Stir-fried beef with noodles

I think my favourite thing about a stir fry is that so long as you have some noodles and sauces in your cupboard and any kind of veg in the fridge, you can rustle up some delicious food in seemingly no time at all. This one is from Uyen Luu’s wonderful Vietnamese book, and the… Continue reading Stir-fried beef with noodles

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

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

Warm grain salad

This salad is A) yummy, B) pretty, plus C) a batch lasts me all week for lunch, so in my book it’s a winner. What’s not to like about winter veg, grains, herbs, spices and nuts? Result! The recipe is from the Waitrose Food Magazine, which I highly recommend if you can get your hands… Continue reading Warm grain salad

Burger buns + Big Mac sauce

I ❤️ a good burger. I really really do. Together these buns, wedges and sauce are just wonderful and actually so much tastier than a takeaway and they don’t take a whole lot of effort. The buns are not quite a brioche, but not just a plain old bread roll either, it’s an excellent enriched… Continue reading Burger buns + Big Mac sauce

Sausages + prunes with red wine

More Autumnal yums that needs surprisingly little work to produce something rather marvellous. I’d say that mash is obligatory here, because you don’t want to waste any of that delicious red wine gravy. Serves 4 but is easily scaleupable (yes that’s a word). Ingredients 2 large red onions sliced into half moons 2 tbsp olive… Continue reading Sausages + prunes with red wine

Potato salad, Turkish style

Every single BBQ we ever had when I was a child featured this potato salad, and now I seem to make it for every BBQ, picnic or garden party I go to. It turns out that when potatoes, red onions, tomatoes & vinaigrette meet, they have a party. Who knew? (answer, my father!) Ingredients Salad:… Continue reading Potato salad, Turkish style