There are some books I routinely peruse. Alison Roman’s debut, Dining In, is one of them. The sudden heatwave made me want to cook any and every fruit recipe. The problem is, I don’t love fruit. I only really enjoy it with meat and cheese, which is problematic as someone […]
With only a handful of ingredients and very little prep, the Harissa Black Bean Ragout seemed like an excellent meat-free Monday option. The black beans are even cooked straight in the pot, no soaking required. The total cooking time was about an hour and a half but most of that time was spent idly pottering around letting the pot do all the hard work.
My poor, long-suffering other half has had to eat many a food experiment over the years, complying with all of my culinary whims and wishes. The one dish that I have never been able to convince him to eat is frittata or omelette – its a textural thing. So when I found a recipe for vegan frittata while perusing Elly Pear’s latest veggie/vegan cookbook, Green, the reception wasn’t exactly rapturous. I sold it as more a chickpea pancake quiche. I suppose it isn’t far off Socca – the French chickpea flour pancake. He wasn’t convinced.
Combining many loves.. poached eggs with melted leeks. This is breakfast for dinner on crack. Fun factoid – the Welsh first joined forces with that delicious Allium, the leek, during a battle against those pesky Saxon invaders under the direction of.. Saint David! They wore them to identify who was a […]