Side Dishes

Butternut Squash and Stichelton Gratin

Mmmm, a gratin of any kind gets the thumbs up from me. Cooked in cream and smothered with cheese is just the kind of food I need at this time …

Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Chickpea Salad

With the darker days looming and the seasonal colours bursting into shades of burnt orange and gold, this dish is the perfect recipe to conquer the gloomy days of Autumn …

Quinoa Salad with Lemon Tahini Vinaigrette

I find quinoa fascinating, I still treat is as a new found ingredient even though it’s been in my store cupboard for two years now and sold in most supermarkets.…

Braised Beef Rib Stroganoff, January King Cabbage and Carrot Crush

There is something really warming about eating good old classic recipes. I almost feel  nervous and get sweaty palms when I set myself the task of cooking an old kitchen …

Broccoli and Chestnut Mushroom Salad with a Subtle Heat

Browsing through the vegetable display at Saturdays Farmers Market, held every second Saturday at Great Garnets Farm, I saw these beautiful looking heads of broccoli. Next to them was …

Two Lentil Makhani Dal with Freshly Baked Peshawari Naan Breads

I absolutely loved the movie Slumdog Millionaire.I not only  appreciated the mechanics on how the movie was made but also  how it highlighted the way we allow children and other …

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Raw Salad of Fennel, Seville Orange, Chicory and Kohlrabi

It’s a new year and after lavish celebrations for both Christmas and New Year, it’s time to think twice about what I put on my dinner plate.

This raw salad …

Cabbage

Cider, Apple and Golden Sultana Braised Red Cabbage

It’s snowing outside and it’s nearly Christmas. A winter wonderland unfolding in front of my very own eyes.

It’s now only a matter of day’s before Christmas and I’m working …

Broc

Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Fermented Black Beans and Soba Noodles

With the colder days all I want to do is eat, which is definitely no good for the waistline nor for my wardrobe. To stay away from the temptation, I …

Brussels

Orange and Honey Caramelised Brussels Sprouts

You might have thought that either Christmas has come early this year or I have completely gone crazy. No, no, neither is correct. I thought it’s about time that we …

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