Simple Vegan Red Lentil Tomato Dahl

Simple Vegan Red Lentil Tomato Dahl

Post first written in July 2013, refreshed and updated in November 2021. Tomatoes, red lentils and a few spices made into dhal and served with brown rice. Quick, very cheap, and easy – what’s not to like? I like the dahl just on its own, but it would go well with a...
Chickpea Crumble

Chickpea Crumble

This post was first published in June 2013 and updated and republished in June 2021 Chickpeas are incredibly nutritious, packed full of protein and complex carbohydrates. They have been grown for 1000’s of years and in 2019, the world grew 19 million tonnes of...
Chole Masala & Nan

Chole Masala & Nan

This post was first written in June 2013 and updated in June 2021 I love this recipe, chickpeas in a tomato sauce. It can be spiced in any way you like, with whatever you have, and served with fresh cooked, fluffy nan. It won’t be as authentic if you use...
Faggots and gravy

Faggots and gravy

What are Faggots? Faggots are a traditional British meatball made from offal, especially pork, with herbs and onions for flavouring and breadcrumbs to stretch them out. The offal is minced and is usually a combination of heart, liver and fatty pork belly or bacon,...
Bacon & Sweetcorn Pie

Bacon & Sweetcorn Pie

This post was first written in June 2013 and updated in June 2021. This recipe is one of those extremely variable ones. You can bake this as a pie, leave the top of and bake as a bacon and sweetcorn tart, or steam it as a pudding and change the filling in a great many...
Chicken, Quinoa and Apple Burgers

Chicken, Quinoa and Apple Burgers

This recipe came about when I was googling for savoury recipes to use apples. I came across one that I’ve modified here, it only uses one apple, but that’s one more used. Chicken, Quinoa and Apple Burgers Ingredients 300g chicken breast, £5.84/kg, £1.78 2 spring...
A gorgeous home made Pad Thai

A gorgeous home made Pad Thai

I run a cooking group for the local U3A that meets once a month, and this months meeting was today. We made plain chow mein, a creamy leek cheese toast topper and this wonderful Pad Thai. It works out rather expensive for our budget here, although there are...