Sunday - Lockdown Day ? (Lost track)

Quick vegetable curry – see recipe below
Basmati rice
Plain yoghurt and pickles

Butternut squash, carrot, and lentil vegetable curry – recipe (serves 4)

This curry base is incredibly versatile as you can add anything – vegetables, meat or fish, lentils, chickpeas etc. It’s great for using up leftovers. I used butternut squash, leftover...Read More »

Lockdown Day 8 (Wednesday)

Split pea soup – see RECIPE below.
Boiled eggs

Salad of cauliflower tomato and leftover peas, with salad dressing of olive oil, red wine vinegar and lots of mustard. (The cauliflower cut up small, blanched, drained and put hot into the dressing. Keep the water for another soup.)
Leftover soup...Read More »

Dark Chocolate Cake (Vg)

Rich, proper chocolate cake. Makes a great vegan birthday cake, or for someone with an egg allergy. Also very good served warm as a pudding, with thick cream. It is very quick and easy to make so works well for large numbers.


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A Courgette Glut

The courgette plants in my sister’s garden are out of control. No one can agree on whether or not a marrow is an overgrown courgette but that technicality aside we need to eat up some of the monsters. Here are ideas on how to include courgettes in every meal without receiving...Read More »

Vegetarian food for 30 at The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay

I have just come back from cooking at one of my favourite places in the world, The Abbey in Sutton Courtenay. I was cooking for a group doing a mindfulness retreat led by Alistair Appleton. One of the meals was eaten in...Read More »