chunky vegetables and filling pasta, topped with dollops of pesto and Parmesan shavings.  You can use whatever veg you fancy or you have in the fridge. Broad beans, asparagus, broccoli...   Ingredients 1 banana shallot or a few small…

Frittata with Summer Veg and Goat’s Cheese

I've found myself eating less meat during the week and preparing more vegetable based meals. I now consider meat a treat to be enjoyed at weekends and I think I tend to buy higher quality, locally sourced produce as a result. Frittata is a dish I make again and again over summer.  It's great for…