Monthly Archives: October 2013

Crispy kale

Kale is a brilliant vegetable. It is packed with beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and rich in calcium. Unlike spinach which seems to go off as soon as I’ve found a place for it in the fridge, kale keeps for much longer without going soggy. This snack is so easy to make and is […]

Vegetarian paella

Vegetarian paella is one of those easy crowd pleasers. It is a one pot wonder with no need for any side dishes. While it isn’t going to win any awards for complexity or style, it is a great dish for those evenings when you fancy inviting some friends around to watch a film, have a […]

Shitake mushroom casserole

This warming casserole is great on a cold evening with some crusty bread or roast potatoes. My sister made it for me alongside a similar sausage casserole she made for meat eaters. Dried shitake mushrooms are used in this recipe not only because they are available to buy in more shops but they also have […]

Burger Theory at the Golden Lion

Burgers are not what they used to be. 30 years ago, the humble burger was made of god-knows-what and could only be bought in Wimpy or McDonalds. Vegetarians didn’t get a look in. 20 years ago saw the rise of the veggie burger which meant that vegetarians, like our fellow meat-eaters, could eat a slice […]

Not all products are quite as they seem!

It has recently come to my attention that many products that enrich their ingredients with Omega 3 may not be suitable for vegetarians. I’ve noticed that more and more products, such as bread and orange juice, are adding Omega 3 to their ingredients lists. This is a marketing ploy to advertise a ‘healthy heart’ product […]

Chana Masala

Chana Masala, or chickpea curry as it is more commonly known in the UK, is a easy and hearty meal that will warm you up as the nights draw in. This dish is simple and cheap to make using mainly store cupboard ingredients. I like to eat this using my fingers and some chapattis straight […]

Baingan Bharta

This is a fantastic side dish for a Indian feast. My mum discovered it in the beautifully designed Tasting India cookbook by Christine Manfield (which is a recipe book that is well worth buying for any Indian food lover!). Her recipe requires the dish to be served at room temperature, but some Indian family friends […]