Tag Archives: Tomato

Kerala Sambar

Food from Kerala has a strong curry leaf flavour. This dish is also quite spicy but if you don’t like your food too hot, don’t use as much chilli. This is lovely served with lemon rice and mushroom thoran. It is meant to be quite watery and stew-like. So if your dish is getting a […]

Creamy ‘gorgonzola’ polenta with aubergines, tomatoes, olives and flaked almonds

This is really easy to make. Feel free to exchange the aubergines with courgettes and olives with capers if you want. If you don’t have flaked almonds, use sunflower or pumpkin seeds instead. Gorgonzola isn’t suitable for vegetarians, please see this post for alternatives. Ingredients (serves 2) 1 medium aubergine Handful cherry tomatoes Small handful […]

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, […]

Vegetarian Taiedda

This is a vegetarian version of dish which originates from Puglia in Italy. The traditional dish includes mussels, but I have exchanged mussels for capers. It is so, so easy to make. Just ten minutes of chopping and arranging, and then pop it in the oven for 40 minutes to bake. It has both potatoes […]

Cauliflower crust pizza

I absolutely love pizza. You can’t beat a thin and crispy base covered in a rich tomato sauce and oozing cheese. However, it is no secret that pizzas are not the healthiest of meals. When a friend mentioned that you can make a pizza base out of cauliflower I was a bit dubious so I […]

Slow roasted tomato tart with watercress pesto

Tarts are great for picnics as all you need is a knife for cutting and your hands for eating. The polenta gives is a slightly ‘gritty’ texture which I think works well for a summer tart. Ingredients For the pastry base: 170g plain flour (plus a bit to dust) 50g polenta 20g finely grated vegetarian […]

Slow roasted tomato stew with chickpeas, almonds and yoghurt

It does take a bit of time to make this stew due to slow roasting some of the tomatoes in the oven and reducing the stew on the hob for a while. The addition of yoghurt and lemon juice just before you serve brings the stew back to life by giving it body and a […]