Easy Sri Lankan curry with toasted cashews

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You may have noticed that I'm not Sri Lankan. In fact, I've never even been to Sri Lanka. So you would be well within your rights to call me out on the fact that this Sri Lankan curry is probably not actually Sri Lankan at all. Buuut, the flavours in this curry were inspired by a dish I was served at a restaurant ages ago, and if they're allowed to call it a Sri Lankan … [Read more...]

Carrot and red lentil koftas

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I actually made these carrot and red lentil koftas aaages ago (my Instagram picture serves as proof - I wonder whether Instagram has ever been used as evidence in court?), but I've only just got around to sharing them. Sorry if you were waiting for the recipe! Koftas are usually balls of meat, but here I've made a lentil version (the whole 'vegetarian' thing, and all), and … [Read more...]

Aubergine red Thai curry noodle bowls

Aubergine red Thai curry bowls-5

It's another dinner bowl! I'm obsessed with these things. This time I went for a noodle bowl, with red Thai curry aubergine. And it was amazing. The thing that takes this recipe over the edge, from 'mmm yummy Thai curry' to 'mmmm yummy yummy Thai curry noodle bowl' is: garnish. So much garnish! All sorts of delicious bits scattered over the top, which add heaps of extra … [Read more...]

Butternut squash and black bean dopiaza

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Since vegetarian food is often cheaper, more environmentally friendly, and (to some) even more delicious than meat, a lot of companies are starting to feed their employees meatless meals - even if it’s just once a week, as part of the Meatless Monday initiative. One of those companies is Ovo Energy, based in Bristol, who are serving up a delicious vegetarian meal to their … [Read more...]

Easy chickpea biryani

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Have you ever had a biryani? It's basically a curry with rice, but it's all cooked together in the oven so the rice soaks up all of the curry goodness. I've avoided making a biryani in the past because honestly, baking rice has always scared me a bit - eeeek, how much water should you use, and eeeeek, don't you just end up with strange, crispy, roasted rice? and eeeeek, how … [Read more...]

Thai green curry noodle soup

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I'm so excited to tell you about a product today. As soon as I saw these noodles online, I just knew that I had to tell you about them! As a vegetarian, it can be really easy to fall into the trap of having pasta / noodles for every meal - which isn't the most nutritious way of eating. Buuut, these noodles from Explore Asian are different - they're made from beans! Which … [Read more...]

Homemade Thai green curry paste

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I seem to be on a bit of a roll with making things from scratch! As I said before, I figure if you make everything from scratch once, you can then decide whether it's worth doing again. And homemade Thai green curry paste is definitely one I'll do again! Maybe not every single time, but it makes a seriously good curry. In the past I've always been a bit afraid of making … [Read more...]

Roasted potato tikka masala

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You can't beat a good curry! And tikka masala is one of my favourites (hence why I made my own version back in July). I don't have it too often (most curry places serve it with your choice of meat, but unfortunately none isn't usually an option), but it's a real crowd-pleaser - heaps of flavour, and a touch of spice but nothing overpowering. Despite usually being served as a … [Read more...]

Curried broccoli dal

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The beginning of autumn means comfort food! Food that serves both to make me less depressed about the end of the summer, and to warm me up when it's miserable outside (this morning it genuinely looked like a scene from a horror movie outside with all the mist). And what's more comforting than a big bowlful of warm curry? (especially if you eat it on your lap on the … [Read more...]

Peanut butter chickpea curry

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Peanut butter in a curry - weird, or totally normal, what do you think? I’m in the ‘normal’ camp - it just works so well that it’d be cruel to say that it’s anything short of wonderful. I actually didn’t like peanut butter as a child, and I’ve only recently come to appreciate it. I know, I was a terrible child - no peanut butter sandwiches for me. In fact, even now, I have … [Read more...]

