Garlic & parmesan roasted vegetables – beans, carrots, romanesco

garlic & parmesan roasted vegetables - carrots, beans and cauliflower

Roasted vegetables? Yes please. I must admit to being a little obsessed with this method of cooking all manner of veggies. (As evidenced by this recipe, this one, this one here, and countless others.) The thing is, it makes them taste AMAZING. Just a glug of oil and a hot…

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Cauliflower with tomato and dill

cauliflower with tomato & dill

I’m always on the lookout for new things to do with cauliflower. Otherwise, it ends up in a risotto, or cauliflower cheese or some sort of pasta dish. I also tend to use a lot of dairy products with cauli, or anchovies, so I was also keen to find a vegan-friendly…

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Bulgar stuffed courgettes with pine nuts (vegan)

bulgar stuffed courgettes with pine nuts (vegan)

A long, long time ago, when I lived in Israel and had a vegan flatmate, I used to make variations on this stuffed courgette (zucchini) recipe quite regularly. It always went down well as part of a large-scale Shabbat meal for a crowd. And, as these things occasionally do, this…

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Green beans with garlic dressing

green beans with garlic

We have a small vegetable plot in our garden, and every year we grow a few different things in it. One vegetable that seems to come back every year though, is green beans. They are easy to grow, prolific, and extremely tasty. Kipper even likes to eat them raw, picked…

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Moroccan carrot salad

Moroccan carrot salad

Another Israeli favourite here – Moroccan carrot salad. I’ve no idea how ‘Moroccan’ this is, but it is certainly enjoyed widely in Israel. You can even buy little tubs of it alongside the humous in supermarkets and corner shops. Not that they’re as good as the real thing, lovingly homemade…

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Aubergine & ricotta lasagne

aubergine & ricotta lasagne

I bought a couple of aubergines and some ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, and I had a plan for what I was going to do with them. I’d envisaged stuffing the aubergines with a mega-cheesy filling and then baking them. But the more I thought about it, the more that wasn’t…

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Sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry

Sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry

We do enjoy curries in this house, but typically I cop out and buy ready-made spice mixes or spice pastes as a base for the curry sauce. Partly it’s because they give a reliable result, and on any standard weeknight we don’t want the possibility of having our socks blown…

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Field mushrooms, spinach & baked eggs

Apparently my creative juices ran dry when I tried to come up with a good name for this dish. Sorry. At least the one I finally settled on describes what it is you’re going to eat. If anyone has a better idea, please leave it in the comments… Anyway, back…

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