Jamie’s Chunky Squash and Chickpea Soup

Our January adventure in soup continues with this spicy soup from Jamie Oliver. Ingredients 1 butternut squash, peeled and diced, reserving the seeds 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 dried red chilli, crumbled olive oil 2 sticks celery, trimmed and finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped a few sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley,…

Ottolenghi’s Balilah (Palestinian chickpea salad)

200g dried chickpeas 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 60g chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 spring onions, thinly sliced 1 large lemon 3 tbsp olive oil 2 1/2 tsp ground cumin 3/4 ts salt and freshly ground black pepper Soak those chickpeas overnight with the bicarb then cook for 60-90 mins in boiling water, drain. Top and…

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Ultimate Winter Coucous

It was Erinma’s birthday last week and one present from @flygirltwo was an enormouuuuuus parsnip! It was all wrapped up and everything. To celebrate that parsnip, we found an extra special recipe from Mr Ottolenghi. Mmmmm tasty! 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks 8 shallots,…

The Easiest Chickpea Curry (and quick too)

I’d struggle to find an easier chickpea curry that outdoes this for taste. The quantities below serve 2 people, so double up for a family. I found the recipe at BBC Food, its by Manju Malhi, who some might remember as the BBC Food and Drink winner in 1999. Ingredients 1 tbsp oil 1 onion, chopped…

Spinach and Chickpea Frittata

So here is our first recipe from our very own grown spinach. This evening I visited the growbox after catching the train back to Manchester Picadilly. Our spinach had grown dramatically and ripe for picking with loads more left to continue growing. We chose something very simple to make with it, a spinach frittata. Ingredients…

Ottolenghi’s Chickpea, tomato and bread soup

This soup is soooo tasty and heartwarming, i’d highly recommend anyone to make it. It takes just under an hour to make and could be spread out as lunch over a few days. I made the pesto from scratch and used mixed nuts as I didn’t have any pine-nuts and I replaced the parmesan with a chunk…