Bean and pulse recipes

Roasted Carrot and Bean Salad

A tasty way to eat carrots.


Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

I guess you could call this more of a ‘gardeners’ pie’ as naturally there is no lamb in it, either way given this was a random idea thrown together after work, its definitely as rich, filling and hearty as any meaty version and as delicious too. Red lentils braised in red wine and tomatoes, topped […]


Broad Bean Dip

I got the Moro cookbook as a late birthday present and as is always the way, I have leafed through it several times but not actually cooked from it yet. I decided to persevere, as its always good to try new recipes, but also as everyone seems to love the book (I spotted it in […]


Slow Cooked Lamb, Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

The picture doesn’t really do this justice, it was the inaugural outing of our slow cooker and it did us proud! Amazing tender lamb in a rich sauce of lentils and sweet potato served alongside rice and peas. I just browned the meat and chucked it into the slow cooker with the rest of the […]


Roast Parsnip and Chickpea Salad

A really simple salad that does something a bit different with parsnip and carrots. Yoghurt and parsley goes perfectly with the spicy oily chickpea and roast parsnip salad.


Seared Scallops with bean mash and bacon

Sweet tender scallops, with crispy salty bacon, roasted cherry tomatoes and a bean mash. Perfect indulgence in every mouthful.


Rice and Peas

Mmmmmm rice and peas, actually one of my favourite things ever. I am salivating at the thought, my mum is the expert here, family and friends often demand a big pot of this to go with her legendary curries. As with most family recipes, this is impossible to transcribe, I’ve given below a basic recipe, […]


Easy Lentil Curry with pilaf

This is a really easy, one pot curry, you can make it days in advance and it actually gets better with age.


Cauliflower and cannellini soup

Cauliflower is wonderfully creamy when blended into a soup and the cannellini beans make this extra filling.


Simple Chickpea Stew

This is simplicity itself. I wanted something vaguely healthy (chickpeas count as a portion of your 5-a-day) that was comforting, ideally eaten from a bowl with enough sauce to soak into some carbohydrate, my choice being couscous. A dollop of yoghurt on top (I love yoghurt) and you’re away. This is basically, onions, garlic chilli, […]