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Slow Cookers – Not just for stews!

In Blog On February 26, 2012 0 Comments

I received a Slow Cooker (or Crock-pot) for Christmas from my Mum and I have been experimenting with it ever since. I had always wondered what the point… Read More »

Awesome, Authentic Curries

In Blog On February 15, 2012 10 Comments

My brother in law makes a damn good curry. It’s a treat to be invited over to their place for a curry night and I always know I… Read More »

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Masoor Dal (Uttar Pradesh-Style)

In Main Courses On February 15, 2012 0 Comments

Wash the lentils and soak them in water for 30 minutes. Chop 3 garlic and put to one side. Chop the remaining 2 and keep them separate. Bring… Read More »

Lamb Korma Pilaf

Lamb Korma Pilaf (Korma Pulao) Lucknow

In Main Courses On February 15, 2012 0 Comments

First wash your rice a couple of times and then leave to soak in a bowl of water for 30 minutes. Heat the oil in a large pan…. Read More »

Spiced Cabbage with Tomatoes

Spiced Cabbage with Tomatoes

In Main Courses On February 15, 2012 0 Comments

Slice the cabbage as thinly as you can. Chop the onions, ginger and chilli very finely. Chop the tomatoes into small chunks. Heat the oil in a large… Read More »

Green Fish Curry

Green Fish Curry (Ras Chawal) Parsee Style

In Main Courses On February 15, 2012 0 Comments

Mix half the lime juice with the turmeric, a pinch of salt and a dash of water and spread over your fish fillets. Leave to marinate for 20… Read More »

3 Delicious and satisfying veggie meals where you won’t miss the meat!

In Blog On January 31, 2012 11 Comments

I love vegetables but I am not a vegetarian. I do try hard to get my 5 a day and I don’t mind having plenty of meals without… Read More »

Shallot Tart Tatin with Goats Cheese

Shallot Tarte Tatin with Goats Cheese

In Main Courses On January 31, 2012 2 Comments

Pre-heat your oven to 200C/180F/Gas 6. Prepare your shallots by putting them in a bowl and covering them with boiling water. Leave them for 10 minutes and they… Read More »

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne with Cottage Cheese

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne with Cottage Cheese

In Main Courses On January 31, 2012 0 Comments

Pre-heat your oven to 160C/140F/Gas 2-3.  Prepare all your vegetables so they are diced into similar size chunks. Spread them in a roasting tray, add your garlic and… Read More »

Baked Eggs with Spicy Peppers & Chickpeas

Baked Eggs with Spicy Peppers and Chickpeas

In Main Courses On January 31, 2012 0 Comments

This dish is my take on Huevos Rancheros. It’s very easy to make, satisfying and economic. Using a can of chickpeas, ready roasted peppers and some harissa paste,… Read More »