soups of the week ending 11 nov 2018

I’ve decided I should more properly entitle these “soups” of the week, as they are different every day. So I am, starting now. This is the box I keep in the fridge, and all the Bits For Soup get put in it. This was its status on 6 Nov 2018 Monday 5th: there was a little…

soup of the week ending 28 oct 2018

Monday: an amalgam of leftovers from Thursday and Friday, the remains of the onion gravy from a toad in the hole, and a fistful of lentils. Delicious – tasted just like split pea and ham. Very odd, as there were neither split peas nor ham in it. Tuesday: A tiny bit of yesterday’s soup, plus cabbage…

soup of the week ending 14 oct 2018

Monday I went for a Thai sort of thing. Three carrots, some frozen sweet potatoes, an onion, about 40g of creamed coconut, two teaspoons of smooth peanut butter, pinch of chilli flakes. I think the third carrot made it too thick, but it tasted lovely. Tuesday 45g of lentils (soaked for 30 minutes), 1 medium carrot,…

soup of the week ending 7 oct 2018

Short week this week, as we are away for a couple of days, but: Tuesday: cabbage stalk, broccoli stalk, two leek tops (the green bits), two salad potatoes. Wednesday: two carrots, one courgette, pinch of chilli flakes Thursday: butternut squash, sweet potato (both bought from Iceland’s frozen veg, £1 per bag, used about ⅓ of each, so 60p),…

sprout stirfry!

Like a lot of people, we found ourselves eating up all sorts of bits and pieces after Christmas. We bought sprouts onnastalk for our festive dinner of roast goose, cooked a load up for the meal and subsequent bubble ‘n’ squeak, and then … forgot all about them. I’d stashed the stalk in the log…

indian black-eyed peas

I made a batch of these for a friend’s curry evening, and they were so nice, I’ve just made another huge batch for us! I might have gone ever so slightly overboard with the quantities, so think on if you’re going to try this 🙂 1kg black-eyed peas (£3.69 for 2kgs from our local Indian…

basic lentil mix

This is one of my standards – you can use it for lasagne, moussaka, shepherds pie … anything you do with mince, really. There are just two of us in the household, but I always cook for at least six so I can freeze some. Also, this recipe is a bitsa, using up what I…

a vegetable curry … ish

Well, it was meant to be a vegetable curry, but I’m not convinced it turned out like that. I love pulses and beans, and keep serried ranks of jars in my cupboards, all containing various varieties of same. Last weekend, I thought I’d cook up some kidney beans, so I poured some into a bowl…

making good use …

We held a small gathering here the other night, to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We cooked up a slow cooker’s worth of lemony chicken and coriander, and  a big pot of dhal to accompany it, and also for the vegans/veggies in the throng. We also served (bought) chapatis. That recipe, incidentally, is a base –…

Moooooosewood curry

We had a cauli in the fridge last week. Now, I like cauli, and we make cauli cheese, or a cauli and lentil curry. Sometimes we even just have it as a side veg. But none of them appealed, so I went rummaging through the books, and came up with Satyamma’s cauliflower curry. I didn’t…