Posts Tagged ‘yoghurt’

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 […]

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Strawberries with elderflower and pistachio yoghurt

Strawberries macerated in elderflower, topped with a rich pistachio yoghurt.

Strawberries with elderflower and pistachio yoghurt

Spinach, split pea and coriander soup

March is a funny one. The warmer weather means that I don’t feel the need for rib-sticking stews and mashed potato quite so heavily, but it’s hardly salad weather either. This is why I decided to make this soup – an late winter/early spring version of this sunny courgette and chickpea soup. Instead of courgette, […]

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Lamb and beetroot meatballs

I’m a bit of a latecomer to Nigel Slater. While most people cite him as among their favourite cookery writers, I was always put off by stilted and uncomfortable TV performances. Nigel is really made for the written word.┬áBut now I am now the proud owner of my first Nigel Slater book, Tender. I’ve already […]

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Roast Chicken and Bulghar Wheat Salad

A summery take on a simple roast chicken, eaten with this courgette and bulghar wheat salad, an extra smattering of pine nuts and some cooling, garlicky tzatiki.

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A New Ready Meal…

I can’t remember the last time I bought a ready meal. Seriously. I’d rather eat a boiled egg and soldiers or beans on toast or a bowl of ice cream for my tea. Not only are they expensive, but they are generally pretty unappetising affairs. But now, Innocent have gone and brought out their veg […]

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Lamb meatballs and couscous

Nigella comes up trumps again, although I have to say this is from her book rather than the TV show. It seems everyone is quick to criticise anything she does on TV, and while she does verge on the ridiculous much of the time, I think her genuine greed and love of food is really […]

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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.

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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, […]

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Split Pea Soup

I’m a big fan of pulses. They’re cheap as chips and count as one of your 5-a-day, hurray! Recently, as our unspectacular summer grinds to an end, I’ve been hankering after soup and when I think of soup, split pea soup is one of the first to spring to mind. The only version I’ve ever […]

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