Tag Archives: Side-dish

Mushroom Thoran

This is a really easy to make side-dish for a curry night. Ingredients 250g sliced mushrooms 1tsp mustard seeds 3 curry leaves 2 garlic cloves 2 hot green chillies 1 tsp turmeric powder 1tsp fennel seeds Salt and pepper 75g grated coconut Oil Method Start by heating the mustard and fennel seeds in a bit […]

Miso glazed aubergines – nasu dengaku

The aubergines absorb the lovely sweet and umami miso flavours making a unique and delicious tasting dish. The aubergine skins become quite tough when baked in the oven. I think this works well as it adds a contrast in the texture for the dish, but if you’re not too keen on aubergine skins, simply peel […]

Spiced cornbread

Really easy to make and great for sharing. While it goes really well with soups and stews, it is also great for taking on picnics as it will transfer well wrapped in a kitchen cloth. Ingredients 40g butter 3 shallots, finely chopped 2 chillies, thinly sliced 200g coarse cornmeal (polenta) 200g plain flour 2 tsp […]

Carrot fritters with cumin yoghurt

These are really easy and quick to make. This recipe uses age old bed friends with cumin, carrots, yoghurt and coriander. Ingredients For the fritters 8 large carrots Handful of fresh coriander 1 hot red chilli 2tbsp gram flour 2 eggs (beaten) Salt and pepper For the yoghurt 100ml Greek yoghurt 2tsp cumin Small handful […]

Garlic and herb stuffed and skewered mushrooms

Mushrooms take really well to marinade. You can also add loads of flavour by stuffing the mushrooms by removing the stalk and filling with whatever you fancy. By pressing the mushrooms next to each other on skewers, the filling stays in place. These garlic and mixed herb mushrooms pack a punch. Ingredients (serves two) 250g […]

Berenjenas con miel

There are a few different recipes for berenjenas con miel or aubergines with honey, all of which are pretty good. Some recipes deep fry the aubergines in batter, however, I think the stripped down simple version is best. I first ate this tapas dish in Barcelona and promised myself I would learn how to make […]

Raw ‘couscous’ salad

This is really easy to make, incredibly healthy and makes a great side salad for a BBQ. Instead of couscous, this recipe uses a whole cauliflower head that has been obliterated in a food processor. It works really well! Ingredients (serves 4 as a side dish) 1 cauliflower 1 small red onion 1 carrot 1 […]

Creamed Leeks

This simple side dish is really easy to make and goes well with vegetarian sausages, bean burgers, potato croquettes or just a chunk of bread. There are many ways of making it and some recipes require cheese, but I think it’s best kept nice and simple. Although you could add a dollop of mustard to […]

Easy egg fried rice

Ingredients (serves 2) 400g cooked rice 2 eggs (whisked) 3 tbsp sesame seed oil (or normal oil) 3 spring onions (sliced) Method Heat the oil in a wok if you have one, if not, a large flat pan will do. Add the rice and make sure it is properly cooked through. Make a whole in […]

Pak choi with garlic and soy

This really simple side dish that will go well with any East Asian meal. It takes no time to make but adds a lot to a meal. Four cloves of garlic might seem a lot for the this dish, but it is meant to be garlicky. Ingredients 1 pack of pak choi 4 cloves of […]