Tag Archives: Starter

Simple pumpkin soup

Some friends gave us some pumpkins recently from their overly productive allotment. This soup is so easy to make and is best kept simple! Ingredients 1 white onion 2 cloves garlic 600g pumpkin 400mls vegetable stock 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes Salt and pepper Oil Crème fraîche (to serve – optional) Method Finely slice the […]

Beetroot carpaccio and goats cheese

This is a great starter for a dinner party. Don’t bother arranging it on individual starter plates, spread out the beetroot on a large serving plate and dot the cheeses on top. Be careful to use a plate which has a rim otherwise the beetroot juices will spill over the edge. If you have time, […]

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 […]

Goats cheese coquettes with truffled honey

These coquettes and honey make a fantastic starter or swanky canapés for a party. It does feel like quite a fancy plate of nibbles, but the goats cheese, honey and truffle flavours really complement each other and are incredibly moreish. Some truffle companies sell truffled honey, but you can easily make it yourself by combing […]

Ginger and lentil soup with kale

This soup is great if you’re stuffed up with a cold. It’s really healthy and full of things that will get your sinuses working again! Ingredients 250g dried split red lentils 1 large carrot 2 sticks of celery 1 onion 4 cloves of garlic 1 red chilli 75g fresh ginger 1 tin of chopped tomatoes […]