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Goodness in a Bowl (Spiced lentil and red pepper soup)

Goodness in a Bowl (Spiced lentil and red pepper soup)

I don’t think much feels as worthy and good for you as a bowl of homemade lentil soup, although with its warming cumin, coriander and chilli maybe it’s suited more to winter than today&…

Get well soon soup

Get well soon soup

Tags: Starter, Soup

As I mentioned before it’s been a very sick week in this house. In fact the littlest one has been so ill that she hasn’t eaten since Tuesday (it’s Saturday today) – she&#821…

Guaranteed Fluffy Couscous Salad

Guaranteed Fluffy Couscous Salad

I love salads….. I really, really do. In fact if I had to choose one thing to eat for the rest of my life, it would be salads. So this is the first of a whole catalogue of amazing salad recip…

A Class Above Potato Salad

A Class Above Potato Salad

Yet more salads! I’ve always had a fondness of potato salad that I can’t really explain – gloopy cold potatoes anyone? This version can be easily made either dairy and egg free or…

Giraffe Salad

Giraffe Salad

No, not made of Giraffes, just from the restaurant chain! We had an unusual Easter Sunday… A very early morning Easter egg hunt (luckily the Easter Bunny had visited) followed by a day out wi…

World Watercress Soup Championships 2012!

World Watercress Soup Championships 2012!

This Sunday in Alresford, Hampshire, UK is the first ever World Watercress Soup Championships – providing the perfect opportunity for my first competitive culinary challenge. Alresford is a v…

Pea and Watercress Soup

Pea and Watercress Soup

Here’s a picture of my second batch of watercress soup in preparation for the Watercress soup world championship – it was nice (delicious even) but no winner in my opinion! Batch one wi…

Herby Pasta Salad

Herby Pasta Salad

This hot weather has made me want to eat more salads than normal. A fresh salad, in my opinion, is the perfect summer’s day lunch. This pasta salad is zingy, fresh and packed full of herbs. I…

Carrot and Parsley Salad

Carrot and Parsley Salad

The sunshine in the last couple of days has had my thought turning to salads, and this one is a particular favourite. Everywhere in France you can buy tubs of ‘Salade de Carottes Râpées&#8217…

Cucumber and Poppy Seed Salad

Cucumber and Poppy Seed Salad

Here’s my first recipe inspired by a recipe in my lovely new Ottolenghi cookbook. It’s certainly a step up from an average, rather bland cucumber salad – there’s nothing fla…

Sweet Balsamic Bean Salad

Sweet Balsamic Bean Salad

This sweet and tangy bean salad knocks the socks off any shop bought (or horrors of horrors, tinned) offering. You can easily mix and match the beans, using up half tins of beans that may be hangin…

Radish Slaw

Radish Slaw

I bought the most lovely bunch of radishes the other day …and as they don’t keep very well I had to think up a way of using them as quickly as possible. I made one potato, radish and to…

Courgette (Zucchini) and Pea Soup

Courgette (Zucchini) and Pea Soup

Tags: Starter, Soup

This is a fabulous, green and vibrant soup – perfect if you have a couple of courgettes hanging about and not much else. There have been more nasty viruses going round in our house, so an inj…

Roasted Green Bean Salad

Roasted Green Bean Salad

The next few days will be spent recovering from the festival (I know it was only one night but we made the critical mistake of forgetting it gets extremely cold at 3am, and so didn’t really s…

Spicy Corn Salad

Spicy Corn Salad

It’s the 4th July and in honour of my American readers I’ve decided to give a Brit’s take on a classic American meal – dairy, egg and nut-free of course. I’ve decided …

Seedy ‘Slaw

Seedy ‘Slaw

No surprises really, just a lightly dressed coleslaw garnished with a good handful of toasted sunflower seeds and a sprinkle of poppy seeds. It takes the dish to a whole new level….toasty, cr…

Veggie Salade Niçoise for Bastille Day

Veggie Salade Niçoise for Bastille Day

It’s the 14th July, Bastille Day in France so a French lunch was needed. It may be quite cold and pouring with rain (yet again) but I still think a lovely salad makes the perfect lunch. This …

Shallot and Mustard Dressing/Vinaigrette

Shallot and Mustard Dressing/Vinaigrette

This is a stone-cold classic French vinaigrette (I did learn the recipe at Le Cordon Bleu after all) and it will bring most salads to life. It manages to achieve a thick and well combined consisten…

Sweetcorn Chowder

Sweetcorn Chowder

It’s still wet and miserable and feels more like October than July, so soup seemed more appropriate than salads and picnics. My girls love sweetcorn so this chowder recipe ticks a lot of boxe…

Warm Rice and Mexican Bean Salad

Warm Rice and Mexican Bean Salad

This was the salad we had to accompany our Opening Ceremony BBQ. In my experience ‘the veggie’ always does rather badly at BBQs….. Almost always an after-thought, and then there&#…

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