Bean and pulse recipes

Creamy kale lentils

Your new favourite side dish – lentils and kale with a touch of cream and mustard.


Sweet potato and black bean tacos

This recipe is full of good-for-you ingredients, but you won’t notice as you’ll be too busy eating them.

Sweet potato and black bean tacos

Bulghur and red lentil soup

I don’t know about you, but I still really struggle with thinking of something to eat every night that’s not full of bacon and cheese, won’t cost a fortune and I have all the ingredients. The thing is, I work in food, I spend all day looking at recipes, no wonder we’re a ready meal […]


Easy sausage and bean stew

We usually have a bonfire at our flat on Bonfire Night and, along with the mulled wine, I usually make this stew. It’s great because it’s a cheap and easy way to fill up lots of people. It’s also great if you’ve got veggies coming over as you cook the beany stew first (preferably in […]


An old favourite

This vegetarian shepherd’s pie is hands-down the most popular recipes on the site; several friends have also made it and they always tell me how much they love it.


Barley salad

A big bowl of salad, with goats’ cheese, almonds and chewy barley, all doused in an orange and parmesan dressing.


Slow cooked pork and beans

This recipe for slow cooked pork and beans is meltingly tender pork with beans and a rich and thick sauce. Serious winter comfort food without being too unhealthy or expensive.

Slow cooked pork and beans

Barley and chickpea salad

Soft and chewy barley, bulghar wheat and plump chickpeas with spinach, some sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and a little crumbled feta make this into something really tasty.


Chickpea, Sausage and Kale Stew

I cooked this stew in about 20 minutes flat, with a spoonful of yoghurt this was a perfect Saturday lunch, eaten hungrily from the bowl after a morning of gardening. If you’ve some crusty bread, then by all means use it to soak up the smoky juices, otherwise a spoon is all you need. I […]

Courgette and Barley Salad

I bought a bag of barley last year with high hopes of making hearty soups and comforting stews in the winter months. A year later and there was still half a bag languishing in the back of the cupboard. We’ve still got some courgettes in the fridge, and I decided to try using the cooked […]