Sauteed Courgettes with Mushrooms and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Remember the marrow from This Is My Veg, Show Me Yours?  Bits of him had ended up in leftovers pie, bits of him had ended up in my morning smoothie (don’t do it) but apart from that, 3 quarters of him had been sat in my cupboard looking forlorn for a few weeks whilst I thought of a…

Mystery Vegetable Answer and (Vegan) Caramelised Onion Tart

First of all I’d like to say thank you to everyone who responded to my last blog, I wasn’t expecting quite so much interest. Especially as I wrote it after about 3 hours sleep in a bit of a rush! (It’s been really hot here and we’ve had to sleep with the windows open, there’s…

Spicy Baby Aubergine Stew with Coriander and Mint

It’s very warm in the north at the moment so by rights I should be having soup or salad for dinner whilst sitting in the back garden being attacked by wasps. However, it’s impossible to do this when you have a glut of veg staring at you from the fridge/cupboard and recipes earmarked to make. I…

Slow Cooked Spiced Butternut and Lentil Soup

Ah, leftovers. Every now and then you have to throw something together that uses up that half a tin of tomatoes in the fridge or that onion that’s growing legs in the back of the cupboard. Soup is the ideal way to use up odds and sods you’ve got knocking around and this is a…

Slow Cooked Jamaican Red Bean Stew

By the time I get home in the evening, which given the state of Manchesters public transport can often be 7.30pm, i’m not really in the mood to hang around an oven for too long. This is where my slow cooker comes in, as long as I remember to switch it on in the morning and…