Earlier this year I made a roasted aubergine (eggplant) dip, which was super creamy. Since I do get bored eating the same thing over and over again (except pizza… I never get bored of pizza), I stirred the leftovers through some warm pasta, and it made a brilliant creamy sauce. I thought this time I’d be a bit more deliberate with my cooking, and used the same technique for this cashew and roasted red pepper pasta. Just blend some roasted aubergine into the sauce, and it makes everything nice and creamy without having to add any dairy – so it’s perfect for vegans, people with dairy intolerance, people following a low fat diet, or just anyone who appreciates a bowl of creamy pasta (i.e. probably everyone).
Something I never thought I’d say: I think I might be starting to like peas! They’re still probably my least favourite vegetable, but I actually almost enjoy them these days. Almost. It definitely helps when they’re smothered in a luscious sauce like in this muttar paneer masala. For those of you who aren't hugely familiar with Indian-inspired food, muttar means peas, and … Read more
These BBQ bean burritos are just my kind of thing - they appease my love of black beans, avocado, and cheese all in one go. Mexican food is good for that, and burritos are the ultimate. … Read more
How pretty are these! These filo spirals are super simple to make, but I think they look pretty impressive - they'd be perfect for a dinner party if you want something a bit special, either as an appetiser or as the main event. These ones are stuffed with roasted butternut squash flavoured with red Thai curry - such a great combination of sweet and spicy! … Read more
I've actually shared my easy homemade sweet and sour sauce recipe here on the blog before, years and years ago (5 years, in fact!!). But, I do think it's worth me resharing old recipes once in a while - I bet 99% of you weren't around to see the original when I first posted it, and unless you've spent hours delving into this site's history (...please don't, it's not very … Read more
September is nearly upon us! Which means the summer is coming to a close, and it's time for a new school year. My husband works in schools, so despite not having stuck to an academic timetable myself for over 5 years, I still think of September as back-to-school time. And for a lot of people, that means new stationery (I have been known to write a diary purely so I have an … Read more