Monthly Archives: August 2013

Sweet Potato Patties

These patties are great for a light lunch with a simple salad. Ingredients (for two) 1 large sweet potato 1 garlic clove 1 large red onion ½ inch of ginger 1 tsp chilli flakes Salt / pepper 2tsp garam masala 1tsp bouillon powder 100g gram (chickpea) flour Vegetable oil (to fry) Method Firstly, peel the […]

Homemade Gnocchi with a Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients For the gnocchi 1kg Désirée potatoes 350g plain flour Pinch of nutmeg Salt 2 eggs For the creamy mushroom sauce 100g chestnut mushrooms 50g mixed dried mushrooms 2 cloves of garlic Splash of white wine 15g sage Big knob of butter 100ml double cream (or crème fraiche if you want to be a touch […]

Rosemary polenta cake with olive tapenade and tomatoes

I visited the Dolomites in Northern Italy last year and while I was there, polenta quickly become part of my daily diet which gave me the energy to hike over the huge mountain range. I don’t understand why it isn’t used more in British cooking. It is so easy to make, versatile and extraordinarily cheap. […]

Jerk Marinade

Jerk marinade goes really well on mushroom and tofu kebabs. Be sure to marinade the mushrooms in the jerk for at least 20 minutes before cooking. This is so the mushrooms soak up as much as possible before they go on the grill or BBQ. Ingredients 3 scotch bonnets 1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon […]

Sweet potato Thai green curry

Ingredients 1 bunch of coriander 4 cloves of garlic 2 hot chillies 1 thumb of ginger 1 lemon grass 1 lime 2 sweet potatoes (peeled) 1 aubergine 1 large red onion 150g mushrooms 2 peppers 1 tin of coconut milk Soy sauce 3 lime leaves Rice and spring onions (to accompany) Method To make the […]

Really Easy Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed vegetables are super easy to make. They used to be the main vegetarian option of choice at almost all dinner parties a few years ago and have since become a little unfashionable. They could be put in the same group as crêpe suzette and volovants. But, they are having a little revival and are […]