Cheese & Chickpeas

A Simple Salad Dressing

Despite the fact that I cook a lot and mostly it turns out okay, I have always struggled with salad dressings.  I don’t know why I’m so challenged by mixing

Green Jungle Curry

I call this jungle curry because that was the name of the recipe I adapted it from in the fantastic “World Food Cafe” cookbook by Chris & Carolyn Caldicott. However,

Easy Flapjacks

The flapjacks of my childhood were chewy flapjacks (the kind you can feel destroying your teeth as you eat them) so for most of my life I’ve been a chewy

Protein For Vegetarians Part 1: The Science

Will I get enough protein from a vegetarian diet?  What do I need to eat for protein?  These are questions that concern a lot of vegetarians, especially new or prospective

Leek And Chickpea Soup

I’ve made this leek and chickpea soup twice in the past week.  The first time at the weekend because my partner fancied soup with chickpeas in it which reminded me

Irish Potato Cakes

I’ve been eating these Irish potato cakes since I was a child when both my Mum and her Mum, my Nanna Connie, used to make them.  My Mum still makes

Cream Of Celeriac Soup

This recipe for cream of celeriac soup is probably the simplest soup I make (even simpler than the very easy frugal lentil soup I shared a few days ago) but

Far Eastern Noodle Hot Pot

I love these soupy noodle dishes.  They’re so quick to make once you’ve done the chopping and really tasty. I shared a recipe for Thai-inspired Red Curry Noodles a couple

Pea And Paneer Masala

In the past I have made a more traditional pea and paneer curry (mattar paneer) with a drier tomato-based sauce but since I discovered this pea and paneer masala recipe

Frugal Red Lentil Soup

If you’ve spent any time at all on my blog you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I like lentils.  Actually I love lentils, I think they’re great.  They’re