Greek Green Beans

This is such a simple and beautiful dish, inspired by the simple beautiful food of Greece.  I have visited quite a few of the Greek islands during my years before children and have enjoyed similar dishes to this, slow cooked, tender, tangy and rich. This is an excellent way to make good use of a…

Roasted Squash Hummus

Squash is still about, these things ripen in the autumn and then are virtually indestructible in storage for several months.  It’s brilliant getting a squash in the veg box, because it will normally become the basis of at least 2 family meals, and depending on the size, maybe other sides and soups along the way……

Spinach Dhal

This is the cheapest of cheap meals.  So basic, nutritious, filling and tasty, hitting all the great vegetarian food groups – the sort of wholesome stuff that’s keeping whole vegetarian continents thriving – Dhal. The staple of a good indian take away, this dish is a weekday timesaver – prepared the night before in the…

Butternut Squash Barlotto

This is an old classic, nothing too new-fangled and inventive here – but this recipe can be easily veganized if you don’t want to eat dairy, and at no cost to the flavour either. I like to use barley, instead of or alongside the arborio rice. Partly because it’s a UK crop, I think that…