Madhur Jaffrey’s Cauliflower with Onion and Tomato

Madhur Jaffrey is a hero in our household thanks to her wonderful book, The Essential Madhur Jaffrey. There are no pictures in the book, but really, you don’t need them as the recipes are fool-proof. The cauliflower was served with daal (made with red split lentils this time) and I’d recommend this recipe to make…

Carrot and coriander soup

Taking advantage of the fresh bread in the house I opted to make BBC Food’s carrot and coriander soup. I don’t have a blender so I just mashed the carrots once cooked, but would recommend blending if you can for a thicker soup. Its really quick and easy, not absolutely amazing but a good recipe to let fresh…

Madhur Jaffrey’s Cauliflower with Ginger and Coriander

Excellent dish from The Essential Madhur Jaffrey. The recipes in this book are foolproof and absolutely tasty, with plenty of veggie options. I served the dish with rice and a simple lettuce salad. Method Peel and coarsely chop the ginger, then put it into a blender with 4tbsp water. Blend until smooth. Cut off the…

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…

Sweet Mama Squash Tagine with Buttered chilli couscous

We got a sweet mama (winter) squash in the veg box this week. I simply used this butternut squash recipe from The Modern Vegetarian Cook book. Its a funny vegetable and despite its many different names it can taste a bit bland but this dish gives Sweet Mama a new leash of flavour. Ingredients –…

Swiss Chard and Sesame Stir Fry

So far the Swiss chard has been beyond me, we got a new one in the vegbox today and that forced me to confront the other one in the fridge. Reading up about this leafy vegetable, it appears to have some amazing properties, including vitamins A+C+K, minerals and factors that might help blood-sugar levels. I…