Thai satay salad with Tofu

I’m a recent convert to tofu, but I’m a long term fan of Thai food, having loved it since I taught English language classes there at the tender age of 21, and I’d be very happy to eat this salad (or a derivation of it) pretty much every day. Substitute the tofu for anything you… Continue reading Thai satay salad with Tofu

Nasi goreng

We virtually lived on nasi goreng when we were backpacking in Indonesia a million years ago (1996), and this recipe is excellent, in fact I think it might have actually even converted me to tofu (at least in this crispy format anyway). The recipe is from Anna Jones’ amazing book One, and I have to… Continue reading Nasi goreng

Butternut squash macaroni cheese

It took all of my willpower to not type Squatternut Bosh in the title for this recipe because we’ve watched way too much Friends over the years in our house and so we always call butternut squash squatternut bosh. I’m blaming Joey Tribbiani. Anyway back on topic now, this macaroni cheese is wonderful, utterly comforting,… Continue reading Butternut squash macaroni cheese

Aubergine peanut butter curry

My sisters and I grew up eating aubergines seemingly All The Time as they were a staple vegetable for our Turkish father, in fact its probably the only vegetable I can translate into Turkish (Patlican. Put-le-jhan. Put rhyming with Hut. You’re welcome). It’s excellently suited to this peanuty Thai curry, but taking the time to… Continue reading Aubergine peanut butter curry

Black bean enchiladas

The Teen continues to request more and more vegetarian food, and now that she’s got her head around the fact that this means she actually has to eat more vegetables than just green beans, peas, and cauliflower, I’m very happy to oblige. These enchiladas are absolutely delicious, and I wouldn’t hesitate to serve them up… Continue reading Black bean enchiladas

Pistachio Pesto Pasta

I do love a bit of alliteration, and for those of you with small children that have watched Mr Popper’s Penguins as many times as I have (which is a lot), this would be the perfect plate for Pippi Pepennopolis, Mr Popper’s assistant who pretty much only speaks with words that start with a P.… Continue reading Pistachio Pesto Pasta

Veggie bean chilli

The Teen has declared that she not only prefers this to a meaty chilli, but she also thinks it may well be in her top 10 favourite meals. So far we’ve eaten it with rice, baked potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, in a wrap like a burrito, and with tortilla chips to create nachos with all… Continue reading Veggie bean chilli

Sticky sesame cauliflower

This recipe is amazing – who knew that baked cauliflower could taste so amazing? Not me. But it does. The teen thinks that this is just as good as the Korean sesame chicken I’ve made before (there’s a recipe for that too on this very blog), plus this is baked, not fried. Yes please more… Continue reading Sticky sesame cauliflower

Green lasagne

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I think I might actually prefer this lasagne to the normal meaty version that I make, it’s really that yummy. As with all lasagnes (lasagni?) it takes a while to make, but it’s deffo worth taking the time to infuse the milk before… Continue reading Green lasagne

Lentils with leeks + dumplings

This is yum. Simple ingredients, ready in an hour from start to finish and can be scaled up or down – I think it’s the meal I made the most over winter last year. And it’s got dumplings 🙂 Serves 4 easily. Ingredients Casserole: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 large leeks 2 medium potatoes 2… Continue reading Lentils with leeks + dumplings