Thai curry lentil bakes with spicy garlic breadcrumbs

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I looove lentils. I’m always trying to find new ways to cook with them though, because I can only enjoy a plain old lentil dal so many times before it gets a bit old. Lentils can be absolutely delicious just boiled simply in vegetable stock with some onion and garlic, but it’s not the most exciting way to eat them. Hence: Thai curry lentil bakes! This time I added my … [Read more...]

Weeknight tikka masala

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The Commonwealth Games are starting in Glasgow next week! I’m not really into sport on a day-to-day basis, but when something big comes along like the Commonwealth Games (or the Olympics, or even the World Cup), I do get a bit drawn in. When else can you watch people jumping into water very beautifully, or rolling a ball very carefully towards another ball? (no sarcasm … [Read more...]

Thai curry linguine

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Okay, so I'm a big fat liar. Technically this is Thai curry tagliatelle, not Thai curry linguine, but for some reason, linguine sounded better in my head. Feel free to write to the Italian government and complain about my improper use of pasta terminology. To be honest though, I think they'll be more annoyed about the fact that I've paired classic Italian pasta with Thai … [Read more...]

Yellow Thai Curry Coconut Fried Rice

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One last guest post for you today! This one comes from Holly at Mess Makes Food, who's a fellow Brit blogger! There don't seem to be too many of us around, so I'm pleased to be getting one extra injection of Britishness into the blog while I'm away being all Mexican (in fact I'm actually flying back into the country today, so I will be back to tea and biscuits in no time). … [Read more...]

Homemade chip shop curry sauce

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Before anyone feels the need to point it out to me: I'm under no illusions. I know what this stuff looks like. Anyone who says that chip shop curry sauce is attractive is literally just plain wrong. However, I also know what this stuff tastes like, i.e. nectar of the gods. I bet Thor is drinking curry sauce as we speak. Which is why I'm posting this recipe despite its … [Read more...]

Easy slow cooker saag aloo

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I've been totally obsessed with spinach lately (much to the annoyance of my fiancé, who isn't a fan - I know, I'm the worst girlfriend ever). So much so that I think I'm going to have to ban myself from buying any more for the next couple of weeks. It's just so versatile - eat it in burgers, stick it in soup, use it to make pesto... this time I made saag aloo, an Indian spinach … [Read more...]

Winter vegetable red Thai curry (+ a new feature of Amuse Your Bouche!)

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I'm excited today! Firstly because of this gorgeous red Thai curry packed with wintery vegetables like butternut squash, parsnips and carrots. But also because I have a little announcement to make: Amuse Your Bouche is the newest Ziplist partner! A lot of you will know what Ziplist is already, but I shall explain for those of you that don't. If you've been eagle-eyed over … [Read more...]

Quick red Thai curry noodle soup

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I've actually posted a recipe very similar to this before (here), but considering the photo was appalling and this recipe really deserved better, I thought I'd redo it. Now, if you're one of those people who cooks everything from scratch, you might hate me for this one, because it's a bit of a cheat's recipe. I enjoy making things from scratch (e.g. my homemade red enchilada … [Read more...]

Creamy mushroom and chickpea curry (vegan)

Autumn infuriates me - we're not quite at the stage where we can spend every evening curled up in front of a fire sipping hot chocolate, but we're definitely past the stage of sitting in the garden with a BBQ. Now it's just rain, rain and... oh yes, a bit more rain. I still try to venture outside occasionally, if only to see a face other than that of my boyfriend (and my rats, … [Read more...]

Red Thai curry style noodle soup

Have any of you ever written a book? Last year (it seems so strange to say 'last year' when I actually mean a couple of months ago) I participated in NaNoWriMo, where you have to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November (1,667 words a day). I was successful, and yesterday I finished all the editing after having a few weeks off over Christmas. So I can now officially … [Read more...]

Aubergine and sweet potato red Thai curry

I've been a bit slack on blogging this week, so today I'm going to treat you to more than one recipe - I have so many things to share! So it's December! I hope those of you who celebrate Christmas all opened the first window of your advent calendar on Thursday. What better excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast. I absolutely love Christmas so I may be mentioning it just … [Read more...]