Category Archives: vegetables

Spicy Slaw

@gwithiansunset made this to go with our eldest son’s birthday Mexican feast. Beyond awesome. Half a white cabbage 5 carrots 4 spring onions 6 radishes half a red onion 3 small apples 1 clove of garlic 1 large fresh green … Continue reading

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Spicy Breakfast Beans

I had half a tin of kidney beans, half a fresh chilli and half a tin of tomatoes left over in the fridge when making brunch – out of hunger & necessity was born Spicy Breakfast Beans. They’re very similar … Continue reading

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Kick-ass Carrot & Coriander Soup

I like carrot & coriander soup, but I wanted something with a bit more kick to warm me up. This kicks ass. You will need: 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 tsp ground coriander 2 small red chillis … Continue reading

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Potato curry

I was making a chicken curry and a vegetable curry and somehow ended up making a mushroom one and a potato one as well. I think the potato one was the best of the bunch, followed by the mushroom. Here’s … Continue reading

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Devilled mushrooms

Eldest son and I just made these for breakfast. Sadly we ate them before we could take a photo of them. Perfect on toast and with sausages. box of chestnut mushrooms knob of butter tsp dried oregano slug of Worcestershire … Continue reading

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Fragrant pumpkin soup

Here’s a fragrant twist on pumpkin soup I’ve just invented. Perfect on a cold evening after a day’s paintballing. 1 medium or small pumpkin 2 carrots 1 onion tablespoon of ground coriander thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger 1 litre of … Continue reading

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Beef stew

I made this for tea: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/beef-recipes/jools-s-favourite-beef-stew It was delicious – though I probably ought to have read to the end of the recipe earlier in the day – I slammed it in the oven after the afternoon school run. Doing … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Simperingly Simple Onion Soup

This is easy and delicious and has almost no ingredients. Serves 4. You will need: A large thick-bottomed saucepan – Le Creuset would be ideal 3 very large yellow onions 1 litre of chicken stock, 1 litre of veg stock … Continue reading

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The way to a man’s heart is through a deep-fat fryer

I’ve wanted to get a deep-fat fryer for ages. Vegetable tempura. Onion rings. PROPER chips. I finally treated myself to one today – for the princely sum of £15 in Tesco. There are about 23,000 different best ways of cooking … Continue reading

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Random vegetable soup

My sons described this as ‘the best soup’ they had ever tasted – and it was just made with stuff I had lying around. Half a dozen small potatoes, chopped 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 clove of garlic 2 carrots, … Continue reading

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