Frittata: Broad bean, potato, cheese & mint

We had lots of broad beans, potatoes and mint from the garden that we used in this adapted recipe from Delicious Magazine. The salad onions came from Riverford and a friend’s allotment. Ingredients 400g podded broad beans (do this in front of the TV or with music on – takes a while!) 4 salad potatoes (we…

White bean soup with new-season garlic and parsley

So tasty, quick and easy. It’s Mr Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s white bean soup with new-season garlic and parsley, of which I have 80% of the ingredients list home grown and bought from Hulme Garden Centre (and a little chuffed about). This is a seriously tasty soup and vegan too. You can make it with mature garlic…

Delia’s Black Bean Soup

I used dried turtle beans for this tasty soup by Delia Smith. Very simple and very hearty. I made it vegetarian by leaving out the pancetta and replacing the chicken stock with vegetable stock. I don’t have a blender and didn’t use crème fraîche so the soup looks different in the picture above, and probably…

Mee goreng

I adapted this recipe to suit what was in my cupboard and vegbox. I changed the egg noodles to soba noddles, french beans to broad beans and pak choi to spring greens and spinach. I didn’t have any sambal either and used chilli jam with extra chilli flakes. It was amazingly tasty! 2 tbsp groundnut…

Kohlrabi, Bean and Cabbage Soup

This one is a winner! Taken from River Cafe Cookbook Green and adapted to what I had in the fridge, I swapped the celeriac for kohlrabi and the savoy cabbage for a pointed cabbage along with some cannellini beans to make up the loss on chickpeas in my cupboard. 1 Medium Kohlrabi 1 tin chickpeas…

Nigel Slater’s Cabbage and Black Beans

A really simple supper that’s quick to make and feeds 4 as a side. Adapted from Real Fast Food. 1 can black eye beans 1 savoy cabbage, shredded 2 onions, finely shredded 3 tablespoons olive oil salt pepper Heat 1 tbs oil in a frying pan and add the drained tin of beans, fry for…